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Financial woes are not slowing school kitchens

Here's some reassuring news for parents: Despite the financial troubles facing Georgia's public schools, at least the kids won't starve.

August 23, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood Planning Commission recommends annexing unincorporated 'islands'

The Oakwood Planning Commission voted Monday night to recommend that City Council approve annexing parts or all of six city "islands," or unincorporated areas surrounded by the city.

August 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


More GSC students heading to class

Feel the traffic suddenly pick up Monday on Mundy Mill Road?

August 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Presidential hopefuls open county offices; Obama makes move in Forsyth County

Not since native son Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan in 1980 has Hall County voted for a Democrat for president. However, party loyalists on both sides are taking the 2008 campaign seriously and have opened campaign headquarters in Gainesville.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Recount confirms Boff's win on Forsyth commission

A recount this morning has confirmed the results of the Aug. 5 runoff election, with Jim Boff edging Julie Tressler by 30 votes for the District 5 seat on the Forsyth County Commission.

August 23, 2008 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


High fuel, feed prices force 20 layoffs at Fieldale

Fieldale Farms Corp., the Baldwin-based poultry processor, has announced the layoff of 20 administrative employees and plans to leave 10 other positions vacant.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tropical Storm Fay might bring rain to Northeast Georgia

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City said new models from the National Hurricane Center indicate the possibility of beneficial rains for Georgia this weekend from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Healthy Monday: Runners show no signs of slowing

"Run for your life" isn't just a figure of speech.

August 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


First Baptist Church honors longtime pastor, celebrates new building

First Baptist Church on Green Street celebrated the completion of a large addition to the church complex Sunday and honored its pastor for a decade of service.

August 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Woman accused of stealing from Royal Lakes homeowners group

A Flowery Branch woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $23,000 from the Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club homeowners association.

August 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia program helps pay bill for teaching children with disabilities

If you have a child with a disability, the state of Georgia may give you financial assistance if you prefer to have him or her educated at a private school.

August 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Put on your rain gear: It is likely to get wetter this week

Rain is coming. Just how much remains to be seen.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch is upgrading city's water lines

FLOWERY BRANCH - "Petey the Pipe" has become more than a conversation piece around City Hall.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI unit takes aim at identity thieves

It's a silent, often faceless crime that can ruin lives.

August 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school board to set budget

The Gainesville City Board of Education is poised to adopt a fiscal year 2009 budget Monday that could require a 12 percent increase in property taxes.

August 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election

Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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