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Ruling lets sex offenders volunteer in churches

Georgia's 16,000-plus registered sex offenders can sing in church choirs, take up collection plates and help out in church kitchens, at least for now.

March 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson gets to upgrade its status

The city of Jefferson has recently been upgraded from a Better Hometown to a Main Street community by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

March 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Frances Meadows aquatic center's pools get new drains to comply with federal law

Having a hard time getting all wet at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center?

March 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville teacher contracts going out Thursday

After Thursday, most Gainesville school system teachers won't have to wonder anymore if they will have a job next school year. The system will be issuing 457 contracts on Thursday to system staff and educators. Despite that high figure, it may not include 24 part-time employees and 12 non-certified teachers who are expected to not have their contracts renewed for next school year.

March 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State parks might charge $5, not $3, per vehicle

Would you pay $5 to visit a Georgia state park?

March 31, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville State College needs funds to keep up with growth

Following the legislature's restoration of $6.2 million in construction funds for a new academic building at Gainesville State College, the school's president justified the expenditure by citing staggering enrollment growth at a business breakfast Tuesday.

March 31, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Dogs from alleged ‘puppy mill’ still available for adoption

About 20 purebred dogs seized from an alleged Cumming "puppy mill" in early March were adopted Tuesday from the Humane Society of Hall County.

March 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fitness club manager charged with theft

An off-duty Gwinnett County police officer is credited with arresting a fitness club manager on theft charges.

March 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cagle says DOT should auction jet

ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Tuesday that Georgia should put one of its airplanes on the auction block, arguing the sale would bring in more than $1 million to help offset state budget woes.

March 31, 2009 | | Local




Arson suspect arrested again, faces DUI charge

CUMMING - A woman charged with burning her house down in what authorities say was an insurance scheme may soon lose her freedom following her most recent arrest.

March 31, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Barrage combines violins, vocals, dance to pack the house

World-renowned performance group Barrage wowed Gainesville residents with its unique mixture of violins, vocals and dance Monday evening.

March 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County teachers assured of minimum state pay next year

The Hall County school board unanimously approved the wording for nearly 2,000 teacher contracts that guarantee teachers' pay according to the state's minimum salary schedule but does not define the system's local salary supplement.

March 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Families keep the faith as Charlie Company deploys

Friends and family cheered as buses carrying more than 100 men of Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Army National Guard unit headed to Afghanistan, pulled away from the National Guard Armory on Monday morning.

March 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County judges pass on Regions lawsuit

The first word from the bench on a legal battle between Regions Financial Corp. and a Midtown Gainesville developer is an order declining to hear the lawsuit in which both city and county officials have an interest.

March 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in US Senate race

ATLANTA - First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

September 09, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over immigration

Politics appear to be at the heart of President Barack Obama's decision last week to delay unspecified executive action on immigration until after the November mid-term elections.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A director, customers reminisce about S. Truett Cathy

Area Chick-fil-A customers on Monday remembered Chick-fil-A's founder for his business model and personal values. S. Truett Cathy died early Monday morning at 93.

September 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall looks to buy new firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to approve about $1 million in spending on Thursday for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall business code changes still in contention

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is still considering revisions to the business license code months after changes were first proposed.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula plans for the end of SPLOST

Lula is developing a backup plan in case Hall County's special purpose local option sales tax is not extended after it expires next year.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system considers going charter

The Hall County School District is hoping to become a charter system next year, but it's a decision that hinges on the Georgia Department of Education's interpretation of just what a charter system is.

September 09, 2014 | | Local


State board member to address Common Core standards in Gainesville

A public hearing is set for tonight in Gainesville on Common Core standards in Georgia schools.

September 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Planning board to hear request for brewery today

Pap Datta hopes to turn Gainesville into the next hub of the craft beer industry, and he will ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tonight to rezone a brick warehouse along Maple Street, near Wild Wing Café, so he can launch Left Nut Brewing Co.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


NY Times reporter comments on beheadings of journalists

Reporters covering dangerous areas of the world go through special training before they start working their first story overseas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter told a Gainesville audience Monday.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall may play role in future passenger rail

Gainesville-Hall County figures prominently in passenger and commuter rail proposals in the Georgia Department of Transportation's new long-range rail plan.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two camping hot spots open this winter

Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board raises superintendent's pay

Whenever the Hall County Board of Education has tried to give a bonus to Superintendent Will Schofield in recent years, he has turned it down.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Senate candidates tackle the blame game

ATLANTA - Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

September 08, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy and Adam Beam Associated Press | Local


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