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State tornado drills put off until Friday

GAINESVILLE - A prediction for bad weather Wednesday morning put off a drill designed to help protect Georgia students from bad weather.

Tornado watches and the threat of severe storms canceled the early morning event, which is part of the National Weather Service's annual Georgia Severe Weather Awareness Week.

February 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities seek bank robbery suspect

Forsyth County law enforcement officials are searching for a suspect in three Forsyth County bank robberies.

February 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Doctor recounts work on death row

The life of a psychiatrist can be unpredictable simply because he works with patients who may be mentally unstable.

February 18, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Flowery Branch offices shuffle around downtown

Flowery Branch City Council approved the purchase of two buildings for city use Wednesday.

February 18, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hospital restricts visits from children to stop illness

Until further notice, Northeast Georgia Medical Center has banned children ages 15 years and younger from visiting inpatient units on both the main and Lanier Park campuses.

February 18, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Officials to discuss city’s goals at retreat

Gainesville officials are going down to the valley today.

February 18, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GMS eighth-grader wins city system spelling bee

BY JEFF GILL

February 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau receives $330,000 for indoor tennis courts

Construction is expected to begin in May on a 14,400-square-foot enclosure for two tennis courts at Brenau University's Smithgall Tennis Complex, thanks to a $333,000 contribution from an anonymous donor.

February 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City’s landscape to change

GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville City Council voted unanimously to approve a zoning request for a $35 million development that promises to kick off the redevelopment of Gainesville's Midtown district.

February 17, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall schools mull transfer students

GAINESVILLE - Students interested in the International Baccalaureate program but attending a Hall County school that's not offering it next year may not be out of luck.

February 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega-based soldiers denied bond

A U.S. magistrate judge denied bond late Monday for four Dahlonega-based soldiers charged in a conspiracy to rob cocaine dealers at gunpoint.

Carlos Lopez, 30; David Ray White, 28; Randy Spivey, 32; and Stefan Andre Champagne, 28, were denied bond after Judge Alan Baverman heard two days of testimony and arguments in the case, said Patrick Crosby, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office. They remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshal's Service.

February 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Arrest made in 11-year-old murder

Eleven years and 1,300 miles wasn't enough distance to separate Juan Bayona from the long arm of the law.

February 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Major pot ‘grow house’ busted in North Hall

An overwhelming pungent odor of marijuana emitting from a North Hall home led to the discovery Tuesday of more than 800 pot plants growing inside.

February 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch buys buildings, sets lease

Flowery Branch City Council approved the purchase of two buildings, 5509 and 5511 Main St., for city use at a cost of $300,000 today. The city had been renting the building at 5509 Main for the past two years for use by the city's planning department.

February 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Federal court tosses out Lanier water agreement

A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out an agreement that Georgia reached with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for water rights to Lake Lanier, handing Alabama and Florida a major victory in the states' water wars.

The 2003 agreement with the corps would give Georgia about a quarter of Lake Lanier's capacity over the coming decades and is the foundation of Georgia's long-term plans for supplying drinking water to the rapidly growing Atlanta region.

February 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Lula to consider council member pay, reimbursement

Lula is looking to set limits on unforeseen compensation and reimbursement of expenses.

April 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT updating state rail plan

The Georgia Department of Transportation is updating the state's long-range rail plan, which affects Hall County, with its heavy freight traffic, Amtrak passenger service and proposed commuter and passenger rail lines.

April 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Saturday yard sale to raise funds to fight cancer

The Times Relay for Life team is hosting a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Performance scores to be released for area schools

Individual school scores could possibly go down this year, but that's ultimately a good thing according to state officials.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: UNG considered top underrated Georgia college

The University of North Georgia Nighthawks were proclaimed the most underrated college in the state by a business news website.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Voter registration deadline is today

Today is the voter registration deadline for the May 20 primary election.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area breast cancer education events offer weekend of awareness

Two area events this weekend are striving to provide free education and awareness on breast cancer.

April 21, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Panter ready for ‘nervous’ run a year after Marathon bombing

For his part, Dr. Allan Panter couldn't say whether his wife, Theresa, should run in this year's Boston Marathon - as he's not the one logging the miles by foot.

April 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many like changes to state’s health insurance plan

State employees, including teachers, are a little bit happier with their health benefit plans following some changes.

April 20, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


People’s pontif earns praise from religious leaders

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became the first non-European pope in 1,200 years in March 2013, he also carried a burden of expectation.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Weather Service aims for more accurate tornado warnings

False alarms during severe weather can draw the ire of residents, or worse a complacency that causes people to ignore real dangers.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Celebrating Mother Earth

Earth Day isn't until Tuesday, but a few residents grabbed shovels, axes and rakes and got their hands dirty to show appreciation to Mother Nature.

April 19, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Rain not a damper for March of Babies

Doctors, former patients and hundreds of other walkers didn't let rain dampen their enthusiasm for helping ensure healthy babies Saturday.

April 19, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Development Authority considers financing Brenau projects

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority is considering issuing $8 million in bonds to pay for a new dormitory, anatomy lab and field house at Brenau University.

April 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Photo essay: Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Members of St. Michael Catholic Church spend Good Friday at Laurel Park for the living Stations of the Cross.

April 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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