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Jefferson consignment sale all about good deals

JEFFERSON - As the mother of two, Rebekah McDowell knows how quickly children can outgrow their clothes and how expensive it can be to buy new ones.

February 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville police build database with new fingerprint system

The age-old forensic craft of fingerprint identification just got a 21st century upgrade in Gainesville.

February 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Some residents oppose development possibilities

Mike Baker moved nearly a year ago to Bell Drive in South Hall because of the surroundings.

February 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Refunds going out for vehicle tax overcharge

Georgia residents with January and February birthdays soon may receive a surprise gift.

February 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


House fire leads to minor injuries

Two people were treated for minor smoke inhalation Wednesday after escaping a fire that destroyed their house in North Hall.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Civil rights leader to speak at Brenau

In celebration of Black History Month, several Brenau University student organizations have joined to bring civil rights leader Diane Nash to the school's campus on Thursday.

February 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall sheriff's office IDs victim in Sunday night shooting

Authorities on Tuesday released the identity of a Snellville man shot to death in a remote North Hall park Sunday night but provided little additional information in the unsolved murder.

February 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lake group may cut back on goals with higher lake level and slipping donations

BUFORD - The future of 1071 Coalition, a Lake Lanier advocacy group, is unclear after the group releases its long-awaited economic impact study this spring.

February 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets life without parole in quadruple murder

Some questions surrounding the worst crime in the history of Hoschton likely will remain unanswered after a Jackson County man admitted in court to killing four people, including his two children.

February 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Center expands room, services in new location

The Children's Center for Hope and Healing has moved into a location that doubles its space.

February 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville council says ‘no’ to skateboarding downtown

Gainesville's elected officials took the first step Tuesday toward banning skateboarders from the city's public areas.

February 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teachers eager to learn, add new technology

The media center at Flowery Branch High School was somewhat of an alternate universe Tuesday afternoon.

February 16, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Clermont council will fight for library

The Clermont City Council decided Tuesday it was willing to take any action necessary to keep the North Hall library in Clermont.

February 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-youth pastor sentenced in child molestations

Saying a former Gainesville youth minister's breach of trust will have a lifelong impact on two young men, a judge sentenced the convicted child molester to 18 years in prison Tuesday.

February 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parking deck repaired

Hall County officials have reopened a portion of the county-owned parking deck in downtown Gainesville that had been closed for repairs.

February 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Coyote sightings in Gainesville raise rabies fears

Residents around Riverside Drive and Island Drive in Gainesville have reported sightings of a possible rabid coyote, an animal whose population is on the rise in North Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




House boat a total loss after morning fire

A large, unoccupied houseboat in Buford caught fire Friday morning after suspected electrical malfunctions, authorities said.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Bojangles' coming to Braselton

Braselton residents don't have to wait until opening day to get their first taste from the city's new Bojangles'.

June 25, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall approves mixed-use development, disbands Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a mixed-use development in South Hall near the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, as well as disbanding the Civil Service Board and changing business licensing fees.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local poultry producer withdraws IPO

Citing an unfavorable market, an Oakwood-based poultry producer has withdrawn its planned initial stock offering.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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