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Author and environmentalist Janisse Ray says imagination needed to save planet

The root cause for environmental destruction is global and industrial capitalism, author and environmentalist Janisse Ray told a crowd on Earth Day.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times Q&A: Georgia writer feels driven to protect the Earth

Georgia-born author and environmentalist Janisse Ray spent Earth Day in Gainesville on Wednesday. Before holding a discussion at Featherbone Communiversity, Ray lunched at Brenau University and spent the afternoon touring Elachee Nature Science Center.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Brenau students protest domestic violence

Wearing only black and staying silent for an hour, 17 Brenau University students hoped to make a bold statement about violence against women.

April 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council debates raising trash collection fees

Gainesville officials are faced with the decision of raising city residents' garbage collection fees or allowing property owners to shoulder some of the financial burden of the Public Works Department's solid waste division.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local businesswomen pay tribute to Gossage

Some 160 people were on hand Wednesday as the American Business Women's Association Lake Lanier Charter Chapter selected its 2009 Business Woman of the Year.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Jury sides with doctor in malpractice trial

A Hall County State Court jury has cleared a neurosurgeon in a medical malpractice suit that accused him of negligence in surgery that left a patient paralyzed below the waist.

April 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson school board adds staff; 2 resignations accepted

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education added and lost system staff members during Wednesday's special called meeting.

April 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Agribusiness pioneers, standouts honored

A dairy farmer, a longtime veterinarian and Georgia's commissioner of agriculture were inducted Wednesday into the Hall County Agribusiness Hall of Fame.

April 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sampling ice cream is work, not play for one class

A group of Lanier Career Academy students on Wednesday spent an entire class session doing nothing but eating ice cream.

April 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Summer burn ban to start May 1

There are only a few days left until Georgia's summer burn ban takes effect.

April 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mayor to welcome visitors

Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras is planning to unveil her "Wall of Happiness" as part of Georgia Cities Week. The wall is located behind her desk in the Joint Administration Building on Henry Ward Way.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Hall County offices closed on Monday

Hall County's administrative offices will be closed Monday due to the county's monthly employee furloughs.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Sewage spills into Lake Lanier

Between 1,000 and 1,200 gallons of sewage spilled onto the ground and into Lake Lanier on Tuesday, according to a news release.

April 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DOT to close Mundy Mill Road eastbound lanes at I-985

Eastbound lanes on Mundy Mill Road under Interstate 985 will be closed from 7 tonight through 7 a.m. Thursday because of road construction.

April 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville earns designation for water stewardship

Gainesville joined an "exclusive club" Tuesday, electing to join with the state Department of Community Affairs to become a WaterFirst community.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Divisive immigration debate takes a new turn

President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would act unilaterally to allow about 5 million undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States without fear of deportation was met with both personal and political responses in Hall County and across the state and nation.

November 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Recovering couple’s marriage, success made possible through Drug Court

November 23, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Changes coming to Common Core Standards

The state seems to want to please the public when it comes to the controversial Common Core education standards.

November 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Christmas in the Cabbage Patch

Christmas officially came to North Georgia on Saturday when BabyLand General Hospital kicked off its 36th annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration.

November 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


From Web to table: Grant helps farmers market reach customers

An Internet-based farmers market was awarded a grant Wednesday to help get the word out and expand in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vets chip in to help homeless comrades with food, clothing, advice

Just over a week ago, churches, businesses and schools gathered to thank local veterans for their service in celebration of Veterans Day.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Rain moves in tonight with storms in some areas of state

A few days after shivering through January-like cold, Northeast Georgians now are looking at a Sunday of springlike rain.

November 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

High school students don't usually wear dresses and heels or shirts and ties to school.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

One of the men charged in a Gainesville shooting June 5 pleaded not guilty in a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

A Gainesville homeless man accused of killing another homeless man and assaulting others pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas prices drop and family travel rises during holidays

Georgia residents are in luck this holiday season, as gas prices hang well below $3 just in time for family travels.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


House Study Committee voices support of Common Core

Parents, teachers, superintendents and state legislators are warily supportive of Common Core standards.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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