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Jefferson sees success with expanded class options

Jefferson may be a small town, but school officials haven't let size limit the academic possibilities of their students.

May 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Students simulate airport experience, right down to the shoe checks

JEFFERSON - A group of sixth-grade students was dropped off to school Thursday, and by midmorning they were cruising in an airplane at an altitude of 35,000 feet on their way to Australia.

May 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Letter carriers to pick up food donations with mail on Saturday

When delivering the mail Saturday, your mail carrier also will be looking to collect something from you: a food donation.

May 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Compost expert enriches plants, soil by turning waste to fertilizer

Ask Bob Bradbury about his compost and he'll talk for several minutes about his garden and his health.

May 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Indigent defense 'stiffed by state,' local attorneys say

A tightening of funding for lawyers appointed to represent some poor people in court has resulted in public defender offices in Georgia representing clients with the potential for conflicts of interest.

May 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Arguments set for Monday in water wars suits

A U.S. District Court judge from Minnesota is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday on whether water supply is an authorized use of Lake Lanier.

May 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Wet spring could drench drought issue

As litigation over Lake Lanier heads to court, drought, the issue that has exacerbated the tri-state water wars, may be going away.

May 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Fulton County inmates fill out Hall County jail

Fulton County's jail problems have become a source of revenue for Hall County.

May 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

In close vote, Flowery Branch OKs deal to spend $405,000 on buildings

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council has voted to spend $405,000 to buy two connecting Main Street buildings it had been leasing.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch proposes furloughs as part of budget cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch employees could be taking a financial hit as part of the city's budget plan for next fiscal year, starting July 1.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Corps to temporarily close Little Hall Park

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close Little Hall Park next Monday through Friday for paving work.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local

Four arrested, meth seized in drug bust

Four people were arrested and an estimated $32,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized during a pair of undercover drug busts on Golden Parkway in Buford on Tuesday and Wednesday, authorities said.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local

Two plead guilty in botched mall burglary

Two of six defendants in what authorities say was a botched burglary last summer at a local outlet mall entered guilty pleas last week.

May 06, 2009 | By staff reports | Local

Mother-daughter tea planned for Saturday

It's not quite high tea with the queen, but an upcoming event for mothers and daughters at the Spout Springs Branch of the Hall County Library will be just as special.

May 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Dawsonville in hunt for police car plant

DAWSONVILLE - Dawsonville is in the running for an assembly plant that would build a specialized, high-performance police car.

May 06, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

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Authorities: 5 area men allegedly offered money for sex with teen

Five Northeast Georgia men are accused of arranging to meet a 14-year-old for sex in Gainesville, according to authorities.

October 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Kubota’s Gainesville plant has produced 1 million tractors, mowers and parts

One million units.

October 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Oakwood OKs townhomes across from Johnson High

Another housing development halted when the recession struck is coming back to life after the Oakwood City Council on Monday approved of rezoning 12.76 ...

October 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Co-defendants: Margarita Leanos unaware of robbery plan

Co-defendants for a Gainesville woman claimed she had no knowledge of the plan to rob a taxi driver before the man's death, according to ...

October 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Students can be eligible for scholarships by hosting blood drives

This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting ...

October 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch candidates concerned with growth issues

Flowery Branch's key issues, including future sewer allocations and stormwater management, tie directly to growth, Post 2's two City Council candidates said.

October 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Large venue space could open in South Hall by March

A 40,000-square-foot event center could open by March in South Hall, offering a 550-seat auditorium and performance theater, banquet rooms and conference space.

October 12, 2015 | LeAnne Akin | Local

Drones sacked at Forsyth County youth football games

October 11, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Gainesville school board candidates focused on business principles, education

When asked what they want for Gainesville City Schools, Sammy Smith and Mike Mauldin have similar answers.

October 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Smart snacks, recess a winning combination for Hall schools

Hall County Schools are focusing on the health of their students, and the nation is taking notice.

October 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Judges will consider whether to allow immigrants to pay in-state tuition

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in a case over whether certain immigrants can receive in-state tuition at Georgia's public ...

October 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ben Carson talks about ‘political correctness’ to church crowd

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, speaking Sunday to a Gainesville crowd, touted "true compassion" for the poor and blasted the Supreme Court's same-sex ...

October 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Newsmakers in business, Oct. 11

Sanders joins Longstreet Clinic's Oakwood office

October 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Guilty verdict a relief to slain taxi driver’s colleagues

With a life prison sentence for a Gainesville woman Thursday, Erbey Rebollar said he hopes the message is clear.

October 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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