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Hall County prepares for budget talks

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix told commissioners Thursday afternoon that there is a bumpy road ahead as the county prepares for budget hearings for fiscal year 2011.

April 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Celebration of West Hall baseball player continues

It's been almost one month since former West Hall baseball player Brian Ernst died from cancer, but celebrations of his life are still going strong.

April 09, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Jackson County school system may cut jobs

JEFFERSON - After weeks of discussions about the 2011 budget and finding places to save money, the Jackson County Board of Education will meet Monday and vote on a plan that could cut between 40 and 44 jobs systemwide.

April 09, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Working undercover a balancing act for authorities

In policing, undercover work is among the dirtiest and most dangerous, with officers sometimes required to make split-second decisions on whether actions they take could compromise their cover or put themselves or others in danger, experts say.

April 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teryan Rucker credits Boys & Girls Clubs as a huge influence as he moves on in competition

When Teryan Rucker was just 5 years old, he found a home away from home that kept him occupied after school.

April 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Skateboarders’ cross-country trek raises money for multiple sclerosis research

For two guys skateboarding across the country, a stop in Gainesville on Thursday was day 33, mile 700.

April 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson school officials worry about budget

JEFFERSON - While they are doing OK financially for now, Jefferson City Schools officials are casting worried glances at the budgets for upcoming years.

April 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire overnight, officials said. No one was hurt.

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said firefighters responded to the blaze at the 2900 block of Westwood Trail off U.S. 129 North at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

April 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville City Council pulls funding for park's field house

A spanking-new - or even adequate - field house at Gainesville's City Park Stadium will have to wait for now.

April 07, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Identity fraud cases are prevalent

When Gainesville police arrested Gilberto Santillan-Cisneros at a Dawsonville Highway bank recently, he had a Social Security card and Georgia driver's license identifying him as another man who actually lived 1,200 miles away, officials say.

April 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County avoids conflict with workers, boards

Hall County is doing some spring cleaning on its advisory boards.

April 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Study shows breast milk can save parents money, keep infants healthy

While most everyone is looking for ways to save money, the answer could be closer than expected for new mothers.

April 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County holds ceremony for abuse awareness

JEFFERSON - With help from various community leaders, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County planted 131 pinwheels in Pocket Park in downtown Jefferson.

April 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Peanut vendors to pay weekly fee

Peanut vendors in Dawsonville's historic district will have to move, unless they're willing to shell out a weekly fee to the city.

April 07, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Telemarketing fraud lands 2 in federal prison

A Hoschton man was one of two people sentenced to federal prison Wednesday for his role in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded dozens of foreign investors, officials said.

April 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elton Maddox named Workhorse of the Year at Poultry Expo

ATLANTA - Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Oakwood-based Wayne Farms and a past U.S. Poultry & Egg Association chairman, was named USPOULTRY's Workhorse of ...

January 25, 2016 | For The Times | Local


Gainesville Police charge man with rape at Motel 6

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Gainesville motel.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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