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Heads bow, hands clasp downtown for National Day of Prayer

They came from all walks of life to stand shoulder to shoulder in the downtown square, with heads bowed.

May 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson courthouse demolition paves way for its restoration

JEFFERSON - Members of the Jackson County Historic Courthouse Restoration Committee donned hard hats and watched earlier this week as a construction crew began the abatement and demolition process at the courthouse.

May 07, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Fundraiser celebrates 20 years of CASA helping kids

Over the last 20 years, trained volunteers have appeared in juvenile court to advocate more than 3,000 abused or neglected children in Dawson and Hall counties.

May 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson sees success with expanded class options

Jefferson may be a small town, but school officials haven't let size limit the academic possibilities of their students.

May 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students simulate airport experience, right down to the shoe checks

JEFFERSON - A group of sixth-grade students was dropped off to school Thursday, and by midmorning they were cruising in an airplane at an altitude of 35,000 feet on their way to Australia.

May 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Letter carriers to pick up food donations with mail on Saturday

When delivering the mail Saturday, your mail carrier also will be looking to collect something from you: a food donation.

May 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Compost expert enriches plants, soil by turning waste to fertilizer

Ask Bob Bradbury about his compost and he'll talk for several minutes about his garden and his health.

May 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Indigent defense 'stiffed by state,' local attorneys say

A tightening of funding for lawyers appointed to represent some poor people in court has resulted in public defender offices in Georgia representing clients with the potential for conflicts of interest.

May 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Arguments set for Monday in water wars suits

A U.S. District Court judge from Minnesota is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday on whether water supply is an authorized use of Lake Lanier.

May 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Wet spring could drench drought issue

As litigation over Lake Lanier heads to court, drought, the issue that has exacerbated the tri-state water wars, may be going away.

May 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Fulton County inmates fill out Hall County jail

Fulton County's jail problems have become a source of revenue for Hall County.

May 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


In close vote, Flowery Branch OKs deal to spend $405,000 on buildings

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council has voted to spend $405,000 to buy two connecting Main Street buildings it had been leasing.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch proposes furloughs as part of budget cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch employees could be taking a financial hit as part of the city's budget plan for next fiscal year, starting July 1.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps to temporarily close Little Hall Park

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close Little Hall Park next Monday through Friday for paving work.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


Four arrested, meth seized in drug bust

Four people were arrested and an estimated $32,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized during a pair of undercover drug busts on Golden Parkway in Buford on Tuesday and Wednesday, authorities said.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local


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Deputy struck by vehicle while directing traffic at school

October 28, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Oakwood budget hearing draws no residents

No one showed for Oakwood's public hearing Monday on the South Hall city's fiscal 2015 budget.

October 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lake group privately hashing out water management plan

Jim McClatchey said he hopes a private water group can still produce its own water management plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

October 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Early voting remains steady for 2nd week

As far as midterm elections go, Hall County voters appear to be taking advantage of early voting options.

October 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local priorities for 2015 General Assemby taking shape

The Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting Monday night in Buford with local government officials.

October 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville workshop to focus on starting a business

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop for individuals who are interested in either starting or growing a new venture.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


$565K grant to help Hall schools improve Wi-Fi access

Hall County schools have been awarded a $565,189 grant from the state to help cover the costs of upgrading the district's Wi-Fi infrastructure, district officials announced Monday at a school board meeting.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kubota expanding, plans to create 650 jobs

Kubota Manufacturing of America plans to expand its headquarters in Gainesville, creating 650 jobs and investing $100 million into the project over the next several years.

October 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




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


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