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Your Views: Budget policy group has many ideas to boost school funding

Hall County's school superintendent unfairly claimed in an Oct. 21 guest column in The Times that my organization's research lamented the billions in education state budget cuts in recent years without suggesting ways Georgia might reverse the damage the financial squeeze is causing.

November 01, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Church aims to raise money with inaugural Missions Market

Residents of North Georgia will soon have the opportunity to go on a shopping trip around the world without even getting on a plane.

November 01, 2014 | | Life top stories

Your Views: Water group’s concerns are only about wise policies, not politics

Thank you for your coverage of the Georgia Water Coalition's Dirty Dozen report (Oct. 22). As it has for the past three years, the GWC's Dirty Dozen report details how state water policy is leading to the wasteful use of state funds and complicating the two-decade old water dispute with Florida and Alabama.

November 01, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Yarbrough: One man’s push to support our veterans

A wise man once said our only reason for occupying space on this Earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will.

November 01, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough | Community columnists

West Hall tops Banks 23-7 to set up 7-AAA showdown

HOMER - West Hall coach Tony Lotti got a muted response when he told his team to get excited for next week's decisive region battle against Lumpkin County.

November 01, 2014 | David Thackham | All prep football news

Lanier Career Academy program to add farmer’s market, orchard

November 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Families have spooktacular fun during Trick-Or-Treat on the Square

The annual Trick-Or-Treat on the Square took place in downtown Gainesville on Friday afternoon. A downtown Gainesville tradition for almost 20 years, the Gainesville Communications and Tourism Department served as host. Downtown businesses passed out an endless supply of candy and treats to kids who then participated in a costume contest.

November 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Ask the Times: Wal-Mart careful to choose store sites

I would like to know why they are building Wal-Marts on Ga. Highway 60 and Browns Bridge Road but they cannot put one on Limestone (Parkway).

November 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Ask The Times

Defense picks up Gainesville in 20-7 win over Loganville

When Gainesville needed a lift late in Friday's contest against Loganville, hard-hitting defensive back Toddrick Turner was more than happy to oblige.

November 01, 2014 | Bill Murphy | All prep football news

Lakeview suffers home loss to Prince Avenue, 49-10

Lakeview Academy fell to Prince Avenue Christian 49-10 on Friday at Jock Hornor Field in Gainesville.

November 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news

Franklin County slips past Johnson 14-13

The Knights came just short of a win on Friday in Oakwood, falling to Franklin County 14-13 at Billy Ellis Stadium.

November 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news

Jefferson rolls to 9-0, tops Oconee County 28-16

No. 4 Jefferson stayed unbeaten with a 28-16 victory over Oconee County on Friday in Jefferson.

October 31, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news

Habersham ends 2-year win drought with 42-7 victory

Habersham Central ended a 21-game losing streak over three seasons by beating North Forsyth 42-7 on on Friday in Mount Airy.

October 31, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news

Warriors zero in on playoff spot, top Monroe Area 51-22

White County closed in on a playoff spot in Region 8-AAAA with a 51-22 win on Friday in Monroe.

October 31, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news

Riverside falls to Union County, 42-27

Union County rolled up a 42-27 win over Riverside Military Academy in an offensive shootout Friday at Maginnis Field in Gainesville.

October 31, 2014 | From staff reports | All prep football news

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Crawford: State budget crunch pinches local governments

Georgia's recession has put state government in the same position as a penny-pinching old geezer, the kind who searches under the sofa cushions for lost dimes and quarters or cashes in that jar of pennies he's been hoarding.

July 01, 2009 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists

Numbers show growth in South Hall may be slowing

The smoke may be clearing from a population explosion in the south end of Hall County.

July 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Summer conditioning: Chestatee altering its strategy

Graduation might have diminished Chestatee's experience, but it also provided the War Eagles with a renewed focus.

July 01, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | High schools

Jefferson wins district tourney

The Jefferson 13-year old All-Stars defeated the Jefferson 14 year-olds 4-3 to win the Dizzy Dean District 6 Tournament on Monday in Jefferson.

July 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports

G-Braves rally past Louisville

LAWRENCEVILLE - Sometimes, one inning is all that's needed to win a game.

July 01, 2009 | Mitch Blomert | Sports

Braves break home losing streak against Phillies

ATLANTA - Martin Prado's 10th-inning single triggered a celebration on the field, and was only part of his terrific night.

July 01, 2009 | By Charles Odum | Atlanta Braves

Local bank CB&T following FDIC improvement order

In an effort to straighten things out during tough economic times, Community Bank & Trust has executed a cease and desist order with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

June 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Business

Gainesville native leaves helm of UGA alumni group

Although the University of Georgia Alumni Association welcomes a new president today, Gainesville native Trey Paris isn't going to step back just yet.

June 30, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Local radio pioneer earns lifetime achievement award

John Jacobs has seen his radio business go worldwide in 60 years but says success lies in staying local.

June 30, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Flowery Branch sewer law would add surcharge for some businesses

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council could vote today to add a $15-per-month surcharge for commercial sewer users to help pay for testing

June 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

July Fourth events

  • "North Georgia's Largest Fireworks Show," Braselton. Racing and fireworks. Qualifying at 6 p.m.; race at 7 p.m. Friday, Lanier National Speedway, 1 Raceway Drive, Braselton. $20 general admission, $5 age 11 and younger, free for age 5 and younger; $10 trackside parking. 770-967-8600.
  • American Legion fireworks, Gainesville. Sponsored by Paul E. Bolding Post 7. Snow cones, hot dogs, horse shoes and fireworks at dusk. Noon Saturday, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville.
  • Fourth of July Celebration, Helen. Music by David Blackmon & Curley Maple, games, food and drinks. 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Rivermist Lodge, 6965 ...

June 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Fireworks vendors say bad economy boosts their sales

As the economy forces more families to stay at home for Independence Day, local fireworks vendors say they see a slight upswing in sales.

June 30, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Business

Justices reverse Hall malpractice case

A lengthy medical malpractice case that stemmed from a tick bite may be heading for a retrial after the Georgia Supreme Court this week reversed a jury's verdict that cleared four Gainesville doctors of negligence.

June 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Sweet little blueberries pack in nutrition, too

Just in time for the Fourth of July, fresh blueberries are hitting the stores and your garden, which could add a nice blue hue to your holiday cook out dish.

June 30, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Life

Former Buford QB transferring to Montana

Former Oregon quarterback Justin Roper has confirmed that he will transfer to the University of Montana.

June 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports

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