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Resolve to keep your resolutions

Making New Year's resolutions is as old as celebrating the holiday itself, and for just as long, people have been breaking them.

January 04, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Healthy Monday: Lose some weight the smart way this year

It should come as no surprise that losing weight is the most common New Year's resolution. With the long season of holiday indulgence finally over, many people aren't happy about what their bathroom scale is telling them.

January 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Local families plan DC trip for Obama’s swearing-in

Following an election in which President-elect Barack Obama carried only one precinct in Hall County, local Democrats are coming out of the woodwork and flocking to Washington, D.C., to view the inauguration ceremony from the Capitol lawn.

January 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville finances sound despite drop in revenues

The economy's toll on Gainesville's financial situation is clear from a recent financial report conducted by Rushton & Company.

January 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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


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Ga. 347 may be last ‘east-west’ artery project for a while

The completion of the four- and six-lane Ga. 347 in South Hall County by this time next year will mark the opening of one of Hall's few east-west traffic arteries - and maybe its last major one for years to come.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nutrition specialists consider students when making meals

January 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Medical marijuana

Though medical marijuana is now legal in nearly half of U.S. states, and while marijuana can be used for recreational use in four states plus the District of Columbia, Georgia lawmakers appear hesitant to follow suit.

January 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Foster care

The idea of privatizing foster care was batted about during the last session, but ultimately lawmakers passed on that endeavor.

January 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Transportation

Paying for roads could be the biggest issue in 2015.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Education

Efforts last year to defeat Common Core in Georgia were unsuccessful, but legislators are likely to discuss concerns that still exist regarding the education standards.

January 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Budget

For every buzzword tossed about in recent years when talking about the economy, there is an equal and opposite epithet. And, sometimes, which is which depends on whom you're asking.

January 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SnowWorld at Lanier Islands offers visitors wintery outdoor fun

Every morning around 9 a.m., the snow machines at Lake Lanier Islands in Buford start pumping to ensure that visitors don't miss out on a white wintertime.

January 11, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Arrendale State Prison inmates go back to school

Within the first week of the new year, an inmate at the Arrendale State Prison in Habersham County earned her high school diploma while behind bars.

January 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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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