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Georgia jobless rate holds steady in March

ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate did not increase from one month to the next for the first time in 20 months.

April 16, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Tax day protests draw large crowds

Area conservatives rallied in Poultry Park on Wednesday with signs and American flags to participate in Gainesville's Tea Party.

April 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cagle’s spinal condition will require surgery, rest

Although Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has announced that he will be withdrawing from the 2010 governor's race due to a medical condition, he is expected to make a full recovery.

April 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Area residents react with shock, sadness to Cagle's decision

Casey Cagle's many supporters in Gainesville were saddened and surprised by his sudden departure from the governor's race Wednesday.

April 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Exit means others could get in the race

The fallout from Casey Cagle's departure from the governor's race may indirectly result in the biggest change in statewide constitutional officers in the recent history.

April 16, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville school board still questions TAD participation

The Gainesville Board of Education is still unsure whether it wants to contribute to a redevelopment district in the city.

April 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man charged with death of toddler

A Gainesville man who said his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter was hurt in a fall has been charged with murder.

April 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle bows out of governor's race

ATLANTA - A reluctant Casey Cagle walked away Wednesday from his dream of being the state's next governor.

April 16, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall serves up hospitality with visitors

ALTO - As a retired high school French teacher, Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras regularly peppers her conversations with a sprinkling of Francais.

April 16, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Busy weekend of events on tap

No need to sit in the house this weekend because several local agencies have planned lots of family fun activities for this Saturday.

April 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood plans green events for Saturday

Oakwood and Keep Hall Beautiful, with help from Gainesville, have scheduled a stream and roadside cleanup for Saturday.

April 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Woman receives five years for tax conspiracy

A Gainesville woman who used an alias and more than 30 fake business names to hide a man's taxable assets from the IRS was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison Wednesday.

April 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sentencing date is set for Spell

The man accused of perpetrating the biggest fraud in Hall County history will learn in 10 weeks how much time he will serve in prison.

April 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch OKs TAD financing for development

Flowery Branch City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to commit up to $135,000 in tax increments for demolition work already done in the Old Town Flowery Branch development led by Buford-based Hortman & Dobbs Developers.

April 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hires new assistant manager

Gainesville has a new assistant city manager.

April 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 killed in I-985 wreck in Gwinnett County

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 985.

October 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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