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This holiday weekend, focus is on the labor-less

With millions of Americans unemployed, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know anyone who has been laid off - if they themselves haven't recently lost a job.

"Labor Day 2009 arrives at a critical juncture in the economic history of the United States of America. The Great Recession has already claimed the jobs of 14 million American workers," said Michael Thurmond, Georgia Department of Labor commissioner. "Seismic economic forces are restructuring America's work force and the long-term effects will be pervasive and permanent."

September 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fair Street, Butler alums celebrate their beloved alma maters

Forty years ago this fall, the halls of Butler High School were strangely silent.

September 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Area schools ponder showing Obama’s speech

As controversy swirls over President Barack Obama's planned televised speech Tuesday to students across the nation, local school districts are deciding how to handle it.

September 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Keeping a close watch on sexual predators

No free man is as closely watched by Hall County authorities as Michael Eugene Cromer.

September 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Complete list of area qualifiers for municipal races in Northeast Georgia

The following are candidates for Northeast Georgia.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New Web site lends a voice to the US health care debate

With all of the debates centering around proposed health care reform, it's hard for some people to determine what's truth and what's fiction - especially if they can't read the bill.

September 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School board member faces qualification challenge

Longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons may not be on the school board election ballot this fall because of a new state anti-nepotism law.

September 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall’s star wrestler helps others get ‘Made’

Professional wrestler A.J. Styles had a busy morning planned, between appearances on two TV sets and a lineup of speaking engagements - all before lunch.

September 04, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Couple get prison in meth case

A man who operated a crude methamphetamine lab inside a mobile home a few feet from where toddlers slept was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday.

September 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall offices closed 2 days next week

The Labor Day holiday will have government offices throughout the area closed on Monday, but Hall County workers are taking an extra day off as well.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Will patrons heed call of football?

As the college football season ramps up, local business owners are counting on plenty of rambling and barking fans to ease their recession woes.

September 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Westfall named Clermont postmaster

Chuck Westfall was named postmaster of Clermont, effective Aug. 29.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in North Hall

A skunk found in the Pea Ridge area of North Hall has tested positive for rabies, according to Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control.

September 04, 2009 | | Local


Expect lots of traffic, heightened enforcement for Labor Day

Travel officials predict that Georgia's roads will be clogged with Labor Day holiday travelers, and area law enforcement agencies are preparing to handle the extra traffic.

September 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Parents convicted of manufacturing meth

A cramped South Hall trailer where three young children lived with their parents also was home to a toxic methamphetamine lab, a jury determined Thursday.

September 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able ...

September 14, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Millie’s opens temporary location on Thompson Bridge Road after fire

It's still overwhelming for June Kinsey to think about all the community support she has received in the five-plus weeks since an Aug. 9 ...

September 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Search continues for UGA student missing on Lake Lanier

Search efforts continued Wednesday for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing while kayaking on Lake Lanier last week.

September 14, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


WomenSource’s annual Power of the Purse draws crowd

A neurosurgeon, a single mother, a nurse and a high school student walked a catwalk Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Prosecutors describe 'grisly, ghastly, horrific' crime as murder trial begins

Two storylines emerged Tuesday morning as attorneys laid out how Iris Romero-Banegas, 43, was stabbed repeatedly.

September 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia among top regional schools

The University of North Georgia ranked 24th among public regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report.

September 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Advocates look to Atlanta homeless program for answers

Gainesville resident Doug Hanson has a passion for helping the homeless.

September 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood’s partnership with YMCA coming to an end

The Georgia Mountains YMCA's 5-year stay in Oakwood appears to be ending.

September 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business ‘owners’ pitch ideas to ‘sharks’ at seminar

Three "owners" of businesses received financing offers from the Lake Lanier Sharks on Tuesday morning, but only two accepted the offers.

September 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bear cub killed by car on Ga. 400 in North Forsyth

September 13, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Atlanta Falcons football clinic for moms emphasizes safety

Buddy Curry shared stories from his football playing days and highlighted how concussions were previously underestimated for years, shrugged off as a mere "ding."

September 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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