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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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GOP candidate Carson set to speak Sunday at Free Chapel

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's planned appearance at a Gainesville church Sunday is stirring the area's GOP base.

October 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Bruner poised for bigger role on council

Gainesville Councilwoman Ruth Bruner has seen a number of changes in her 12 years representing Ward 5.

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Area students battle in fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

Five of the nicest, hand-built playhouses will soon be up for raffle, thanks to the hard work of some local high school students.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Energy aid program faces delays for unknown reasons

A program that helps low-income, elderly and disabled families pay their heating bills during the cold winter months will start a month late this year ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Moran guilty in taxi driver slaying, gets life without parole

A Gainesville woman whom Superior Court Judge Jason Deal called "a plague upon our society" was convicted of murder Thursday and sentenced to life in ...

October 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall County students earn certification to help care for Tumbling Creek

Wading in a creek to measure oxygen levels and temperatures isn't your average high school assignment.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities offer reward for info on death of bald eagle in Banks County

Authorities are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting death of a ...

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Person robbed in Gainesville parking lot; investigation ongoing

Gainesville Police responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of a person robbed in the parking lot of a liquor store on Athens Street.

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Car smashes into Gainesville home

A brick home near South Enota Drive in Gainesville was severely damaged Thursday morning after a car drove through an intersection and smashed into the ...

October 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Forensic pathologist testifies barrel was held to slaying victim’s head

A jury in Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom will return at 9 a.m. today to deliberate on the March 15 death of ...

October 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Tree removal answers zoo’s prayers

Prayers were answered for zookeepers at North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon.

October 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Thompson, Turner vie to replace Hamrick in Ward 2

It came as a shock to local officials when Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick announced this summer that he would not seek re-election in November because ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Inmate charged with making up murder story

October 08, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local

Brenau to host annual mock mediation competition

Hundreds of students from Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Tennessee will flock to Brenau University this weekend for a competition of wits, logic and collaboration.

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews moving dirt for new shopping center on Ga. 400

October 07, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local

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