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Tri-state fight over water on hold while court deliberates

Georgia's longstanding water wars with Florida and Alabama are, for the most part, at a standstill.

November 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps working to meet court order on new water control manual

The water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin has bobbed like a yo-yo in recent years.

November 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


School lunches: Balancing nutrition with what kids like

Television and movies often portray school lunch as mystery meat on a plastic tray.

November 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Mountains Center deal worries theater group

Drama for the Georgia Mountain Players, a nonprofit Gainesville theater company, is spilling off the stage and into City Hall.

November 19, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


State patrol at odds with staffing report

Georgia State Patrol officials say Northeast Georgians shouldn't expect significant changes to the patrol following a report criticizing the agency's efficiency and ability to operate effectively.

November 19, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Four years after last drought, Lanier dangerously low

Four years ago this week, Georgians stood on the steps of the Capitol and asked God to make it rain.

November 19, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


LAMP Ministries provides food to needy residents

More than 200 people had something to be thankful for Saturday when they received a free meal from a local ministry.

November 19, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Enrollment down at Gainesville State, up at North Ga.

More students are enrolled in public Georgia colleges and universities than ever before.

November 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Ga. earns grant to boost college completion rate

As grade schools work toward getting more students in college, colleges are working toward getting more students to stay there.

November 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hospital could end contract with Cigna

Northeast Georgia Medical Center will become "out of network" for Cigna health insurance policyholders if a new managed care contract can't be worked out by Nov. 30.

November 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auction set to help Hall deputy’s daughter who was born prematurely

Some people don't believe in miracles, but Hall County sheriff's deputy Joey Haban and his wife, Kristina, have seen a miracle each day for the past 18 months.

November 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville submits redistricting plan to feds for review

Gainesville officials have submitted a plan to redraw its voting districts to the U.S. Department of Justice, giving residents another opportunity to comment on the proposed ward map.

November 18, 2011 | | Local


Forsyth woman charged with taking $540K from ex-employer

In what investigators are describing as a large white collar crime, a Forsyth County woman was charged Thursday afternoon with embezzling about $540,000 from her former employer.

November 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Family gets videos back after home robbery

Sometimes an emotional value can far outweigh any monetary value.

November 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Blaze chars home and displaces family of 4

A family of four was displaced Thursday morning after a fire charred their northeastern Forsyth home, officials said.

November 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


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Adoption law update lingers on Georgia lawmakers’ last day

ATLANTA - Changes to Georgia adoption law that proponents call long overdue await a final vote entering the General Assembly's last day.

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Turn lane project at Ga. 53 and Green Hill Circle now set to start April 10

Extension of the westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle is now scheduled to start April 10 and finish up ...

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County to host victims’ rights week event

Officials in the Hall County Courthouse are hosting an event Friday to start the week of victims' rights recognition.

March 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch Target customers mourn beloved cashier

Anyone who picked Chris Shields' checkout line at Target in Flowery Branch knew they were in for a little joking around.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Former Flowery Branch student cut from ‘Voice’

Georgia native Taylor Alexander was eliminated from NBC's "The Voice" on Tuesday.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fiery crash shuts down I-985 northbound

Interstate 985 Northbound was shut down Wednesday afternoon with a multi-vehicle crash, according to Gainesville Fire spokesman Keith Smith.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill requiring boat titles likely pushed off to 2018 legislative session

A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ends Thursday, but it could return next year.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs expand scope, change name

Ala Harbin had not yet started kindergarten when she was drawn to the fun and games that attracted other neighborhood children to the Boys & Girls ...

March 29, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Clark Leonard cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, cleonard@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lakeshore Mall sells for $6.8 million in auction

Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended Wednesday, said a source familiar with the process.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall Middle student arrested after bomb threat leads to evacuation

A North Hall Middle School student is in custody following a bomb threat Wednesday that led to the evacuation of the school, school officials ...

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall student arrested, charged with LSD possession on campus

An East Hall High School student has been arrested and charged with possession and intent to distribute LSD on the school campus.

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools look to update aging bus fleet

After putting off school bus purchases completely during five of the past 10 years, Hall County school officials are playing catch-up to update their aging ...

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responders practice emergency management skills

One by one, students sporting mock injuries like gashes and broken bones were carried on stretchers by medics during an annual training exercise Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Buford looks for assist from Hall County to pay for new school

Funding for a new $70 million high school in Buford should get an assist from Hall County, the city's long-time political leader said Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Center Point honors students, business leaders for dedication to community

Every year, Center Point Mentoring honors their heroes.

March 29, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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