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Seafood from Gulf of Mexico safe despite oil, experts say

Despite the gallons of petroleum flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from a major oil spill, U.S. health officials say it is still safe to consume seafood from that area.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Couple shears alpacas to help soak up Gulf oil

Who knew alpaca fur soaks up oil?

May 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Violations, and fines, decreasing in Gainesville

The number of people who faced Judge Hammond Law for driving without a license peaked in the first quarter of 2007, when an average of more than 100 a month came into Gainesville Municipal Court to answer to the charge.

May 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lake group set to hold annual meeting Tuesday

Lake Lanier Association plans to hold its annual membership meeting Tuesday night at Lakeview Center at 2057 Dawson Forest Road in Dawson County.

May 16, 2010 | | Local


ReStore shop expands at new location

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has expanded into a new location off of Skelton Road.

May 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Financial classes offered for Head Start parents

A regional micro-lender has partnered with Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. to provide financial education courses to parents of Head Start students.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Friends of the Parks holds 14th annual butterfly release

Some insects make you run out of the room in search of a fly swatter.

May 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Pedestrian bridge over the Chattahoochee almost open

Lower Pool East Park near the Buford Dam could open this weekend with the completion of a pedestrian bridge crossing the Chattahoochee River.

May 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rubber ducks take a dip in Lake Lanier

It is not every day that you see 15,000 rubber ducks in Lake Lanier.

May 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Trillium Trek tests biking, running and orienteering skills

Instead of snuggling down lower in their beds Saturday, a couple dozen folks headed down to Elachee Nature Science Center for an early morning adventure.

May 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


South Hall theater group plans permanent home

FLOWERY BRANCH - Fifth Row Center has performed on several stages through its two-year history, but the South Hall community theater wants to conduct business and hold classes in one location.

May 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


In need of cash, Hall County gets creative

As tax revenue continues to dwindle, local governments are coming up with creative ways to bring in a little extra cash.

May 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


For many seniors, plans, hard work, come together at graduation

Many local high school seniors have one more week of classes before they turn their tassels, but preparation for graduation ceremonies began months ago.

May 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New chief of the Gainesville Police Department gets to work

With a father who was police chief in two Southwest Georgia towns, it might seem Brian Kelly was always on track to follow in his footsteps.

May 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man who robbed South Hall bank still at large

A bank robber remains at large after a Saturday morning heist at a Buford bank, and the suspect may be connected to a bank robbery from earlier in the week.

May 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Braselton Police lieutenant arrested after standoff at Flowery Branch home

A Braselton Police Department lieutenant was arrested over the weekend, charged with kidnapping and battery, following a standoff at a Flowery Branch home.

August 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools tentatively approve tax rate

Gainesville City Schools plans to lower the millage rate in the city.

August 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man shot at Lanier Islands; authorities working to identify suspects

A man was shot and injured during a fight overnight Sunday at Lanier Islands, and authorities are working to identify three suspects in the incident.

August 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Brenau to sign golf agreement with Gainesville

Brenau University's women's golf team will soon have a home facility.

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia begins year of expansion

As the new school year begins today at the University of North Georgia, the faculty, staff and administration have looked at the university's progress ...

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


School resource officers can access cameras remotely

With the beginning of a new school year, a mother approached Gainesville Middle School school resource officer Brian Clark about the safety of her child.

August 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


First Presbyterian preschool reunion brings back memories

Memories flowed like the homemade punch into paper cups at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville on Sunday.

August 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawsuit seeks more transparency in Habersham County government

A lawsuit alleging that the Habersham County Board of Commissioners and Habersham County Airport Authority violated open meetings and records laws on several occasions last ...

August 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Officials: Drones not allowed near Buford Dam

August 16, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Gainesville educators choose carrot over the stick to change behavior

Local school leaders are making a few changes to address behavior problems.

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Form follows function in cardboard office prototypes

In an effort to better design medical offices for efficiency and patient care, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is building a couple prototypes - out of cardboard.

August 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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