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Environmental report criticizes possible nuclear power plant on Chattahoochee

Georgia Power Co.'s studying whether to build a nuclear power plant on the Chattahoochee River in South Georgia drew harsh criticism in the Georgia Water Coalition's sixth annual "Dirty Dozen" report released Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




‘Masters of Innovation’ share lessons they’ve learned

An entrepreneur creates something, whether a physical product like Amanda Wilbanks' pies or something less tangible like Wendell Starke's Invesco, one of the nation's largest investment management firms.

November 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


State issues air quality alert as smoke from wildfires covers region

Smoke from wildfires in the North Georgia mountains is continuing to spread throughout the region, leading the state Environmental Protection Division to issue a Code Red air quality alert.

November 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lumpkin County man denied clemency, will be executed Wednesday

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for a Lumpkin County facing the death penalty Wednesday night.

November 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital to get marble water garden thanks to ‘signature gift’ from Jack, Janice Frost

A marble water garden will be built next year at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton thanks to a "signature gift" from Jack and Janice Frost to The Medical Center Foundation, according to a press release from Northeast Georgia Health System.

November 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Defendant: ‘I don’t want to shoot this guy if I don’t have to’

A Buford man took the stand in his own defense Tuesday, saying he did not want to shoot the man allegedly stalking his wife "if I don't have to."

November 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Battle brewing over housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking has drawn fierce opposition from neighbors, who say they worry such a development would raise safety concerns and lower property values.

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Home donation adds to Family Promise’s mission

A modular show home will be in the hands of Family Promise of Hall County, and ready to serve as a transitional shelter for homeless parents and children moving from the streets to self-reliance, after its appearance at an international event in Florida this January.

November 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Communities seek to help those fighting wildfires

Communities across the Southeast are rallying together to do anything they can to help firefighters extinguish 33 wildfires that have taken over huge areas of land.

November 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


State: Death row inmate should be asked if he wants appeal

ATLANTA - A Georgia death row inmate scheduled for execution this week should be asked whether he wants an appeal filed on his behalf, lawyers for the state argued in a court filing Tuesday.

November 15, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville signs off on funding construction costs for office, warehouse facility

Gainesville City Council signed off Tuesday on $42,000 in tax allocation district funding to cover some construction costs for a 5,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility on Maple Street.

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Council approves funding for youth sports complex

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved funding for the design of a youth sports complex, tapping about $450,000 in impact fee revenue (which comes from new construction fees).

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville OKs insurance building purchase

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the $1.63 million bond terms for the city's purchase of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for a possible new parking deck downtown.

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ministries providing Thanksgiving meals

Giving back on Thanksgiving is a tradition for some families.

November 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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Lanier Tech students, safety workers get lesson in emergency response

Brandon Hammock gasped, gripping his lower chest wound as he reached out with a blood-soaked hand to Michael Hammond of the University of North Georgia ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Steps being made to help homeless in Hall County

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that a chronically homeless person can cost the public between $30,000 and $50,000 annually ...

November 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man joining program to transition from homelessness to housing, work

When Tony Rhodes planted a cross into the ground in a patch of woods behind the Tire Barn in Gainesville where he had camped, it ...

November 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Smoke from fires could be part of residents’ travel path

While some relief has come locally from smoke associated with wildfires in recent days, holiday travels northward could put some Hall County residents closer to ...

November 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


As gas prices drop, traffic expected to increase for Thanksgiving

As the holiday season kicks into full swing, millions of people across the nation will take to road and sky this week, visiting loved ones ...

November 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Fire sends one to hospital with smoke inhalation

A fire on Gillsville Highway sent one person to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for smoke inhalation on Tuesday.

November 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia voter turnout hits a record with more than 76.5 percent in Nov. 8 election

ATLANTA - However one views results of the November election for national and local offices, there's no denying one fact: Voter interest was never higher ...

November 22, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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