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Students get look at area’s poverty

Sociology students at Gainesville State College are doing more than just learning about Hall County's social problems. To get an "A" in class, they have to spend an evening trying to alleviate them.

October 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Warmer houses won’t burn up bank account as much this winter

Residents could get a taste of winter this weekend, as temperatures are expected to plunge into the 30s.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food giveaway targets hunger

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will distribute food to 800 families in the Hall County area today.

October 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man pleads guilty to escape death penalty

Allan Robert Dickie's crimes - stabbing a woman more than 30 times, then sexually assaulting her as she lay dying - made him a prime candidate for the death penalty.

October 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


277 homeowners vie for 174 docks

You can bet Bill and Diane Felder of West Hall have Oct. 28 circled on their calendar.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau professor charged in child molestation

A Brenau University professor has been arrested on child molestation charges for an incident that allegedly occurred at the school, police say.

October 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Suicide suspected in Boggs Creek death

Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was recovered from Boggs Creek in Lumpkin County as a suicide.

October 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jackson County OKs budget, tax rates

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Commission approved its 2010 budget and millage rates Thursday, but not without debating the county's decision to forego funding the 401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement program for employees.

October 15, 2009 | Claire Miller Regional staff | Local


Medical center again ranked No. 1 in Ga. for cardiac care

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as the top hospital in Georgia for overall cardiac care and among the top 5 percent in the nation for the fifth consecutive year in a national report.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Food distribution set for Saturday

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank has planned a food distribution for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, located at 1 Positive Place in Gainesville.

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank expects to serve 800 households with this distribution. People who qualify for The Emergency Food Assistance Program are eligible to receive this food.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall GOP rally set Saturday

The Hall County Republican Party has scheduled its Membership Appreciation Rally for 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Club, 1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville.

October 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


TD club president, superfan rings the bell for Spartans

Robyn Hummer has been a supporter of West Hall High School football even before her sons went to school there.

October 15, 2009 | By Coulter Burch For The Times | Local


Group sponsors Veterans Appreciation Day event

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17 in Gainesville has worked through a weak economy to organize its third annual Veterans Appreciation Day.

October 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson school system to take out line of credit

JEFFERSON - A lack of revenue is causing the Jefferson City Schools System Board of Education to seek out alternative funding sources.

October 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Belmont water line work closer to reality

Belmont residents with dry wells could start seeing water lines installed in their community in the next two months.

October 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Historic building renovations progressing at Gym of '36

No matter how much his business grows, regardless of how rapidly his mortgage banking company expands, Wes Hunt's past and present will always be inextricably linked.

May 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Georgia science, social studies standards up for revision

To be literate in science and social studies, students need the most accurate, updated education possible.

May 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County welcomes businesses to discuss bid process

It's been a struggle for Hall County to drum up competition for its goods, services and capital improvement needs over the last year, and the result could be costly for taxpayers.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation Hosts Philanthropy at its Best on June 2

North Georgia Community Foundation is hosting Philanthropy at its Best, an opportunity to learn how the foundation can be a charitable giving resource for professional advisors and their clients.

May 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local business owner announces candidacy for Gainesville City Council

Gainesville resident Zack Thompson announced Wednesday that he will run against incumbent Bob Hamrick for the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council this fall.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Accused in taxi cab slaying file for judge recusal, separate trials

Five people indicted in the death of a Taxi El Palmar driver filed motions recently related to a new judge presiding over the case and to have separate trials.

May 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

May 20, 2015 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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