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Locally grown food could boost state’s economy

If local fruits and veggies stick around, it could mean a big bonus for Georgia's economy.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Lanier Tech, other tech colleges, see big enrollment increases

Technical colleges across Georgia saw the highest-ever increase in enrollment this year, and Lanier Technical College is at the top of the list.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Few sex offenders moving

Only a handful of local sex offenders so far have taken advantage of a change in state law that lifted restrictions on where many of them could live and work.

Since Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the law May 21, only 14 of Hall County's 247 registered sex offenders have come into the sheriff's office to provide authorities with new address information, said Investigator Mike Mazarky. He estimated half of those were new registrants.

July 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

GBI releases second video of restaurant shooter

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has obtained a second security video of the suspect in a Thursday robbery and shooting in Cornelia.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Georgia named finalist for 'Race to the Top' grant

Georgia is yet again in the final race for a share of $3.4 billion for education, and local officials are waiting for final results.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Oakwood Road closed as part of road project

Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street in Oakwood, was closed this morning for up to 90 days as part of work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Hall Schools aiming to control rowdy sports fans

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Sheriff's officials search for burglary suspect

Hall County Sheriff's officials are searching for a suspect in a July 16 burglary involving laptops, a firearm and jewelry valued at $1,000.

A woman was caught on a residential surveillance video entering a home in the Union Church Road area of Flowery Branch, said Col. Jeff Strickland of the sheriff's office.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Lakeview Academy takes lead in teaching technology in classroom

Technology in the classroom is inevitable, Lakeview Academy teachers are learning.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Forsyth woman accused of starving horses

CUMMING - A 37-year-old woman faces several charges after authorities found stolen property and starving horses on a farm in northern Forsyth County.

July 27, 2010 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local

Video may reveal suspected robber

Investigators believe they have video footage of a suspected shooter in a Cornelia robbery.

July 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall Schools aims to control rowdy sports fans

Fans at Hall County Schools athletic events soon will be asked to leave raucous attitudes at the door.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Zebra, donkey hybrid born in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA - In all his years running the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, C.W. Wathen has never seen it happen. But five days ago, a zedonk was born.

July 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

State transportation tax is hot topic as cities meet

BRASELTON - A pair of Oakwood officials criticized the state's new plan for a penny sales tax for transportation at a Monday night meeting of Hall County's municipal leaders.

July 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Study says Georgia has shortchanged Hall County

Hall County, its cities and school boards met Monday at the Georgia Mountains Center to ask their legislative delegation for help making changes at the state level to bring home more sales tax dollars.

July 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Slideshow: Students commemorate Veterans Day

Students are honoring veterans in a variety of ways today. These photos were submitted by school staff. Photos can be sent to ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local

Parent hospitalized after accident at Centennial school

A parent was taken to the hospital in serious condition after a wreck Wednesday morning at Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville, according to Gainesville City ...

November 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Voices: Veterans, Andrew Pedry (Part 1)

November 10, 2015 | | Local

Veterans share war stories at history center

Their lives marked by major world conflicts, Scott Ballard, Heyward Hosch and Larkin "Bill" Vance still had room to laugh.

November 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

K-9 memorialized for work with sheriff’s office

Rex's paw on Jeff Sosebee's shoulder could brighten any day going in to work.

November 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Study determining what’s under Green Street has started

Work has started to see what lies under heavily traveled Green Street in Gainesville.

November 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Veteran shares lessons, stories with Enota 2nd-graders

A child asks Vietnam War veteran Charles DeSaussure how he survived the war.

November 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

North Hall rabies case confirmed, 14th of year

A raccoon tested positive for rabies Monday at the Decatur-based Georgia Public Health Lab.

November 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Pinterest tip leads to man’s arrest on child porn charges

A Flowery Branch man allegedly tried to "pin" child pornography on the Pinterest social media site, according to authorities.

November 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Police: Suspect with sledgehammer stole $62K in jewelry

A suspect carrying a sledgehammer and trash can broke into an Oakwood store and stole $62,500 in jewelry Sunday morning, according to police.

November 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Farm-City breakfast highlights connections among people

Connections between city and county, farmer and consumer and simply people with one another was the focus of Tuesday morning's Farm-City breakfast.

November 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

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