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Critical public defender report draws rebuke

A Gainesville attorney who serves on a state indigent defense council has fired back at a critical report from a legislative oversight committee and called on the committee's chairman to resign.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire damages home in Oakwood; one man treated for burns

One man was injured Wednesday night in a house fire on the 400 block of McClure Drive in Oakwood, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell reported this morning.

March 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officials move forward with skateboard ban

In one last attempt to get Gainesville's City Council to reconsider an ordinance banning skateboarding from public squares, approximately 30 people - many with their skateboards - showed up to the council's meeting Wednesday.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville denies group home request

Without a word of discussion, Gainesville City Council members unanimously voted to deny a request that would make an illegal group home legitimately zoned.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends, family say goodbye to ‘the go-to guy’

Lakewood Baptist Church was packed Wednesday with firefighters and emergency medical technicians from across the state who came to pay their respects to Capt. Timothy Peebles.

March 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Forsyth County fire marshal suspended

Officials are not saying why Forsyth County's chief fire investigator has been suspended with pay.

March 03, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools make most of time off because of weather

If the folks at the Gold Dome could have predicted North Georgia's winter weather, there might have been no need to call for an extra three teacher furlough days this semester.

March 03, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


DOT must maintain, monitor drainage systems

State transportation officials regularly monitor drainage pipes to guard against the formation of sinkholes, such as one that opened last month off highly traveled Interstate 85 near South Carolina.

March 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Home expo to showcase building, maintenance experts

The economic downturn may have slowed the home-building industry, but this weekend it will be business as usual for the 2010 Home Expo at the Georgia Mountains Center.

March 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County school system asks PTOs for more money

The Jackson County School System is encouraging local parent-teacher organizations to help purchase instructional supplies for the 2010-11 school year, but some parents are concerned about the school system relying too heavily on them for supplies.

March 03, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


The big thaw: Today's sun will melt snowfall

They say history repeats itself.

March 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch mulls other culvert work

A Flowery Branch engineer has identified two culverts that need to be replaced eventually, including one that could cut off a neighborhood if it fails.

March 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County cities discuss SPLOST possibilities

JEFFERSON - Although their needs may differ, elected officials in Jackson County agree that passing a new tax referendum is crucial.

March 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Tuesday’s snow may mean icy roads today

When it comes to road conditions, snow is a lot better than ice.

March 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter weather costs piling up for Ga. DOT

Talk about a budget buster.

March 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Crowd gathers in downtown Gainesville for National Day of Prayer

Rain, wind and malfunctioning speakers could not stop Hall County's community of Christians from gathering together for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

May 05, 2016 | By Katie Keiger kkeiger@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


District attorney seeks to revoke Katt Williams' bond

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh filed a motion Monday through his office to revoke comedian Katt Williams' bond.

May 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Developer wants to build hotel closer to Flat Creek than allowed

A new four- to six-story hotel is being proposed in Gainesville, but its fate may hinge on whether the developer can build it closer to ...

May 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Forsyth driver cited for watching 'How I Met Your Mother' while traveling in school zone

SOUTH FORSYTH - In this day and age, people can stream their favorite TV shows whenever and wherever they want, though one Suwanee driver might want ...

May 05, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Authorities scale back search for missing boater in Cocktail Cove area

Authorities will continue sweeping the shoreline of Lake Lanier for a missing boater, but they will no longer use sonar equipment, according to a news ...

May 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

A Cumming man was awarded $5.7 million last week in a suit against the federal government after a collision involving a U.S. Postal ...

May 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

The Hall County Commission District 2 race between incumbent Billy Powell and challenger Eugene Moon is a rematch of a 2012 contest that saw Powell ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that's just the start of his interest in the pastime.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal defies party politics with pair of vetoes

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Major work on Dawsonville Highway bridge could be finished this weekend

Work to repair the Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier is nearing completion, with all major work ...

May 04, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 13-14

One of the area's biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

May 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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