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Local officials say recycling reduces taxpayers’ costs

When pitching the benefits of recycling, most proponents give broad, altruistic statements about saving the environment's limited resources.

December 04, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Area leaders brace for winter’s worst

The winter forecast may call for warmer, drier weather, but the Georgia Department of Transportation and area governments aren't taking any chances.

December 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Festival of Trees Gala raises funds, Christmas spirits

The Christmas spirit was alive and well at the eighth annual Festival of Trees Gala.

December 04, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


New teacher evaluations look at administrative, student input

School systems want to hire quality, effective educators they can retain.

December 03, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local officials support broader sex abuse reporting law

In the wake of the Penn State child abuse scandal in which school officials failed to inform law enforcement, child advocates and local law officials believe Georgia's mandatory reporting laws need to be broadened.

December 03, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville reconsiders water payment penalties

If a business tenant skips out on paying its city water bill in Gainesville, the landlord is ultimately responsible for paying the bill.

December 03, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Region's drought risk is serious, scientists say

BUFORD - Scientists with their eyes turned on the drought in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin are struggling with ways to get the message across: This dry spell is significant.

December 03, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Best-selling authors talk to Flowery Branch students

Cindy Woodsmall holds up a large piece of an Amish hand-sewn quilt in front of the class.

December 03, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Marietta school chief bests local nominees

ATLANTA - Northeast Georgia had three in the race for Georgia Superintendent of the Year out of four finalists, but Marietta City Schools Superintendent Emily Lembeck nabbed the award Friday.

December 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Missing Forsyth woman spotted in Dahlonega

A Forsyth County woman reported missing earlier this week was spotted at a Dahlonega retailer on Thursday, authorities say, before quickly vanishing again.

December 02, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Tire store’s land deal is on hold

Plans to get rid of an eyesore in a busy Gainesville shopping area have stalled.

December 02, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Habersham progresses in plans for courthouse

The Habersham County Board of Commissioners is moving closer to beginning construction on its planned Judicial Center.

December 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Experts say Lanier unlikely to rebound in 2012

Climate and water management officials meeting at Lake Lanier Islands Resort this week are not optimistic the reservoir outside their windows has any chance of refilling soon.

December 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Attorney for alleged militia leader appeals bond denial

The attorney for a Cleveland man portrayed as the mastermind in an alleged plot to buy explosives and kill government employees has appealed a recent bond decision.

December 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville High gearing up for big game

There's no doubting Helen Perry's allegiance to Gainesville High School or her excitement about tonight's Class AAA state semifinal playoff game at City Park Stadium.

December 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Officials give update on Hall County road projects schedule

While some construction barrels already line some Hall County roads, other traffic relief appears on the way in the form of some big transportation projects.

March 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


University of North Georgia holds mock disaster drill simulating tornado aftermath

The University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus held a mock disaster event Wednesday to help students, faculty and staff gain practical experience in how ...

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall state lawmaker Emory Dunahoo continues push for ‘FairTax’

A Hall County state lawmaker has introduced "FairTax" legislation that would convert Georgia's tax code from a state income tax to a statewide consumption ...

March 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Katt Williams to pay almost $87K in damages for ‘outrageous publicity stunt’ in Gainesville

The man allegedly assaulted by comedian Micah "Katt" Williams in Gainesville last year was awarded $86,715 in damages in a civil case Wednesday.

March 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Another doughnut shop could be coming to Gainesville

Fans of specialty doughnuts could have another place to get their fix soon.

March 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gaines Ferry Road back open after brief closure for fire

Gaines Ferry Road between McEver Road and Ga. 13 South is back open after a small fire at a gas station caused a brief closure ...

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision made to demolish Barker House after 6-month postponement

March 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man charged in Monday wreck that shut down pair of I-985 exits

A Gainesville man has been charged with failure to maintain lane after a single-car crash that sent him to the hospital and shut down exits ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local


Man pinned by car, injured in Stan’s Biscuits parking lot

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning after a vehicle went off the road and struck a vehicle in a Gainesville restaurant parking lot, pinning ...

March 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents raise concerns about Dawsonville Highway traffic

Pat Horgan, a resident in the Lakeshore Drive community in Gainesville, took to the podium at the Gainesville City Council meeting Tuesday to remind elected ...

March 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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