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Flowery Branch city clerk found job via a winding path

FLOWERY BRANCH - When Melissa McCain's dream job in law enforcement turned out to be not so family friendly, she turned in another direction.

June 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adoptee helps donate 500 pairs of shoes to Colombian orphanage

BRASELTON - Three hundred children living in a Colombian orphanage will soon receive almost 500 pairs of shoes, thanks to the efforts of one Braselton resident.

June 07, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Doctor says foot care is key to keeping your summer fun

Most people remember sunscreen before heading out for a run in the sun, but be sure to take care of your feet, too.

June 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Win a house, $100K, and help children learn English at Catholic school

DAHLONEGA - Raffles featuring everything from cars to sports memorabilia are popular fundraisers, but an Atlanta-area school is raffling off a Dahlonega home valued at more than $500,000, plus $100,000 cash.

June 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Guards’ families unite for support

Shelby Garrett misses her big brother.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


NE Georgians on list as state Supreme Court candidates

ATLANTA - Four Northeast Georgians are among the 47 nominees being considered for an upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court of Georgia.

June 06, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Annual Relay for Life fundraiser draws 125 teams, $458K

Thanks to the efforts of 125 registered teams, the Hall County Relay for Life raised $458,378 for cancer research during the annual overnight walkathon that wrapped up Saturday morning.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


High-speed rail forum planned for Wednesday

It may seem like a futuristic concept to many, but Hall County officials are interested in seeing where high-speed passenger rail is in the state's sights.

June 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


School systems save money, staff by moving credit courses to the Web

For the most part, the days of traditional summer school are gone.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Teens now competing with laid-off adults to find work

Many parents are keeping their fingers crossed hoping their teenagers will peel themselves off the couch and find a job this summer.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s office dodges budget cuts

After making it through a tough year, Hall County is charged with the task of planning for the worst and hoping for the best.

June 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


D-Day remembered: 'We didn't know what we were getting into'

No flight over enemy targets was regarded as routine.

June 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Relay for Life is a walk to remember

BRASELTON - Hall County Relay for Life participants flocked to Road Atlanta on Friday night for the group's biggest event yet.

June 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Land deal brings an end to City Center lawsuit

Regions Financial Corp. and the developers of a high-rise hotel and office complex in Midtown Gainesville have ended a five-month-long lawsuit over access to the bank's property, an attorney for Regions confirmed Friday.

June 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County to get transit funds

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday that he has submitted the required "1511 Certification" on transit projects around the state that will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

June 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Valentine’s Day murder conviction appealed to Georgia Supreme Court

The attorney for the go-between in a Valentine's Day murder-for-hire scheme argued for an appeal Monday on the grounds of unlawfully obtained and unsuppressed phone records.

September 09, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in US Senate race

ATLANTA - First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

September 09, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over immigration

Politics appear to be at the heart of President Barack Obama's decision last week to delay unspecified executive action on immigration until after the November mid-term elections.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A director, customers reminisce about S. Truett Cathy

Area Chick-fil-A customers on Monday remembered Chick-fil-A's founder for his business model and personal values. S. Truett Cathy died early Monday morning at 93.

September 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall looks to buy new firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to approve about $1 million in spending on Thursday for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall business code changes still in contention

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is still considering revisions to the business license code months after changes were first proposed.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula plans for the end of SPLOST

Lula is developing a backup plan in case Hall County's special purpose local option sales tax is not extended after it expires next year.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system considers going charter

The Hall County School District is hoping to become a charter system next year, but it's a decision that hinges on the Georgia Department of Education's interpretation of just what a charter system is.

September 09, 2014 | | Local


State board member to address Common Core standards in Gainesville

A public hearing is set for tonight in Gainesville on Common Core standards in Georgia schools.

September 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Planning board to hear request for brewery today

Pap Datta hopes to turn Gainesville into the next hub of the craft beer industry, and he will ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tonight to rezone a brick warehouse along Maple Street, near Wild Wing Café, so he can launch Left Nut Brewing Co.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


NY Times reporter comments on beheadings of journalists

Reporters covering dangerous areas of the world go through special training before they start working their first story overseas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter told a Gainesville audience Monday.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall may play role in future passenger rail

Gainesville-Hall County figures prominently in passenger and commuter rail proposals in the Georgia Department of Transportation's new long-range rail plan.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two camping hot spots open this winter

Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board raises superintendent's pay

Whenever the Hall County Board of Education has tried to give a bonus to Superintendent Will Schofield in recent years, he has turned it down.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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