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Power utilities weakened by fewer customers

For years, Jackson Electric Membership Corp. enjoyed steady growth in both residential and commercial customers.

February 18, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Local officials relieved at renewal of state homeowner tax grant

Local officials were happy to avoid sending out an additional tax bill this year after Gov. Sonny Perdue signed legislation Tuesday to provide money for the Homeowner Tax Relief Grant.

February 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Local mission group gives away new car

A Gainesville-based mission organization has completed its first fundraising event with the awarding of a new car to a woman who said she really needed one.

February 18, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Law enforcement hopes video photos help nab smash-and-grab theft suspect

Authorities have released surveillance camera images in hopes of collaring a suspect in a rash of late-night smash-and-grab burglaries.

February 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

7th-graders show they care by helping others

Local middle schoolers are putting down the video games and practicing good deeds to show family, teachers and community residents they care.

February 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Child molester gets 12 years in prison, 8 more on probation

Jeremy Puckett was caught molesting a 3-year-old girl by a woman he thought was sleeping and later gave a full confession to investigators.

February 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Flowery Branch prepares to carve next year's budget

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council is gearing up for budget season.

February 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Doctor says time was right for free dental clinic

A local dentist who offered free care last Friday for people who are struggling financially said he was overwhelmed by the response.

February 18, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Board hopes to plug leaky school ceilings

While most North Georgians reach for umbrellas on rainy days, the students and teachers of several Gainesville schools reach for buckets to place under leaky roofs.

February 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Grady hospital wants $2 million from Hall

For Hall County, the bad news was receiving a surprise bill for $2 million. The good news was learning it didn't have to pay it.

February 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Rabid cat attacks pet owners in Gainesville

Two Gainesville residents will have to undergo preventive rabies treatment after being bitten last week by a rabid cat.

February 17, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Early SPLOST voting draws around 70

Tuesday was the first day of early voting for SPLOST VI but there wasn't much of a rush to get to the polls.

February 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

DOT open house will show alternative routes as bridge is repaired

A nearly 50-year-old Jackson County bridge is on the Georgia Department of Transportation's shortlist for replacement.

February 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Gainesville to let Brenau seek alcohol permits for special events

The Gainesville City Council changed the rules Tuesday, making it possible for colleges and universities to serve alcohol at campus events and making it unlawful to smoke in city parks.

February 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Gainesville council to set rules for businesses that want tax money to redevelop

Gainesville officials are gearing up to dole out funds in the city's tax allocation district, and developers of a high-rise hotel and office complex may be the first to use them.

February 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

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Oliver North addresses hundreds gathered to support Boys & Girls Clubs

A hero is someone who voluntarily sacrifices to help others.

October 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Woman guilty of murder for her role in death of taxi driver

Nearly seven months after five co-defendants left Isaias Tovar-Murillo, 46, to die, Shiv Sachdeva called for mercy.

October 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Flowery Branch candidates have new city hall concerns

A new Flowery Branch city hall would help merge city offices and ease overcrowding, but getting to the point of construction is another matter for ...

October 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Dunkin’ Donuts gets closer to adding location in Gainesville

If you're a fan of glazed doughnuts, coffee and those kitschy old commercials with the tagline "Time to make the doughnuts," things are turning ...

October 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

5 arrested on human trafficking charges were part of nationwide sting by FBI

A nationwide human trafficking sting run by the FBI resulted in charges against five area men arrested over the weekend in Gainesville.

October 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Drug agents receive package of meth

Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad agents said they received a package with methamphetamine allegedly belonging to a Gainesville man.

October 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lanier Islands has nearly 300 job openings for Winter Adventure

Lanier Islands is hiring nearly 300 to fill jobs at its Winter Adventure attraction, which is open Nov. 20 through Feb. 15.

October 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Avoid Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville as crews work to replace asphalt

Expect "extreme delays" during the day through Thursday on Jesse Jewell Parkway/Ga. 369 in Gainesville as crews replace asphalt and resurface the roadway between ...

October 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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

New townhomes in $150,000-$200,000 range may come to South Hall by 2018

Another housing development halted when the recession struck is coming back to life.

October 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | 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

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