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Alta Vista’s superintendent lobbies to have cemetery named as a historic site

Vince Evans rides through Alta Vista Cemetery as he might his old neighborhood, pointing out different people and noting their significant achievements or quirky characteristics.

January 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fatalities, accidents down so far for holiday period

With fewer miles being driven by holiday travelers this year, Georgia's fatal accident total for the New Year travel period may end up lower than predicted.

January 04, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Looking ahead: Jackson County has ambitious set of goals

With the start of 2009 comes the chance for people to start the new year with a clean slate and plan for the goals they want to accomplish.

January 04, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Looking ahead: Face-lifts on way for downtown Jefferson

This year will be a big one for downtown Jefferson, as both a fixture to downtown and the general area will receive face-lifts.

January 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Many are resolved to get fit in 2009

Tammy Stells wants 2009 to be a healthier year.

January 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dorsey remembered for his compassion, oratory

The Rev. Asa Dorsey, the gentle-voiced mountain preacher whose renowned compassion and near-photographic memory of the Bible led him to preside over more than 1,700 funerals, will be laid to rest himself today.

January 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Shoppers head to stores for next round

The day after Christmas is traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and many went out Friday in search of bargains.

January 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson man among 11 holiday road fatalities in state

Holiday traffic accidents have claimed the lives of at least 11 people in Georgia since Wednesday evening, one of which claimed the life of a Carlton resident in Dawson County Friday morning, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Reading time is on the rise at Jackson County libraries

JEFFERSON - Many children like to watch television or play video games in their spare time, but not Lorali Nelms. She prefers more scholastic pursuits.

January 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Garbage piled high at Hall compactor sites

If the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day of the year, then the day after Christmas is surely the busiest garbage day of the year.

January 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Families opting for thriftier furniture buys

When times are tough economically, most people tend to try and cut back on their expenditures wherever they can, especially when it comes to items like furniture.

January 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ministry provides free home goods

JEFFERSON - If you need beds for your children or a dining room table but don't have the money to buy one, don't worry.

January 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lost your job? Here’s what’s next

You've been called into the boss' office and told that your job is being eliminated.

January 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rock solid Gainesville State professor steps down

OAKWOOD - Lewis Rogers has a thing for rocks.

January 03, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Watch out, drunk drivers: Officer is on patrol

BRASELTON - In less than a week, the champagne will be flowing and people will be celebrating the coming of the new year.

January 03, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


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Gainesville fire department wants to expand recruit school

Difficulty finding qualified firefighters has prompted the Gainesville Fire Department to request expanding its recruit school.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Inmate accused of killing cellmate to undergo further mental evaluation

John Darrell Setchel, 24, of Dawsonville was indicted on Oct. 8 in the death of Ronald Sailers, 72, of Murrayville. Setchel is accused by authorities of slamming Sailers' head into the concrete floor repeatedly three days before the indictment.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Drones, robots key to Georgia's agriculture growth, experts say

In the next decade, the poultry industry in Georgia could include drones and robots performing tasks done today by human hands.

January 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal promises more funding for education, transportation, child welfare reform

Gov. Nathan Deal called on lawmakers to support substantial new funding for public education, transportation projects and child welfare reform in his State of the State speech Wednesday at the Capitol in Atlanta.

January 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Frank Norton Jr. urges North Georgia to push becoming 2nd-home market

North Georgia should strive to become a "second-home mecca" for affluent Atlantans seeking weekend escape, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. said during his annual Native Intelligence report Wednesday night at the Gainesville Civic Center.

January 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Funeral homes report vehicles broken into, stretcher stolen

A stretcher was stolen out of a vehicle at one local funeral home and vehicles were broken into at two other local funeral homes earlier this month.

January 14, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man indicted in kidnapping teen jogger

A Gainesville man accused of kidnapping a 17-year-old jogger and attempting to rape her was indicted Monday.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Full text of Governor Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members of the consular corps, my fellow Georgians:

January 14, 2015 | | Local


Proposed waterslide to bring early end to SnowWorld

Potential approval of a new waterslide will bring an early close to SnowWorld at the Lanier Islands resort in Buford.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fall prevention coach training coming to area

A free one-day training for coaches to help older adults avoid falls is coming to Northeast Georgia.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: DOT moving state route in Blairsville

The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning changes next week to Ga. 11/U.S. 19/U.S. 129 in downtown Blairsville.

January 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County students present work at technology fair

Not every high school student can build a computer from scratch or design a program to teach people how to play guitar.

January 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Governor Deal supports increasing transportation funding

Georgia's top elected officials, including Gov. Nathan Deal, were light on transportation funding details Tuesday at a Georgia Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Atlanta.

January 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board denies drive-thru restaurant again

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board on Tuesday once again recommended a rezoning be denied for the proposed development of a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

January 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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