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Hill, on his way to Jefferson police, reflects on 9 years in Hoschton

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Police Department lost a veteran officer Friday when police chief David Hill officially retired his badge and bid Hoschton farewell.After nine years as chief, Hill recently resigned to take a job as major of Police Services with the Jefferson Police Department.

May 17, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


LOST income surprises Jefferson

Although sales tax collections tend to fluctuate from month to month, recent revenue tallies have caught Jefferson officials off guard.

May 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville may be able to rehire school employees

This evening, the Gainesville school board will present its first draft of the upcoming fiscal year's budget, even as it awaits a final deficit figure.

May 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


To dive with a legend, Hall County man will head to the Dominican Republic

Peaceful, quiet and blue, very blue. Floating around under water is like visiting another world with strange inhabitants.

May 17, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall County group to advocate for mental health

A mental health advocacy group is starting to take root in Hall County, but it may have never found its way if not for a couple of retirees.

May 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kitchen Inspections for April 16-May 7

April 16

The Monkey Barrel

May 16, 2009 | | Local


Community garden group plants a seed

They've got an 8,000 square-foot plot of land and an even bigger dream.

May 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Burglary, financial woes can’t deter Maranatha's faith

When Rod Bell found out that Maranatha Christian Academy's small gray safe was missing early Monday morning, he thought it was a joke.

May 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Church’s permit request means ministry must move

BRASELTON - A ministry that helps homeless men will not have a home of its own after the Braselton Town Council approved a church's request to relocate.

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


Bikers deal women’s shelter a winning hand

Motorcyclists rode out in the mountains on a rainy Saturday collecting playing cards to help raise money to build a emergency shelter for women and children.

May 16, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Jefferson debates whether to sell property or spend thousands to fix it

After years of not receiving the proper TLC, a city-owned building is causing the Jefferson City Council to take a closer look at its finances.

May 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Thrills and bills: Duck Derby raises funds with lake fun

It was anybody's race with 10 feet to go.

May 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Storms in area may dampen weekend plans

Thunderstorms are expected to roll through North Georgia today and Sunday, bringing rain and win and perhaps thwarting weekend outdoor plans.

May 16, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jefferson says Jackson can’t rename road

The pavement and stripes of Sealey Road in Jefferson may be black and white, but determining ownership of the road is more of a gray area.

May 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students search for teen pregnancy solutions

When it comes to important decisions, adults usually talk to or about teens, but few involve them in the decision-making process.

May 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget.

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


University forum focuses on community-police relations

The key to preventing deaths like those of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is improving the relationship between police officers and the community they serve.

January 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Study: Hall County economy still not back to full strength after recession

Despite recent job growth across Georgia and the nation, Hall County has only recovered to prerecession levels in one of four key economic indicators, according to a new study released this week.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cyclist injured in Oakwood hit-and-run identified as homeless man

The cyclist hit by a car Tuesday on Mundy Mill Road at Fairbanks Drive in Oakwood has been identified by police.

January 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Widening of Ga. 20 in Forsyth, Gwinnett hits snag

January 15, 2015 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Local


Grand jury indicts Dawsonville man in slaying

January 15, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Winterville man hit by semitrailer in Chicopee Mill area

A pedestrian suffered broken bones Thursday afternoon after being hit by a semitrailer on Atlanta Highway in the Chicopee Mill area, authorities said.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police charge man with murder in Gainesville hotel slaying

The man Gainesville police were seeking in connection with a Jan. 10 homicide at Sun Suites Hotel now has been charged with murder in the case.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville fire department wants to expand recruit school

Difficulty finding qualified firefighters has prompted the Gainesville Fire Department to request expanding its recruit school.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Inmate accused of killing cellmate to undergo further mental evaluation

John Darrell Setchel, 24, of Dawsonville was indicted on Oct. 8 in the death of Ronald Sailers, 72, of Murrayville. Setchel is accused by authorities of slamming Sailers' head into the concrete floor repeatedly three days before the indictment.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Drones, robots key to Georgia's agriculture growth, experts say

In the next decade, the poultry industry in Georgia could include drones and robots performing tasks done today by human hands.

January 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal promises more funding for education, transportation, child welfare reform

Gov. Nathan Deal called on lawmakers to support substantial new funding for public education, transportation projects and child welfare reform in his State of the State speech Wednesday at the Capitol in Atlanta.

January 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Frank Norton Jr. urges North Georgia to push becoming 2nd-home market

North Georgia should strive to become a "second-home mecca" for affluent Atlantans seeking weekend escape, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. said during his annual Native Intelligence report Wednesday night at the Gainesville Civic Center.

January 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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