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Retired teachers praise decision

ATLANTA - More than 300,000 active and retired educators across the state heaved a collective sigh of relief Wednesday after the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia board of trustees voted to keep retired educators' guaranteed semi-annual cost-of-living adjustments intact.

November 23, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Group announces dates for heating program

The Georgia Department of Human Resources will help pay heating costs for natural gas, electricity, heating oil or liquid propane. One-time payments will be made by checks issued to the home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households.

November 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Traffic signal project may ease driving woes

Navigating Jesse Jewell Parkway or Browns Bridge Road can test the patience of any motorist, especially during rush hour and other busy times of the day.

November 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge nixes new trial for ex-fiance

A judge refused to grant a new trial Wednesday in the much-publicized case of the jilted bride.

November 23, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Marijuana grower faces life sentence

A Blairsville man faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole for growing marijuana on National Forest land.

Andrew N. Cox, 45, was convicted by a jury in U.S. District Court in Gainesville this week on charges of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana and attempting to manufacture marijuana, officials said.

November 23, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal: GOP in opposition mode

The 110th Congress appears headed toward a partisan close, with Senate Democrats backing legislation that would direct some of the money in the $700 billion Wall Street bailout to the auto industry, and the White House and Republicans saying help for automakers should not come from the rescue plan.

November 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cleveland volunteers renovate building for free clinic

For months, a storefront on Cleveland's downtown square has had its doors painted with the message, "Coming soon: White County free clinic."

November 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Pioneering Camp Fire Girls leader Martha Hope dies

Martha Hope, who devoted much of her life to programs for girls of Northeast Georgia, has died following a period of declining health.

November 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


First woman to serve on Jefferson City Council dies

JEFFERSON - The first woman to serve on the Jefferson City Council passed away Monday.

November 22, 2008 | | Local


GBI investigates Jackson County inmate’s death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department are both still investigating the hanging death of a Winder resident who died seven hours after being transported to the Jackson County Jail.

November 22, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ninth District Opportunity Inc. announces dates for 2009 Heating Program

The Georgia Department of Human Resources will help pay heating costs for natural gas, electricity, heating oil or liquid propane. One time payments will be made by checks issued to the home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households.

November 22, 2008 | | Local


Some residents say annexation is just a bailout for Gainesville

Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras tried to assure about 80 affected property owners Monday that a proposed annexation of their properties will eliminate confusion when it comes to emergency calls.

November 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville schools low on cash, might extend tax note to keep paying bills

The Gainesville school board is considering extending its current tax anticipation note because the school system has collected only 26.3 percent of expected revenues so far this year.

November 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Plans for mixed-retail development head to Oakwood City Council

OAKWOOD - The Oakwood Planning Commission gave its OK Monday night to rezonings and annexations for a proposed mixed-retail development that may someday feature a big-box anchor and high-rise hotel.

November 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Municipal Association worries about trauma care, taxes

COMMERCE - With the start of the 2009 legislative session just around the corner, Georgia Municipal Association officers are warning local officials to keep a watchful eye on state legislation.

November 22, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Class Notes: Animal Shelter puppies provide stress relief to Brenau students

While Brenau University students spent the last week in final exams, the Hall County Animal Shelter provided them with some on-campus stress relief.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2-year-old hit by car, killed in East Hall

A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday and a teen charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the incident, according to authorities.

April 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets clean sweep

The Great American Cleanup has swept through Hall County.

April 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Two people killed in South Hall wreck

Two people died and one person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck in South Hall County late Saturday.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deportation leaves Hall County teens without parents

From the outside, this home in East Hall looks like any other.

April 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grieving father moving on to other troubled bridges

One of the White County sheriff's deputies who tried to talk Shannon Hamilton out of interfering with government property at his daughter's wreck site also had a couple of pointed questions for the grieving father.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia colleges aim to prevent sexual abuse on campus

One in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted, harassed or abused while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ride-share firms refuse to require driver fingerprints

April 25, 2015 | By Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


Law enforcement boat repairs add up during long season

During monthly training, three Hall County Fire Services firefighters and paramedics try to maneuver around in an inflatable Zodiac boat.

April 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Muddy Duck Dash fundraider draws big crowd to UNG Gainesville campus

More than 1,000 people showed up to run through a muddy course carrying a rubber duck Saturday.

April 25, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Rain can’t ruffle feathers at Spring Chicken Festival

A little rain may stop a parade, but it won't keep Gainesville residents from their chicken.

April 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Plans show Lake Lanier venue change

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue is one of Northeast Georgia's biggest assets, and right now it needs a little love.

April 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Butterfly release honors crime victims, families and advocates

To honor victims of crimes, dozens of butterflies were released at a ceremony Friday morning at the Hall County Courthouse.

April 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Habitat for Humanity dedicates 50th home

"Thank you," said Maxine Harvey, tears welling in her eyes as she stood on the front porch of her new home on Desota Street in Gainesville on Friday afternoon.

April 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


National expert discusses financial challenges in higher education

Student loan debt has exceeded credit card debt in this country.

April 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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