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Budget problems plague Commerce’s hospital

The future of Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center remains uncertain, as the 90-bed Commerce hospital has faced one setback after another.

January 23, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Agency says Dawsonville man took millions from investors in scheme

DAWSONVILLE - The owner of an Alpharetta-based financial firm who lives in Dawsonville has been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with operating a Ponzi scheme worth at least $25 million.

January 23, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


Hall commissioners chide Perdue over tax relief

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver read a letter at the commission's board meeting Thursday blasting Gov. Sonny Perdue for his proposal to withhold the Homeowner's Tax Relief Grant.

January 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Federal officers helping in Forsyth fire investigation

CUMMING - Authorities have not determined whether a suspicious weekend fire that destroyed the home of a Barack Obama supporter was arson.

January 23, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech gets $794,480 federal grant

Lanier Technical College has been awarded a $794,480 federal grant by the U.S. Department of Labor to fund expansion of the college's Clinical Laboratory Technology program.

January 23, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Norton's yearly report offers sunny economic outlook in dark times

In his annual Native Intelligence report, Gainesville real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. used that age old adage, "When life give you lemons, make lemonade."

January 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Suspect charged in string of break-ins

Gainesville police today arrested a man suspected in a string of auto break-ins in the southeast part of town.

Milton Grant, 40, was arrested on a charge of loitering on Fair Street this morning, Gainesville Police Lt. Brian Kelly said.

January 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Man gets two years for Wal-Mart bomb threat

A Rabun County man was sentenced to two years in prison today in federal court in Gainesville for phoning a bomb threat to a Wal-Mart store.

Thomas Narron, Sr., 44, of Rebecca pleaded guilty to making threatening communications.

January 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson elementary schools focus on getting students caught up

Officials at the two elementary schools within the Jefferson school system realize that most students aren't magicians.

January 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Invasive species eating up Georgia, but DNR has a plan

Any living thing that's in a place where it's not supposed to be can cause trouble.

January 22, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Judges take turns on bench in death-penalty hearing

The death penalty case of Allan Robert Dickie will have had four different superior court judges presiding before it gets close to coming to trial.

January 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville business owner becomes a US citizen

President Barack Obama made history by taking an oath on Tuesday, but the oath Jose Covarrubias took Wednesday in Atlanta made Jan. 21 a big day for him.

January 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tax collections are down in Hall County this year

The Hall County Board of Commissioners requested an update on tax collections from Tax Commissioner Keith Echols at its work session Wednesday.

January 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch closer to adding traffic light at crossroads

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch appears closer to getting a traffic light installed at the busy intersection of Thurmon Tanner Parkway and Phil Niekro Boulevard.

January 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville State gets $100,855 from Wal-Mart

OAKWOOD - The Wal-Mart State Giving Foundation has made a $100,855 donation to Gainesville State College to create a Wal-Mart Scholars program for male and minority students seeking a degree in early childhood education.

January 21, 2009 | | Local


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DNR seeks public opinion on outdoor recreation

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be gathering input on statewide outdoor recreation services via a telephone survey over the next month.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Firefighter injured when truck ladder dropped settles for ‘pleasing sum’

A Hall County firefighter injured in a July 22, 2014, training incident settled Monday for a "pleasing sum" with truck manufacturer Sutphen, said his attorney ...

September 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


S. Hall private schools uniting to form area’s largest Christian academy

Two private schools near Hall County's south end have announced plans to join forces in the 2016-17 academic year, a move that will create ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ex-school board chairman running for Hall commission chairman

Richard Higgins, who served 11 years as chairman of the Hall County Board of Education, has announced he will seek the chairman post on the ...

September 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Employers eligible for tax credits if supportive of workers taking GED exam

Two new tax credits are available for Georgia employers who support employees taking the GED test.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motion for new trial postponed again in Peppers Market shooting

A Gainesville man convicted by a jury of fatally shooting another man at Peppers Market in Gainesville in June 2013 had his motion for new ...

September 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamilton State Bank completes acquisition of Highland

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. and Hamilton State Bank have completed their acquisition of Highland Commercial Bank that was announced on May 15.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local residents, vets reflect on Greatest Generation

Today, we think of the generation that fought World War II as the Greatest Generation. In retrospect, some would say it's easy to see ...

September 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local education leaders respond to governor promising $50 million for pre-K

Local educators say another $50 million toward Georgia's children is mostly a good thing.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Polling site change unnerves minority voters

The Hall County Board of Elections approved several voting precinct consolidations and polling location changes Tuesday, but objections from Latino and African-American political organizers could ...

September 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school cosmetology program launches student futures in industry

A mason jar full of fresh lavender sits near neatly stacked bags of handmade potpourri on the check-in counter at Reflections Salon and Spa.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Immigrants with disputed status sue for Georgia driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - A group of immigrants whose legal residency is disputed sued Georgia's state government Monday for refusing to issue them driver's licenses.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


More candidates enter 2015 fall elections

Tuesday wasn't as busy as Monday, but it still saw multiple candidates officially putting their name in the mix for 2015 city council elections ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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