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Jefferson residents oppose church expansion

JEFFERSON - When First United Methodist Church of Jefferson arrived, it was the only structure in the immediate area.

November 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Work starts on South Hall project

With the work visible to Interstate 985 motorists, a multiyear, multiphase development has gotten off the ground at Candler Road in the old Central Park.

November 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Embezzler’s husband must pay back money

The husband of a woman who embezzled more than half a million dollars from a local doctor's office conspired with his wife to take the money and is now responsible for paying it back, a jury decided Thursday.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council discusses future water options

Maybe the new director of the state's Environmental Protection Division can help Gainesville and Hall County officials move forward on the development of Cedar Creek Reservoir.

November 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Accidential shooting injures 10-year-old girl

A 10-year-old South Hall girl is in good condition today following a Wednesday night accidental shooting at her home.

Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said that at about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a call at a home on Wintergreen Court off Pine Vale Road, where they found a 33-year-old man and the girl wounded by a gunshot.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Smokeout a shoe-in: Display makes a statement, then a donation

Quitting can be hard, but several local organizations hope a special exhibit along Downey Boulevard today will help push people to stop smoking.

November 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


College students don’t welcome fee hikes

Gainesville State College student Eric Gonzales will have to work another day at the college's technology help desk to pay his $50 student fee increase next semester.

November 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgia appeals court upholds ruling in child’s death

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a Hall County judge's decision to throw out a lawsuit against a special-needs school where a 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a "time-out" room.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal pushing for citizenship proof

After failing to get an amendment passed in the U.S. House that would require anyone receiving tax-funded health care benefits to prove their citizenship with a valid photo ID, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal is taking it to the Senate.

November 19, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Tax increments approved for project

Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to approve a tax allocation district reimbursement request for the developer of a planned $15 million downtown project.

November 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps again to seek public input on Lanier operating manuals

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to gather new public input for water control manuals governing the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

"In light of the significant new circumstances and information associated with (a July 17 federal court) ruling, the corps will reopen the scoping process to gather stakeholder input regarding these new circumstances," said the Mobile District's public affairs chief, E. Patrick Robbins.

November 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


MIT-educated nuclear physicist discusses relationship between religion and science at Brenau

It is one of the first lessons learned in the Judeo-Christian tradition.

November 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


City Council approves leak equipment

As much as 3 million gallons of water that flows through Gainesville's water lines each day may never make it to the tap.

November 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ruling lets motorsports park foes proceed with suit

DAWSONVILLE - Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed to halt the construction of a motorsports park across from their property in western Dawson County scored a win earlier this week when the judge ruled they could move forward with the suit.

November 18, 2009 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Rabies shots, microchips offered for pets

The new Hall County Animal Shelter will offer a Rabies and Microchip Clinic from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville.

November 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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