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DOT may have $1.2 billion in road project overruns

Steve Farrow, the new 9th District member of the State Transportation Board, told government and business leaders on Friday in Gainesville that outside auditors have not determined the exact amount the Georgia Department of Transportation has overspent in road projects.

September 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


School vows always to remember Sept. 11

Thursday marks the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the students and faculty at West Hall Middle School have joined up for a schoolwide project to show they haven't forgotten.

September 09, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Woman helps nab suspect in hit-and-run

DeShan Fishel didn't leave to take her daughter to school a hero Thursday morning. But by the time she arrived back home, she'd been called a hero dozens of times.

September 09, 2008 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Georgia budget cuts force delay of Medicaid reimbursements

Because of statewide budget cuts, Georgia's hospitals and doctors won't be getting a long-awaited increase in Medicaid reimbursement this year.

September 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


LifeSouth lowers age limit to donate

Getting a driver's license isn't the only rite of passage that Georgia's kids can experience when they turn 16.

Now, they're also eligible to donate blood.

September 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Forsyth County commission votes to fire manager

CUMMING - As expected, Forsyth County commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday night to fire County Manager Rhonda Poston-O'Connor.

The decision capped more than a week of speculation that Poston-O'Connor, who had held the post for about 11 months, would be dismissed.

September 09, 2008 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


State's mandated 6% cuts include retired judges

BY STEPHEN GURR

September 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dawson County student struck by vehicle

DAWSONVILLE - A 5-year-old boy is expected to recover, family members say, after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle this morning near a school bus stop in Dawson County.

September 08, 2008 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Prescription discount cards now available

Gainesville and Hall County governments now are distributing free prescription drug discount cards, sponsored by the National Association of Counties.

September 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Church holds consignment sale for children

An Oakwood church will be having a consignment sale this weekend, featuring items for children.

September 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gustav crimps local seafood market

Phuong Le touts the freshness of his seafood at the Atlanta Highway Seafood Market. But for the next few days, he is struggling to find a replacement source for seafood from the Gulf coast.

September 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


New indoor tennis court will help Brenau’s sport

Brenau University opened one of the area's only indoor tennis facilities with an exhibition game from the school's tennis team, the Brenau Golden Tigers, on Tuesday.

September 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Popular Brenau student dies over the weekend in her native China

A Chinese student who endeared herself to Brenau faculty and students last year, competing as part of Students in Free Enterprise and working at the campus radio station, has died.

September 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atmos defends planned increase in natural gas prices

During a hearing in Gainesville, Atmos Energy representatives wasted no time in taking aim at a Public Service Commission staff report challenging the natural gas utility's request for a $6.1 million rate increase for Georgia customers.

September 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


2 Hall schools may try for charter status

Hall County could be seeing more charter schools in its future.

September 07, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Flowery Branch gas station awning hit, knocked over by truck

An awning at a vacant gas station in Flowery Branch was knocked over by a tractor-trailer, not by high winds or rain as originally thought.

November 26, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Badge & Bar: Agency to focus on winter safety, preparedness

After January storms brought Atlanta to a halt, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency is hoping to prepare Georgians for winter storms.

November 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Remembrance wreaths to honor fallen veterans

Each year, Wreaths Across America holds a wreath-laying ceremony in Arlington and other cemeteries across the nation to remember and honor the country's veterans.

November 26, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


Heart-transplant recipient beats lymphoma

In the nearly 22 years of his son's life, Doug Carter recalls five moments in the last year so clearly.

November 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


State leaders weigh in on closed Hall crossing

Local state lawmakers are now speaking out on the controversial closing of the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing after receiving a letter this week from county officials calling for a more thorough explanation.

November 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Homeless man drowned in Lake Lanier

November 26, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville residents rally in support of Ferguson

The aftermath of a grand jury's decision this week not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown continues to resonate around the nation, and about two dozen residents took to the street Wednesday outside the Hall County courthouse in downtown Gainesville in a "call to action."

November 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


List of government closings for Thanksgiving holiday

Many county and city government offices will be closed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 26, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Doggone good therapy: Program helps students read aloud

For a child who has trouble reading, it can be embarrassing to read out loud at school.

November 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cornelia closing roads for tree removal, water line installation

The city of Cornelia has closed two roads so work can be performed on the thoroughfares.

November 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Agency urges precautions during holiday rush

Once belts get a bit looser from Thanksgiving feasts, some shoppers start seeking bargains on Black Friday, and the people doing that at places such as the outlet mall in Dawsonville have drawn the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

November 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Potential suspect sought in robbery of CVS pharmacy in Blairsville

A CVS pharmacy in Blairsville was robbed Monday, and authorities are still seeking a potential suspect.

November 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Cumming: Autopsy results expected today for body found in lake

Results from an autopsy on the body of a man found Monday on the Lake Lanier shoreline at Mary Alice Park in Cumming are expected today, authorities said.

November 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Local merchants prepare for Black Friday

Black Friday, the national shopping extravaganza on the day after Thanksgiving, is coming early to the city of Gainesville.

November 26, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Minor work still to be done on Ga. 347

Traffic has been flowing since late September on Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between Interstate 985 and McEver Road in Flowery Branch, but some minor work, or "punch list" items still could take place.

November 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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