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Congregation raises $3,000; pastor preaches from the roof

Jeff Yeary believes worshippers should enjoy themselves in the church.

August 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton to use bonds to pay for 6 downtown projects

BRASELTON - The Braselton Urban Redevelopment Authority voted last week to approve the issuance of bonds totaling $5 million to fund six planned projects in the downtown area.

August 16, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Healthy Monday: Some diabetics miss warning signs

Diabetes is a disease many are familiar with, but few recognize the symptoms in themselves.

August 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT plans to pave Jefferson’s MLK Drive

JEFFERSON - Driving along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jefferson is pretty much smooth sailing, until you hit the trouble zone.

August 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Special Olympian gets national recognition

Katy Wilson is many things - daughter, sister, friend and advocate to name a few. One thing she is not is a "retard."

August 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Experts speculate birth rate dropped due to recession

The poor economy didn't keep first-time dad Jerry Mays and wife Fe from having a baby Wednesday. They felt it was just time.

August 16, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Work in Honduras orphanage a family mission

A missionary's life can be tough enough overseas, just getting used to a new climate, strange foods and different routines.

August 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chances are, Ponzi schemer won't get maximum sentence

A grid of numbers on a sheet of paper will play a big part in how much time Wendell Spell serves in prison for the biggest fraud in Hall County history.

August 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Plans call for a cross-county connector

Motorists who have ever wondered how to quickly get from Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road to Ga. 365 - or vice versa - one day may have their answer.

August 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New commandant views Riverside as a 'special place'

Last week was a busy one for Riverside Military Academy's new commandant.

August 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Neighborhood residents yearn for change

Christine Hudson is tired of waiting to see the Black and Cooley drives community revitalized.

August 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson County leaders tackle finances at retreat

MAYSVILLE - The Jackson County government doesn't anticipate making any more cuts through the end of the calendar year, officials say, but the county may face some challenges with the 2010 budget.

August 15, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Student is ‘Learning to Lead’ with a passion to help

Christal Dimas is an accomplished leader, but she isn't content.

August 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall may switch regional alliance

When things aren't working out, sometimes it is best to try something different. At least that's Hall County's view.

August 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stimulus may pay for Hall County broadband network

Hall County is hoping to earn a federal grant to acquire its own broadband Internet system.

August 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | 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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