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Gas prices creeping up as holiday approaches

The price of gasoline in Georgia has climbed 29 cents a gallon since May 1, surpassing the national average price surge of 25 cents during the same time.

May 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school system faces tough budget choices

The Gainesville school board will spend the next month or so determining its priorities as it builds a roughly $51 million general fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

May 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson City Council approves changes to noise ordinance

After months of discussion and public input, the Jefferson City Council finally has reached a resolution concerning updates to the city's existing noise ordinance.

May 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Not all school districts slashing employees

Neighboring school districts report only a few teachers' contracts were not renewed for next school year and some districts are actively hiring teachers.

May 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Witness to Hiroshima, father of 9/11 Pentagon victim, dies at age 88

The Rev. Eddie Stephens of Gainesville, father of a Gainesville woman killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, died Saturday after a brief illness. He was 88.

May 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville tourism agency trying to bring in more with less

Budget cuts have the future of two agencies geared toward economic development hanging in the balance.

May 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hospice's Camp Braveheart needs volunteers

As an adult, dealing with the loss of a loved one can be difficult. Coping with that loss can be made even more difficult when trying to help a child through that process.

May 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Some fret that building North Hall, Cool Springs parks could stretch staffing

Now on track to build two parks, Hall County officials differ on whether the county is up to the task.

May 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT honors its first "Everyday Hero"

Family members were unaware that the unimaginable had happened.

May 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau launching South Atlanta campus in Fairburn

Brenau University leaders announced Monday the school will open its second Atlanta-area campus this fall.

May 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Meet your government: Foley helps crime victims

For victims of crime, the criminal justice system can be confounding and frustrating, often with waits of many months, sometimes years, to see a case resolved.

May 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain doesn't hamper annual butterfly release

Despite a steady drizzle, hundreds turned out Sunday afternoon for the 13th annual butterfly release at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville.

May 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hill, on his way to Jefferson police, reflects on 9 years in Hoschton

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Police Department lost a veteran officer Friday when police chief David Hill officially retired his badge and bid Hoschton farewell.After nine years as chief, Hill recently resigned to take a job as major of Police Services with the Jefferson Police Department.

May 17, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


LOST income surprises Jefferson

Although sales tax collections tend to fluctuate from month to month, recent revenue tallies have caught Jefferson officials off guard.

May 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville may be able to rehire school employees

This evening, the Gainesville school board will present its first draft of the upcoming fiscal year's budget, even as it awaits a final deficit figure.

May 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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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


Gainesville schools plan change to attendance policy

Hall and Gainesville schools have similar philosophies on student attendance, but opposite reactions to new attendance guidelines from the state Department of Education.

October 09, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville officials questioning employees about morale

Gainesville officials intend to interview personnel in all city departments, beginning with the fire department, after an inquiry into the police department this summer revealed growing concerns about employee morale.

October 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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