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Former Gainesville police dog trainer denies improper use of shock collar

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating police dog training methods used by former Gainesville police officer and senior K-9 handler Angel Vargas to determine whether his alleged technique of using a shock collar on an aggressive dog's genitals could be criminal.

July 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local officials don't know how much flu-fighting federal funds they'll receive

Extra funding to prepare for the upcoming flu season would be welcome, but local officials say they are not making any plans just yet.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lower gas prices delight government budget officials

Dropping gas prices may be the best fiscal news that local government services have heard lately.

July 14, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Praise continues to pour in for the late James Mathis Sr.

Tributes continued to pour in Monday for James Mathis Sr., the longtime Hall County businessman who died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

July 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lumpkin officials discover suspected meth lab

A Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office deputy discovered what is believed to be one of the largest methamphetamine labs in the state after responding to a call this weekend.

July 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


First regional road stimulus project starts Monday in White County

Construction is set to begin Monday on the first highway project funded through federal stimulus money in Northeast Georgia.

July 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford man faces rape, child molestation charges

Buford resident Kevin Charles New was arrested for rape and child molestation and is in custody at the Hall County Detention Center, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office news release.

July 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Organizers say camp smaller due to economy, but it still has its spark

Line of movement, preparation, pretty lines - not the words you'd normally equate with slapping someone.

July 13, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Some state funds may be available for Jefferson road work

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson will have to look a little closer to home to cover the costs of some road projects.

July 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson road work will force traffic rerouting

If you normally travel along John B. Brooks Road in Jefferson to reach U.S. 129 or Ga. 332, you will want to find an alternate route beginning Friday.

July 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood's La Parrilla gets to keep alcohol license

OAKWOOD - La Parrilla will get to continue operating with an alcohol license but not before getting some admonition from Oakwood City Council on Monday night.

July 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverkeeper follows through with lawsuit

CUMMING - An environmental watchdog group has followed through on its pledge to sue the city of Cumming.

July 12, 2009 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Rare fish make a home in Northeast Georgia

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are turning their attention to 23 endangered and threatened species in the Southeast.

July 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Life on Cash Road, Credit Drive raises eyebrows

It's the big punchline in Joel Trigg's household.

July 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood City Council to firm up Nov. 3 election

Oakwood City Council is expected to take actions tonight toward setting its general election on Nov. 3.

July 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Retroactive change in grad tests called ‘a life-changer’

Former students who met graduation requirements but did not pass the Georgia High School Graduation Test now can petition for their diploma.

March 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Monthlong, countywide cleanup begins Saturday

It's time to clean up our mess.

March 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville council to hear proposals on budget Thursday

The Gainesville City Council will continue hearing departmental accomplishments, goals and budget priorities for the next fiscal year when it meets for a work session Thursday morning.

March 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Fire Services get new gear for busy lake season

Before millions of people flock to Lake Lanier this summer, Hall County Fire Services Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black knew the county's marine rescue team needed reinforcement.

March 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


ER services at new Braselton hospital will help speed response

Making sure that Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's opening syncs with Hall County's emergency services has been anything but an afterthought in the new hospital's overall planning efforts, officials say.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Good News Clinics executive director plans to retire

For Cheryl Christian, retiring was all about timing.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities work to solve mystery of skeletal remains found in Flowery Branch

A partial human skeleton was found Sunday afternoon in Flowery Branch and law enforcement authorities are trying to determine the cause of death.

March 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


GBI: 3-year-old killed from accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 3-year-old died Sunday after unintentionally firing a handgun, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Monday.

March 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Big crowd expected at job fair in Forsyth County

March 30, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


Thousands attend open house for new hospital in Braselton

Normally, people only go to the hospital if they have to.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New party leaders set goals for political agenda in area

The influence of local political parties tends to ebb and flow with the election cycles.

March 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Job expo at Gainesville Civic Center to draw around 60 companies

About 60 employers will be hiring and hundreds of job seekers are expected to attend an annual job fair and career expo Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall fire department to get new rescue boat

In time for Memorial Day, Hall County Fire Services will have a new 23-foot rescue boat.

March 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville High School yearbook earns praise for design

Gainesville High School's yearbook, "The Radiator," recently received national recognition for excellence in design.

March 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clock ticking as legislature enters final week of session

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers are set to adjourn the 2015 session at midnight on Thursday, leaving only two working days left for the year and plenty to accomplish.

March 29, 2015 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


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