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Soles help souls: Store owner offers discount for donated shoes

A pair of shoes is something many take for granted.

February 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville City Council faces tough cuts to balance budget

Charged with the need to cut the fat, Gainesville officials are finding they also have to cut into the meat of city government services to balance the 2010 budget.

February 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Firefighter suffers leg injury battling blaze in woods

A firefighter who stepped in a hole while fighting a woods fire Saturday was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with an unknown leg injury.

February 08, 2009 | | Local


Forum offers frank talk on youth sex, harassment

Dexter Wimbish said the lessons of Marcus Dixon and Genarlow Wilson should serve as an example of the trouble adolescents can find themselves in if they engage in sexual activity.

February 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Forsyth woman charged with burning her own home

Investigators believe that a Cumming woman charged Friday with burning down her own house also was directly involved in the spray-painting of racially-charged graffiti on a fence next to the burned home.

February 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Armed Buford man arrested near school after chase

A Buford man who fled from a traffic stop made by Hall County sheriff's deputies Friday was arrested on the grounds of a Gwinnett County school with a loaded handgun in his pocket, authorities said.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Anna Ruby Falls to close for renovations

The Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area, located in the Chattahoochee National Forest north of Helen, will be closed to the public beginning Monday as a renovation project gets under way.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Habitat builds disabled vet and wife a new house

A disabled Vietnam veteran took the first steps into his new home Friday, flanked by his wife and the people who helped build it.

February 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Public's help needed to ID suspects

Gainesville police are asking for the public's help in identifying armed robbery suspects seen in a surveillance video from an Atlanta Highway liquor store.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia tax collections down 14 percent

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday that the state's net revenue collections for January declined 14.3 percent, a decrease of $262 million, compared to last year.

February 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


One second-grade class asked its students, ‘What if you were president?’

When President Barack Obama was elected in November, teachers told students that regardless of their race, they, too, could become president one day.

February 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


North Georgia College and State University adds new master's degrees

North Georgia College & State University has two new feathers in its cap.

February 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lawyer claims judge could decide client’s competency

The decision on whether a man accused of raping and killing a 4-year-old girl is mentally competent to stand trial likely will be made next month.Whether that decision is made by a judge or a jury remains to be seen.

February 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hoschton residents load up against firing range

HOSCHTON - Noise from a firing range in Braselton has upset several local residents, and they voiced their concerns this week at a Hoschton City Council meeting.

February 06, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Club to put harassment in spotlight

Some students will be getting a lesson Saturday on where it's appropriate to touch or be touched.

February 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Panter ready for ‘nervous’ run a year after Marathon bombing

For his part, Dr. Allan Panter couldn't say whether his wife, Theresa, should run in this year's Boston Marathon - as he's not the one logging the miles by foot.

April 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many like changes to state’s health insurance plan

State employees, including teachers, are a little bit happier with their health benefit plans following some changes.

April 20, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


People’s pontif earns praise from religious leaders

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became the first non-European pope in 1,200 years in March 2013, he also carried a burden of expectation.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Weather Service aims for more accurate tornado warnings

False alarms during severe weather can draw the ire of residents, or worse a complacency that causes people to ignore real dangers.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Celebrating Mother Earth

Earth Day isn't until Tuesday, but a few residents grabbed shovels, axes and rakes and got their hands dirty to show appreciation to Mother Nature.

April 19, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Rain not a damper for March of Babies

Doctors, former patients and hundreds of other walkers didn't let rain dampen their enthusiasm for helping ensure healthy babies Saturday.

April 19, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Development Authority considers financing Brenau projects

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority is considering issuing $8 million in bonds to pay for a new dormitory, anatomy lab and field house at Brenau University.

April 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Photo essay: Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Members of St. Michael Catholic Church spend Good Friday at Laurel Park for the living Stations of the Cross.

April 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials seek extension of Glades Reservoir agreement

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority on Monday will consider renewing an agreement for the Glades Reservoir project with Hall County and Glade Farm LLC.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza redevelopment poses traffic problems

If the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is redeveloped as proposed into a 42,000-square-foot grocery store and accompanying 12-pump fueling station, it will generate 6,627 daily two-way trips down the Gainesville thoroughfare, according to a traffic study performed in late March.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tuition rates to increase at public institutions

Tuition rates are rising once again at public colleges and universities in Georgia, including the University of North Georgia.

April 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man gets 18 months in motorcycle gang bust

A judge said Friday that although the government's conduct had raised some eyebrows, it didn't excuse the actions of a Gainesville man who served as lookout for federal-agent-initiated drug deals.

April 18, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Man reported drowned at country club

Gainesville police and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are investigating the reported drowning of a Gainesville man in Lake Lanier.

April 18, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Man charged in Clermont bank robbery

A Cleveland man has been charged in the Tuesday armed robbery of a North Hall County bank.

April 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT crews plan work on I-985, I-85 next week

Crews will be working next week on Interstate 985 in Hall County and Interstate 85 in Jackson County, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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