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Piedmont circuit to launch drug court

The Piedmont Circuit District Attorney's office is preparing a new way to deal with drug users in Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties, a way to provide treatment and decrease recidivism, its organizers say.

January 24, 2010 | Emily Banks Times regional staff | Local


Program offers Disney theme park tickets to community volunteers

What would you do with a free day at one of the Walt Disney World theme parks?

January 24, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hall County expands Glades Reservoir plans

Hall County's proposed Glades Reservoir has morphed quickly from a long-term county project into a solution for regional water worries.

January 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Coming Sunday: The daily drive to work

Nearly everyone with a job does it: The alarm goes off, the coffee is brewed and thousands of local residents make their way to work each day on congested highways.

January 23, 2010 | By staff reports | Local


Cold helps keep fruit orchards dormant during winter months

While most people welcome unseasonably warm weather in January, farmers prefer the temperatures to remain around freezing.

January 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Humanitarians lend a hand in Haiti

James Jennings has responded to six of what he calls "complex emergencies." He calls the earthquake in Haiti a complex emergency times two.

January 23, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Teachers to protest furloughs, pay plan today at Capitol

Members of the Georgia Association of Educators are heading to the state Capitol today to protest job furloughs and proposed teacher pay legislation.

January 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Academy holds career day for future work force

Gainesville Exploration Academy gave students the opportunity to learn more about future careers on Friday at the school's first Career Day.

January 23, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jackson County schools add 3 furlough days

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County School System is implementing a second wave of furlough days for teachers, administrators and other staff members in 2010, according to a systemwide memo sent Thursday.

January 23, 2010 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Forum tackles Hall’s high teen pregnancy rate

Teen pregnancy rates may be decreasing in Georgia, but rates in Hall County continue to be above state averages.

January 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials say Gainesville man prompted campus scare

BY STEPHEN GURR

January 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former minister pleads guilty to child molestation charges

CUMMING - In his three years as a youth minister at a small Gainesville church, Phillip Glenn Terrell won over the trust of the tight-knit congregation that treated him like family.

January 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Braselton robbery suspects sought in South Hall

Hall County Sheriff's deputies searched for armed robbery suspects who abandoned a car in South Hall on Friday night.

January 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in Shoal Creek Road area

A skunk that came in contact with a dog in the Shoal Creek Road area of North Hall has tested positive for rabies, Hall County Animal Services announced Friday.

January 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Simmons sues state over nepotism law

Former Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a state law that barred him from seeking re-election.

January 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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VIDEO: Lawman hauls a heavy load at Sheriff's Office job fair

Heavy-lifting Sgt. Greg Cochran with the Hall County Sheriff's office is back at it again, performing feats of almost superhuman strength for a crowd ...

May 14, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch students join others to create apps

Flowery Branch High School students, and three other schools, combined technology and compassion in an online project, "Mad about Mattering," seeking to "change the world ...

May 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville judge to speak at Vatican summit

A U.S. District Court judge from Gainesville will join a selection of other judges to speak at the Vatican for a summit on human ...

May 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cancer survivors, supporters march toward a cure in annual Relay for Life fundraiser

It's touched thousands of people in Hall County alone.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lane closures set next week on Spout Springs at I-985

Lane closures are expected through next week on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch between the Interstate 985 southbound and northbound ramps, the Georgia Department ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Woman charged with ramming another car, injuring driver

A Gainesville woman is accused of ramming her car into another woman's car until it struck a power pole, police said.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials react to Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms in schools

Local officials were among those at public schools nationwide who received an Obama administration directive Friday saying they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Sardis principal buzzes hair to celebrate students for meeting reading goals

A raucous roar of cheering, stamping and squealing poured out of the Sardis Enrichment School gymnasium Friday morning.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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