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DOT engineer working the kind of job he envisioned

Matt Needham is a triathlete and scuba diver, so being lowered 75 feet into a dark hole should be a cinch, right?

November 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pooches show off their stuff in agility trials

Their owners may have been a little subdued by the cold, rainy weather Sunday, but the dogs competing in agility trials at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center were raring to go.

November 22, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hospital drives economic growth

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's explosive growth in recent years has not just added jobs, it has made the hospital one of the central economic engines of the region, according to a recent independent report.

November 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged after standoff with police

Gainesville police charged a man with false imprisonment and two counts of aggravated sodomy after a lengthy overnight standoff at Orchard Brook Apartments.

November 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Returning hero surprised with a sweet ride

The jaw-dropped expression of Army Spc. Devin Carey said it all.

November 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Special-needs school program faces cuts

Violent outbursts, an inability to self-regulate or feelings of disorientation in a school of hundreds of kids can lead a special-needs student to a Georgia Network for Education and Therapeutic Support school.

November 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bilingual ballots may be coming to Hall

Though decisions by the Hall County Board of Commissioners usually have lasting impact, a recent request to provide election materials only in English could become a moot point as early as next year.

November 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Santa Claus makes his Christmas season debut at Lakeshore Mall

Six-year-old Madison Traxter is a little too bashful to state what she wants for Christmas out loud, but she will whisper it to her grandmother, Kerri Hanrahan.

November 21, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Veteran and author helps military personnel overseas get free books

JEFFERSON - Malcolm Campbell, a Jefferson author, is so excited about having people read his books that he is giving them away.

November 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Care Ministries serves area seniors a pre-Thanksgiving dinner

Care Ministries presented its second annual Pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday in honor of senior citizens at Church Street Manor Apartments.

November 21, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Plan to add workout gear at Meadows center still upsets gym owners, YMCA chief

Though it has been almost three weeks after Gainesville City Council members voted to approve the purchase of fitness equipment for the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center, those who oppose it are not backing away quietly.

November 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Toddler dies after shooting himself; father charged

A Gainesville toddler died Saturday after accidentally shooting himself with a gun he found. His father was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

November 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ledan Extension reopened

Hall County Road Maintenance announced Saturday that it has reopened the Ledan Extension to traffic.

November 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged with rape at Mall of Georgia

Gwinnett County police have arrested a man accused of raping a female acquaintance at the Mall of Georgia in Buford.

November 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau to start up publishing business

Brenau University has added a publishing arm to its media outlets and is releasing its first book this month.

November 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | 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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