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Justice Dept. clears Ga. voter ID law

ATLANTA - The Justice Department has given Georgia approval to again verify voters' identity and citizenship, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced on Monday.

August 23, 2010 | | Local


Graves set to give deposition Tuesday

Newly elected U.S. Rep. Tom Graves is scheduled to give his side of the story in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed against him by Bartow County Bank.

August 23, 2010 | By Andy Johns Chattanooga Times-Free Press | Local


Bridal expo benefits breast cancer groups

Brides can be beautiful, elegant and graceful. But they can also be survivors and fighters.

August 23, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Medical Center makes plans for golf fundraiser

Although its 2010 golf tournament hasn't happened yet, the Medical Center Foundation is already setting its sights on 2011.

August 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Biology teacher takes newFANGled approach to class

With classes starting back at Brenau University today, some biology students may get a taste of pop culture.

August 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Future Gainesville employees may get less vacation time

Depending on a comprehensive study of employee benefits, future Gainesville government employees may not enjoy the same vacation packages currently in place, according City Manager Kip Padgett.

August 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Château Élan’s facilities get $11 million makeover

It may have taken 18 years for it to happen, but $1.5 million later and the Spa at Château Élan has a new look.

August 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Man found dead in ’95 after evening with friends

More than 15 years ago, Michael Anthony Butts was found dead in his home. Hall County Sheriff's deputies are still looking for clues.

August 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake advocacy group having trouble staying afloat

The drought produced the group. Higher water levels on Lake Lanier may be causing it to sink.

August 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth County man's underwater golf cart to be featured on cable TV

Alan Kindree made a find of his own while playing host to the Discovery Channel.

August 22, 2010 | Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


Warren S. Jackson, former Western Sizzlin owner, dies

The last time Jerry Hill of Murrayville saw Warren S. Jackson was on July Fourth.

August 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Predatory animals just a part of life in Northeast Georgia

Bears, bobcats, coyotes - if you live in Northeast Georgia, these critters are probably your neighbors whether you know it or not.

August 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New poultry lab should be open by 2012

OAKWOOD - Instead of moving ahead with plans for some space in its building two years ago, the Georgia Poultry Laboratory off Oakwood Road got a condemnation notice for that area.

August 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


60 years of bowed heads, lifted voices

Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville may have only been half occupied Saturday afternoon, but when voices were raised in prayer and worship, the place was nearly bursting at the seams with life.

August 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


ACT scores just one measure of college readiness

State scores on the college entrance ACT exam inched up this year, but local school officials aren't really paying attention.

August 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Republican John Wilkinson won the Republican primary to retain his state Senate District 50 race Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US Senate: Isakson rolls to GOP win; Barksdale leads Democrats

ATLANTA - Johnny Isakson will compete for a third term in the U.S. Senate in November.

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Breakfield wins State Court Judge race

John Breakfield bested Michelle Hall in Tuesday's primary to capture a nonpartisan race for State Court judge in Hall County.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Powell earns another term as District 2 Hall commissioner

Republican Billy Powell earned a fourth term as Hall County commissioner for District 2 with a win in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe bests Phillips in Hall commission District 4 primary

Republican incumbent Jeff Stowe earned the Republican nomination to reclaim his Hall County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New billing model aims to improve care, lower costs for joint replacements

Knee and hip replacements are among the most frequently performed inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries. But the quality and cost of these procedures can vary ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Police seek armed robbery suspect

Flowery Branch Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect from an incident last week.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Golden Corral proposed at current Folks site

An item on the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's June meeting agenda includes a request that would facilitate demolition of the Folks restaurant on ...

May 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Business parks filling up as new development surges

Two business parks in Hall County will likely get new tenants before the end of the year, a sign that industrial development is running strong ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mount Vernon Exploratory School, Chinese students becoming ‘21st century pen pals’

It is before 7:30 a.m. as Mount Vernon Exploratory School second-grade students closely watch the screen.

May 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Corps: Island fire cause undetermined

The cause of an island fire first reported around noon Sunday on Lake Lanier hasn't been determined, officials said, but they plan to let ...

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Craig Herrington keeps seat on Hall school board

Craig Herrington retains his seat on the Hall County Board of Education, fending off challenger Clay Davis.

May 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Richard Higgins wins Hall chairman seat in tight race

Richard Higgins narrowly beat Steve Gailey in the race for Hall Couty Board of Commissioners chairman, a seat left vacant when Richard Mecum announced he ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary proves tight race for Hall chairman, easy contest for incumbents

In Hall County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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