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Smokey Bear turns 65 Sunday, but his message is timeless

Smokey Bear turns 65 on Sunday, but don't look for him to retire just yet. He plans to share messages on forest fire prevention for years to come.

August 08, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Little House fills big need

Children in Hall and Dawson counties in need of a home now have one.

August 08, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Water main work to close lane

Water main repairs will lead the city of Gainesville to close the right lane of Washington Street on the downtown square from 7 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. The lane will be closed from E.E. Butler Parkway to Bradford Street.

August 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


1 arrested, another sought in truck thefts

Gainesville police have arrested one person and have warrants for another in the theft of equipment from a truck parked behind City Plumbing on E.E. Butler Parkway.

August 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sugar Hill state Rep. Reese enters US House race

State Rep. Bobby Reese on Friday became the seventh Republican to enter the race for Georgia's 9th District congressional seat.

August 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school numbers may be growing

Gainesville school system officials are bracing for what they believe may be growing enrollment in the city's elementary schools.

August 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sniffing out trouble: Trained police dogs take a bite out of drug crime in high schools

Luke the police dog is ready for another year of walking the halls of North Hall High School.

August 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Struggling Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center may get financial help

JEFFERSON - The Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center has struggled in recent years with short- and long-term debts. But the facility may be bought by another health care provider, and also will get some help from Jackson County in dealing with its finances.

August 07, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Funding stays steady for Head Start programs

At a time when most federal programs are seeing a reduction in funding, the Georgia Head Start program's budget has largely been unaffected.

August 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge rules against ex-trooper in State Patrol suit

The chances that one of Georgia's first female state troopers will prevail in an age and gender discrimination lawsuit appear bleak after a ruling from a federal magistrate.

August 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


11 cars hit in Hilton Drive break-ins

Gainesville police are investigating a series of car break-ins in the Hilton Drive area, officials said Friday.

August 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-Oakwood policeman suing city over termination

A former Oakwood police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, alleging he was fired in violation of his rights as an active-duty soldier.

August 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Marinas open their doors as part of national celebration

Several Lake Lanier marinas plan to open their doors Saturday to customers and visitors as part of National Marina Day.

August 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hoschton City Hall workers face weekly furlough days

HOSCHTON - Employees at Hoschton City Hall will be facing a four-day work week when the city implements a one-day-a-week furlough plan projected to save about $270,000 annually.

August 06, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Closings won’t affect Hall’s post offices

As financial problems force the U.S. Postal Service to consider closing hundreds of offices across the nation, local branches have escaped the list.

August 06, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Driver dies from crash during education course at Road Atlanta

A Birmingham, Ala., man died Saturday after a crash at Road Atlanta raceway in Braselton, where he reportedly drove more than 120 mph in a ...

August 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Obama’s plans to limit power plant greenhouse gas may have big impact in Georgia

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power ...

August 04, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to consider board appointments, Catholic church request tonight

The Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to make new appointments to several boards, change residential Dyer Street to one-way traffic and consider a rezoning ...

August 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Last of MS-13 gang members sentenced in federal court

The final sentence came down for 22 MS-13 gang members, including two Gainesville men, last week in U.S. District Court.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State School Superintendent: Georgia evaluating tests students are taking

Georgia's tests are getting an evaluation of their own, State School Superintendent Richard Woods told a Flowery Branch audience Monday night.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local children receive needed haircuts just in time for school

It was a very happy day at Family Promise, according to Amanda Ayers.

August 03, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


DOT plans $2.9M in repairs for bridge on Dawsonville Highway

A start date hasn't been set, but repairs are on the way for the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River ...

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man in critical condition, charged with DUI in Sunday wreck

A Marietta man whose truck caught fire during a Sunday night collision in North Hall is in critical condition and charged with driving under the ...

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


More classrooms top Gainesville City Schools' wish list

Gainesville City Schools hope to build more classrooms for students over the next five years.

August 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council candidates can qualify Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Qualifying is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2 to replace Clermont Town Councilwoman Lynn Adams, who resigned last week.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities release identity of woman found unresponsive Sunday in Lanier

A woman who died Sunday after being found unresponsive in Lake Lanier has been identified as a Buford woman.

August 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Officers get certified for bike patrols

More than a dozen Gainesville Police officers went through bike patrol certification last week.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water improvements planned throughout Hall

Gainesville is looking to make widespread water system improvements to prepare for future development but also address water issues raised by area residents.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: AP exam to change after complaints

After state leaders complained the course was "biased and inaccurate," the Advanced Placement U.S. History course framework is changing.

August 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mother of fentanyl overdose victim petitions for law

In February, Lisa Hicks prepared for a new life milestone with the approaching arrival of grandson Joseph Gabriel Patterson.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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