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Jefferson Streetscape grinds to a halt

JEFFERSON - Progress can sometimes be slow, but when it comes to the downtown Jefferson Streetscape project, visual progress has been nearly nonexistent.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local schools earn Governor’s honors

Several local schools made the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's outstanding achievement list that recognizes 327 schools.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville academy earns High-Flying honors

The Youth-at-Risk Conference recognized Gainesville Exploration Academy as a runner-up for its list of High-Flying Schools.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Our Neighbor opens home to adults in need

Our Neighbor Inc. is now accepting applications for its newest house equipped for people with disabilities.

January 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Battle over inheritance reaches high court

The legal dispute over an inheritance from a man who was once one of Hall County's biggest landowners goes before the Georgia Supreme Court next week, with a woman who claims she is a daughter born out of wedlock challenging the two sisters named in the will.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Icy conditions close roads, make driving dangerous

Icy roads have created perilous driving conditions on many Hall County roads, and officials are advising motorists to use extreme caution if they have to get out.

No serious injuries have been reported thus far in a number of minor traffic accidents brought on by black ice, officials said.

January 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown vandalism concerns officials

Repeat instances of vandalism around the downtown Gainesville square has prompted police and city officials to discuss how best to combat the problem.

January 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Snow a mixed bag for residents

Snow. For children, it is the stuff of dreams; but adults tend to think of it with ambivalence.

January 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fears of icy roads close schools, puts crews on alert

The snow that fell in Northeast Georgia on Thursday made for some picturesque winter scenes, but raised concerns about icy roads this morning for commuters.

January 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lake nears winter full pool level

A streak of dry weather - not counting Thursday's snowfall - has allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get Lake Lanier very close to its winter full pool of 1,070 feet above sea level.

January 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps finishes public input period

With the public comment period over, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at completing within two years a document that will govern water usage in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin.

January 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT forced to pick up where the contractor left off

JEFFERSON - Around this time last year, orange construction cones appeared in downtown Jefferson and work crews could be seen working to update traffic signals in the area.

January 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mecum still marshal, new selection likely

When Barack Obama was elected president in November 2008, former Hall County Sheriff Dick Mecum figured his days as the U.S. marshal for the Northern District of Georgia were likely numbered.

January 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


By a show of hands

Forget aerobics.

January 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Former hostage turns event positive

Despite reports of snow, WomenSource drew its largest crowd to date at Thursday's Brown Bag luncheon featuring Atlanta hostage hero Ashley Smith Robinson.

January 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Class Notes: Scholarship fund could get boost from anonymous donor

With the help of the community, the Myrtle Figueras Scholarship Fund, benefiting graduating seniors from Gainesville High School, may get a major boost this year.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lula proposing 2015-16 budget with no property taxes

Lula is preparing for another budget year without a property tax.

May 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Working-class families benefit from face-lift on Gainesville apartments

Three apartment complexes off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville that primarily house working-class minorities and immigrants are getting a major face-lift and new security thanks to a more than $2 million investment from Greenleaf Management.

May 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Officials warn parents about dangers of hot cars

With temperatures on the rise, child safety advocates are hoping to give tips to parents about the precious cargo in their backseats.

May 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Clermont educator, dairy owner appointed to childhood obesity council

Clermont's Jennifer Glover is already a busy woman, between owning and operating Glo Crest Dairy and Mountain Fresh Creamery with her husband, Scott, and working as assistant principal of White County Intermediate School.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man charged in stabbing death of roommate

A 57-year-old man has been charged with murder in the early Sunday stabbing death of a 48-year-old man in North Forsyth County.

May 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Derby draws dreamers to Clark’s Bridge Park

When it comes to the annual Rubber Duck Derby, that wind coming off the lake can work for you or against you.

May 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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