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First ‘Challenged Child’ gives back to community

The driveway to Challenged Child and Friends bears the name of the school's first student, Randy Owens.

September 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wilson learned a lot as an ‘and Friend’

Emily Wilson began spending her days at Challenged Child and Friends when she was just 6 weeks old.

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School helped woman become a ‘normal mommy’

Donna Aldridge now feels like a "normal mommy."

September 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville preschool marks 25 years of helping families

The miracle of a newborn child is heralded with joy and celebration. But where do parents turn for help when their little miracle has a disability?

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Club members bound by a love of books

In a small, plain room at the Blackshear Place Library, a handful people gathered in what would appear to an outsider as a typical business meeting.

September 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Despite move indoors, Heart Walk was a success

The foggy and muggy weather didn't bring down the spirit of American Heart Association Heart Walk participants Saturday morning at Riverside Military Academy.

September 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


A decade later, Nix's murder still a mystery

Ten years have passed since 18-year-old Elaine Nix made a call from a convenience store pay phone and was never heard from again.

September 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain expected to continue into Sunday and beyond

Any pause in the raindrops over the next few days may be brief, with more likely to start the work week.

September 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Natural gas ‘expert’ will examine your energy bill

Natural gas customers in the Atlanta Gas Light service area can take their gas bills to the Hall County Extension office Monday to discuss how to lower them with a natural gas educator.

September 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sunshine Seniors offer lessons on food that’s good for you

The Sunshine Seniors are all about good taste - and food that's good for you, too.

September 19, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Church’s ‘Emporium’ lends a hand to women in need

At the annual Heart & Hands Emporium, every purchase changes the world - even just a little bit.

September 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hall’s foreclosures may have reached new peak

If the legal advertisements in recent issues of The Times have seemed hefty, there's a reason, according to local real estate executive Frank Norton Jr.

September 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Renovations starting on Jackson County courthouse

JEFFERSON - Starting next week, Jackson County's Historic Courthouse in downtown Jefferson will see some exterior renovations begin, with the hope of finishing this chunk of the restoration process by the start of next year.

September 19, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


ZF embezzler gets 9 years in prison

Even if Charlotte Baghose sold her car, her house and all the belongings inside it, she couldn't come close to repaying all the money she stole from her employer of 20 years.

September 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall to hold seminar on bidding process

Hall County has opportunities for businesses ranging from construction to dentistry and wants to teach local companies how to find them.

September 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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