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Radon educator says cancer-causing gas is common in Georgia homes

Though radon may sound like something from another planet, it's actually a dangerous substance found throughout Hall County.

June 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Expert: Candidates benefit from name recognition in early polls

If the primaries in the Georgia governor's race had been held earlier this month, John Oxendine would be facing Roy Barnes on Election Day, according to an opinion poll.

June 21, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Fast boats and powerful engines for Father's Day

Ralph Scharle of Buford had his pick of Father's Day outings.

June 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers help keep West Jackson Fire Department going

BRASELTON - Running into a burning house may not seem like a good idea to most people, but as local fireman Joel Keith said, "Somebody's gotta do it."

June 21, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Food inspector works to make sure restaurants keep clean

Laurie Wentworth spends most of her days trying to prevent people from getting sick when they go out to eat.

June 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barrow County practices emergency responses

WINDER - Emergency responders scrambled to the scene of an anthrax-carrying plane earlier this month in Barrow County. Except this wasn't a real situation, it was a drill that had been planned for about a month to test preparedness.

June 21, 2009 | By Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Bad air can make you feel bad, too

If you're having trouble breathing in the summer, it's not just the heat that's stifling you.

June 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson commission split on training facility plans

JEFFERSON - The plans for Jackson County's Fire Training Facility have been in the works for about nine years, and one more step in the process got approval from the county commission at this week's meeting.

June 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cell phones offer emergency link

Under the struggling economy, fewer people have the access they need to emergency services.

June 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commission wants to keep contracts in county

When it comes to assigning county projects, the Hall County Board of Commissioners wants to do its best to give work to local companies.

June 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Born Learning Trail dedicated for late philanthropist Nalley

What does 4-year-old Lindsay White like to do when she's playing outside?

June 20, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Emergency workers squeeze fatherhood into odd work hours

For the past 17 years, if there has been a fire in Hall County, there is a good chance Lt. Bobby Reed was there on the front lines battling the flames.

June 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Bullets in short supply nationwide

Got a bullet to spare?

June 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools encouraged by CRCT scores

It looks as if nearly all Gainesville and Hall County schools will meet federal academic accountability requirements this year, local superintendents said.

June 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Summer reading linked to better grades

During the summer, many kids would rather catch up with the latest happenings of their favorite television characters than catch up on their reading. But parents may want to reverse that trend.

June 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Students attend climate march in New York

Kayla Ballenger has been an environmentalist for as long as she can remember, so when she had a chance to attend the People's Climate March, a march on the United Nations Climate Summit in New York last month, the decision was easy.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Air Force vet, mom of 3 calls getting Habitat home 'emotional,' 'overwhelming'

At first glance, the newly rebuilt house, situated in a nondescript neighborhood called Wintergreen Court, doesn't look any different from every other freshly constructed home in the Flowery Branch area.

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Ga. Senate debate: Nunn, Perdue spar over gridlock

October 27, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Dogs dress up for charity

The 2014 Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest and parade Sunday brought furry friends and their owners to Laurel Park in Gainesville for the event sponsored by Hall County Parks & Leisure and the Hall County Animal Shelter. Contest categories included scariest, funniest, cutest, best owner/pet look-alike and best overall. After the contest, the pets were paraded around the park. Participants were asked to donate pet-friendly items such as newspapers or paper towels for the Hall County Animal Shelter.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Middle school programs of choice open for applications

Applications are now open for rising sixth-graders at the Da Vinci Academy and the Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy, Hall County's programs of choice for middle school students.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Governor candidates clash on education, jobs, taxes

ATLANTA - The candidates for Georgia governor came to their third and final debate ready to attack, ramping up their accusations on education, taxes and the economy.

October 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Oakwood plans only hearing on 2015 budget

Now that it has approved a significant tax increase to support its 2015 budget, Oakwood City Council is looking to nail down the spending plan itself.

October 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Edgewater apartments to undergo renovation after sale

One of Gainesville's lakefront properties is getting a makeover.

October 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Escaped Cumming inmate turns self in

October 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Agriculture Commissioner race follows ‘legacy’ theme

One theme keeps rearing its head this election year when it comes to contested races in Georgia: Democrats are trotting out candidates with name-brand recognition as Republicans push back against this "legacy" influence.

October 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Seized assets help fund city, county law enforcement

The old adage is "crime doesn't pay," but for law enforcement, there are dividends.

October 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lives lost in pants factory fire after 1936 tornado to be commemorated by marker

October 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mothers, sons bond with service work on outdoor classroom for housing authority

Mother-son bonding Saturday required two-by-fours, power tools and an early jump on the morning.

October 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


State graduation rates low for 2-year degrees

In Georgia, about two-thirds of new full-time students seeking bachelor's degrees will graduate on time, but for associate degrees, fewer than a quarter will graduate under the same criteria, according to Complete College America.

October 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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