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Students told to brace for HOPE changes

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal says dramatic changes could be ahead for Georgia's HOPE Scholarship program to help counter an alarming shortfall.

December 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Panel ready to push immigration bills

After wrapping up its final meeting this week, the Special Joint Committee on Immigration Reform is prepared for the immigration legislation that is almost certain to come up when the General Assembly meets in January.

December 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


As county grows, roads become clogged

Although now he can't travel around Hall County without being interrupted by a traffic signal every few blocks, Andrew Morters remembers when things were quite different.

December 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Irish missionary finds peace on earth in North Ga.

Peace on earth - for most Americans, that's just a nice phrase.

December 19, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


From idea to road, process can be long and winding

A new road or road improvement can start with a simple suggestion by local residents.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mixed signals help you go with the flow

You get in your vehicle, pull out of your driveway and head on your way.

December 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Busy roads lead to more wrecks

Perhaps no big surprise here, but intersections featuring some of Hall County's busiest traffic are also the most accident-prone.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motoring through Hall can be tricky, time-consuming

Andrew Morters has seen plenty of changes in Hall County since his family arrived in 1977.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal, Graham at odds over new state job offer

December 18, 2010 | | Local




Gainesville cops help students fill stockings

Gainesville Police Department officials helped 16 students to have a bountiful Christmas on Friday who otherwise wouldn't have had one.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New Holland students hop on the Polar Express

Second-grader Fernanda Martinez had the chance to mimic one of her favorite holiday movies Friday, "The Polar Express."

December 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville finances in the black, audit shows

Gainesville's finances are looking good, auditors told Gainesville City Council members at Friday's work session.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Army of volunteers to hand out cheer

Gainesville's Salvation Army office has its largest holiday task today - hand out boxes of food to 600 families and clothes and toys to 1,600 children.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal court takes up state nepotism law

A federal appeals court is considering a challenge to a state nepotism law that barred former Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons from seeking re-election in 2009.

December 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Mental health program for families adopts Spanish-language model

It is said that the mentally ill often suffer in silence.

July 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Hall man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A Hall County man is accused of transmitting sexually explicit photographs on his cellphone and later tampering with evidence, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Will Donald Trump pick Newt Gingrich as running mate?

If Donald Trump were to pick Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House and Georgia congressman, as his running mate, he'd get ...

July 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins named to working group on ‘police accountability, aggression toward law enforcement’

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named to a working group of U.S. House members "to examine police accountability, aggression toward law ...

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Teens charged under gang statute in July 1 death investigation

Three more teenagers were charged after further investigation into the July 1 shooting death in White County, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Businesses can still prohibit floating while drinking, despite new law

While it is now legal to float on a tube while under the influence of alcohol, it may not be possible everywhere in the state.

July 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT approves $16.3M contract for Ga. 13 widening at Hall-Gwinnett line

Another South Hall road widening project is in the works.

July 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic anniversary event set Saturday in Atlanta

A 20th anniversary celebration of the 1996 Summer Olympics is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Olympic Park, featuring live entertainment, Olympic athletes ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Medical Center physician places first dissolvable stent in Georgia

A Northeast Georgia Medical Center cardiologist implanted the first dissolvable heart stent in a patient Monday, a new treatment option for coronary artery disease approved ...

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia to hold ribbon-cutting for new residence hall July 28

The University of North Georgia will officially recognize its new, four-story residence hall, The Commons, with a ribbon-cutting on the Dahlonega campus at 10 a ...

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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