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Lean times force local Red Cross to cut four positions, restructure

The Northeast Georgia chapter of the National Red Cross is tightening its belt in reaction to the downturn in the local and national economy, restructuring its staff and eliminating four staff positions.

September 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Few residents speak up about Gainesville schools tax increase

Following a summer in which the community was up in arms over a proposed 14 percent property tax increase, only a handful of residents showed up at a Gainesville school board public hearing to discuss the tentatively adopted 12 percent tax increase.

September 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Seniors to visit High Museum

Hall County Parks and Leisure Services' Active Generation will be going to the High Museum at noon Thursday.

September 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City Council moves forward with school tax increase

The Gainesville City Council took the first step in adopting the city school board's proposed tax increase Tuesday, but not without some opposition.

September 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Couple claims self-defense in shooting

Authorities are now saying the shooting death of a 44-year-old man Tuesday morning in Big Canoe is being investigated as self-defense.

September 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


New urgent care center opens in Braselton

BRASELTON - Urgent Care Braselton is now open for patients.

September 19, 2008 | By Katie Dunn Times Regional Staff | Local


Police arrest known gang members

Two known gang members have been arrested for their alleged roles in a drive-by shooting Sunday.

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Victims identified in Buford shooting

The Gwinnett County Police department has released the names of three men who were shot Saturday night at a party in Buford.

September 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville High PTA kicks off meeting series

The next PTA Night will be at 6 p.m. Monday in the Gainesville High School cafeteria. The topic will be "Identifying gangs and their activity." Joe Amerling is the guest speaker.

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Amicalola Falls celebrates 70th year of operation

In celebration of Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge's seventh decade of operation, the programming department will offer "Amicalola Through the Ages" Saturday and Sunday. The event is a series of presentations highlighting each decade of the park's existence.

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Looks like summer will come to a dry end at Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is looking to close out the summer well below the normal full pool of 1,071 feet.

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood planning board likes apartment plans

A 300-unit apartment complex is planned for property off Cedar Ridge Drive in South Hall.

September 19, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cigarette causes fire in East Hall; damage is $50K

A discarded cigarette resulted in a Saturday fire that caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to an East Hall home.

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Bus transfers lead to long rides for some students

Schools of choice may allow parents the power to pick, yet kids being shuttled to schools across Gainesville or to the other end of South Hall County may be whining to bus drivers, "Are we there yet?"

Just this year, Hall County schools opened the World Language Academy, the system's first school of choice that accepts students countywide regardless of their home district. The World Language Academy joins the ranks of the entire Gainesville school system, which has offered school choice and bus transportation for all five of its elementary schools since 2003, according to Gainesville schools transportation director ...

September 18, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Brenau dedicates iconic fountain to longtime university supporter

The iconic fountain on Brenau University's front lawn is restored and now dedicated to one of Brenau's longtime figures.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Campaigns may rake up even more money under new rules

A recent Supreme Court ruling allows individuals to donate to any number of federal candidates they want and promises to pour millions more dollars into an election system already swamped in money.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Animal shelter works to raise funds, awareness

Wagging tails, barking, laughter and smiles were found on the Gainesville square Saturday as the Hall County Animal Shelter held the first Mutts On Main fundraising event.

April 12, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Coinciding cleaning events beautify county

Under a clear weekend sky, volunteers on land and water did some spring cleaning to make Hall County a bit more pristine.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deal to sign criminal justice bill at Gainesville event

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the third phase of his criminal justice reforms today at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fifth fire in 3 days destroys North Hall home

Fire destroyed a house Saturday afternoon, causing $150,000 in damage, not including the contents.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shred Day raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a Shred Day event Friday in Gainesville to benefit Hall County Relay for Life. The public was invited to bring their documents to be shredded and to offer a donation. The Times Relay for Life team also will host a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 26. Residents interested in participating can rent a space for $20, with proceeds from space rentals going to Relay. Participants will need to provide their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space for the yard sale, call Dana Erwin ...

April 12, 2014 | | Local


Fire destroys shop

A fire Friday night at a personal shop in the 5600 block of Raintree Trace caused $70,000 of damage to the structure and contents, authorities said.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


UNG club sponsors event to support LGBT community

Students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus gathered Friday to silently support members of the school's LGBT community.

April 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Drug court graduates do well, statistics show

Hall County's drug court program is an alternative to incarceration for drug offenders. Successful completion ensures there is never a conviction on their record.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Rabid raccoon found Friday

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Study: Atlanta sprawls while Hall County hangs tight

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta region - perhaps not surprisingly - is the most sprawling large metropolitan area in the country.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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