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State tax collections plummet

ATLANTA - Georgia tax collections took a nosedive in February.

March 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


State boosts unemployment benefits by $25 per week

ATLANTA - Georgia's labor department has begun sending an extra $25 a week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians.

March 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


A return to Vietnam

For three decades, Gary Totten saw the world from the cockpit of the plane he flew for Delta Airlines.

March 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys Scouts dinner to honor 3 local philanthropists

The Northeast Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts of America will host the annual American Values Dinner to honor three local heroes and support scouting.

March 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials haven't released name of wreck victim

The condition of a 50-year-old man whose pickup truck collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle on Thompson Mill Road Wednesday night was not immediately available Thursday.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall fourth-grader will be on ‘Atlanta & Company’ today

World Language Academy fourth-grader Allyson Lusco has been named the metro Atlanta area grand-prize winner for Sylvan Learning Center's Dr. Seuss poetry contest.

As the grand prize winner, Allyson will appear on the WXIA-TV's 11Alive television program "Atlanta & Company," according to a Hall schools news release. The show airs at 11 a.m. today.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation offering $165,000 in scholarships

About $165,000 in scholarships from the North Georgia Community Foundation will be available to graduating high school seniors this year.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Surf Web for Gainesville's bench, probation warrants

If there is a probation or bench warrant with your name on it in Gainesville, you might find it on the city's Web site.

March 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing man found safe in Greensboro

An 84-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease was found safe 86 miles from Gainesville after being reported missing by his wife Thursday morning.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Schools hear few answers on local impact of stimulus funds

Many burning questions about how $77 billion in federal stimulus funds marked for education will prop up local budgets this year went unanswered in a statewide conference call with State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox.

March 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall humane society gives shelter to 57 dogs from alleged puppy mill

The Humane Society of Hall County has given shelter to 57 purebred dogs that were seized this week from an alleged puppy mill in Cumming.

March 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


All that glitters, and some that doesn't, is getting sold

Phyllis Moore inherited her late uncle's collection of stamps from the Civil War era and coins that dated back to 1650. On Thursday, the Habersham County resident came to Gainesville to find out the value of her inherited items and perhaps sell them.

March 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


US Rep. Deal backs openness for health care pricing

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, was among those on hand Thursday as President Barack Obama pumped health care allies and skeptics alike for ways to overhaul the nation's costly and frustrating system.

March 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jefferson Academy student actors review 20th century triumphs

Lindsey Nilsen knows more about the microwave than the average adult, and she's only 11.

March 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sheriff’s effort shines light on property crimes

Hall County sheriff's officials say they brought a full-court press to curb a spike in property crimes that peaked with 81 burglaries in December.

March 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Headmaster kisses pig following school's high reading scores

Lakeview Academy Headmaster John Kennedy kissed Purdy the Tamworth pig Wednesday at the Gainesville school as a reward for first- through fifth-grade students, who exceeded their goal in the Scholastic Reading Counts challenge.

October 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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