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Avita cuts 37 jobs

A regional nonprofit that serves those with mental illness and developmental diseases won't have to close any offices in the 13-county area it serves to deal with the latest round of state budget cuts.

August 17, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Home values rising in Hall

Gainesville was recently recognized for having one of the best housing markets in the nation.

August 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson governments hope audit leads to more tax revenue

JEFFERSON - Jackson County Finance Director John Hulsey and County Manager Darrell Hampton are working with Jackson County's nine municipalities and three school systems to perform an audit of personal property - one that could bring more tax revenue to the county.

August 17, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


East Hall man recalls days at Woodstock

These days, Robert Krainson paints and tends to his garden on three acres of countryside between Gillsville and Lula.

August 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools to get Thanksgiving week off

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education has made state mandated furlough days more palatable for teachers, students and parents alike.

August 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Piedmont College biggest ever freshman class starts

Piedmont College officials are thrilled to start this fall with the largest freshman class the small, liberal arts school has ever had, building on a 15-year trend of growth.

August 17, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Water service interrupted for improvements

Water service will be interrupted today along a few Gainesville roads until 4 p.m.

August 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Felts is face of Gainesville government

She does not vote on taxes. She likely will not show up if there is a problem with your sewer service. And she definitely will not be on the front end of the hose if your house is on fire.

August 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Congregation raises $3,000; pastor preaches from the roof

Jeff Yeary believes worshippers should enjoy themselves in the church.

August 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton to use bonds to pay for 6 downtown projects

BRASELTON - The Braselton Urban Redevelopment Authority voted last week to approve the issuance of bonds totaling $5 million to fund six planned projects in the downtown area.

August 16, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Healthy Monday: Some diabetics miss warning signs

Diabetes is a disease many are familiar with, but few recognize the symptoms in themselves.

August 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT plans to pave Jefferson’s MLK Drive

JEFFERSON - Driving along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jefferson is pretty much smooth sailing, until you hit the trouble zone.

August 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Special Olympian gets national recognition

Katy Wilson is many things - daughter, sister, friend and advocate to name a few. One thing she is not is a "retard."

August 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Experts speculate birth rate dropped due to recession

The poor economy didn't keep first-time dad Jerry Mays and wife Fe from having a baby Wednesday. They felt it was just time.

August 16, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Work in Honduras orphanage a family mission

A missionary's life can be tough enough overseas, just getting used to a new climate, strange foods and different routines.

August 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Banks County deputy injured in hit-and-run

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bird researcher alarms UNG campus with unusual attire

To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: Someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Severe storms bring possibility of tornadoes

Hall County and much of Northeast Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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