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Hall moves up rankings of well-off counties

With a per capita income of less than $18,000 and more than a quarter of its population living in poverty, Hancock is the poorest county in Georgia, according to a new list that also ranks Oconee the state's most prosperous county.

January 01, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local

12 days to a fire-safe Christmas: Careful at the stove, oven

During the holidays, it is easy to get wrapped up in entertaining guests, but it is important to monitor meal preparations, since most cooking fires start when cooking is left unattended. Cooking is the No. 1 cause of home fires in America, and the number of cooking-related fires increases dramatically during this time. The following safe cooking tips can help to make your holiday dinner safe and enjoyable:

January 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

The economy hits home: Local charities not feeling pinch – yet

In hard times, the giving continues.

January 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

So far, so good for Gainesville property tax collections

Judging by the lack of a line at Gainesville's tax office Monday, one would not expect city property tax payments to come in anywhere near what the city needs to operate.

January 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Shoppers hope for last-minute deals

The Christmas music started before Thanksgiving. The decorated trees filled department stores soon after. And the months of buildup to Christmas culminates with the final hectic days of shopping for the big day.

January 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

The Times gets frank with Kris Kringle

Sitting down with Santa Claus is like sitting down with an old friend. As a reporter, I have had several occasions to spend a little time with this jolly guy and was fortunate enough to draw the assignment again.

January 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Change in insurance law may raise rates

If you receive a form letter from your auto insurance company, don't toss it in the trash.

December 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Looking ahead, Gainesville: Bulldozers, new buildings mark new era

For Gainesville officials, out with the old means a multimillion-dollar project to demolish the city's existing downtown parking deck to make room for a new one.

December 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Law requires new homes to have carbon monoxide alarm

Georgia has declared war on the "silent killer."

December 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

New laws target car tags, Web prowlers

A number of new state laws take effect today, including statutes involving everything from railroad crossings to specialized license plates.

December 31, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Kids celebrate the new year at INK

Although most of their bottles were filled with milk, area kids celebrated New Year's Eve as fervently as any after-hours carouser.The young ones had their own daytime celebration at the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids on Wednesday, complete with not one but two parades to ring in the New Year.

December 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Gainesville school system pays off $7.5 million loan

The Gainesville school system squeaked in under the deadline Wednesday, paying back a more than $7.5 million loan due by year's end.

December 31, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Jarrard takes sheriff's oath in Lumpkin County

DAHLONEGA – New Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard had more than five months since his Republican primary victory to prepare for the biggest job of his life.

December 31, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Man struck and killed by train in Habersham County

Habersham County Sheriff's officials have not yet identified a man who was struck and killed by a train late Monday.

Capt. Rick Salemi said a white male was struck by a Norfolk Southern train on tracks near Garland White Road in Alto about 10 p.m. Monday. The train stopped after hitting the man.

December 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Chaplain in Iraq hits the Web on Christmas Day

State Rep. Doug Collins,R-Gainesville, is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. His weekly column, which typically posts on on Tuesdays, will post on Christmas this week.

December 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

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Free Range Art’s first piece unveiled in downtown Gainesville

The Public Art Committee of Vision 2030 unveiled the first installation of its Free Range Art Project series on Monday afternoon in the Hunt Tower ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Suspect sought after shooting of occupied vehicle

A Gainesville man is being sought in a Monday afternoon shooting of an occupied vehicle off Cleveland Highway in North Hall County.

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deal says he will not accept Syrian refugees in Georgia

Several U.S. governors, including Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Quiz: Learn more about your neighbors in Hall County

The U.S. Census Bureau is perhaps best known for its population estimates.

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Revised Lula sign ordinance set for public hearing

Reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, Lula is proposing changes to its sign ordinance that explicitly says it doesn't ...

November 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former Habersham deputy accused of providing false info has trial in December

The former Habersham County Sheriff's Office deputy accused of providing false information for a search warrant that led to injuries for a toddler is ...

November 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Georgia Milestones: A guide to understanding test scores

After a year of complex, contested and, at times, confusing testing, the scores from the first year of Georgia Milestones will be released Monday.

November 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

9-year-old burn survivor succeeds in classroom

Gracie Lowell Turpin reads, writes and, according to her big brother Tyler, loves music and recess.

November 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Fire heavily damages Gainesville house

A house in the 600 block of Tommy Aaron Drive in Gainesville was heavily damaged by fire about midnight Saturday "and will probably be considered ...

November 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Radiation therapy now available at Braselton hospital

Jenny Pakdaman has enough on her mind without having to deal with the stress of long drives to and from radiation treatment.

November 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Efforts to restore historic Healan’s Mill moving forward

As plans to restore Healan's Mill gain momentum and the number of advocates continue to grow, the future is looking brighter for the crumbling ...

November 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Ways you can help others this Thanksgiving

There are many around Hall County who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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