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Jefferson breaks ground on parking lot expansion

JEFFERSON - City of Jefferson officials have planned a special construction project for the civic center on Kissam Street.

November 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Experts can help fix your family’s Thanksgiving meal

Dreaming about roasted turkey and dressing and sweet potato casserole but have no time - or maybe no culinary talent - for pulling a Thanksgiving feast together on your own?

November 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall juniors score well on writing tests

Hall County's juniors surpassed state and regional results on the writing portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests and a local educator says it is because of a commitment to teaching students how to communicate.

November 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Brenau radio begins streaming online

With technology constantly changing, it is hard for some people to keep up in this "streaming online" world.

November 22, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jefferson Police seeks certification

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Police Department is looking to join the ranks of dozens of other departments statewide by regaining its certification through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

November 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


All’s well so far for Gainesville-based Guard unit

Morale is high and everybody in Gainesville-based Charlie Company "is doing a good job" in Afghanistan, said the group's commander, Capt. Jeff Moran, on Sunday at the National Guard Armory on Alta Vista Road.

November 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


U.S. Census Bureau is hiring

The U.S. Census Bureau needs some help and instead of asking for volunteers, the department is looking to hire a few thousand Americans.

November 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sawnee customers can track energy use

Sawnee EMC has launched a new Web site that allows customers to track their daily energy use over the previous 30 days and other information.

November 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DOT engineer working the kind of job he envisioned

Matt Needham is a triathlete and scuba diver, so being lowered 75 feet into a dark hole should be a cinch, right?

November 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pooches show off their stuff in agility trials

Their owners may have been a little subdued by the cold, rainy weather Sunday, but the dogs competing in agility trials at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center were raring to go.

November 22, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hospital drives economic growth

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's explosive growth in recent years has not just added jobs, it has made the hospital one of the central economic engines of the region, according to a recent independent report.

November 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged after standoff with police

Gainesville police charged a man with false imprisonment and two counts of aggravated sodomy after a lengthy overnight standoff at Orchard Brook Apartments.

November 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Returning hero surprised with a sweet ride

The jaw-dropped expression of Army Spc. Devin Carey said it all.

November 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Special-needs school program faces cuts

Violent outbursts, an inability to self-regulate or feelings of disorientation in a school of hundreds of kids can lead a special-needs student to a Georgia Network for Education and Therapeutic Support school.

November 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bilingual ballots may be coming to Hall

Though decisions by the Hall County Board of Commissioners usually have lasting impact, a recent request to provide election materials only in English could become a moot point as early as next year.

November 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Case moves forward for man accused of shooting at police

The case against an Oakwood man accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun in the direction of Oakwood Police moved on to Superior Court on Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Another blast of winter may be headed our way

Whether you've recovered from your latest bout with winter weather or not, brace yourself: More may be on the way.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trees took a hit after ice, wind during the week

It's been a tough week for all of North Georgia.

February 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Many local events rescheduled due to ice storm

  • The University of North Georgia's College Goal Georgia event, originally set for Thursday at the Cumming campus, has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. March 5. The free event helps college-bound students and their parents complete forms required to apply for federal financial aid. The campus is located at 300 Aquatic Circle in Cumming.

February 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Three entrepreneurs inducted into the Business Hall of Fame

Three local entrepreneurs were inducted into the 2015 Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame at a banquet Thursday at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

February 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Folks in Hall County struggling to find places to stay warm overnight

For once, it's OK to sleep in church.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dozens of South Hall County residents attend Spout Springs Road meeting

South Hall residents Frank and Judy Margavio don't live on Spout Springs Road but sure drive it enough.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council approves sewer amendment with Buford

An amendment to an agreement between Flowery Branch and Buford exchanges two sewer service areas between the cities.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Proposed tax would help Flowery Branch redevelopment

A visit to downtown Flowery Branch will often provide a view of a city employee crossing Main Street, going from one government office to another on opposite sides of the street.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula City Council OKs June election to fill Vicky Chambers' seat

Lula officials approved a special election June 16 to replace late Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia House passes bill to change age of kindergarten eligibility

ATLANTA - A bill to raise the age children must reach before entering kindergarten in Georgia passed the state House on Thursday but appears to face an uncertain future in the Senate.

February 19, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Play It Again Sports to close in March

After 23 years in business, Pat Ghastin is ready to retire.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Prayer lawsuit moves ahead

The parties in the Chestatee High School prayer lawsuit filed their initial disclosures last week in terms of potential witnesses and discoverable information.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials give tips for staying warm, protecting home during freeze

Harsh winds and freezing temperatures have been a growing concern for Hall County officials since the storm began Monday evening.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flurries will give way to wind chills near zero tonight

Snow flurries fell throughout Northeast Georgia on Wednesday, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in overnight.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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