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Schools brace for busy summer of spending SPLOST money

New school roofs and air conditioning systems may be up first on a list of projects to be funded by Hall County's 1-cent sales tax for education.

March 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Ga. National Guard to help Afghans with agribusiness

MOUNT AIRY - John Church grew up around farming and, although he has forged a career in the logging business, still keeps crops and raises chickens on his rural Habersham County land.

March 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


March still too cold to swim in lake

If the warm spring weather tempts you to jump in Lake Lanier - don't.

March 20, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Buyers look to cheaper lake homes

In the shadow of towering mansions in the Sidney on Lanier neighborhood is a quaint two bedroom, one bath lake cottage that David Dell and his wife Caroline recently purchased.

March 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hot shots show the pros how it's done

It takes more than a uniform and badge to scare off one group of competitive shooters.

March 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local




Census 2010: Populations jump in some local cities

Several Northeast Georgia cities saw their populations double during the last decade, according to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

March 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boy Scouts and Isakson honor 3 leaders

Pete Martin, John Melvin and Martha Nesbitt stand for the Boy Scouts oath in their own way.

March 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville pre-K educators may not see salary cuts

The Gainesville City Schools board will vote Monday on a plan aimed at preserving the system's pre-kindergarten teacher salaries.

March 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bank robbery suspect arrested

A Marietta man was arrested within hours of his alleged Gainesville bank heist and getaway by taxicab, officers said.

March 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Dawson motorsports park wants to drill for its own water

The owner of a motorsports park in western Dawson County says he will drill his own wells to prepare for the development's future water needs.

March 19, 2011 | | Local


Labor department aims to help men get back to work

A new online job training site recently launched in Georgia, offering resources to those struggling to get back to work. But there's one key difference between this campaign and others that have been unveiled during the recession.

March 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


School bus wreck injures 2 adults

Authorities are investigating a collision between a Hall County school bus and a cargo van that injured two adults.

March 18, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weekend temperatures will near 80

A summery weekend will usher in the first official day of spring on Sunday while the forecast for today calls for sun and a high of 80.

March 18, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Dahlonega man dies in tractor accident

A Dahlonega man died in a tractor accident Wednesday at his home, officials said.

March 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County faces appeal in lawsuit over sidewalk bonds

Hall County is facing further court action in a dispute over bonds that were issued to pay for sidewalks in three subdivisions.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dawson County officers dispute claims in citizen journalist’s lawsuit

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office officials named in a federal lawsuit in May by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries ...

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Report shows Gainesville police boosting number of Hispanic officers on force

The Gainesville Police Department accreditation report shows the agency with its "highest level of minority employees."

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Details of Gainesville school board’s Enota discussion not yet released

The controversy over a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has extended to minutes of two Gainesville school board meetings.

June 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Brexit vote: How will it affect us here?

The shock waves of British voters' decision to leave the European Union began almost immediately after the polling booths closed Thursday night. The British pound ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


South Hall County residents petition to stop plans for exit 14

The Georgia Department of Transportation's plans to build an interchange connecting Martin Road on the east side of Interstate 985 to H.F. Reed ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man dies after motorcycle wreck

A Flowery Branch man died recently after suffering serious injuries when his motorcycle struck a retaining wall in Flowery Branch, according to Georgia State Patrol.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police officer’s broken nose leads to new charges for Buford murder suspect

A Buford man charged with beating his father to death with a crowbar picked up new charges for allegedly punching an officer in the face ...

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Law enforcement operation cracks down on distracted driving

About 90 citations were issued by Gainesville Police officers Thursday during the first three hours of a traffic operation running through this weekend.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Rotary Club reaches key giving milestone

All 182 members of the Gainesville Rotary Club have committed to contributing $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation, a first for the club.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Windows to healing: Braselton hospital unveils themed stained-glass

Five story-themed stained glass windows were recently installed at the chapel of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Braselton campus.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Supreme Court's 4-4 vote sinks Obama's immigration policy

WASHINGTON - An ideologically deadlocked Supreme Court dealt a severe blow Thursday to President Barack Obama's immigration reform plan, casting the November election as a ...

June 23, 2016 | By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


2 from DeKalb charged with meth trafficking in Hall

Two people from DeKalb County have been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, according to Hall County authorities.

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Truck driver rescues victims from fiery crash; 5 hurt

A truck driver witnessing a crash Thursday afternoon in Gainesville helped three people out of their vehicle before it was engulfed in flames, according to ...

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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