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STARTING TUESDAY: The Times Interview

Starting Tuesday, political reporters Carolyn Crist and Melissa Weinman begin a series on one-on-one interviews with some of the state's biggest newsmakers who happen to call Northeast Georgia home.

December 19, 2010 | | Local


Students told to brace for HOPE changes

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal says dramatic changes could be ahead for Georgia's HOPE Scholarship program to help counter an alarming shortfall.

December 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Panel ready to push immigration bills

After wrapping up its final meeting this week, the Special Joint Committee on Immigration Reform is prepared for the immigration legislation that is almost certain to come up when the General Assembly meets in January.

December 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


As county grows, roads become clogged

Although now he can't travel around Hall County without being interrupted by a traffic signal every few blocks, Andrew Morters remembers when things were quite different.

December 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Irish missionary finds peace on earth in North Ga.

Peace on earth - for most Americans, that's just a nice phrase.

December 19, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


From idea to road, process can be long and winding

A new road or road improvement can start with a simple suggestion by local residents.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mixed signals help you go with the flow

You get in your vehicle, pull out of your driveway and head on your way.

December 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Busy roads lead to more wrecks

Perhaps no big surprise here, but intersections featuring some of Hall County's busiest traffic are also the most accident-prone.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motoring through Hall can be tricky, time-consuming

Andrew Morters has seen plenty of changes in Hall County since his family arrived in 1977.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal, Graham at odds over new state job offer

December 18, 2010 | | Local




Gainesville cops help students fill stockings

Gainesville Police Department officials helped 16 students to have a bountiful Christmas on Friday who otherwise wouldn't have had one.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New Holland students hop on the Polar Express

Second-grader Fernanda Martinez had the chance to mimic one of her favorite holiday movies Friday, "The Polar Express."

December 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville finances in the black, audit shows

Gainesville's finances are looking good, auditors told Gainesville City Council members at Friday's work session.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Army of volunteers to hand out cheer

Gainesville's Salvation Army office has its largest holiday task today - hand out boxes of food to 600 families and clothes and toys to 1,600 children.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


When to give chase? Police steered by discretion in pursuit policy

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




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