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Workshops focus on veterans’ health benefits

A Gainesville estate planning attorney has found that many people visiting his office or attending workshops he has held on asset protection are veterans.

February 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Seventh-grader will join others at district spelling bee

JEFFERSON - Daniel Kimmel has made it to the big show.

February 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Starboard Cove relocating slips

FLOWERY BRANCH - From the top of Flowery Branch City Park off Mitchell Street, visitors may have seen the heavy equipment moving in the distance at Starboard Cove Marina.

February 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Healthy Monday: Experts say buying vitamins may not be money well spent

Does good health come in the form of a pill? A growing body of research suggests otherwise.

February 16, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


A soldier’s life, version 2.0

He set foot back on U.S soil about a month ago, but Doug Collins admits he is still adjusting to life outside the military.

February 15, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


SPLOST: The Vote

Get out and vote

February 15, 2009 | | Local


The last SPLOST: Where did all the money go?

Over the years, SPLOST revenues have stacked up in the form of wider roads and new community centers for county residents. Here's a look at projects funded by previous SPLOST:

February 15, 2009 | | Local


Major projects: Where will the money from SPLOST VI go?

If approved, SPLOST VI would start when the current SPLOST V ends, June 30. It will be collected through June 2015. Of the $240 million that would be raised in SPLOST VI, more than $195 million will be spent on county projects. Here's a breakdown of some of the major county projects and how much they will cost.

February 15, 2009 | | Local


What is SPLOST?

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax is a 1 percent tax Hall County has used to fund construction projects and land and equipment purchases since state law made it possible in 1985.

February 15, 2009 | | Local


Schools pull plug on excess energy use

Rising energy costs coupled with lagging revenues have local schools going green to save green.

February 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Voters to decide on extending SPLOST for big-ticket needs

Early voting for SPLOST VI, a six-year tax to fund capital projects, begins Tuesday, and Hall County officials hope voters approve another round of the 1-cent sales tax.

February 15, 2009 | BY ASHLEY FIELDING and MELISSA WEINMAN | Local


Church program seeks to help girls combat low self-esteem

HOSCHTON - Peer pressure to look and act a certain way can make middle and high school a tough time for girls. Sometimes this pressure even causes them to suffer from low self-esteem and other identity crises.

February 15, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Local community leaders come together for 'One Community'

A community isn't just a group of people who live close to each other, Rev. Stephen Samuel said during the first meeting of Gainesville's new "One Community Organization" Saturday at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

February 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former Kroger executive stocks Eagle Ranch’s shelves

Thanks to Paul Smith, the house parents at Eagle Ranch don't have to go much farther than their front door to get all the fixings for a healthy meal or nutritious snack.

February 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall officials seek to improve indigent defense system

Faced with a growing indigent defense bill where costs were once much lower, Hall County State Court officials want to improve how they provide lawyers for the poor in 2009.

February 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Oakwood Police Chief Randall Moon describes being under fire

In 30 years of law enforcement work, Oakwood Police Chief Randall Moon's closest call came last month.

March 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Supporters seek more allies for Friendship Road moniker

The fight to retain the Friendship Road name for a historic South Hall County thoroughfare is gaining momentum once again.

March 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins restarts caucus to address Corps of Engineers issues

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has restarted the Army Corps of Engineers Caucus in Congress in an effort "to increase accountability and transparency," spokesman Brendan Thomas said last week.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton to open April 1

It's official: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton will be open for business April 1.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcyclist killed in Friday night wreck

A motorcyclist was killed Friday night in a two-vehicle wreck at E.E. Butler Parkway and Monroe Drive in Gainesville.

March 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Where have all the voters gone? Local officials are puzzled

Voter turnout seems to have bottomed out in Hall County.

March 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


When law officers are under fire, time ticks by slowly

Joey Terrell felt like he was going in slow motion.

March 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County refocuses its future vision

Some items, such as high-speed rail, a downtown hotel/conference center and a "harbor town" mixed-use community off Lake Lanier, still seem futuristic.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


First Saturday of spring brings opening day for Little League in Gainesville

Gainesville's annual Little League parade is a traditional rite of spring, and just in time for the first Saturday of the season.

March 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville First United Methodist Church members gather for Great Day of Service

Nearly 500 people spent Saturday morning working on volunteer projects for Gainesville First United Methodist Church's Great Day of Service.

March 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Civil Air Patrol pilots practice high-flying photography in Gainesville exercise

March 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


One person suffers minor injury when train hits tractor-trailer near Gainesville airport

One person was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with minor injuries after a train struck a tractor trailer Friday night near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

March 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG catalog cover raises furor, viral debate over diversity

Two white men in black suits happily cross a finish line, while a woman in a pantsuit falls behind and a black man in a shirt and tie stumbles in last place.

March 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ga. Senate passes transportation bill, but at less than $1 billion funding goal

The Georgia Senate passed a transportation bill Friday afternoon that would generate somewhere near $800 million in funding for roads, bridges and other transportation projects.

March 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Suspected stalker shot, wounded outside South Hall home

A Dacula man was shot Friday morning after he is believed to have followed a woman back to her home on Maple Valley Drive in South Hall County, then entered into an altercation with her husband, authorities said.

March 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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