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Lower tax collections, higher foreclosures haunt budgets

In 2009, the economy was on everyone's mind.

January 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gospel groups make a joyful noise at Mountains Center

Local residents and visitors braved the cold Saturday night to attend the 29th annual T&T New Year's Gospel Singing at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Feeling stressed lately? You're not alone

The economic downturn has done more than affect home sales, jobs and spending habits - it has also impacted stress levels.

January 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson EMC donations help local nonprofits

The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by donations from the cooperative's members through Operation Round Up, has awarded more than $28,000 in grants to four local organizations.

January 01, 2010 | | Local


How to lose the weight - but not the beer

BRASELTON - Losing weight while still regularly consuming beer might seem an unlikely concoction.

January 01, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Weather delaying new safety facilities

The new headquarters for the Georgia State Patrol Post 6 on Cleveland Highway is nearly complete. Now if it would only stop raining so much, troopers could start using it.

January 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 Hall business giants among key figures remembered fondly

Several key figures in Hall County history died in 2009, including two of the area's most influential businessmen who helped build the community into what it is today.

January 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Soggy ’09 gives way to bone-chilling ’10

The old year ended rainy and cold for most in North Georgia, fitting for a 2009 that was among the wettest on record throughout northern Georgia.

January 01, 2010 | Keith Albertson | Local


First-time parents greet first local baby of 2010

Allison Nicole Linares is Northeast Georgia Medical Center's first baby of the new decade.

January 01, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Polar Bear Swim draws 97 jumpers into frigid Lake Lanier

Nearly 100 local daredevils started 2010 with an icy splash into Lake Lanier.

January 01, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


In a new year, animals look for new homes

The month of free pet adoptions has ended, and the new Hall County Animal Shelter is ready to return to regular business for its first full year of operation.

December 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New law aims to slow 'super speeders'

Starting today, Georgia's worst lead foots will have to dig deeper into their wallets if they get caught speeding.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


After months of negotiations, Jefferson back to square 1

JEFFERSON - After months of debating, voting and trying to reach a decision, the city of Jefferson is right where it started in regards to a rental property located at 55 College St.

December 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids ring in the new year at noon

It's the first day of a new decade, but not a soul shorter than 4 feet tall cared much Thursday at the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

December 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Winter weather keeps the DOT busy overnight

The dusting of snow and sleet that fell overnight across Northeast Georgia kept crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation busy, but caused no real problems in the region.

December 31, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


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Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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