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Gainesville Fire Department’s recruit class finishes training

As one of several new faces at the Gainesville Fire Department, 23-year-old firefighter Jordan Green feels he's as ready as he can be for his first big fire call.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson, Habersham counties join certified skills program

Both Jackson and Habersham counties have joined the ranks of Certified Work Ready Communities.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Keep pets, livestock cool in hot weather

Although 26-plus horses are a fundamental portion of Cheryl Reyenger's business, she says they are more like pets - pampered pets at that - than livestock.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Former Jefferson police chief defends right to sue city

Attorneys for the city of Jefferson argued to the Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday that a judge should not have allowed a lawsuit filed by fired Police Chief Darren Glenn to go forward.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


High court hears Hall man’s appeal

The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday heard an appeal of a Hall County man who served 12 years in prison for statutory rape.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau reorganizes, names 2 vice presidents

Brenau University on Tuesday announced some administrative shuffling.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Arson ruled out as cause of house fire

Officials have ruled out arson as the cause of a blaze that gutted the basement of a 4,500-square-foot home in the Sterling on the Lake subdivision Tuesday morning, the second house fire in the neighborhood in the past week. No one was hurt.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Wreck injures motorcyclist

The driver of a motorcycle was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital following a collision with a truck on Queen City Parkway Tuesday morning, officials said.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sunday shooting victim still recovering

Gainesville resident Cecil Dorsey, 74, remains hospitalized after being shot Sunday during a fight.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire damages chicken houses, shop

Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Monday afternoon involving three chicken houses and a shop on Cleveland Highway near Jess Helton Road.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Free texts help new mothers

It may still take the proverbial village to raise a child, but in 2010, said community has become more tech savvy.

To keep up with the changing times, the Georgia Department of Community Health has partnered with Text4baby, a free information service that texts pertinent health tips to new moms and moms-to-be.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Family tries to recover after fire destroys their home

The Fox family needs a little help from their friends.

On Thursday, their house on Brookstone Circle at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch was destroyed by fire, and donations are already pouring in from the community.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hit-and-run victim may return to US soon

A Gainesville woman seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Italy may return soon to the U.S., as a judge has signed off to allow her to leave the country.

July 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


17th annual cookout honoring safety officials draws thousands

What began 17 years ago as a covered dish picnic for fire and police employees has morphed into a community event complete with entertainment, long food lines and political speeches.

July 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voice transportation concerns at July 14 hearing

It's easy to gripe about roads and traffic while driving.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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