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Gainesville, Hall at odds over jail contract

The Gainesville City Council is refuting comments made by Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver to The Times regarding an agreement for the city to purchase the old county jail on Main Street.

March 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


36 may not be offered contracts with Gainesville schools

Gainesville schools may not offer contracts to 24 part-time employees and 12 noncertified teachers for the 2009-10 school year.

March 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County school system may cut salaries

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield informed system employees Friday they should brace for an estimated 2 percent to 3 percent salary cut next year because of state revenue shortfalls.

March 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville schools opt out of TAD deal with city

Despite Gainesville officials' prodding, the city school board signed a resolution Friday stating it will not be able to contribute taxpayer funds to a proposed tax allocation district due to the economic recession and dwindling state education funds.

March 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Covington and Winder bid farewell to their troops

Rainy weather couldn't dampen the spirits of family members, friends and well-wishers who turned out Friday to say goodbye to members of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade.

March 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


WWII vet Autry honored for work in poultry industry

In his years as a USDA poultry inspector, Asa Autry was a circuit rider.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hundreds seek summer jobs at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

BUFORD - A steady drizzle was not enough to keep hundreds of applicants away from a summer job fair Friday at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Local students chosen for Honors Program event

Several local students have been invited to participate in the Governor's Honors Program at Valdosta State University on June 14 through July 25.

March 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Earth Hour: Lights out to conserve energy

Tonight, millions of people worldwide will turn off their lights for an hour, to demonstrate their commitment to energy efficiency.

March 27, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall’s STAR student advances to state banquet

Hall County STAR student Matthew Olson will advance to the state STAR student banquet on April 22 in Atlanta.

March 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


More than two inches of rain has fallen; more on the way

More than two inches of rain has fallen on Northeast Georgia since Wednesday, and the heaviest rainfall still may be a day away.

March 27, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


COMING SUNDAY: Our annual Progress edition

On Sunday, we celebrate the region's can-do spirit that's working hard through these tough times to position Northeast Georgia for continued success during the next wave of prosperity.

In a six-section special report, The Times takes a look at where we are and where we're headed in our annual Progress edition. We've got special coverage in six key areas: Education & Government, Health & Safety, Business & Industry, Sports & Leisure, Arts & Community and Poultry.

March 27, 2009 | | Local


Secretary of State Handel files to run for governor

Secretary of State Karen Handel has filed the official paperwork to raise money in a bid for governor in 2010.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


County: Gainesville officials let jail offer lapse

Hall County officials say Gainesville City Council members who are unhappy about a private prison company's long-term plans for the old county jail were given a chance to buy the property in a formal contract but never followed through.

March 27, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Journey of faith leads to mountain college

Southern Baptist leaders flocked to Truett-McConnell College to celebrate the inauguration of the Cleveland college's eighth president.

March 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Escaped Jackson County inmate back in custody

A statewide lookout ended around 8 p.m. Thursday for an inmate from Jackson County who escaped from a work crew.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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