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Jackson County OKs budget, tax rates

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Commission approved its 2010 budget and millage rates Thursday, but not without debating the county's decision to forego funding the 401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement program for employees.

October 15, 2009 | Claire Miller Regional staff | Local


Medical center again ranked No. 1 in Ga. for cardiac care

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as the top hospital in Georgia for overall cardiac care and among the top 5 percent in the nation for the fifth consecutive year in a national report.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Food distribution set for Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank has planned a food distribution for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, located at 1 Positive Place in Gainesville.

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank expects to serve 800 households with this distribution. People who qualify for The Emergency Food Assistance Program are eligible to receive this food.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall GOP rally set Saturday

The Hall County Republican Party has scheduled its Membership Appreciation Rally for 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Club, 1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


TD club president, superfan rings the bell for Spartans

Robyn Hummer has been a supporter of West Hall High School football even before her sons went to school there.

October 15, 2009 | By Coulter Burch For The Times | Local


Group sponsors Veterans Appreciation Day event

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17 in Gainesville has worked through a weak economy to organize its third annual Veterans Appreciation Day.

October 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson school system to take out line of credit

JEFFERSON - A lack of revenue is causing the Jefferson City Schools System Board of Education to seek out alternative funding sources.

October 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Belmont water line work closer to reality

Belmont residents with dry wells could start seeing water lines installed in their community in the next two months.

October 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lottery players dream of Mega Millions

Even when the economy is down, lottery sales are good.

October 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall sheriff dismissed from Taser lawsuit

A judge has dismissed Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic from a federal lawsuit filed over a May 2006 incident in which a deputy used an electrified Taser against a Flowery Branch High School student.

October 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps will keep lake from getting too high

Lake Lanier is up, but don't expect it to get too much higher.

October 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Coming Sunday: Lake Lanier, high and low

Nearly two years ago, in December 2007, Lake Lanier reached its all-time low water level of 1,050.79 feet above sea level, more than 20 feet below full pool.

October 15, 2009 | | Local


Full pool: Three lake businesses compare now to then

State of economy slows fishing traffic

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Conservation efforts won’t end with full lake

Georgians have made it through the drought and appear to have held on to some of the conservation tips they learned during drier times.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business owners hope rising lake buoys profits

Now that Lake Lanier's water level has risen to full pool, local business owners hope the number of customers will go up, too.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash

July 02, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


DNR: Meth, guns, $4K found on Lake Lanier pontoon boat

Two Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers came across three people around 3 a.m. Wednesday in a pontoon boat on Lake Lanier, leading to drug and firearm charges.

July 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Student activities take hit after state waivers at UNG

More than three-quarters of University of North Georgia student groups on the Gainesville campus will face budget cuts this year.

July 02, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver and Hailey Van Parys koliver@gainesvilletimes.com and intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Tips to stay safe for 4th of July

Take a national holiday, add alcohol, fast boats and boxes of fireworks and you get this year's Fourth of July weekend for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on Lake Lanier.

DNR rangers will partner on six different boats patrolling different zones of the lake this weekend.

July 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG’s increased budget goes toward employee costs

An increased budget at the University of North Georgia for fiscal year 2016 reflects increased costs for employees, according to university officials.

July 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


In the Community: Girl Scout earns award for card drive

Natalie Antoinette Enzmann, 13, was presented the Silver Award in May for her work as a Girl Scout to gather cards for the crew of the USS Virginia submarine.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Badge and Bar: Hit-and-run suspect’s vehicle described; victim in fair condition

Georgia State Patrol gave further information on the vehicle suspected in a hit and run with a pedestrian June 25 on Clarks Bridge Road.

July 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Drivers worry how new gas tax will be used

Motorists in Gainesville on Wednesday expressed mixed reactions to the new 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, with some surprised to learn they'll now be paying more at the pump.

July 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Driver who hit child buying ice cream won’t be charged

The driver who hit a Gainesville boy buying ice cream Sunday will not be charged, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New director named at Good News Clinics

A registered nurse and longtime employee of Good News Clinics has been named executive director of the organization, which provides medical and dental care to uninsured Hall County residents who can't afford it.

July 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Fireworks stands pop up ahead of law change

Over the border from Jason Sillay's lakehouse on Lake Hartwell was the free sale of bigger and better fireworks in South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Courier services, taxis affected by rising fuel costs

Business owners like Leroy Ervin and Beba Knezevic watch gas prices pretty closely, and both are bracing themselves for the rising fuel costs projected to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Eyes on the Road: New transit fares, route tweaks set for Wednesday

New Gainesville Connection fares and bus routes are set to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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