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Jefferson approves annexing property

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council voted Monday to annex a nearly 33-acre parcel of property along Interstate 85. But the group's approval did not come without several stipulations.

November 01, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sunset blogger: Octogenarian trades shuffleboard for keyboard

Anne Cleveland isn't your typical 84-year-old grandmother.

November 01, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


20 people show up for last scheduled meeting on Oakwood 2030

Another 20 or so area residents gave their input Tuesday night on Oakwood's conceptual plans to redefine a 250-acre core around downtown by 2030.

November 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Court: State sex-offender law is unfair to homeless

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court ruled Monday that a provision in Georgia's strict new sex offender law is unconstitutional because it fails to tell homeless offenders how they can comply with the law.

October 31, 2008 | Greg Bluestein The Associated Press | Local


No one injured in 2 house fires

Two unrelated fires Monday afternoon left the occupants sleeping elsewhere Monday night.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Name of the game is mud when it rains

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

October 31, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


SunTrust plans to receive $3.5 billion from U.S. Treasury

ATLANTA - SunTrust Banks Inc. said Monday it has received preliminary approval from the Treasury Department for a $3.5 billion investment under the government's capital purchase program.

October 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Church seeks ideas for projects

Gainesville First United Methodist Church is planning its third annual Great Day of Service for March 21, 2009.

October 31, 2008 | | Local


Hall County commission chairman guarantees voters will pass sales tax

A referendum for another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax may be a tough sell to Hall County taxpayers, one Clermont official said in a meeting with other local government officials Monday.

October 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall reschedules ceremony for Field of Dreams

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hall County Field of Dreams' Phil Niekro field has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Alberta Banks Park. The original date was canceled due to rain.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Two people injured, airlifted in wreck on U.S. 129

A one-vehicle wreck forced authorities to close part of Cleveland Highway near Dewberry Church Monday afternoon.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Baldwin sworn in as new state court judge

Larry Baldwin will take the bench this afternoon after being sworn in by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday as Hall County's newest judge.

October 31, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Families say they'll stretch their budgets for Halloween costumes

Though the economy may look dark and gloomy, many families won't let it get in the way of their Halloween festivities this year.

October 31, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group needs more drivers to take veterans to Decatur VA hospital

Two drivers passed away. A third one has been sidelined - maybe permanently - by hip replacement.

October 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital room service: Computers keep tabs on available beds, patient info

Ever go to a busy restaurant and have to wait for a table to be cleared off so you could be seated?

October 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Camp helps kids face loss

Camp Braveheart, founded in 1996 by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, is a weeklong summer camp designed to help children who have experienced a significant loss in their family. The camp is free of charge. Volunteer camp counselors are joined by licensed social workers and an art therapist to help the grieving campers at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center in Gainesville.

July 18, 2014 | | Local


Plans for new school in Mundy Mill neighborhood still on track

With two elementary schools near capacity, Gainesville City Schools is going forward with plans to build a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill neighborhood.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Museum to be first of its kind in Georgia

A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.

July 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New test designed to allow for more truck drivers, improve safety

Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years - at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor's office expects.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Jumping right in: A swimmer at last

Until my adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, there was no way I would go into a pool past my shoulders.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State jobless patterns are not felt locally

The rising jobless rate in Georgia doesn't reflect the local employment picture, area business leaders say.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Early voting for runoff ends today

Today is the last day to vote early for Tuesday's runoff election.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


2nd man arrested in West Avenue shooting

The case involving a June 5 shooting death at a West Avenue apartment has moved to Superior Court, and a second man connected to the case has been brought into police custody.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cockfighting suspicion leads to man's arrest on pot charges

A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


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