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Winder home helps victims of domestic abuse

It may appear to be an office, but a simple brick building on Jackson Street in Winder is the place where victims of domestic abuse can go to get a fresh start.

December 26, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lula shooting results in injury, arrest

LULA - A man was taken into custody early Thursday afternoon and charged with shooting his nephew in the leg, Hall County sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said.

December 26, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


12 days to a fire-safe Christmas: Look after your holiday guests

The holiday season can be a time of fun and festivities. Many gatherings are taking place among family and friends. The more people present increases the risk for fire or other injury. Consider these safety tips:

December 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Charter’s struggles shouldn't affect cable customers

The financial woes of Charter Communications should not affect local cable customers in Hall County, a cable TV expert said.

Charter announced last week that it was seeking help in restructuring $21 billion in debt, leading many on Wall Street to speculate the St. Louis-based company could be headed for bankruptcy.

December 26, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Feds put Hall, 157 other Georgia counties in disaster status over drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a request for a primary disaster designation for 158 counties, including Hall, based on production losses due to the ongoing drought and excessive temperatures.

December 26, 2008 | From staff, wire reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Vacant home fires a ‘sign of the times’

When the smoke cleared after a devastating house fire Dec. 5 on Ridgemont Trace, Gainesville fire investigators had a real mystery on their hands.

Not only were they searching for clues as to how the vacant two-story, three-bedroom home burned, they were searching for an owner. Nearly two weeks later, they still haven't found anyone who will claim the house.

December 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The line for jobs is getting longer

Evelyn Stafford's job with a Christian ministry in Atlanta was cut in July 2007.

Before that, she spent an extensive career as an executive assistant, including a 15-year stint at the highest levels of the Coca-Cola Co., where she accepted a partial job buyout offer in 2000.

December 26, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lula’s holiday gift: No property taxes, again

Hearing that the Lula City Council decided to eliminate property taxes sounds like a dream to some.

December 26, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville soldier’s wife pleads not guilty to setting fire that killed 2 kids

PADUCAH, Ky. - The wife of a Gainesville soldier has pleaded not guilty to charges of setting a fire that killed her two young children at their home on a Kentucky military base.

December 26, 2008 | From wire reports | Local


Some restaurants want Jefferson to charge less for water taps

JEFFERSON - One size fits all may work for some things, but when it comes to water tap service fees, Jefferson officials have discovered that a more specific payment schedule is needed.

December 26, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Barrow County's Bethlehem gets its postmarks ready for Christmas

BETHLEHEM-The post office in the little town of Bethlehem starts rocking in December with customers from across the state bringing their Christmas cards for the postmark from the town named for the birthplace of Jesus.

December 26, 2008 | BY KATHY BRIDGES Times regional staff | Local


Hall sales tax extension could boost Vision 2030 plans

A vote next year on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax could give a boost to the idea conceived in the Vision 2030 program.

Denise Deal, executive director of the program, told a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce gathering on Wednesday that five of the program's "Big Ideas" are included in some form in the proposed tax referendum, set for March 17.

December 26, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Streetscape leads Flowery Branch to dip into water funds

FLOWERY BRANCH - A $321,000 grant used to spruce up downtown turned into a project that ended up costing Flowery Branch an additional $166,333, a year-end audit shows.

December 26, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Challenged Child names J.C. Smith interim executive director

Challenged Child and Friends, a Gainesville center for both disabled children and their nonhandicapped peers, has named an interim executive director.

December 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


The economy hits home: This Christmas, cheap is good, free is better

As he listened to the Christmas wishes of children who joined him for a carriage ride around Gainesville's downtown square Thursday evening, Santa Claus did not seem fazed by the troubles of the economy.

December 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Flowery Branch City Council special election to be held in June

Flowery Branch voters will head back to the polls in June to decide on new leadership.

March 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville High Principal LaCrisia Larkin to retire

After 34 years in education, Gainesville High School Principal LaCrisia Larkin will retire this year.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New arrest made in taxi driver shooting in Gainesville

A fifth person has been charged in the killing of a Gainesville taxi driver.

March 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


NCAA basketball contests a big business for some

What do you call a criminal act that is nearly unenforceable?

March 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Quinlan Visual Arts Center to open new sculpture garden

The beauty inside the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville will now be reflected on the outside as well.

March 19, 2015 | Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Badge & Bar: 4 indicted in rock damage overpass case

Four Gainesville men were indicted on March 10 in connection with allegedly throwing large rocks from a highway overpass and damaging two vehicles.

March 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Doctor discusses medical marijuana oil study

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Bus route changes now will take effect July 1

Hall Area Transit plans to push off Gainesville Connection route and fare changes until July 1, mainly to line up with the start of its fiscal year.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge hears arguments in appeal involving escape, jailer firings

A senior Superior Court judge heard arguments Wednesday involving two terminated Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies and an inmate who escaped in July 2013.

March 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville store clerk arrested on drug charges

A store clerk at AMAL Convenience Store was arrested Wednesday after authorities said they found roughly 2« pounds of suspected synthetic marijuana in her possession.

March 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Annual Girl Power event to focus on unleashing possibilities

Being a girl in middle and high school can be tough, but a Northeast Georgia organization wants to offer support to these young women.

March 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 honored at 90th annual Gainesville Kiwanis Club banquet

A Chestatee High School student and a longtime Gainesville square businessman were recipients Tuesday night of two awards at the Gainesville Kiwanis Club's 90th annual awards banquet.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Several Hall road projects have no money

Several Hall County projects have federal funding uncertainty, but at least three cited last week by Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer Brent Cook have no funding certainty at all.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation accepting philanthropist, leadership nominees

The North Georgia Community Foundation, celebrating its 30th year, is accepting nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year and Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy awards.

March 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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