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Government prods doctors to write e-prescriptions

If the government has its way, a doctor's prescription pad soon may be obsolete.

January 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


The Top 10 local stories of 2008

The results of our online poll are in, and of 25 newsworthy events we selected from 2008, your votes helped pick the top 10. They ranged from the devastating - hiker Meredith Emerson abducted from Blood Mountain and later found dead - to the heroic, such as our local soldiers in Iraq honored in different ceremonies.

January 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator finds her calling

Sometimes, government comes to your home in a very personal and endearing way, and that's why Stepheine Bellotte says she has found her chosen career at the age of 27.

January 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Want a cheaper way to ring in the new year?

With New Year's Eve just a week after Christmas, no doubt many will be looking for economical ways to celebrate the holiday.

January 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More wrecks but fewer deaths, injuries during New Year's holiday

Georgia motorists had more crashes than expected this New Year travel period, but, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, fewer people died or were injured as result.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turpin has held numerous roles in Gainesville, Hall County schools

Fifteen years ago, Aaron Turpin moved to Hall County and spent his days teaching Gainesville High School band students the ins and outs of Sousa marches.

January 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road sign damage adds up

The next time you speed off the highway and just barely miss hitting the sign displaying the exit information, you may want to consider slowing down a bit more.

January 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Some Forsyth County residents say new crossing is dangerous

An intersection on the most recent extension of Market Place Boulevard in southern Forsyth County has residents concerned for their safety and turning to county officials for help.

January 04, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch council will talk about tax districts

The Flowery Branch City Council is set to discuss financing policy and procedures concerning its planned tax allocation district.

January 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Resolve to keep your resolutions

Making New Year's resolutions is as old as celebrating the holiday itself, and for just as long, people have been breaking them.

January 04, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Healthy Monday: Lose some weight the smart way this year

It should come as no surprise that losing weight is the most common New Year's resolution. With the long season of holiday indulgence finally over, many people aren't happy about what their bathroom scale is telling them.

January 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Local families plan DC trip for Obama’s swearing-in

Following an election in which President-elect Barack Obama carried only one precinct in Hall County, local Democrats are coming out of the woodwork and flocking to Washington, D.C., to view the inauguration ceremony from the Capitol lawn.

January 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville finances sound despite drop in revenues

The economy's toll on Gainesville's financial situation is clear from a recent financial report conducted by Rushton & Company.

January 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2008 leaves area short a few good citizens

A number of public officials and business leaders were among those who died in 2008.

January 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Elder abuse suspect has 7 probation violations

The last time James Douglas Holland faced a judge, he used the mother he was charged with beating twice before as an excuse.

January 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall GOP unveils new headquarters

Local officials, state representatives and conservative voters turned out Tuesday night for the grand opening of the Hall County Republican Party's headquarters in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Renovations moving along

Work has been underway since January on the conversion of the old Sam's Club building on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 in Oakwood into Northeast Georgia Health System's corporate support service center. The building is being renovated to make it more conducive to office functions. According to Hall County records, the building's size is 107,826 square feet with a 2,072-square-foot "service repair garage." The building was built in 1992. A furniture store and flea market previously occupied the old Sam's building.

August 26, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Eyes on the Road: US 129 traffic to shift

Beginning Sept. 3, traffic on U.S. 129/Ga. 11 in Cleveland will be shifted west from O'Reilly Auto Parts to the Dollar General, opening a continuous turn lane from the O'Reilly store to Hope Drive.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hearing leaves Gainesville's Rogers wary of Common Core standards

LAWRENCEVILLE - State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, spent Monday hearing from educators and members of the public on Common Core education standards, part of what he says is a long learning process on how the standards are working for Georgia schools.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


South Hall home badly damaged in fire

One person escaped injury as a South Hall County home was seriously damaged in a fire Tuesday morning, according to Hall County Fire Services.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former president Jimmy Carter inspires Brenau students

The first assignment for freshmen at Brenau University this year included a rare opportunity - getting to meet with former President Jimmy Carter.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Judge mulling sanctions in Ga. ethics trial

August 26, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


No one qualifies yet for vacant Town Council seat

There are no candidates yet for Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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