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Georgia man uses a new 'mater method

A handmade sign on the metal fence surrounding Dr. C.B. Skelton's tomato plants reads "Doc 'n' Fran's 'Mater Farm." Ashton Locke made the sign for her great-grandfather.

August 01, 2014 | | Life top stories

Goldberg: Democrats stoke phony impeachment fears

"Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me.

August 01, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories

Navarette: Reading the wrong script on immigration

SAN DIEGO - Just because you're well-known doesn't mean you're well-informed.

August 01, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories

Your Views: Health care law helped fill a need; change it, don’t scrap it

A lot of thought and planning went into the Affordable Care Act, and every group, including insurance companies, business groups, Republicans and Democrats, were all consulted to incorporate their suggestions.

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

Your Views: Hall’s ‘storage of junk’ law penalizes people needlessly

Looks like Hall County needs more money, so they send a helicopter over to see how many poor people they can rake over the fire with the illegal "storage of junk" law. That law was only made to rob the poor people. It is illegal according to the Constitution, but our commissioners don't care. We need to stand up and tell them to get rid of that law unless you love being robbed.

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

Controlling the tick population

If there is one thing that causes people to be squeamish, ticks will usually do it. No one likes the idea of something crawling on them, and I do not know anyone who wants to be a source of food either.

August 01, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

A ride that gives ‘Goosebumps’ during movie filming

A car towed a trailer across Boling Bridge as a helicopter hovered on the other side of the green beams filming the action for the upcoming movie "Goosebumps," based on the R.L. Stine youth fiction series and featuring Jack Black.

August 01, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local

Tour gives teachers fresh outlook on rivers

Myers Elementary teacher Tiffany Johnston has a new perspective on the decadeslong water-sharing conflict between Georgia, Florida and Alabama, often referred to as "water wars."

August 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Gainesville giveaway fills bookbags with hope

About 60 parents and children waited in line Thursday for free bookbags and school supplies at the office of Harrison Square Apartments.

August 01, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local

Woods still school superintendent winner after recount

Irwin County educator Richard L. Woods was certified Thursday as winner of the Republican runoff for the nomination as state school superintendent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp said.

August 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Cumming meth bust nabs 4 suspects, 48 bags

August 01, 2014 | | Local

State DOT suspends some work for tax-free shoppers

The Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended lane closures near shopping malls to accommodate back-to-school shopping traffic this weekend.

August 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall commissioners to rescind vote on construction blocks

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Friday to rescind an earlier vote on the purchase of concrete blocks for construction of the new correctional institute.

August 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville road closing extended for train track work

Gainesville's Athens Street at the railroad crossing will remain closed until Aug. 15, an extension from the Aug. 1 date the city had announced.

August 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

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Hall transit offers free bus rides

The Red Rabbit is celebrating National Earth Day on Wednesday by providing free rides for the day and by rolling out route changes.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Funeral held for girl killed in ATV wreck

Funeral services were held Monday for a 12-year-old Alto girl who was killed Friday night in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Banks County.

April 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Braselton bond rating rises

Standard and Poor's, the bond rating agency that rates more than 80 percent of the nation's municipal and corporate bonds, raised Braselton's rating from BBB+ to A- in March. The rating is for the town's water and sewerage system revenue bonds.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Braselton approves South Hall senior living site

BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council unanimously approved plans to build a senior living facility in South Hall.

April 20, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local

Jefferson City Council considers selling downtown building to renter

To sell or not to sell is a question the Jefferson City Council is considering when it comes to a city-owned building.

April 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Cuts could reach $2 million for Gainesville school system

The Gainesville school system is expecting about $2 million less in state funding this budget year, school officials said Monday night.

April 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Surging enrollment seen at technical colleges

With an 8-year-old special needs son, Susan Martin of Flowery Branch wanted a job that could give her flexibility to attend to her son.

April 20, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Tech's Lawal to test NBA waters

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech forward Gani Lawal said he will make himself available for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, leaving the door open to return to school and a chance to avenge the Yellow Jackets' woeful season.

April 20, 2009 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

McCann to meet with eye doctor

WASHINGTON - Braves catcher Brian McCann is to meet with an eye doctor Tuesday about the blurred vision that has kept him out of the starting lineup.

April 20, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Braves trade Boyer to Cards

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals got help for a needy bullpen on Monday, acquiring right-hander Blaine Boyer from the Atlanta Braves for minor league outfielder Brian Barton.

April 20, 2009 | By R.B. Fallstrom The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Flowery Branch baseball game postponed

Due to heavy rain Sunday night in Canton, Monday's Flowery Branch High baseball game at Creekview has been postponed. Falcons coach Jimmy Lawler says the game will be made up on Thursday afternoon.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools

Nearly an inch of rain falls overnight

A strong line of showers and thunderstorms rolled through Northeast Georgia overnight, dumping almost an inch of rain at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, according to the National Weather Service Web site.

The heaviest rainfall came between 1 and 2 a.m., when more than three-quarters of an inch of rain fell. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Hall County during this storm.

April 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Nichols: Piracy still is hard to control on open seas

A country has sovereign powers to govern by law the land of its territory, the airspace above that land, and the seas along its coasts out to a limit of 12 nautical miles. Earlier the sea limits were set at three nautical miles because that was the distance a cannon on the beach could fire.

April 20, 2009 | Tom Nichols | Community columnists

School news

Sarah Harste of Gainesville has been selected to participate in the Wofford College Community of Scholars, a cross-disciplinary program of undergraduate student research at the college in Spartanburg, S.C.

April 20, 2009 | | Good news

Thomas: Sweet TEA parties were taxpayers’ way of saying ‘enough!’

"The sum of good government," said Thomas Jefferson in his first inaugural address, is "A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned (emphasis mine)."

April 20, 2009 | Trevor Thomas | Community columnists

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