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This holiday weekend, focus is on the labor-less

With millions of Americans unemployed, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know anyone who has been laid off - if they themselves haven't recently lost a job.

"Labor Day 2009 arrives at a critical juncture in the economic history of the United States of America. The Great Recession has already claimed the jobs of 14 million American workers," said Michael Thurmond, Georgia Department of Labor commissioner. "Seismic economic forces are restructuring America's work force and the long-term effects will be pervasive and permanent."

September 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fair Street, Butler alums celebrate their beloved alma maters

Forty years ago this fall, the halls of Butler High School were strangely silent.

September 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Area schools ponder showing Obama’s speech

As controversy swirls over President Barack Obama's planned televised speech Tuesday to students across the nation, local school districts are deciding how to handle it.

September 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Keeping a close watch on sexual predators

No free man is as closely watched by Hall County authorities as Michael Eugene Cromer.

September 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Complete list of area qualifiers for municipal races in Northeast Georgia

The following are candidates for Northeast Georgia.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New Web site lends a voice to the US health care debate

With all of the debates centering around proposed health care reform, it's hard for some people to determine what's truth and what's fiction - especially if they can't read the bill.

September 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School board member faces qualification challenge

Longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons may not be on the school board election ballot this fall because of a new state anti-nepotism law.

September 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall’s star wrestler helps others get ‘Made’

Professional wrestler A.J. Styles had a busy morning planned, between appearances on two TV sets and a lineup of speaking engagements - all before lunch.

September 04, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Couple get prison in meth case

A man who operated a crude methamphetamine lab inside a mobile home a few feet from where toddlers slept was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday.

September 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall offices closed 2 days next week

The Labor Day holiday will have government offices throughout the area closed on Monday, but Hall County workers are taking an extra day off as well.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Will patrons heed call of football?

As the college football season ramps up, local business owners are counting on plenty of rambling and barking fans to ease their recession woes.

September 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Westfall named Clermont postmaster

Chuck Westfall was named postmaster of Clermont, effective Aug. 29.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in North Hall

A skunk found in the Pea Ridge area of North Hall has tested positive for rabies, according to Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control.

September 04, 2009 | | Local


Expect lots of traffic, heightened enforcement for Labor Day

Travel officials predict that Georgia's roads will be clogged with Labor Day holiday travelers, and area law enforcement agencies are preparing to handle the extra traffic.

September 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Parents convicted of manufacturing meth

A cramped South Hall trailer where three young children lived with their parents also was home to a toxic methamphetamine lab, a jury determined Thursday.

September 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Growth could max out Gainesville High School

As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A new home for the law in South Hall

With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.

November 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Give thanks and food during the holidays

November 15, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


NASA director visits Chestnut Mountain

Children bounced on their knees and shot their hands into the air, hoping the NASA scientist would call on them.

November 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Sen. Butch Miller cited by Association County Commissioners of Georgia

Sen. Butch Miller was honored Wednesday by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for his efforts this year to improve policy that affects county operations and infrastructure.

November 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lobbying group lays out legislative priorities for counties

In late October, the Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting with local government officials.

November 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


N. Ga. men convicted in terror plot sentenced to 10 years

November 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


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