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Four churches pitching in on Habitat home

Volunteers from four area churches gathered once again at the 35th Habitat for Humanity of Hall County building site to celebrate the ground breaking of a home for a Gainesville mother of three.

June 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson Public Library manager loves helping others find favorite books

If you're looking for a good book to read, Amy Carlan should probably be one of the first people that you give a call for suggestions.

June 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local company creates water-efficient garden at Georgia Governor’s Mansion

The Georgia Governor's Mansion's landscape has a new, water-efficient front garden designed by The Fockele Garden Co.

June 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


That big tractor in Lula? Yep, it's made of foam

No, Jim Reid isn't getting into selling or repairing tractors.

June 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Melanoma puts man on mission to raise money, awareness

A life-altering experience one year ago put Neil Gaines on a mission.

June 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in East Hall

A fire thought to be started by unattended candles destroyed a mobile home Sunday morning in East Hall, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

June 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Toddler dies a day after being found in pool

A toddler found unconscious Saturday in a swimming pool died Sunday of brain injuries.

June 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County's new fiber cable to improve law, emergency communications

As an ambulance rushes patients to the hospital, workers onboard check vital signs and often administer aid before even getting to the emergency room.

June 13, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


2 legion posts hold barbecue as first step toward merger

BUFORD - Members of two American Legion posts, Eugene Brown Post 521 and Post 534, gathered with their families Saturday for fellowship and barbecue at their Merger BBQ Picnic at the American Legion Post 127 pavilion.

June 13, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Mourners say farewell to Maj. Kevin Jenrette

LULA - Lula paid its solemn respects to a fallen soldier Saturday, as hundreds came to a small country church to honor Maj. Kevin Jenrette for his ultimate sacrifice.

June 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


School boards meeting in Savannah talk about budget woes, policy

Area school board members may be attending an education conference, but the main topics for discussion revolve around taxes, revenue and budgets.

June 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County to start pre-K Spanish, Chinese programs

Four-year-olds will be able to learn Spanish and Mandarin Chinese at Hall County elementary schools this fall.

June 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flag Day is Old Glory's time to shine

Today is Flag Day, a holiday that doesn't exactly have people lining up for parades and firing up the grill like other summer holidays, but it celebrates one of our oldest national symbols.

June 13, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Island warfare brewing between Hall, Gainesville

For the second time this year, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is objecting to a possible annexation by Gainesville.

June 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Toddler rushed to hospital after being pulled from pool

A South Hall toddler was airlifted to an Atlanta children's hospital in critical condition after being found floating in a residential pool by a relative Saturday night, officials said.

June 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

October 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Jacob Brown and Nick Watson jbrown@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


It's off to Market for Gainesville festival

The second weekend in October marks the beginning of Mule Camp Market, the three day festival that fills Gainesville's downtown square with a wide variety of tents, food vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

October 11, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Special Olympians fill fields with smiles

Even a bit of wet weather couldn't douse the sunshine found on the fields and in the stands at Saturday's State Fall Games by Special Olympics Georgia.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fifth annual Giant Book Sale benefits local organizations

The fifth annual Giant Book Sale opened Friday, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Spring St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for $3 or less.

October 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former lieutenant indicted in Hall sheriff’s office data deletion case

A former lieutenant with the Hall County Sheriff's Office was indicted Wednesday, accused of intentionally deleting sheriff's office data.

October 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials mum on fire department interviews

It is now unclear whether Gainesville officials will hold interviews with fire department personnel next week, or at any point, to discuss workplace morale and other concerns.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County explores outsourcing payroll processing

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has given the go-ahead for staff to seek bids from payroll services companies.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former newspaper contractor sentenced to jail for theft

Gabrielle Veronica Gibson of Buford, formerly an independent contractor who delivered newspapers to stores for The Times, was sentenced to jail time and probation on Monday on a charge of theft by taking.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in South Hall

A rabies case has been reported in South Hall County in the area of Candler Highway/Calvary Church Road.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Forsyth County's UDC changes made official

October 10, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawsonville annexation disagreement continues

October 10, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


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