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Jefferson students ring in the holidays with a sing-along

The last day of school before a break is always an exciting time for students, but the day is made even more special when there's a sing-along.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


John P. Kennedy named Lakeview's new headmaster

John Patrick Kennedy will become Lakeview Academy's sixth headmaster on July 1.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


RADAR: Track heavy rain in North Georgia

December 18, 2009 | | Local


10-year-old student reports on history

As seasoned reporters were herded behind the gate from which they would cover U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's speech Thursday in Dawsonville, 10-year-old Andrew Liang joined the ranks.

December 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


VP visit draws onlookers, a few critics

They weren't sure exactly when he would be passing by, but members of the Democratic Party of Dawson County were ready and waiting to greet U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Supporters say network will help North Georgia prosper, improve education

Forty years ago, business proprietors carefully gauged a location's access to water, sewer and electricity before setting up shop. Now they want all that plus high-speed Internet service.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Biden brings broadband plan to North Georgia

Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue Thursday - an effort to improve communication and attract industry in North Georgia.

December 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Speaker-to-be Ralston has North Georgia ties

The next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives drew raves after his election Thursday, with lawmakers saying he should quickly move past the scandals that rocked his predecessor.

December 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch Better Hometown leader stepping down

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dinah Wayne is stepping down Dec. 31 after nearly 10 years as head of Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program.

December 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville mulls Main Street program

Gainesville's City Council discussed ways to revamp the recently disbanded Main Street Gainesville organization at a council meeting Thursday.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library system cracking down on late fees

Make sure to turn in those overdue library books.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-police captain sentenced in gun case

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Jefferson police captain to a year in prison for having a gun while using crack cocaine, but declined to increase the sentence for a grenade found in the ex-officer's car.

December 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 die in head-on crash in South Hall

The driver's low blood sugar may have been a contributing factor in a head-on collision Thursday that killed two Flowery Branch residents, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

December 17, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Edie Rogers sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; erogers@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Vice President Biden announces money for high-speed Internet

UPDATE: Georgia's Republican Governor, Sonny Perdue, and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue this morning: an effort to improve communication - and attract industry - in North Georgia.

December 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State GOP plans to pick new House leaders today

Republicans in the Georgia House of Representatives are expected to meet at the state Capitol today to choose their leaders for the 2010 session.

December 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | 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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