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Jefferson city clerk keeps busy with dual responsibilities

JEFFERSON - Elizabeth McDonald wears several hats in the city of Jefferson.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New hospital garden helps soothe patients

Rarely is a hospital visit not met with heavy doses of pain or stress. While doctors nurse the body back to health, more hospitals are using gardens to rejuvenate the spirit.

September 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Blackshear Place church baptizes dozens in Lake Lanier

Youngster Scott Odum was one of about 55 people who were baptized Sunday at Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park. The baptism was part of Blackshear Place Baptist Church's fourth annual Family Fun Day at Lake Lanier.

September 14, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Alto man killed in accident

A 24-year-old Alto man died early Saturday in a one-vehicle accident in Banks County.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Luncheon serves as a reminder of those with empty bowls

As a reminder that those struggling with hunger deal with empty bowls every day, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is holding its annual fundraiser Tuesday.

September 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Jefferson officials are alarmed ordinance isn’t working

JEFFERSON - Late last year, the Jefferson City Council approved an alarm ordinance with the goal of cutting down on the number of false alarm calls to the police department.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Field of Dreams finally gets play

After months of waiting, Hall County's Field of Dreams is ready to host its first league for children with special needs.

September 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local Falcons fans start season with food, fun and tradition

ATLANTA - Kick off for Sunday's Atlanta Falcons season opener may have been at 1 p.m., but many devoted fans were up preparing for the game before that time. Way before that time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


VA seeks space in Hall County for a bigger clinic

OAKWOOD - The Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic at 3931 Mundy Mill Road opened 10 years ago with the plan to relieve overcrowded operations in Decatur.

September 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New language focus brings far East to South

Rice and won tons once were common dinner fare for Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

September 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Down economy forces the hands of hard-up burglars

In every recession since the 1950s, experts say, crime rates have risen as the economy slides.

September 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Food Bank takes action against hunger

In support of Hunger Action Month, The Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Hall County distributed food to families Saturday at Hollis Transport & Logistics in Flowery Branch.

September 12, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Dragon Boats lure huge crowd to Lake Lanier

Louis Jonlee's Dragon Boat team didn't come all the way from New York City to Lake Lanier just for fun.

September 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Elachee plants the seed for science

Thirty years ago, a "new, green earth" was cultivated in Gainesville.

September 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Park plans, funding cause rift

It's not often that a county builds a new park. It's even less often that a county builds two at the same time.

September 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plaintiffs in Chestatee prayer case may proceed anonymously

A U.S. District Judge granted the American Humanist Association's motion Tuesday to allow the three plaintiffs in the Chestatee High School prayer case to stay anonymous.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


With changes to alcohol regulations, what’s next for Gainesville?

For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.

June 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: North Hall student indicted in alleged bomb threat

A North Hall High School senior was indicted on June 11 for his alleged threat at the school in February.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sugar Hill Elementary educates, entertains during summer school

At Sugar Hill Elementary School, summer school is more than remedial classes. It also includes hands-on workshops with Home Depot, lessons from historical re-enactors and visits from the Hall County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.

June 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cook Out coming to Oakwood

Cook Out Restaurants is expanding in Hall County, adding an Oakwood location that also will serve as a regional payroll operation.

June 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chick-fil-A opens to large crowds

Opening day at the relocated Chick-fil-A on Dawsonville Highway was met with an overwhelming response Wednesday.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Speed likely a factor’ in motorcycle wreck

After flipping her motorcycle in a high speed crash on Browns Bridge Wednesday, a motorcyclist was transported via ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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