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Ruling lets sex offenders volunteer in churches

Georgia's 16,000-plus registered sex offenders can sing in church choirs, take up collection plates and help out in church kitchens, at least for now.

March 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson gets to upgrade its status

The city of Jefferson has recently been upgraded from a Better Hometown to a Main Street community by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

March 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Frances Meadows aquatic center's pools get new drains to comply with federal law

Having a hard time getting all wet at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center?

March 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville teacher contracts going out Thursday

After Thursday, most Gainesville school system teachers won't have to wonder anymore if they will have a job next school year. The system will be issuing 457 contracts on Thursday to system staff and educators. Despite that high figure, it may not include 24 part-time employees and 12 non-certified teachers who are expected to not have their contracts renewed for next school year.

March 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State parks might charge $5, not $3, per vehicle

Would you pay $5 to visit a Georgia state park?

March 31, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville State College needs funds to keep up with growth

Following the legislature's restoration of $6.2 million in construction funds for a new academic building at Gainesville State College, the school's president justified the expenditure by citing staggering enrollment growth at a business breakfast Tuesday.

March 31, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Dogs from alleged ‘puppy mill’ still available for adoption

About 20 purebred dogs seized from an alleged Cumming "puppy mill" in early March were adopted Tuesday from the Humane Society of Hall County.

March 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fitness club manager charged with theft

An off-duty Gwinnett County police officer is credited with arresting a fitness club manager on theft charges.

March 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cagle says DOT should auction jet

ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Tuesday that Georgia should put one of its airplanes on the auction block, arguing the sale would bring in more than $1 million to help offset state budget woes.

March 31, 2009 | | Local




Arson suspect arrested again, faces DUI charge

CUMMING - A woman charged with burning her house down in what authorities say was an insurance scheme may soon lose her freedom following her most recent arrest.

March 31, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Barrage combines violins, vocals, dance to pack the house

World-renowned performance group Barrage wowed Gainesville residents with its unique mixture of violins, vocals and dance Monday evening.

March 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County teachers assured of minimum state pay next year

The Hall County school board unanimously approved the wording for nearly 2,000 teacher contracts that guarantee teachers' pay according to the state's minimum salary schedule but does not define the system's local salary supplement.

March 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Families keep the faith as Charlie Company deploys

Friends and family cheered as buses carrying more than 100 men of Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Army National Guard unit headed to Afghanistan, pulled away from the National Guard Armory on Monday morning.

March 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County judges pass on Regions lawsuit

The first word from the bench on a legal battle between Regions Financial Corp. and a Midtown Gainesville developer is an order declining to hear the lawsuit in which both city and county officials have an interest.

March 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County denies Publix request for tax refund

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Colleges seek to answer health industry needs

When new jobs come to Georgia, new workforce demands come with them.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ryan Casper replaces legend Walt Snelling as GHS announcer

Gainesville's Red Elephants will hear a new voice at tonight's football season home opener against Winder-Barrow.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Council to amend adult entertainment ordinance, refinance bonds

Gainesville City Council is prepared to amend its adult entertainment ordinance requiring businesses to post notice and advertise their intent to seek a license.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Green Warren Dental Clinic recognizes its founder

In 1997, Dr. Ed Burnette founded the Green Warren Dental Clinic, which provides free dental care for Hall County families without health insurance.

September 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Oakwood proposes 50 percent property tax hike in 2015

Oakwood is proposing to raise property taxes in 2015 by 50 percent.

September 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County changes employee health benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to implement changes to employee health care benefits in an effort to encourage workers to use the county's new pharmacy and clinic, set to open in January.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mobile home park stabbing victim ID’d, recovering

Police have identified the victim in a Gainesville mobile home park stabbing Aug. 30.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Children in stable condition after Gainesville car accident

Seven people were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Pearl Nix Parkway this afternoon, but all are stable and have been transported for nonemergency treatment, said Gainesville Fire Department public information officer Keith Smith.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The United Way of Hall County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday morning at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, boasting about $550,000 in donations already from 23 "pace setter" companies.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area emergency personnel gather to honor the fallen

Gainesville's police and fire departments will remember the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks this morning.

September 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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