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Former Carter aide to speak at GSC in Oconee

WATKINSVILLE - A retired U.S. diplomat and former program director of The Carter Center is set to speak at noon Feb. 6 at Gainesville State College's Oconee County campus.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Norton to present 2008 business forecast tonight

Frank Norton Jr., a Gainesville real estate executive who monitors real estate and economic trends, will present his annual business forecast tonight at 6 p.m. at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


The storm in photos: Scenes from Times photographers

Times staff photographers didn't get a snow day because of the winter weather. Instead, they've been taking pictures from around the community.

Check back here to see more pictures as photographers Tom Reed, Scott Rogers and Robin Michener Nathan file their photo reports throughout the day.

January 28, 2008 | | Local


Jackson EMC offers student scholarships

JEFFERSON - Jackson EMC is taking applications for three scholarship awards based on academic ability, faculty recommendations and financial need. Winners will be chosen by a scholarship committee, which will review each application in search of the most qualified applicants.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather: Rain today; freezing rain still possible

This article will be updated as developments warrant.

It wasn't that bad, after all.

January 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau schedules fifth annual online summit

Some 60 Brenau University instructors who teach at least part of their classes online are gathering this week for the college's annual Online Facilitator Summit.

January 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Greater Hall chamber backs Evans on DOT board

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is asking the Hall County legislative delegation to re-elect Mike Evans to the State Transportation Board.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Info meetings on Hall County's World Languages Academy canceled

Cancellation of classes in the Hall County school system also means the cancellation of information meetings that were set today for the district's planned new World Languages Academy.

A meeting in English with Spanish translation had been set for 8-9 a.m. at Chicopee Woods Elementary School and an English-only meeting had been set for 6-7 p.m. at Chicopee Woods.

January 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Green’s Grocery founder dies at 90

Frank Green, a neighborhood grocer in Gainesville for nearly a half century, has died after a period of declining health. He was 90 years old.

Green and his wife, Lillie Mae, gave a $4 million gift from the estate of their son, Ronnie, for what became the Ronnie Green Heart Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

January 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville OKs group home, contract to dredge Longwood Cove

Turning Point Recovery has the go-ahead to create a residential treatment program in Gainesville.

January 27, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Consultant: Expand medical college or face health care crisis

A private consultant is warning that Georgia's only public medical school must undergo a massive expansion and open more campuses statewide to avoid a public health crisis in the next 12 years.

January 27, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Morris to seek re-election to Hall school board

GAINESVILLE - Hall County Board of Education member Nath Morris said he plans to run for re-election this year.

"These are exciting times in Hall County (schools), and I want to continue to be a part of (them)," Morris said.

January 27, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gwinnett County to build lake pipeline

Gwinnett County will soon begin building the underwater portion of a pipeline that will carry up to 40 million gallons a day of treated sewage into Lake Lanier.

January 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Home school meeting to be held

Those interested in home schooling are invited to attend the Hall County Home Educators' free round table meeting on home schooling basics, laws, curriculum and methods at the Blackshear Place Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, in Gainesville.

January 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lanes to close at Exit 22 on I-985

GAINESVILLE - With construction under way on Interstate 985's Exit 22, the Georgia Department of Transportation said several lanes will be closed through the end of the week.

January 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall County fighting closing of Tumbling Circle railroad crossing

Hall County officials are fighting a Georgia Department of Transportation order to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing, though it appears state law may supersede the county's wishes.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DOT readies for winter with ‘salt barn’

The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking advantage of some sunny, fall days to better respond as needed to frigid, snowy winter days.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man ID’d as pilot in Thursday plane crash

A Gainesville man was identified Monday as the person killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport last week.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man still critical after 7-story fall at Raven Cliff Falls

North Georgia emergency authorities crossed fallen trees and rappelled down a 40-foot cliff to rescue a man who had fallen 80 feet.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to give final OK on brewery today

Gainesville City Council is expected to give the final go-ahead needed for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area when it meets tonight.

October 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


UNG biology professor discusses Ebola facts with students

Ebola rumors and confusion are nearly as out of control as the virus itself, according to a professor at the University of North Georgia.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall board reinstates deputies for 2nd time

The Hall County Civil Services Board voted 5-1 on Friday to rescind the termination of two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies involved in an inmate's escape.

October 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools plan to increase dual enrollment

Gainesville Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel announced a plan to increase dual enrollment rates Monday at a Board of Education meeting.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


2 Gainesville youths killed Saturday in wreck in Gwinnett

The two victims of a fatal Saturday wreck in Gwinnett County have been identified as Gainesville residents Ramon Gonzalez, 16, and Yudel Jarquin, 21, Gwinnett police confirmed Monday.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


One injured in collision on Athens Highway

One person was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Monday on Athens Highway at Gaines Mill Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood gives final OK to 50 percent tax hike

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday to increasing the South Hall city's property tax rate by about 50 percent.

October 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. governor candidates spar over ethics during 2nd debate

October 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Officials: West Hall Middle administrators manipulated test data

Two former administrators at West Hall Middle School were censured for manipulating Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in 2010, officials confirmed this month.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: UNG partners with neurological facility

Students at the University of North Georgia will soon have internship opportunities at a special facility for patients with neurological disorders.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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