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Jackson County jail has room to grow

JEFFERSON - You've seen the images of inmates speaking to their visitors in everything from "Legally Blonde" to episodes of "Law and Order." The prisoner, decked out in a traffic-cone-colored jumpsuit speaking into a phone on one side of a large sheet of Plexiglass while the visitor speaks into the telephone on the other side.

January 24, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Forsyth County to continue Bethel Park fight

After much deliberation, Forsyth County has decided to keep fighting over the future of Bethel Park.

January 24, 2010 | By Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local

Gainesville residents tackle deer problems

Dana Chapman has, for the longest time, tried to steer her neighborhood watch group from talking about the deer in the Riverside Drive area of Gainesville.

January 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Drier weather expected for a few days

North Georgia should begin drying out today but don't get too used to the sunny skies.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

As South Hall has grown, so has the number of churches

They might be tucked away in office parks or lack the traditional look and feel residents are familiar with, but churches have been springing up in South Hall during the past few years.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Heavy rain, possible storms could move through area

Water-logged North Georgia could face additional rain - possibly up to 2 inches - as a storm system passes through the area today, according to the National Weather System in Peachtree City.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Immigration center critics say detainees at risk

Civil liberty and prisoner rights advocates say immigration detention facilities like the one run by a private company in midtown Gainesville are operated at a level of secrecy and lack of accountability that has led to preventable deaths.

January 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

South Hall residents anguish over quake that devastated home country

OAKWOOD - Helplessness and horror. Dieufaite and Marie Augustin of South Hall have experienced both emotions since a Jan. 12 earthquake devastated their homeland.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

The daily commute: Ride to work has gotten longer, more difficult

The American work force and its chosen mode of getting to the job isn't what it was 50 years ago.

January 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

The Times names 2 as newsroom managers

The Times has announced two newsroom promotions as part of a reorganization of the newspaper's local news coverage team.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Piedmont circuit to launch drug court

The Piedmont Circuit District Attorney's office is preparing a new way to deal with drug users in Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties, a way to provide treatment and decrease recidivism, its organizers say.

January 24, 2010 | Emily Banks Times regional staff | Local

Program offers Disney theme park tickets to community volunteers

What would you do with a free day at one of the Walt Disney World theme parks?

January 24, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Hall County expands Glades Reservoir plans

Hall County's proposed Glades Reservoir has morphed quickly from a long-term county project into a solution for regional water worries.

January 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Coming Sunday: The daily drive to work

Nearly everyone with a job does it: The alarm goes off, the coffee is brewed and thousands of local residents make their way to work each day on congested highways.

January 23, 2010 | By staff reports | Local

Cold helps keep fruit orchards dormant during winter months

While most people welcome unseasonably warm weather in January, farmers prefer the temperatures to remain around freezing.

January 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Glades Reservoir becomes part of water plan

Draft documents dictating future operations of the tri-state water basin including Lake Lanier account for 40 million gallons per day in water supply from the ...

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

7th confirmed rabies case this year found in East Hall

A dog encountered a rabid skunk near Belmont Highway in East Hall, according to a Hall County government news release.

September 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fire engulfs mobile home east of Gainesville

Hall County Fire Services responders are looking into a fire this morning at a mobile home on Floyd Road east of Gainesville.

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Camp Merrill transfers to Army control Wednesday

Control of the 282-acre Camp Frank D. Merrill in Lumpkin County transfers Wednesday to the Army from the U.S. Forest Service - a move not ...

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

School, special needs student adjust to life on the move

This occasional series features some of those remarkable students with special circumstances who are served and cared for by local schools.

September 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Jefferson interviewing city manager finalists Wednesday

Two finalists for the Jefferson city manager position are being interviewed today during a 12:50 p.m. called meeting, which will be an executive ...

September 29, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Wednesday is last day to buy brick for public safety monument

Wednesday is the last day to buy a brick for a public safety monument being built on Roosevelt Square in downtown Gainesville.

September 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Historic Dahlonega home on front lines of proposed development

The fight over the Jeremiah Payne House, also known as Parks Clothing building, in Dahlonega remains in a stalemate.

September 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

16 years later, Elaine Nix remembered

Family and friends gathered to remember Elaine Nix, whose murder in 1999 remains unsolved, Tuesday night at Memorial Park in Gainesville on the 16-year anniversary ...

September 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Man has 3 surgeries after hit-and-run

After discovering a flat tire on his bicycle, Dave Thomas walked to work on East Ridge Road toward the Limestone Parkway McDonald's around 5 ...

September 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall hoping to sell 88 acres of former sewer land

Hall County officials hope a retired sewer spray field in South Hall County will produce some cash for the county.

September 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Body found in North Forsyth area of Lanier identified as Gwinnett man

Authorities have determined that the body recovered Monday afternoon from Lake Lanier was that of a Gwinnett County man.

September 29, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Hall County drivers, research shows you're most likely to hit a deer in November

Hall County drivers who travel from dusk through dawn should mark down Nov. 10-16 on their calendars.

September 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Flowery Branch looking at extending Pine Street

Flowery Branch is getting more serious about extending Pine Street, which officials hope will improve downtown traffic flow and boost the local economy.

September 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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