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Suspected bank robber shot and killed in Forsyth County

A suspected bank robber was killed Monday in what authorities say was the first shooting involving a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy since 2006.

The suspect, who authorities have identified as 50-year-old James Matthew Kenny of Cumming, died at a Texaco on Ga. 9 near the Midway community.

August 18, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Students find a challenge brings out teamwork

Balancing on a thin cable some 30 feet in the air may seem like a strange place to work on team dynamics, but that's exactly what a group of Hall County students did Monday.

August 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Avita cuts 37 jobs

A regional nonprofit that serves those with mental illness and developmental diseases won't have to close any offices in the 13-county area it serves to deal with the latest round of state budget cuts.

August 17, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Home values rising in Hall

Gainesville was recently recognized for having one of the best housing markets in the nation.

August 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson governments hope audit leads to more tax revenue

JEFFERSON - Jackson County Finance Director John Hulsey and County Manager Darrell Hampton are working with Jackson County's nine municipalities and three school systems to perform an audit of personal property - one that could bring more tax revenue to the county.

August 17, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


East Hall man recalls days at Woodstock

These days, Robert Krainson paints and tends to his garden on three acres of countryside between Gillsville and Lula.

August 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools to get Thanksgiving week off

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education has made state mandated furlough days more palatable for teachers, students and parents alike.

August 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Piedmont College biggest ever freshman class starts

Piedmont College officials are thrilled to start this fall with the largest freshman class the small, liberal arts school has ever had, building on a 15-year trend of growth.

August 17, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Water service interrupted for improvements

Water service will be interrupted today along a few Gainesville roads until 4 p.m.

August 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Felts is face of Gainesville government

She does not vote on taxes. She likely will not show up if there is a problem with your sewer service. And she definitely will not be on the front end of the hose if your house is on fire.

August 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Congregation raises $3,000; pastor preaches from the roof

Jeff Yeary believes worshippers should enjoy themselves in the church.

August 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton to use bonds to pay for 6 downtown projects

BRASELTON - The Braselton Urban Redevelopment Authority voted last week to approve the issuance of bonds totaling $5 million to fund six planned projects in the downtown area.

August 16, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Healthy Monday: Some diabetics miss warning signs

Diabetes is a disease many are familiar with, but few recognize the symptoms in themselves.

August 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT plans to pave Jefferson’s MLK Drive

JEFFERSON - Driving along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jefferson is pretty much smooth sailing, until you hit the trouble zone.

August 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Special Olympian gets national recognition

Katy Wilson is many things - daughter, sister, friend and advocate to name a few. One thing she is not is a "retard."

August 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: Environmental watchdog group’s founder hands over reins

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper has worked the past 1½ years on a "seamless transition" in top leadership, as one of Georgia's most recognizable faces in environmental advocacy heads into retirement.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Brenau director of research publishes debut nonfiction book on ecotheology

A Brenau University director of research has published his debut book.

December 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medicaid change could limit access to doctors

With a Medicaid fee boost set to expire at the end of the year, health care professionals in Gainesville fear the effects will be seen the most with children.

December 14, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG group spearheads awareness campaign for Medical Amnesty Law

If there's life, there is hope.

December 14, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State senator wants immunity for victims of human trafficking

December 14, 2014 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Three men arrested on gun, drug charges

A robbery investigation at a Hall County home led to three Gainesville men being arrested Sunday on drug and gun charges.

December 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local nonprofits need more volunteers

The elderly need company, the hungry need food, the poor need affordable homes, but people in Hall County don't have much time to help.

December 14, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Education, medicine top legislative priority lists for local leaders

From teaching medicine to practicing medicine, education and health care are two key areas for Hall County's delegation coming into the next legislative session.

December 14, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Transportation funding at a crossroads yet again

A slowing of state transportation projects getting contracts looks to start again next year, as uncertainty over future federal funding builds anew.

December 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low gas prices leave more cash left for convenience items

As gas prices hit a record low for the year Saturday morning at $2.48 a gallon average in Gainesville, the steady decline in gas prices across the country has everyone excited - not just customers.

December 14, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Sergeant breaks record in effort to raise money for youth home

Sgt. Greg Cochran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office beat his own world record Saturday morning when he flipped a 555-pound tire 205 times.

December 13, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Man taken to hospital after fire burns small North Hall home

A man was taken to the hospital for possible smoke inhalation Saturday afternoon after his home on Clarks Bridge Road burned.

December 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities find no trace of home invasion suspect

December 13, 2014 | Times regional reorts | Local


Federal nutrition standards don’t affect Hall County’s high-quality lunches

December 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Gainesville law enforcement prohibit profiling

Following a federal expansion of the profiling ban this week, local law enforcement officials said their policies are set to hold their officers to similar standards.

December 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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