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Meet your government: Jackson County planner has a straightforward mission

Toni Smith has been a part of the Jackson County government for the past two and a half years and says most people still don't understand what she does.

October 30, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


A crushing time had at monster truck rally on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!

Hundreds of people of all ages gathered at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center Sunday afternoon for the Southern Monster Truck Showdown.

October 30, 2008 | Megan Gill | Local


Take in alleged fraud may be $30 million

If Wendell Spell bilked investors out of millions of dollars, he did it in textbook fashion.

October 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Neighbors join forces to thwart crime

JEFFERSON - Sandi and Dennis Rakow know what it is like to live in a community that doesn't have a Neighborhood Watch Program.

October 29, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Five nominees vie for solicitor-general

The new job opening for Hall County solicitor-general drew five applicants this week who each hope Gov. Sonny Perdue will appoint them to the key courthouse post.

All have experience as prosecutors, and all but one have worked in the Hall County Solicitor-General's office.

October 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ghost chasers get goosebumped

Ghostly images were evoked Friday on a cold, damp night on the campus of Brenau University.

October 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Afternoon fire destroys mobile home

Hall County fire officials say a Friday afternoon blaze at an abandoned mobile home appears suspicious.

October 29, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville Rotary Club looking for nominations

The Rotary Club of Gainesville is looking for nominations for the Rotary Man/Woman of the Year award. The award is presented annually for leadership and service to the community, state and nation during the past year or so, as well as for an entire career or lifetime of a native or resident or longtime former Hall County leader.

October 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Emerson’s memory will live on at trail

BUFORD - Meredith Hope Emerson and her black Labrador Ella spent many sun-splashed afternoons walking along the wilderness trails of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.

October 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Federal agency takes on water war

A federal agency charged with resolving environmental, natural resource and public lands issues and conflicts has conducted an assessment on a possible role in finding a solution to the tri-state water war.

October 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Stocks’ slide may cut gifts to charities

For those with significant stock holdings, donating shares with appreciated value to charity has given them an avenue to avoid capital gains taxes.

Under IRS regulations, the holder gets to claim the full increased value of the stock or security that is donated to a charitable organization.

October 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Youth Enrichment Workshop today

The Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society will be hosting its Youth Enrichment Workshop today from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center, 715 Fair St. Alice Law will serve as the mistress of ceremony as children and community leaders participate in activities revolving around the black community's rich local history. Contact James Brooks at 770-532-9727 for more information.

October 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Food stamp applications will be available online

Those applying for food stamp benefits will be able to do so online starting next month, a spokesperson for the Department of Human Resources said.

October 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Moonshine festival celebrating town's racing roots enters 41st year

Families and NASCAR fans from across North Georgia traveled to Dawsonville on Saturday for the 41st annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 29, 2008 | Megan Gill | Local


New assessor nominated to Hall tax board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners nominated a fifth member to the board of tax assessors at its meeting Thursday.

October 28, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall GOP unveils new headquarters

Local officials, state representatives and conservative voters turned out Tuesday night for the grand opening of the Hall County Republican Party's headquarters in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Renovations moving along

Work has been underway since January on the conversion of the old Sam's Club building on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 in Oakwood into Northeast Georgia Health System's corporate support service center. The building is being renovated to make it more conducive to office functions. According to Hall County records, the building's size is 107,826 square feet with a 2,072-square-foot "service repair garage." The building was built in 1992. A furniture store and flea market previously occupied the old Sam's building.

August 26, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Eyes on the Road: US 129 traffic to shift

Beginning Sept. 3, traffic on U.S. 129/Ga. 11 in Cleveland will be shifted west from O'Reilly Auto Parts to the Dollar General, opening a continuous turn lane from the O'Reilly store to Hope Drive.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hearing leaves Gainesville's Rogers wary of Common Core standards

LAWRENCEVILLE - State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, spent Monday hearing from educators and members of the public on Common Core education standards, part of what he says is a long learning process on how the standards are working for Georgia schools.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


South Hall home badly damaged in fire

One person escaped injury as a South Hall County home was seriously damaged in a fire Tuesday morning, according to Hall County Fire Services.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former president Jimmy Carter inspires Brenau students

The first assignment for freshmen at Brenau University this year included a rare opportunity - getting to meet with former President Jimmy Carter.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Judge mulling sanctions in Ga. ethics trial

August 26, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


No one qualifies yet for vacant Town Council seat

There are no candidates yet for Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man charged with manufacturing marijuana, intent to distribute

A Gainesville man was arrested Monday in connection with manufacturing marijuana and possession of the drug with the intent to distribute.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


All 4 suspects in custody after rocks thrown at cars

All four men suspected of throwing rocks on cars driving on Interstate 985 last week have been arrested, according to Hall County Courthouse records.

August 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall shuffles its calendar

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has canceled its 6 p.m. Thursday voting session. Its work session typically held at 3 p.m. Monday also was canceled.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Tennis courts reopen to serve public

Freshly painted lines and resurfaced tennis courts are now open to the public in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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