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2008 leaves area short a few good citizens

A number of public officials and business leaders were among those who died in 2008.

January 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Elder abuse suspect has 7 probation violations

The last time James Douglas Holland faced a judge, he used the mother he was charged with beating twice before as an excuse.

January 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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


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State senators make big changes to transportation bill

The state Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday made significant changes to a transportation bill approved by House lawmakers earlier this year.

March 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood City Council idles over parking restrictions

Oakwood City Council members are in agreement that something must be done to address residential parking restrictions in the community.

March 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


SPLOST vote passes in Hall County

Hall County voters on Tuesday approved a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

March 17, 2015 | | Local


Four arrested, charged in death of Gainesville taxi driver

A Gainesville taxi company was reeling Tuesday as it dealt with the shooting death of one its veteran drivers.

March 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Civil Service Board upholds firing

In an unusual case, the Hall County Civil Service Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to uphold the termination of employee David McCord.

March 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Polls open until 7 as Hall County voters decide on extending special sales tax

Polls are open until 7 p.m. today across Hall County as voters decide on a one-cent special purpose local option sales tax.

March 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Sugar Hill Elementary receives visit from governor’s office

At Sugar Hill Elementary School, 5-year-old students are learning how to make PowerPoints and film instructional videos.

March 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Reward offered for man missing since June ’14

A $500 reward is available for information leading to the discovery of a man missing since June 7.

March 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Former Hall County jailer pleads not guilty in drug case

A former Hall County jailer accused on smuggling charges pleaded not guilty Monday at an arraignment in U.S. District Court.

March 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Pilgrim takes over Hall GOP

Debra Pilgrim was elected chairwoman of the Hall County Republican Party on Saturday at the organization's convention.

March 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools score high School Climate Star Ratings

Hall County and Gainesville City schools offer students a pretty good environment for learning and developing.

March 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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