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Georgia prisons ordered to kick smoking habit

The smokers among Georgia's nearly 60,000 prison inmates will soon have to snuff out their cigarette butts for good.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Recalling sit-ins for justice, 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, four students from North Carolina Agricultural and State University entered a Woolworth's store and approached the lunch counter.

January 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students meet for a purpose

JEFFERSON - Although they have fun getting together with their friends, members of the Jefferson Academy Mighty Dragons club know that they are meeting for a greater purpose than socializing.

January 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sky’s the limit for library database

Hall County Library Director Adrian Mixson said the system holds one of the best kept secrets around.

January 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Martin Luther King tribute helps kids identify with the past

Youngsters were ready to dance, speak and even mime in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School in Gainesville.

January 17, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Colleges survey Forsyth Co. residents for insight on higher education

Is there a college campus in Forsyth County's future?

January 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


East Hall woman dies in car crash

An East Hall woman died Sunday in a vehicle crash on Oconee Circle off Old Cornelia Highway.

January 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall firefighters battle overnight blazes in South Hall

A late Saturday fire that destroyed a South Hall mobile home appears to have been accidental.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


When giving to help Haiti, be sure to check your charity of choice

As an outpouring of sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti turns to a flood of donations to charities and outreach organizations, the North Georgia Community Foundation has pledged to research those agencies for local residents who want to help.

January 17, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


House fires shed light on overcrowding issues

When Hall County firefighters showed up to a predawn house fire at a single-story brick and wood frame home in the Chicopee Village earlier this month, they expected a family of four or five people at most would be living there.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


What happens when a student has no place like home?

In the still of the night, Anthony Davis often finds himself staring at the ceiling of his family's temporary apartment at the Salvation Army in Gainesville.

January 16, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Town council makes plans to ease traffic at Duncan Corners

The Braselton Town Council has begun plans to turn a closed portion of Friendship Road into a private road with the hopes of easing congestion at a five-way intersection.

January 16, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Smithgall Woods hosts beekeeping course

Bees come in different shapes and sizes. They also come in honey and bumble.

January 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Study shows fragile tree coverage in Jefferson

The results are in, and although Jefferson's tree canopy is greater than that of many other cities, that could change with the removal of just one tree.

January 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County wants a cut of lake home rentals

Hall County officials are discussing changing the law to allow short-term rentals for homes on Lake Lanier, something Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson said will be a "game changer" for tourism in Hall County.

January 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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ADA Tour comes to Brenau Downtown Center on Friday

The Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy Tour will make its second visit to Gainesville from noon to 3 p.m. Friday with exhibits on display at Brenau University's Downtown Center at 301 Main St. SW.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




FBI nabs gang murders suspect in South Hall

A suspected MS-13 gang member was arrested Tuesday in Flowery Branch in connection with the 2011 execution-style deaths of two brothers in New York.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Historic building renovations progressing at Gym of '36

No matter how much his business grows, regardless of how rapidly his mortgage banking company expands, Wes Hunt's past and present will always be inextricably linked.

May 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Georgia science, social studies standards up for revision

To be literate in science and social studies, students need the most accurate, updated education possible.

May 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County welcomes businesses to discuss bid process

It's been a struggle for Hall County to drum up competition for its goods, services and capital improvement needs over the last year, and the result could be costly for taxpayers.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation Hosts Philanthropy at its Best on June 2

North Georgia Community Foundation is hosting Philanthropy at its Best, an opportunity to learn how the foundation can be a charitable giving resource for professional advisors and their clients.

May 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local business owner announces candidacy for Gainesville City Council

Gainesville resident Zack Thompson announced Wednesday that he will run against incumbent Bob Hamrick for the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council this fall.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Accused in taxi cab slaying file for judge recusal, separate trials

Five people indicted in the death of a Taxi El Palmar driver filed motions recently related to a new judge presiding over the case and to have separate trials.

May 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen driver sentenced in crash that killed North Forsyth student

The teenage driver in a single-vehicle wreck that killed a rising North Forsyth High School senior last June faces five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide.

May 20, 2015 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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