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Volunteers help keep West Jackson Fire Department going

BRASELTON - Running into a burning house may not seem like a good idea to most people, but as local fireman Joel Keith said, "Somebody's gotta do it."

June 21, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local

Food inspector works to make sure restaurants keep clean

Laurie Wentworth spends most of her days trying to prevent people from getting sick when they go out to eat.

June 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Barrow County practices emergency responses

WINDER - Emergency responders scrambled to the scene of an anthrax-carrying plane earlier this month in Barrow County. Except this wasn't a real situation, it was a drill that had been planned for about a month to test preparedness.

June 21, 2009 | By Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Bad air can make you feel bad, too

If you're having trouble breathing in the summer, it's not just the heat that's stifling you.

June 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Jackson commission split on training facility plans

JEFFERSON - The plans for Jackson County's Fire Training Facility have been in the works for about nine years, and one more step in the process got approval from the county commission at this week's meeting.

June 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Cell phones offer emergency link

Under the struggling economy, fewer people have the access they need to emergency services.

June 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Hall commission wants to keep contracts in county

When it comes to assigning county projects, the Hall County Board of Commissioners wants to do its best to give work to local companies.

June 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Born Learning Trail dedicated for late philanthropist Nalley

What does 4-year-old Lindsay White like to do when she's playing outside?

June 20, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Emergency workers squeeze fatherhood into odd work hours

For the past 17 years, if there has been a fire in Hall County, there is a good chance Lt. Bobby Reed was there on the front lines battling the flames.

June 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Bullets in short supply nationwide

Got a bullet to spare?

June 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Schools encouraged by CRCT scores

It looks as if nearly all Gainesville and Hall County schools will meet federal academic accountability requirements this year, local superintendents said.

June 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Summer reading linked to better grades

During the summer, many kids would rather catch up with the latest happenings of their favorite television characters than catch up on their reading. But parents may want to reverse that trend.

June 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Are kids quaffing energy drinks with boost of booze?

The brightly-colored, tall aluminum cans with striking visual designs may look like any of the other hundreds of energy drinks popular with young consumers, but they are different.

June 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Plan finally set to improve Brooks Road

JEFFERSON - It took more than 20 years of use and several years of organizing, but city and county officials are finally ready to being improving John B. Brooks Road.

June 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Path toward learning opens today at Wilshire Trails

In honor of J. Cleon Nalley, the United Way of Hall County will install a new Born Learning Trail at 9 a.m. today at Wilshire Trails Park.

June 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

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Avian flu threat has poultry leaders wary

Just how serious is the latest strain of avian influenza?

September 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Authorities: Paroled Gainesville man aided in prison drug scheme

A Gainesville man allegedly conspired with a Georgia Department of Corrections inmate and others to traffic drugs, according to indictments unsealed last week.

September 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Flowery Branch poised to grow with enhanced sewer system

On the verge of finishing a long-awaited sewer project, Flowery Branch is looking to what a more developed sewer system could mean for the South ...

September 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

School officials plan for South Hall growth

There's no denying South Hall County is booming with room to grow.

September 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Working for pope’s visit, ‘over the top’

Returning home Saturday afternoon from a trip to New York for Pope Francis' U.S. visit, Carmen Luisa Coya-van Duijn was happy beyond words.

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Pay boost coming soon for Hall County workers

Hall County officials will implement about $1.9 million in raises and bonuses for workers in November.

September 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

‘Granny’ steps in to raise grandkids when kids removed by DFCS

Rozzetta King traces the picture frames holding her children frozen in time, a collection of graduations, births and school pictures.

September 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hospital pros match decontamination skills in Braselton

You've probably heard of DragonCon. Well, how about D-Con?

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Foodies find cover, lots of flavors at Taste of Gainesville

The sound of the lake mixed with the buzz of the crowd, the smell of food and music coming from the boat house Saturday night ...

September 26, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Festival visitors paint the town in Lula

Ten-year-old Austin Turner and 8-year-old Aleigha Sorrows, both of Buford, used stepladders to reach the top corners as they helped paint one of two panels ...

September 26, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Army of volunteers sweeps Lake Lanier's shores

Does sauntering along the shores of Lake Lanier sound nice?

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Stolen truck, mailbox damage may be linked, official says

A case of a stolen transport truck and damaged mailboxes Saturday in Hall County could be connected, according to the Sheriff's Office.

September 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fall makes a soggy debut, dampens local events

The first official weekend of autumn has been a gloomy one so far in North Georgia, and don't look for the sun to show ...

September 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

4 kilos of meth intercepted on way to Cornelia

Law enforcement authorities have intercepted a package containing 4 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine on its way from Mexico to Cornelia.

September 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Parenting expert to speak at free event Tuesday at First Baptist Church

John Rosemond, a parenting columnist published weekly in The Times, will be speaking at a free event Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville.

September 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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