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Falcons’ Hartsock marks Dr. Seuss' birthday by reading to Jones classes

Although Stephanie Chavez has read Dr. Seuss' "Fox in Socks" before, she didn't mind hearing it again Friday because a special guest was reading it to her second-grade class.

February 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County summer school changes will save $1 million

Hall County students who fail the state's standardized test this year won't have to give up days on the lake to retake the test in summer school this June.

February 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rep. Deal: Energy bills ‘bad news’ for Southeast

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal said energy-related bills now working their way through Congress could be bad news to industry in the Southeast.

February 28, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


New credit union gets a strong welcome

The president and chief executive of the newest credit union in Hall County said the financial business already has exceeded its first year projection for new accounts in just three months.

February 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Braselton to crack down on business license fees

HOSCHTON - From the restaurants and shops in City Square to the residents making and selling wares out of their homes, all businesses in Hoschton need a business license to operate in the city limits.

February 27, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cumming bomb scare turns out to be just a toolbox

A three-block area of downtown Cumming was cleared for a couple hours Thursday morning as authorities examined a suspicious toolbox.

February 27, 2009 | | Local


Lottery sales keep rising, but the recession keeps them in check

Anticipation may be high for tonight's drawing of the multistate Mega Millions lottery, with a jackpot that has grown to $171 million.

February 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Narcotics officer hurt in undercover drug operation

Two people are facing drug charges Thursday night after a Gainesville undercover operation that sent one narcotics officer to the hospital with superficial injuries.

February 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue condemns firing of DOT chief

The State Transportation Board voted Thursday to fire Commissioner Gena Evans, citing a need for change at the top.

February 27, 2009 | Board votes 9-3 to oust Gena Evans | Local


New arrest made in BB gun vandalism

A third person has been arrested in connection with an early-morning BB gun shooting spree that left nearly 40 cars damaged.

February 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group puts focus on joys of wedlock

Matrimony, proponents say, does more than a couple good.

February 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drivers services to extend hours starting next week

The folks at the Department of Driver Services have noticed something about their customers: They don't like spending much time waiting to get their license.

February 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


County board discusses recycling

The Hall County Board of Commissioners talked a lot of trash at its board meeting Thursday.

February 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Judge issues injunction in tax preparer lawsuit

A tax-season tussle between a Gainesville income tax preparation office and the biggest company in the business prompted a judge to order the local company to keep its hands and pencils off the W2s of H&R Block's customers.

February 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council debate: Promote city or save?

Gainesville City Council members were faced today with the question of whether to invest in the future or save every penny to deal with current financial duress.

February 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


More than 500 express interest in Hall's Early College program

Plans for Hall County's Early College @ Jones are moving quickly. More than 530 high school students expressed an interest in the program, and formal ...

February 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Wrenched Bicycles moves to larger, more visible location

The old Wrenched Bicycles shop was tucked into a small, quaint building on Bradford Street, just off the downtown square.

February 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch hosts annual Black History Month program

Speakers encouraged students to be a part of the change they hope to see in a Black History Month program Thursday at Flowery Branch High.

February 04, 2016 | BY AMY MCDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Buy Local Expo showcases more than 60 local businesses

Officials with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Thursday's Buy Local Safe & Green Expo went well, bringing in more than 300 at the ...

February 04, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood-based Wayne Farms laying off 500 at Mississippi plant

LAUREL, Miss. - An Oakwood-based poultry company says its Laurel, Miss., plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end ...

February 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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