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Pre-birth blood transfusion saves anemic infant

When Alan Jesus Gomez was born on Dec. 24, he looked perfectly normal. But to those who know his history, he represents a Christmas miracle.

January 25, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jackson County officials keep eyes on the budget

JEFFERSON - Like Hall County and other municipalities across the state, Jackson County is watching carefully as sales tax collections come in for the last months of 2008.

January 25, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Many preview program on faith-based finances

OAKWOOD - They came with different interests, from getting rid of debt to shoring up money for retirement, but with a like-minded desire in following biblical financial principles.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Economy Hits Home: Some businesses get a little boost

At Vicky Bozeman's pawn shop, business is good.

January 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North Hall fire leaves 13 homeless

An early Sunday fire destroyed a mobile home in North Hall and displaced 13 people.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Helping students soar: 2009 Teachers of the Year

Kerri Palmer and Shane Rayburn share a passion for learning, and they instill that in their students. Today, we honor them and other Gainesville and Hall County teachers who help make our students great.

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Palmer says she's not afraid of a challenge

Kerri Palmer loves to learn, and she tries to instill the same passion in her first-graders at Gainesville Exploration Academy.

January 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Struggling students inspired Rayburn in his profession

MURRAYVILLE - Shane Rayburn grew up mystified that others, including his brother, didn't enjoy school as much as he did.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County schools' Teachers of the Year

Sandy Akins

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville city schools' Teachers of the Year

Ann Conner

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Board spends $68K on public safety cameras

JEFFERSON - If some sort of emergency occurred at the Jackson County Courthouse, the expenditures commissioners approved Monday would help authorities handle the situation.

January 25, 2009 | Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local


Decorated Marine ends 25-year career

Friends, family, and fellow Marines gathered Saturday afternoon at the Northeast Georgia History Center to honor Lt. Col. Michael Scott Ballard in his retirement ceremony from the U.S. Marine Corps.

January 25, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Civic Center loses major customers

If anyone wonders why meeting rooms at Gainesville's Civic Center will be quiet on Mondays and Tuesdays, the answer is money.

January 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Saving fun for the races

BRASELTON - Whether it's at Bristol or Braselton, the sounds, sights and smells of short-track racing remain the same.

January 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


No one hurt in Flowery Branch house fire

Fire crews have extinguished a residential fire on Winder Highway in Flowery Branch. There are no reported injuries.

January 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Initiative aims to rebuild image of manufacturing

All of Georgia's 932 public middle and high schools will soon be the first schools to join a national initiative encouraging careers in manufacturing.

February 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Roads, parks, fire top Gainesville SPLOST projects

Projects old and new top Gainesville's list of priorities as a vote on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax looms.

February 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Death sentence upheld in Lumpkin County strangling case

The Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the murder conviction and death sentence of a Lumpkin County man who strangled his former girlfriend in 2001.

February 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Family displaced by North Hall fire

A man and three children have been displaced after their North Hall home was destroyed by fire Sunday night.

February 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Thousands still without power from ice storm

An ice storm has knocked down trees in North Georgia, blocking roadways and knocking out power for tens of thousands while making travel conditions hazardous.

February 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Public safety, road concerns top Hall SPLOST priorities

When it comes to special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County government gets the lion's share of revenue, and that's no small matter.

February 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood considers restricting parking in front yards

Oakwood wants front yards, not car graveyards, in its neighborhoods.

February 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


State wants to increase use of senior centers

Changes may be coming to senior centers across the state in order to boost participation, and area agencies on aging like Legacy Link want to hear from residents about what those changes should be.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Teachers’ association honors teachers of the year

No one understands the work teachers do better than former teachers.

February 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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


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