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Metro Gainesville’s jobless rate increases to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate in the metro Gainesville area rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.5 percent in November, up 3.2 percentage points over the year from November of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Gainesville rose 0.3 percent from a revised 6.2 percent in October.

The metro Gainesville area is made up of all of Hall County.

December 31, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Apartment fire burns 60-year-old

A 60-year-old man remained in Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Tuesday with second-degree burns over nearly a third of his body following a fire Monday night at his Tower Heights Road apartment.

December 31, 2008 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Technical foul: Hoschton's bid for scarecrow record denied by Guinness

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fall Festival Committee is considering an appeal of Guinness World Records' decision not to award the city of Hoschton with the world record for the most scarecrows in one area.

December 31, 2008 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Man charged in accident that injured Flowery Branch officer

A Gainesville man has been charged with following too closely in a Saturday wreck that involved a Flowery Branch police officer.

December 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teenage burn victim taken to Atlanta hospital

A 15-year-old South Hall boy was taken Monday afternoon to the burn unit at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

December 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Churches get the gift of bigger crowds for Christmas

With Christmas days away, many area churches are preparing for large crowds at services this year.

December 31, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State's population increase may add up to a seat in Congress

WASHINGTON - The nation's great migration south and west is slowing, thanks to a housing crisis that is making it hard for many to move. But growth in Georgia - North Georgia in particular - could mean the area gains congressional seats after the next Census.

December 31, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Turning to the sun saves North Hall man some green

Gary Peters would like to power his North Hall home with energy from the sun. That's no big surprise. Since October he has been generating much of the hot water for his house from a pair of solar panels installed on his roof.

December 31, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Celebrate holiday safely, officials urge

From driving to fireworks, state officials are urging people to celebrate safely this New Year's holiday.

December 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Area churches to hold special services tonight

While most will spend New Year's Eve partying, some will be praying.

December 31, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Looking ahead: Hospital will mark year with new building, relocations

2009 will be a transformative year for Hall County's medical community.

December 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gas tax drops Thursday

The Georgia Department of Revenue is giving motorists a present at the start of the new year, a drop in motor fuel taxes.

December 31, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


As family finances dwindle, more horses face abandonment

When the mortgage crisis worsened in early 2008, there was an increase in reports of people abandoning cats and dogs in their foreclosed homes.

December 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


On New Year's Day, you can buy antiques or go jump in the lake

Even after the peach has dropped and all of the champagne has been popped, there still are local ways to continue celebrating the new year.

December 31, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Charles Baker sworn in as Hall's first new new clerk of court in 24 years

Over the next four years, Charles Baker's name will be stamped on tens of thousands of official papers.

December 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Award dinner to raise money to help pay tuition for some at Riverside Military Academy

Col. James H. Benson regularly meets with mothers who want their sons to attend Riverside Military Academy but can't make the finances work, even ...

August 03, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Tourism, residents collide when rental homes are in question

Tourism is often seen as supporting the "quality of life" that residents living on Lake Lanier enjoy.

August 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Fiery wreck injures 4, including 3 critically

An early Sunday night wreck on Cool Springs Road near Nix Bridge Road led to three critical injuries and one non-life-threatening injury, according to authorities ...

August 02, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Woman found in Lake Lanier has died

A day at Lake Lanier turned tragic Sunday afternoon after a woman found unresponsive in the water died later at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in ...

August 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


At least 5 people injured in Ga. 365 wreck

A truck carrying six people overturned Sunday afternoon on Ga. 365 near Cagle Road in North Hall, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

August 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools push for healthy living with education, limits on sweets

Reading and math have always gotten plenty of focus at school, but lately, so has health.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


South Hall elementary schools swap a few students to ease crowding

South Hall families learned earlier this year that nearly 200 children might attend a different elementary school come August.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Parking for most local high schoolers will run them $60 a year

About $60 will buy most local juniors and seniors a parking spot at their high school for a year, if they behave.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Freshmen get their own space at Gainesville High

Freshmen often feel lost or overwhelmed in high school, but Gainesville High School wants to make the first year a little easier.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wood’s Mill students moving to modular unit

Students who attend Gainesville High School's nontraditional program, Wood's Mill High School, will now be housed in a modular unit.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


School systems have a few renovations to show off as year starts, while some work continues

As parents prepare their children to return to school by picking out new backpacks and purchasing school supplies, area schools are preparing as well.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Persian Gulf War, 25 years later: It was a crucial comeback

Hubert "Gunny" Hunnicutt fought in the Vietnam War, so he knows the meaning of quagmire and stinging military defeat.

August 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia teachers now graded on classroom performance

Becoming a teacher in Georgia will soon be a bit more challenging.

August 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Château Elan vineyards await muscadine harvest

Put a muscadine in your mouth.

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Survey studies affordable housing barriers

Brenda Carter arrived to the meeting late but showed no shy hesitation as she pushed her blind and special-needs child, Cortney Jackson, in on a ...

August 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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