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Copper theft laws have mixed results

Philip Wilheit had heard the horror stories about copper thefts before he became a victim.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Snow chance? No way, forecasters say

Don't start planning your day playing in the snow just yet.

December 18, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Grand jury clears officers in minister shooting

A grand jury on Friday found that an officer-involved shooting in which a Lavonia minister was killed was justified.

December 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Shop with a Cop event provides gifts for children in need

Sure, police officers spend a lot of time fighting crime and keeping the community safe. But did you know they also can be excellent shoppers?

December 18, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jackson schools seek to steer funds to needs

JEFFERSON - Jackson County School System officials say they are working to better use state funds. The system plans to apply for three waivers to be approved by the state Department of Education, which would allow the system to use the funds where officials feels they are most needed.

December 18, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


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


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Hall school system settles prayer-in-school case

The Hall County School District will provide First Amendment training to its staff and its insurance carrier is negotiating the payment of legal fees to a group that sued the school system over the role of prayer and Christianity in

July 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police announce new deputy chief

The role of deputy chief at the Gainesville Police Department will soon be filled once again.

July 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Hall media specialist named region’s best of the year

A Hall County Schools media specialist was recently named the best in her field in this region of the state.

July 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville council members supporting local school drive

Families shopping for school supplies over the next month might consider picking up a box of pencils or extra notebook for a child in need.

July 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation recognizes couple for service

A local couple that has supported more than 30 nonprofit organizations throughout the years has been named the North Georgia Community Foundation's 2015 Philanthropists of the Year.

July 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Housing in ‘huge demand’

Inventory is short and competition is fierce for affordable rental housing in Hall County's urban cores, according to local real estate professionals.

July 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch to upgrade drainage along railroad line

A bit of a snafu in design plans for the Lights Ferry connector project actually ended up bringing some good luck to both Flowery Branch and Norfolk Southern.

July 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Seaplane pilots group wants right to land on Lanier

A group of area pilots is still pushing to get the Army Corps of Engineers' permission to land their seaplanes on Lake Lanier.

July 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall Sheriff’s Headquarters takes shape

Steel bars stretch upward into the sky and set the framework for the new Hall County Sheriff's Headquarters.

July 19, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


LGBT community looks to educate, break free from red tape after landmark ruling

Dianna and Cher Singleton of Flowery Branch married in 2012. Now, that union is recognized in Georgia.

July 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


CASA moving forward in the face of three losses

Instead of his usual yard work, retired Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff walked inside The Little House on Washington Street in Gainesville a month ago and started answering the phones for the Court-Appointed Special Advocates.

July 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State behavioral program serving Gainesville, Hall students under federal scrutiny

Each year, students with behavioral or psychological disabilities are sent from local public schools to the Futures Program.

July 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Faced with closure, salon finds new home next door

Punctuated by the snip-snip-snip of scissors, the dialogue between Pauline Skinner and Stylarama "operator" Sherry Armstrong touches on most every subject.

July 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Breast milk banks give moms natural option

Women all over the country buy and sell breast milk, but may not realize the inherent risks of doing so.

July 18, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville High Junior ROTC holds vigil for slain military members

With the nation mourning the loss of four Marines and one Navy officer who lost their lives in the attack on two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, Gainesville High School JROTC member Cadet Lt. Alexx Smith organized a vigil to support the community.

July 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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