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Lottery sales keep rising, but the recession keeps them in check

Anticipation may be high for tonight's drawing of the multistate Mega Millions lottery, with a jackpot that has grown to $171 million.

February 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Narcotics officer hurt in undercover drug operation

Two people are facing drug charges Thursday night after a Gainesville undercover operation that sent one narcotics officer to the hospital with superficial injuries.

February 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue condemns firing of DOT chief

The State Transportation Board voted Thursday to fire Commissioner Gena Evans, citing a need for change at the top.

February 27, 2009 | Board votes 9-3 to oust Gena Evans | Local


New arrest made in BB gun vandalism

A third person has been arrested in connection with an early-morning BB gun shooting spree that left nearly 40 cars damaged.

February 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group puts focus on joys of wedlock

Matrimony, proponents say, does more than a couple good.

February 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drivers services to extend hours starting next week

The folks at the Department of Driver Services have noticed something about their customers: They don't like spending much time waiting to get their license.

February 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


County board discusses recycling

The Hall County Board of Commissioners talked a lot of trash at its board meeting Thursday.

February 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Judge issues injunction in tax preparer lawsuit

A tax-season tussle between a Gainesville income tax preparation office and the biggest company in the business prompted a judge to order the local company to keep its hands and pencils off the W2s of H&R Block's customers.

February 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council debate: Promote city or save?

Gainesville City Council members were faced today with the question of whether to invest in the future or save every penny to deal with current financial duress.

February 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hospital system’s phone numbers will change Sunday

Northeast Georgia Health System will change its phone numbers beginning Sunday.

February 27, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


New I-985 ramp opens from Mundy Mill Road

The entrance ramp to Interstate 985 north from Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood opened Thursday, two days ahead of schedule, Georgia Department of Transportation officials said.

February 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man killed in Ga. 365 wreck

A Lula man died in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday afternoon that left one lane of Ga. 365 closed for several hours.

February 27, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Lecturer delivers financial recovery wisdom

A retired French diplomat said the world economy is in need of treatment before the effects of the worldwide recession will begin to subside.

February 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Christians mark Ash Wednesday as start of Lent

Although not everyone knows exactly what it means to observe Lent, most people understand that most followers choose to give up something until the season is over.

February 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson Boys & Girls Clubs needs more space

The Boys & Girls Clubs in Jefferson probably is not like any other club that you've seen.

February 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Eyes on the Road: Green group says transit needs emphasis in new roads bill

City and county government officials statewide aren't the only ones upset about the General Assembly's proposed Transportation Funding Act of 2015.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Career coach helps boost area employment

With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, there wasn't a rush on the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's Workforce Development Career Coach as it opened its doors Tuesday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Power outage at 911 center during ice storm sparks concerns

For nearly 48 hours last week, Hall County's emergency 911 center relied on a generator to remain operational as a crippling ice storm brought down trees, knocked out power for tens of thousands of residents and made many residential streets impassable.

February 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students learn at home during snow days

While a dusting of snow kept teachers and students at home Tuesday, it didn't keep them from teaching and learning.

February 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State investigating 5-year-old's injury at Gainesville child care center

A Department of Early Care and Learning investigator spent Tuesday in Gainesville looking into allegations concerning a child's injury at a local child care provider.

February 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical marijuana bill passes key hurdle in state legislature

ATLANTA - A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down version.

February 24, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Railroad work in Flowery Branch should mean smoother ride for motorists

Work done on the railroad going through Flowery Branch should provide a smoother ride for vehicles and trains alike.

February 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Georgia braces for blast of heavy snow

Monday night brought the kind of winter storm Hall County residents wished had rolled through last week in place of crippling ice that knocked out power to tens of thousands.

February 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ice queen Elsa arrested as snowstorm bears down on Gainesville

Gainesville Police couldn't let it go any longer.

February 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Snow leaving some roads slick in North Hall

Some roads are slick this morning in Hall County following a dusting of snow.

February 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Power company, county still working at Laurel Park

Power companies worked feverishly last week to restore power to tens of thousands, but there was still work to be done Monday at Laurel Park in Gainesville.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Voting on sales tax underway

In the first day of early voting to decide the fate of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, 110 Hall County voters cast ballots, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee.

February 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood delays action on residential parking ordinance

A proposal to limit parking in the front of houses in Oakwood will get further study from the city's planning commission.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County, Gainesville City schools to make up lost class time creatively

After nearly a week of winter weather, Hall County and Gainesville schools will get creative to make up missed class time.

February 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Schools leaning toward becoming IE2 system

The Hall County Board of Education is considering giving its strongest schools a bit more flexibility.

February 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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