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Business owners show up to oppose annexation

Hall County residents came out to voice their disapproval of forced annexation at a commission meeting Thursday.

August 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local colleges dealing with furloughs, additional cuts

Local colleges are grappling to figure out how to deal with state-mandated budget cuts and furlough days.

August 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man forced to wait to plead guilty

A Blairsville man who authorities say fatally shot his ex-girlfriend was ready to admit to the murder in court just two days later, but a Georgia law prevented the swift guilty plea.

August 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson school board won’t alter millage rate

JEFFERSON - Despite budget cuts at the state level and a reduction in local sales-tax collections, the Jefferson City Schools Board of Education plans to keep its millage rate the same in 2010 and keep its expenditures down.

August 13, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson's mayor serves up cold treats for good cause

JEFFERSON - Within his first half hour behind the counter at Dairy Queen, Jefferson Mayor Jim Joiner had the steps to making a Blizzard down pat.

August 13, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


U.S. Attorney appointed to fill state Supreme Court vacancy

The top federal prosecutor for a region of the state that includes Gainesville was named on Thursday to the Georgia Supreme Court.

August 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council wants to double Cedar Creek reservoir's capacity

The city of Gainesville plans to speed up plans for a new water treatment plant in light of the recent federal court ruling that limits how much drinking water can be pulled from Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property could become park as part of land exchange

About 29 acres near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport could become a park with trails that also could serve as a protection area from some headwaters in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve.

August 13, 2009 | | Local


White Sulphur water service will be interrupted Monday

Water service will be interrupted approximately from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday in the White Sulphur area of Gainesville in order to complete water main improvements.

August 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Missing woman likely in danger, GBI says

An army of searchers in the North Georgia mountains came up empty in a second day of looking for a Blairsville woman they believe was abducted and in imminent danger.

August 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rally gets teens thinking about future

The Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs held a rally Wednesday to get teenagers excited about starting school.

August 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Alleged gang members arrested at Gainesville High School

Two juveniles with gang affiliations were arrested Tuesday at Gainesville High School on disorderly conduct charges, but the incident appears unrelated to a fatal gang shooting that happened Sunday, authorities said Wednesday.

August 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal says rushing of bill has led to misinformation, anger

Times reporter Ashley Fielding conducted a brief one-on-one interview with U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal immediately after Wednesday morning's health care discussion. She spoke with him about health care reform.

August 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Helen’s fire chief cleared by jury

A White County jury cleared Helen's fire chief of any wrongdoing in a 2008 traffic incident that led to his arrest.

August 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


School system will stagger schedules to alleviate GMS traffic snarl

After traffic issues Tuesday at Gainesville Middle School, school officials met Wednesday morning to discuss how to better direct buses and parents through the property.

August 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motion for new trial postponed again in Peppers Market shooting

A Gainesville man convicted by a jury of fatally shooting another man at Peppers Market in Gainesville in June 2013 had his motion for new ...

September 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamilton State Bank completes acquisition of Highland

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. and Hamilton State Bank have completed their acquisition of Highland Commercial Bank that was announced on May 15.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local residents, vets reflect on Greatest Generation

Today, we think of the generation that fought World War II as the Greatest Generation. In retrospect, some would say it's easy to see ...

September 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local education leaders respond to governor promising $50 million for pre-K

Local educators say another $50 million toward Georgia's children is mostly a good thing.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Polling site change unnerves minority voters

The Hall County Board of Elections approved several voting precinct consolidations and polling location changes Tuesday, but objections from Latino and African-American political organizers could ...

September 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school cosmetology program launches student futures in industry

A mason jar full of fresh lavender sits near neatly stacked bags of handmade potpourri on the check-in counter at Reflections Salon and Spa.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Immigrants with disputed status sue for Georgia driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - A group of immigrants whose legal residency is disputed sued Georgia's state government Monday for refusing to issue them driver's licenses.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


More candidates enter 2015 fall elections

Tuesday wasn't as busy as Monday, but it still saw multiple candidates officially putting their name in the mix for 2015 city council elections ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegations involving Gainesville artist

Gainesville artist Benn Zaricor said Tuesday that Tokyo Olympic organizers should be proud they scrapped a logo for the 2020 Games following plagiarism allegations involving ...

September 01, 2015 | From Times, wire reports | Local


State giving out books to young students

Many children don't have access to books at home, but every Georgia pre-kindergarten and kindergarten student will receive their own book to take home ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau to mark opening of North Florida location

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Fla., today in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boswell ‘a shining example’ of Greatest Generation

Cecil Boswell never misses the chance to march in Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade.

August 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets life sentence for Forsyth boy’s beating death

August 31, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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