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Parents helping shape education policy through council

Two local parents will be on hand to deliver input on the progress of schools at today's meeting of the state's first Parent Advisory Council.

February 24, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Scam artist bilks elderly woman out of hundreds

Authorities are asking residents to be wary of letting strangers inside their homes after an alleged scam artist took money from an elderly woman in Dawson County last week.

February 24, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


13-year-old in custody after thefts, bus joyrides

Authorities say a 13-year-old Flowery Branch boy went on a crime spree this week, taking late-night joy rides in two school buses and a sport utility vehicle before he was caught Tuesday.

February 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Electronic exchange could aid health providers and patients

BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS

February 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Protest planned in front of detention center

A group of protesters plans to hold a prayer vigil today in front of the North Georgia Detention Center on Main Street as part of a nationwide campaign calling attention to federal immigration detention policies.

February 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dachshund finds new life at Hall County 911 center

Holly's is a real Cinderella story.

February 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville cultivating list of deer hunters

Gainesville's manager of code enforcement wants to make sure that, come September, it's not open season on Riverside Drive with lines of pickup trucks leaving with deer strapped to the top.

February 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Smoke alarm was not working in Friday's fire

Donna Alexander's Pall Mall cigarettes might have indirectly led to her death, but a working smoke alarm could have saved her.

February 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber seeks nominations for AgriBusiness awards

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee will be accepting 2010 agribusiness award nominations through March 26.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


No one hurt in mobile home blaze

Hall County firefighters spent a few anxious moments searching the burned remnants of a mobile home Tuesday before determining no one was home.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville roads close for repairs

Spring Street in the New Holland area will be closed to through traffic due to storm drain repair beginning at 9 a.m. today. It should reopen at 4 p.m. Friday.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson, Jackson County to talk SPLOST

JEFFERSON - During a joint meeting Thursday, members of the Jefferson City Council and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will be hashing out the details of a possible Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V.

February 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fidel Castro’s daughter speaks about her father

Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, shared personal stories of her life in Cuba on Tuesday, including her escape nearly 20 years ago and memories of the father she said she wouldn't care to meet again.

February 23, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Burglary, drug, obstruction suspects charged

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Tuesday announced several recent arrests in five unrelated cases.

February 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rogers fights Atmos on rate hike proposal

A proposal by Atmos Energy to raise Georgia customers' rates by about $4 a month has been met with opposition by state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, who says the timing is poor.

February 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women – and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Firefighters extinguished residential fire in East Hall

Firefighters have left the scene of a residential fire in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


More than 500 express interest in Hall's Early College program

Plans for Hall County's Early College @ Jones are moving quickly. More than 530 high school students expressed an interest in the program, and formal ...

February 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Wrenched Bicycles moves to larger, more visible location

The old Wrenched Bicycles shop was tucked into a small, quaint building on Bradford Street, just off the downtown square.

February 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch hosts annual Black History Month program

Speakers encouraged students to be a part of the change they hope to see in a Black History Month program Thursday at Flowery Branch High.

February 04, 2016 | BY AMY MCDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Buy Local Expo showcases more than 60 local businesses

Officials with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Thursday's Buy Local Safe & Green Expo went well, bringing in more than 300 at the ...

February 04, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood-based Wayne Farms laying off 500 at Mississippi plant

LAUREL, Miss. - An Oakwood-based poultry company says its Laurel, Miss., plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end ...

February 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Brenau President Ed Schrader named to national board of independent colleges

Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University, was named Wednesday to the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Affordable housing resources

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


House passes bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, math

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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