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Jefferson, Jackson County to talk SPLOST

JEFFERSON - During a joint meeting Thursday, members of the Jefferson City Council and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will be hashing out the details of a possible Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V.

February 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fidel Castro’s daughter speaks about her father

Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, shared personal stories of her life in Cuba on Tuesday, including her escape nearly 20 years ago and memories of the father she said she wouldn't care to meet again.

February 23, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Burglary, drug, obstruction suspects charged

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Tuesday announced several recent arrests in five unrelated cases.

February 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rogers fights Atmos on rate hike proposal

A proposal by Atmos Energy to raise Georgia customers' rates by about $4 a month has been met with opposition by state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, who says the timing is poor.

February 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


STAR students honored

The brightest high school seniors from 10 Gainesville and Hall County public and private high schools were honored Tuesday at a Kiwanis Club luncheon for the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program.

February 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slight chance of snow this morning for North Georgia

Winter still isn't through with North Georgia.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Riders take advantage of expanded bus service

Without a driver's license and a permanent job, Dolores Victor relies on Hall Area Transit for most of her errands.

February 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Alto native sees Haiti relief efforts from Navy vessel

An Alto native is seeing Haiti's devastation from a U.S. Navy point of view.

February 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia prepares to be counted

Gainesville's U.S. Census office is gearing up for a massive hiring campaign, with between 1,500 and 2,000 temporary workers needed to knock on doors in 16 Northeast Georgia counties.

February 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County officials study North Hall library plans

The Hall County Board of Commissioners held a special workshop Monday to discuss plans for the North Hall park and library.

February 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Registration begins for appliance pickup

Hall County residents can dispose of large household appliances by registering for the annual appliance pickup.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council cleans up ordinances

The Jefferson City Council has updated city ordinances to remove conflicting statements related to wrecker services.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Police earn re-accreditation

The Gainesville Police Department has earned re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and been selected as an exemplary agency.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Saving important even in a tough economy

While the economy is down, the last thing some want to think about is saving.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board discusses cell phones, language programs

Hall County school board members took strides on Monday to ensure schools continue to progress in technology initiatives and multicultural learning despite a weakened economy.

February 22, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


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Georgia’s middle class is shrinking, Pew report shows

Job losses, wage cuts and underemployment during the recession have taken a very specific toll on the nation's middle class.

January 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crunched for space: Carter family wants affordable place with breathing room

In the claustrophobic confines of Brenda and Darrell Carter's Gainesville apartment, 26-year-old Cortney Jackson sits on a sofa surrounded by medical equipment, framed photos ...

January 30, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Principals, state labor chief focus on workplace habits at panel discussion

An employee at Kubota Manufacturing who is late, leaves early or is absent without scheduling time off six times in a year no longer has ...

January 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Suspect wanted in armed robbery at Dollar General

An armed man told everyone to get on the ground Thursday night in a Gainesville Dollar General and demanded cash from the cashier, police said.

January 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Better coordinated services may help curb growing homeless population

A renewed focus on homelessness in Gainesville comes just as the population of those living on the streets grows beyond the resources available to serve ...

January 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman claims amputated leg discarded by hospital

A woman claims in a lawsuit that the hospital discarded her amputated leg and caused her "irreparable harm" because of her desire to bury it.

January 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Poultry expo draws record number of exhibitors

ATLANTA - The annual International Production & Processing Expo - the major trade show for the poultry, egg, meat and feed industries - concluded Thursday with a record number ...

January 28, 2016 | By Barbara Olejnik Times regional staff | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate up to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for December was 4.3 percent, up from 4.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2014 was 5 ...

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Hall Correctional Institution to open next month

The facility to replace the old Hall County Correctional Institution will have its grand opening on Feb. 12.

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Alpharetta man indicted for attempted arson of occupied North Forsyth home

January 28, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


State House, Senate split on new medical cannabis bill

With hearings kicking off this week in the state legislature over a proposed bill to allow the in-state cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis, the ...

January 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Raccoon is first Hall rabies case of 2016

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in the Cape Road area of East Hall.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Avita opening women’s treatment program

A group that offers multiple services in Hall County is opening a new residential addiction treatment program for women off Airport Road in Gainesville.

January 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Suspects manipulate machine to steal lottery tickets

A day after the largest Powerball drawing ever, three suspects in Oakwood are accused of manipulating a convenience store's lottery ticket machine to get ...

January 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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