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State debates combining college systems

A panel appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to make recommendations on the future of the state's education system has recommended that Georgia's two-year colleges be moved from the Board of Regents to the technical college system.

January 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Nearly 4 inches of rain has fallen and more is coming

While the moist, gray weather that many areas have been experiencing for the past few days can be depressing, don't expect to see any improvement in the dismal conditions today.

January 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Inman Perk adds its flavorful aroma to Spout Springs library

FLOWERY BRANCH - South Hall library patrons now can get their coffee poured before they pore over books at the Hall County Library System's Spout Springs branch.

January 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson EMC, customers give to five Hall charities

Customers with the Jackson Electric Membership Corp. are doing a lot to help Hall County.

January 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Holiday prompts meeting date change

The Oakwood Planning Commission has rescheduled its monthly meeting because it conflicts with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials take look at alcohol code

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss setting penalties at its next meeting for two convenience stores that sold alcohol to minors.

January 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Powell, Oliver take oath of office

In a ceremony held before Monday's regularly scheduled work session, Chief Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller swore in two recently re-elected members of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

January 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville schools may hike out-of-district tuition rate

The Gainesville school board is considering multiple proposals for an out-of-district tuition increase, one of which could double tuition to $900 for some students but allow breaks for children of Gainesville alumni and business owners.

January 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Frances Meadows aquatic center hopping with new members

It's too cold for children to play in the elaborate outdoor Splash Zone at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center, but that does not mean residents are not enjoying the center's other amenities.

January 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man accused of stomping mother on his way to trial in superior court

A man accused of stomping his mother and leaving her on the floor of her home with a broken foot and ankle will face a superior court judge for his alleged crime.

January 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell had Gainesville ties

Griffin Bell, the Americus native who attained legendary status among his peers in the legal profession, was remembered Monday as a kind, courtly man with a brilliant mind.

January 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cagle: Budget woes will 'monopolize' 2009 legislative session

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Monday that state revenues are trending downward and predicted a deficit of "something north of $2 billion."

January 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rain stopping, but Lake Lanier is rising, slowly

If the forecast holds, Gainesville-Hall County will end 2008 about 6 inches below normal in total rainfall.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Looking Ahead: Roadwork happening, but much on hold in 2009

From roads to bridges to resurfacing work, Hall County has a laundry list of transportation projects under way or up in the air.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Looking Ahead: What does 2009 have in store for South Hall?

Fast-growing South Hall may be a growth-slowing South Hall in 2009, thanks to a stalled U.S. economy.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Local races on ballots in Northeast Georgia

Banks County

April 24, 2014 | | Local


Where to advance vote

Happening 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through May 16 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Hours vary at some locations.

April 24, 2014 | | Local


Water war lawsuit decision due by fall

Georgia might hear by fall whether the U.S. Supreme Court should take on a Florida legal action alleging Georgia has harmed Apalachicola Bay by using too much water, the head of Georgia's Environmental Protection Division said today.

April 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




State leaders open career opportunities for students

There's a gap between the number of skilled trade professionals leaving career fields and the number of promising youth ready to take the reins.

April 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Health care debate gets middle school take

It's been an issue thoroughly hashed out by grown-ups.

April 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Badge and Bar: May 19 court date set for former Hall jailer accused of battery

An ex-jailer from the Hall County Sheriff's Office charged with violation of oath by a public officer is set to appear before a judge May 19 in Superior Court.

April 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Movie filming scenes at Amicalola Park

Amicalola Falls State Park is the backdrop for a new movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.

April 23, 2014 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Ellis treads tough road in District 3 race

Lifelong Hall County resident Steven Ellis has an uphill battle trying to unseat Scott Gibbs in the District 3 Board of Commissioners race this year.

April 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dawson jailer fired after arrest

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Children dig in at community garden

The Gainesville Housing Authority kicked off a community garden project Wednesday with a lot of little help at Melrose Apartments.

April 23, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Ambulance hits house after state patrol says brakes failed

An ambulance struck a house on Old Flowery Branch Road in South Hall County on Wednesday afternoon after the brakes failed on the vehicle, according to Georgia State Patrol.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal signs bill allowing guns in more places

ELLIJAY - Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed gun carriers can take their weapons, as the governor signed a bill allowing them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.

April 23, 2014 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Johnson High’s special education students raise morning flags

Some very special students are now responsible for the daily raising of the flag at Johnson High School.

April 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula City Council expenses, compensation ordinance passes

Lula City Council has approved an ordinance that lays out how council members will be paid for extra meetings and how much they can expect to be reimbursed.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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