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Grand jury clears officers in minister shooting

A grand jury on Friday found that an officer-involved shooting in which a Lavonia minister was killed was justified.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Shop with a Cop event provides gifts for children in need

Sure, police officers spend a lot of time fighting crime and keeping the community safe. But did you know they also can be excellent shoppers?

December 18, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jackson schools seek to steer funds to needs

JEFFERSON - Jackson County School System officials say they are working to better use state funds. The system plans to apply for three waivers to be approved by the state Department of Education, which would allow the system to use the funds where officials feels they are most needed.

December 18, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson students ring in the holidays with a sing-along

The last day of school before a break is always an exciting time for students, but the day is made even more special when there's a sing-along.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


John P. Kennedy named Lakeview's new headmaster

John Patrick Kennedy will become Lakeview Academy's sixth headmaster on July 1.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


RADAR: Track heavy rain in North Georgia

December 18, 2009 | | Local


10-year-old student reports on history

As seasoned reporters were herded behind the gate from which they would cover U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's speech Thursday in Dawsonville, 10-year-old Andrew Liang joined the ranks.

December 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


VP visit draws onlookers, a few critics

They weren't sure exactly when he would be passing by, but members of the Democratic Party of Dawson County were ready and waiting to greet U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Supporters say network will help North Georgia prosper, improve education

Forty years ago, business proprietors carefully gauged a location's access to water, sewer and electricity before setting up shop. Now they want all that plus high-speed Internet service.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Biden brings broadband plan to North Georgia

Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue Thursday - an effort to improve communication and attract industry in North Georgia.

December 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Speaker-to-be Ralston has North Georgia ties

The next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives drew raves after his election Thursday, with lawmakers saying he should quickly move past the scandals that rocked his predecessor.

December 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch Better Hometown leader stepping down

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dinah Wayne is stepping down Dec. 31 after nearly 10 years as head of Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program.

December 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville mulls Main Street program

Gainesville's City Council discussed ways to revamp the recently disbanded Main Street Gainesville organization at a council meeting Thursday.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library system cracking down on late fees

Make sure to turn in those overdue library books.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-police captain sentenced in gun case

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Jefferson police captain to a year in prison for having a gun while using crack cocaine, but declined to increase the sentence for a grenade found in the ex-officer's car.

December 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Badge and Bar: Hit-and-run suspect’s vehicle described; victim in fair condition

Georgia State Patrol gave further information on the vehicle suspected in a hit and run with a pedestrian June 25 on Clarks Bridge Road.

July 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Drivers worry how new gas tax will be used

Motorists in Gainesville on Wednesday expressed mixed reactions to the new 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, with some surprised to learn they'll now be paying more at the pump.

July 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Driver who hit child buying ice cream won’t be charged

The driver who hit a Gainesville boy buying ice cream Sunday will not be charged, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New director named at Good News Clinics

A registered nurse and longtime employee of Good News Clinics has been named executive director of the organization, which provides medical and dental care to uninsured Hall County residents who can't afford it.

July 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Fireworks stands pop up ahead of law change

Over the border from Jason Sillay's lakehouse on Lake Hartwell was the free sale of bigger and better fireworks in South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Courier services, taxis affected by rising fuel costs

Business owners like Leroy Ervin and Beba Knezevic watch gas prices pretty closely, and both are bracing themselves for the rising fuel costs projected to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Eyes on the Road: New transit fares, route tweaks set for Wednesday

New Gainesville Connection fares and bus routes are set to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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