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Law agencies push booster seat safety

Gainesville Police see a lot of misuse with child-safety and booster seats. In fact, Sgt. Dean Staples, who leads the traffic unit, estimated 95 percent of seats they check are not installed correctly.

June 25, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local

Community Service Center left in limbo

The Hall County Board of Commissioners continues to wrestle with the idea of cutting funding to the Community Service Center, a decision which would have repercussions for Gainesville as well as the county.

June 25, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

Migrant education program seeks to bridge cultural gap

Children in migrant families bounce from school to school and often live in homes where English isn't spoken, making learning difficult.

June 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Local drivers welcome gas tax freeze

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday froze Georgia's gas tax, preventing an increase that would have kicked in July 1.

June 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Friday’s job cuts may lead to more

As 32 Hall County employees were told their jobs had been eliminated Friday, two county marshals stood guard outside the Board of Commissioners office.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

No budget plan set as clock ticks

With fewer than six days left before the Hall County Board of Commissioners votes on its spending plan for fiscal year 2012, commissioners still have no agreed-upon plan.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Coming Sunday: Immigration law's impact

Georgia's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants takes effect Friday. Though many support it, others say it is too harsh, and it already has faced legal challenges.

June 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Utility work on I-985 is set for Sunday morning

Traffic will stop briefly on Interstate 985 Sunday so Jackson Electric Membership Corp. can string transmission lines across the road.

June 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Tadmore Elementary folds camp activities into summer school

When Tadmore Elementary School students show up for summer school, their first order of the day is to march off for breakfast in the mess hall.

June 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Commissioner wants millage rate designed for parks, leisure

While Hall County officials are considering a number of proposals - including raising property taxes - to immediately patch an $11.5 million budgetary hole, they are also looking at ways to protect county-sponsored quality of life programs in the future.

June 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hall County cuts 32 jobs today before final budget

More than 30 employees of the Hall County government will lose their jobs today.

June 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hall drug unit arrest dozens on drug charges

Dozens of criminals across Hall County slept comfortably Thursday morning, lulled by the steady sound of raindrops on their rooftops - but that was before law enforcement started knocking on doors.

June 23, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

Georgia chamber pushing 1 percent roads tax

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to promote statewide passage of next summer's referendum on the planned 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

June 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall school board OKs 2012 budget

The Hall County Schools Board of Education adopted its fiscal year 2012 budget Thursday afternoon, which included a 1.25 roll-up in the millage rate.

June 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

East Hall house fire ruled as arson

An East Hall County house fire that occurred May 17 has been ruled as arson and fire officials are seeking help to determine who set it.

June 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

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Leah Nelson is chosen new Times advertising director

Leah Nelson, a media veteran with nearly 30 years of experience, has been named the advertising director for The Times.

October 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Conditioned Air Systems offers employees health incentives to stay fit

Many health insurance companies offer incentives to keep their clients healthier. Conditioned Air Systems Inc. in Gainesville has taken this idea to another level.

October 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

South Hall voters get contested state House race

This election season, Democrat Michelle Jones will give incumbent Republican Emory Dunahoo his first challenge in State House District 30, which represents areas of South ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Smoke Alarm Blitz volunteers put fire safety on front burner

"It's all about saving lives out here."

October 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Family Treatment Court enters 10th year of giving graduates a fresh start

Losing custody of her 2-year-old son Lincoln is what Lindsey Elrod describes as the "worst thing I had ever experienced."

October 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Crafty couple offers dressy designs at Harvest Balloon Festival

Do you have a tiny superhero or princess in your family who needs a costume for Halloween, or an empty wall in your home that ...

October 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Validity of test scores at crux of local opinion on school amendment

A referendum that would allow the state to take over failing schools doesn't get much attention in local schools, according to principals and superintendents.

October 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

White Cane event offers hope, help for sight-impaired

It's hard to imagine living without one of our five senses to navigate the world. But for many, a life without sight or hearing ...

October 15, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fitness event draws athletes to showdown in Gainesville Square

A showdown in the square used to mean something very specific. Typically, it involved gruff leather clad men, drawn guns and squabbles settled by a ...

October 15, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Voters Guide to Nov. 8 general election

Who's on the ballot

October 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Coming Netflix series to shoot scene at Flowery Branch restaurant

An upcoming Netflix series will shoot a scene at a Flowery Branch barbecue restaurant in the coming weeks.

October 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Pediatric therapy clinic opens in Clermont

Leigh Corley has opened a pediatric therapy clinic in Clermont after nearly 20 years of working with children mostly in their homes.

October 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Local real estate market strong, but supply low

As the local and regional real estate market continues to steady itself following the economic recession, one glaring problem remains in Hall County: the need ...

October 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County girl raises funds for friend’s cancer cure

When first-grader Malone Bennett heard her friend Brecklynn Allgood was sick, she wanted to help.

October 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau plans ‘Beyond Talking Points’ forum on election

Two well-known women with experience and knowledge about the impact women, minorities and young people have on American politics will speak at a program at ...

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

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