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Clermont neighborhood to fly flags in honor of Sept. 11

One Clermont neighborhood is making a statement to remember Sept. 11, 2001, by displaying an American flag on each house.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


United Way aims to meet goal in troubled economy

The United Way of Hall County has lowered its fundraising goal this year because of the economy but is optimistic it can do OK - maybe even surpass the goal - as the economy improves.

September 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Delivery of today's paper delayed

Home delivery of today's print edition of The Times will be severely delayed due to unforeseen production problems.

September 10, 2009 | | Local


Hall County Humane Society rabies clinic scheduled Saturday

The Humane Society of Hall County will be holding another rabies clinic this Saturday that likely will be the last one of the season.

September 10, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Chestatee DECA club raises money for kids' hospital

Students at Chestatee High School are gearing up for their DECA marketing chapter's first annual DECA Dash 5K run that will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

September 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood land owners want homes to house office space

OAKWOOD - At one time, Holiday Heights sat by itself, a subdivision at the crux of Mundy Mill and McEver roads in South Hall.

September 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Commission to discuss raise for tax assessor

The Hall County Board of Commissioners discussed the yearly merit increase of the county's chief appraiser at its work session Wednesday.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deal, Broun, Isakson don’t favor public option for health care

Three congressional Republicans representing Northeast Georgia may have agreed with some of the points raised by President Barack Obama in Wednesday night's speech, but they countered that their constituents have a different idea of health care reform.

September 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


IRS says don’t miss out on new home tax credit

If you are currently a renter, the IRS is urging you to reconsider your living arrangements.

September 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New generation continuing United Way’s legacy of giving

The United Way of Hall County is seeing a new generation of leaders following in their parents' footsteps by giving back to the community.

September 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gang activity still quiet a month after shooting

A month has passed since a gang-related shooting killed one Hall County teen and wounded three others, and all remains quiet on the gang front.

September 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman charged in child's death

DAHLONEGA - The mother of a 7-month-old boy who died last year after being smothered while sleeping is expected to be booked into the Lumpkin County jail today on murder charges.

September 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Skaggs: Eat more chicken during national month in September

Anyone who has lived in the Gainesville-Hall County area for any length of time recognizes the importance of the poultry industry to our community. In fact, poultry is the No. 1 agricultural commodity in the state of Georgia, representing some 47 percent of the total farm gate income in 2008.

September 09, 2009 | Billy Skaggs | Local


Excerpts of President Barack Obama's address to Congress

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told Congress tonight he will continue to seek common ground on health care in the coming weeks, leaving his door open for those with serious proposals.

September 09, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hall might suspend employee retirement plan contributions

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix recommended Wednesday that the county temporarily suspend retirement contributions for employees to combat low sales tax revenue.

September 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Teacher interns at UGA genetics lab this summer

Laurie Brown, a science teacher at World Language Academy in Flowery Branch, is spending her summer in someone else's science lab.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Another historic Lula building gets face-lift

Downtown Lula is getting another makeover, thanks in large part to an Atlanta native who has become endeared by the northeast Hall County city's past.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry helps at-risk teens

Like many kids her age, Carmela Villalobos wanted to do things her way or not at all.

June 21, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Participation at Hall County health care clinic strong

Turnout at the Hall County Government Family Health Center, which serves county employees, has been strong in the first five months of operation, according to county officials, and plans are in the works to generate more interest and participation.

June 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Teens learn about poverty, hunger during summer program

Two teenagers walked out of a home in Tower Heights Apartments and wiped tears from their eyes.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoschton woman’s death included in HBO documentary

A Hoschton woman found dead inside her home will be included in an HBO documentary on gun deaths airing Monday night.

June 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Business leader Gus Whalen dies

Whether it was on the playground in sixth grade, at a barber shop or in the business community, Gus Whalen had a way of making an impression.

June 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | 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


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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