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Jackson County leaders tackle finances at retreat

MAYSVILLE - The Jackson County government doesn't anticipate making any more cuts through the end of the calendar year, officials say, but the county may face some challenges with the 2010 budget.

August 15, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Student is ‘Learning to Lead’ with a passion to help

Christal Dimas is an accomplished leader, but she isn't content.

August 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall may switch regional alliance

When things aren't working out, sometimes it is best to try something different. At least that's Hall County's view.

August 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stimulus may pay for Hall County broadband network

Hall County is hoping to earn a federal grant to acquire its own broadband Internet system.

August 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Panel agrees: Lanier ruling could hurt all of state, not just Atlanta

ATLANTA - All of Georgia, not just metropolitan Atlanta, will suffer the effects of a federal court decision that Lake Lanier was not designated by Congress as a source of drinking water, government officials and legal experts stressed at a conference Friday.

August 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Federal stimulus to spend $126 per person in Hall County

A snapshot of spending so far from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act shows that Hall County ranks near the state average in per capita spending and slightly below the national average.

August 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Search goes on for Blairsville woman feared kidnapped

A woman who authorities believe was kidnapped near her Blairsville home remained missing Friday as authorities widened their search and interviewed sex offenders in a four-county area.

August 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Price Road development rejected by Hall commissioners

Hall County commissioners voted 4-0 Thursday night to deny a request for a large development on Price Road.

August 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Former deputy, police officer gets 5 years for stalking

A former police officer whose acquittal on animal cruelty charges nine years ago drew national media attention was sentenced to five years in prison this week on unrelated charges.

August 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Black, Cooley drive neighborhood holds reunion, forum

A Community Forum and Neighborhood Reunion for residents of Black and Cooley drives is scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the Community Outreach Center.

August 14, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Tree inventory boosts plans for Jefferson forestry program

JEFFERSON - Barbara Johnson's lifelong dream is finally coming true.

Following a yearlong tree inventory, Jefferson is one step closer in its quest to establish a community forestry program.

August 14, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Public defender Morris works as he rehabs from accident injury

Brad Morris said if anything positive came from his near-fatal traffic accident in May, it was the outpouring of support he felt from the Gainesville community.

August 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson County schools have first H1N1 case confirmed

ATHENS - The Jackson County School System had its first confirmed case of the H1N1 flu Thursday at Kings Bridge Middle School, and the system is taking precautions to prevent more students from getting the virus.

August 14, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


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


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Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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