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Times earns top newspaper honors, 33 awards

JEKYLL ISLAND – The Times has been honored as one of Georgia's best newspapers, taking the general excellence award for papers its size during a banquet Friday night at the annual Georgia Press Association convention.

June 06, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Heard any good jokes lately?

Some little voices got the chance to make their big radio debut Friday.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teachers’ junket will bring Africa to Hall students

Two Hall County gifted teachers hope to bring pearls of East African culture to their students following a monthlong expedition in Tanzania.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


One killed in 7-vehicle wreck in I-85

One person was killed early Friday morning in a seven-vehicle accident near the Dry Pond exit on Interstate 85.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ex-Dawsonville resident reads Islamic passages as terrorism trial winds down

ATLANTA - A former Georgia Tech student with North Georgia ties charged with plotting to help terrorist groups turned the closing arguments in his federal trial on Thursday into a bewildering lesson on Islamic principles amid stunned courtroom observers.

June 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Hot air junkies hope for better weather

HELEN - Against Thursday's overcast skies, the bright splashes of color provided by a dozen or so hovering hot air balloons were a welcome sight for most visitors.

June 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Friends, sheriff laud teen victim of fatal crash

A one-vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County has claimed the life of an upcoming senior at Lumpkin County High School.

June 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Digital TV switch: This time, it’s for real

The digital TV switch is one week from today- are you ready?

June 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents not happy about Bear Creek Reservoir rules

As residents start making plans for summer vacations and trips to the lake, the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department is working with the county and others to lay down some official ground rules for using the Bear Creek Reservoir.

June 05, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Rains return, so watch for weakened tree roots

Recent rains have helped lift most of Georgia out of extreme drought conditions, but they have also made trees more dangerous.

June 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dump the Pump Day means a free ride on Hall Area Transit

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but later this month you can snag a free ride.

June 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State ponders merging 2-year colleges, tech schools

As state officials consider merging technical and community colleges into one system, some say it's too soon to know what effect the move could have on education.

June 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rappel, march, shoot, Army JROTC style at leadership camp

Regional members of the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps can be found rappelling, canoeing, shooting and marching in the Gainesville area this week.

June 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Braselton classic rock show set for Saturday

People driving on Ga. 53 Saturday afternoon may hear songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and other famous classic rock bands coming from Braselton Park.

The band Under1Roof will take the stage at Braselton Park playing covers for the third annual Concert in the Park from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.

June 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Water shuts off today for repairs

Water service will be interrupted for residents on West Gate Drive and West Gate Place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. today as the Gainesville Public Utilities Department makes water main improvements.

June 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall County Sheriff’s Office breaks ground on its new headquarters

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said he looks forward to moving into the new headquarters by the end of the year and out of the cramped spaces and cold offices on Main Street.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Icy mix possible today, but how much will we get?

Hall County may endure some icy weather today, but the event may be short-lived thanks to a warming trend expected to push afternoon temperatures above freezing.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Push is on for Hall County sales tax vote

Though the votes won't be counted until March 17, the fate of a 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects across Hall County may be decided before then.

February 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County may be a long shot as high-speed rail stop

Slower speeds, fewer round trips, less ridership and budget shortfalls are projected if existing rail through Hall County is chosen among three options for proposed Atlanta-Charlotte, N.C. passenger rail service, a report issued by state and federal officials shows.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Concerns arise amid bribery allegations against former Hall County Sheriff's deputy

The recent indictment of a former Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy has raised questions about the future of cases in which he was involved.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials take wait-and-see approach over proposal for failing schools

Local school officials are still assessing the plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal to tackle the problem of Georgia's chronically failing schools.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Local couple aims to get fathers more involved in their kids’ lives

Today, some 64 percent of African-American children live in single-family homes in Georgia.

February 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Zumba Go Red event raises funds for women’s cardiac health awareness

For Cheryl Brown of Flowery Branch, Saturday's Zumba Go Red event was more than a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

February 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Downed tree in roadway hampering traffic in North Hall

A downed tree in the roadway is hampering traffic at Ga. Highway 283 and Old Dahlonega Highway in North Hall County.

February 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fatal crash involving teen is second of week in Forsyth

February 14, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


District attorney still hopeful to fill posts after staffing bid denied

Though relief is not coming as soon as he would like, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said he looks forward to the favorable chances to add needed courthouse personnel.

February 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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