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‘Old Joe’ marks 100th year

The bronze figure known as Old Joe celebrated 100 years in Gainesville on Sunday at a ceremony sponsored by the General James Longstreet Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

June 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch city clerk found job via a winding path

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Melissa McCain's dream job in law enforcement turned out to be not so family friendly, she turned in another direction.

June 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adoptee helps donate 500 pairs of shoes to Colombian orphanage

BRASELTON - Three hundred children living in a Colombian orphanage will soon receive almost 500 pairs of shoes, thanks to the efforts of one Braselton resident.

June 07, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Doctor says foot care is key to keeping your summer fun

Most people remember sunscreen before heading out for a run in the sun, but be sure to take care of your feet, too.

June 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Win a house, $100K, and help children learn English at Catholic school

DAHLONEGA - Raffles featuring everything from cars to sports memorabilia are popular fundraisers, but an Atlanta-area school is raffling off a Dahlonega home valued at more than $500,000, plus $100,000 cash.

June 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Guards’ families unite for support

Shelby Garrett misses her big brother.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


NE Georgians on list as state Supreme Court candidates

ATLANTA - Four Northeast Georgians are among the 47 nominees being considered for an upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court of Georgia.

June 06, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Annual Relay for Life fundraiser draws 125 teams, $458K

Thanks to the efforts of 125 registered teams, the Hall County Relay for Life raised $458,378 for cancer research during the annual overnight walkathon that wrapped up Saturday morning.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


High-speed rail forum planned for Wednesday

It may seem like a futuristic concept to many, but Hall County officials are interested in seeing where high-speed passenger rail is in the state's sights.

June 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


School systems save money, staff by moving credit courses to the Web

For the most part, the days of traditional summer school are gone.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Teens now competing with laid-off adults to find work

Many parents are keeping their fingers crossed hoping their teenagers will peel themselves off the couch and find a job this summer.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s office dodges budget cuts

After making it through a tough year, Hall County is charged with the task of planning for the worst and hoping for the best.

June 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


D-Day remembered: 'We didn't know what we were getting into'

No flight over enemy targets was regarded as routine.

June 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Relay for Life is a walk to remember

BRASELTON - Hall County Relay for Life participants flocked to Road Atlanta on Friday night for the group's biggest event yet.

June 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Land deal brings an end to City Center lawsuit

Regions Financial Corp. and the developers of a high-rise hotel and office complex in Midtown Gainesville have ended a five-month-long lawsuit over access to the bank's property, an attorney for Regions confirmed Friday.

June 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Man charged with stealing cash from sub shop, ID for shopping spree

An Ellijay man faces charges of robbery by intimidation, theft, fraud and forgery following multiple incidents in Gainesville, Oakwood and Gwinnett County.

February 26, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Georgia House passes $44.6B budget for Senate review

A $44.6 billion 2016 fiscal year state budget approved Thursday by the Georgia House would close previous cuts to public education spending, slash funding for low-interest student loans and ask local school districts to make $103 million more in employer contributions to keep state insurance coverage for some part-time school employees.

February 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville's snow is so-so, then it goes

If you were expecting Snowmageddon 2015 on Thursday, what you got in Gainesville was more like Snow-meh.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Students out of school fashion makeshift sleds for a fun day in snow

School was out and snow was on the ground, so people in Hall County were ready to have some fun Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Regulators OK tougher rules for Internet providers

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Winter storm downgraded; black ice possible on roads

A winter storm that dropped a slushy mix Wednesday on North Georgia was downgraded overnight, though light snow and black ice may still cover some roadways, making travel dangerous early in the day.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Shoppers stock up as storm approaches

A quick drive on Wednesday morning down Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville revealed just how seriously local residents were taking the prospect of a major snowstorm bearing down on the region.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Lake Lanier DNR officer gets award

An officer patrolling Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Papa’s Pizza To-Go seeks to leave Clermont, convert to sports bar

In a rare request, a North Hall County pizzeria is seeking to leave Clermont so it can convert to a sports bar and serve alcohol.

February 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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