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Gainesville crime rate fell in 2008

Amid the daily barrage of gloomy economic reports, a ray of sunshine emerged this week: Crime in Gainesville was down in 2008.

January 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


ITBS test scores go up in Hall County

In a test taken around the country, Hall County scores showed improvement over last year, especially on the math portion of the test.

January 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Family still down on the farm since 1792

JEFFERSON -- Not many people can look out of a window of their home and observe more than 100 years of their family's history.

January 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Captains' meeting scheduled for Greater Hall chamber’s ‘Get Fit’ run/walk campaign

Though it's still three months away, preparations have already begun for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's second annual Get Fit Stay Fit 5K Corporate Challenge Run/Walk.

January 10, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Early intervention is key to helping autistic children

In the past few years, autism has become one of the most talked about disorders.

January 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cagle raises $1.5 million to run for governor

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle received significant support from Gainesville and Northeast Georgia in his first financial disclosure on his bid for governor in 2010.

January 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Judge's ruling will keep Deal on death penalty case

A Hall County judge will continue to preside over a death penalty case in which the defendant's lawyers wanted him removed.

Superior Court Judge Jason Deal, however, must recuse himself from any court proceedings that address the mental competency to stand trial of Allan Robert Dickie, a judge has ruled.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two arrested following marijuana sting

Two men who thought they were buying 20 pounds of marijuana instead ended up in jail Thursday, officials said Friday.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chestatee grad, guardsman saw Iraqi detainees change their views during his tour of duty

When Jon McClelland was growing up in Gainesville, he would play "army" and think to himself that once he grew up, he would be a real army man.

January 09, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Teen’s death probe awaits toxicology test results

HOSCHTON - The investigation surrounding how 14-year-old Brittane Nichole Brown died last month still is pending, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

January 09, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Class size waiver won't affect Gainesville, Hall schools much

Georgia public schools can add two more students to most elementary and middle school classes under a measure passed Thursday by the state school board.

January 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Engineer's tests: Newtown residents could use ear protection

The industrial noise in Gainesville's Newtown community can be so loud that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would require ear protection.

January 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hit-and-run case leads to chase and arrest

Three people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, and a man was in police custody following a hit-and-run during the late afternoon rush hour Thursday on Old Oakwood Road.

January 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Long-sought burglary suspect now in Hall jail

One of Hall County's most wanted was arrested at a Commerce motel Wednesday night after more than a year on the run, authorities said.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to discuss sewer issue

Flowery Branch officials have called a City Council meeting for Wednesday to discuss and possibly vote on an ordinance concerning sewer reservations.

The meeting is set for 3 p.m. at City Hall, 5517 Main St.

January 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Growth could max out Gainesville High School

As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A new home for the law in South Hall

With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.

November 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Give thanks and food during the holidays

November 15, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


NASA director visits Chestnut Mountain

Children bounced on their knees and shot their hands into the air, hoping the NASA scientist would call on them.

November 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Sen. Butch Miller cited by Association County Commissioners of Georgia

Sen. Butch Miller was honored Wednesday by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for his efforts this year to improve policy that affects county operations and infrastructure.

November 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lobbying group lays out legislative priorities for counties

In late October, the Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting with local government officials.

November 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


N. Ga. men convicted in terror plot sentenced to 10 years

November 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


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