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May marks annual stamp price increase, to 42 cents

If you've got letters or packages to mail today, make sure you check the postage before you drop them at the post office or carry them out to your mailbox. Effective today, the cost of a first-class stamp goes up a penny to 42 cents.

The U.S. Postal Service not only has increased the cost of stamps, but other shipping rates as well. Increases range from a penny on a first-class stamp to 85 cents on a priority mail flat-rate box, which now costs $9.80.

May 23, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hayes Lemmerz wheel plant to close; 290 will lose jobs in Gainesville

A manufacturer of aluminum wheels announced Monday that it would close its Gainesville plant, leaving 290 workers out of a job.

May 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Chestatee Middle students' hair gets shorn to help patients tomorrow

On Monday morning, nine students at Chestatee Middle School came to school with hair cascading over their shoulders. When they went home Monday afternoon, it was considerably shorter.

May 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Windows into World War II

The American archaeology professor readjusted the orange scarf hanging loosely around his neck, making sure it was still visible.

May 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Free enterprise rocks for Gainesville State students on way to Chicago competition

Gainesville State College has no intercollegiate athletic teams to cheer for, but it has a business division club that has become quite a powerhouse.

May 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


A life of laughter: Youth baseball coach Abbott Hayes loses battle with cancer

Abbott Swift Hayes, who devoted countless hours as a coach of youth baseball, died at home Sunday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 67.

May 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Local historian's book tells how man survived Japan's WWII prisoner of war camps

The past will come alive again Tuesday when Gordon Sawyer presents his book, "Richard Kidder: WWII Survivor," at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

May 22, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Slaying suspect’s life a spiral downward

Donnie Poland had some things to get off his chest when he wrote a letter to a Dawsonville newspaper in 2003.

May 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Challenged mom gets a helping hand

As a mom to two special-needs children, Donna Aldridge is the first to admit that she needs help.

May 22, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gainesville food drive hits home today

Today, anyone with a mailbox can be a humanitarian.

May 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Up close and personal: Civilians get new appreciation for Rangers at open house

It was a Disneyland for military buffs young and old Saturday at Dahlonega's Camp Frank D. Merrill, when the 12th annual Camp Merrill Open House allowed the U.S. Army Rangers to show their stuff to a crowd that included family, veterans and especially awestruck children.

May 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


A real pain: Local patients struggle with fibromyalgia

Ever have a bad case of the flu that made your muscles ache all over?

May 21, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Wounded Gillsville soldier out of ICU

After nearly two weeks in various intensive care units, a soldier from Hall County who was critically wounded in Iraq has been moved to a regular hospital room, his mother said Friday.

May 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2 more men charged in West Hall slaying case

Two Gainesville men have been charged with property crimes connected to last week's home invasion shooting death of a West Hall retiree.

May 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kids have a big day down on the farm

Hall County preschoolers and kindergartners got a feel for farm life Friday in the second annual Hall County Ag Day at Jaemor Farm Market.

May 21, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


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Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Northwoods Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 21, 2014 | | Local


Lula to consider council member pay, reimbursement

Lula is looking to set limits on unforeseen compensation and reimbursement of expenses.

April 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT updating state rail plan

The Georgia Department of Transportation is updating the state's long-range rail plan, which affects Hall County, with its heavy freight traffic, Amtrak passenger service and proposed commuter and passenger rail lines.

April 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Saturday yard sale to raise funds to fight cancer

The Times Relay for Life team is hosting a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Performance scores to be released for area schools

Individual school scores could possibly go down this year, but that's ultimately a good thing according to state officials.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: UNG considered top underrated Georgia college

The University of North Georgia Nighthawks were proclaimed the most underrated college in the state by a business news website.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Voter registration deadline is today

Today is the voter registration deadline for the May 20 primary election.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area breast cancer education events offer weekend of awareness

Two area events this weekend are striving to provide free education and awareness on breast cancer.

April 21, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Panter ready for ‘nervous’ run a year after Marathon bombing

For his part, Dr. Allan Panter couldn't say whether his wife, Theresa, should run in this year's Boston Marathon - as he's not the one logging the miles by foot.

April 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many like changes to state’s health insurance plan

State employees, including teachers, are a little bit happier with their health benefit plans following some changes.

April 20, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


People’s pontif earns praise from religious leaders

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became the first non-European pope in 1,200 years in March 2013, he also carried a burden of expectation.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Weather Service aims for more accurate tornado warnings

False alarms during severe weather can draw the ire of residents, or worse a complacency that causes people to ignore real dangers.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Celebrating Mother Earth

Earth Day isn't until Tuesday, but a few residents grabbed shovels, axes and rakes and got their hands dirty to show appreciation to Mother Nature.

April 19, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Rain not a damper for March of Babies

Doctors, former patients and hundreds of other walkers didn't let rain dampen their enthusiasm for helping ensure healthy babies Saturday.

April 19, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Development Authority considers financing Brenau projects

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority is considering issuing $8 million in bonds to pay for a new dormitory, anatomy lab and field house at Brenau University.

April 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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