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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


Chestatee State Bank seized by regulators

Dawsonville-based Chestatee State Bank was seized Friday by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.

December 17, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Graves, Rogers pay off IRS lien

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves and state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers paid off a $1,498 lien Friday, filed by the Internal Revenue Service against their company.

December 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Blackwood to head state highway safety office

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal named the next director for the Governor's Office of Highway Safety on Friday.

December 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


SPLOST pushes projects forward

More than a year after voters approved SPLOST VI, collections are slow but steady, and a number of projects are underway.

December 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Council to wrap up 2010 business

Gainesville City Council members are wrapping up their final plans for the year-end meeting for the first time in the city's new Municipal courtroom today.

December 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man killed in accident on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

Authorities said the wintry weather was not to blame for a collision on Ga. 400 Thursday that claimed the life of a Dawsonville man.

December 16, 2010 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Woman dies in house fire

An 84-year-old Dawson County woman died early Thursday morning in a house fire, according to fire officials.

December 16, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch working with neighborhood over street lights

Flowery Branch leaders agreed Thursday night to help resolve a neighborhood's issue with street light bills.

December 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local business man is 'the right guy at the right time’

Doug Carter will tell you that he has a hard time saying no.

December 16, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Cold weather reprieve is on the horizon

Hang on, sunshine and warmer temperatures are on the way.

December 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Closings cram tests into 1 day

Cramming for final exams will take on a new meaning today for Hall County and Gainesville students.

December 16, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Icy weather caused more than 100 wrecks on Hall roads

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has worked 101 weather-related wrecks since 6 p.m. Wednesday, spokesman Col. Jeff Strickland said this morning.

December 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life in prison in murder case

Billy D. Nicely was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of two counts of felony murder, one count of cruelty to a child in the first degree and one count of aggravated assault.

December 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ga. revenue chief says he will be replaced

State Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham has told his employees he will be replaced, preempting an official announcement from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's transition team.

December 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Red Cross of Northeast Georgia helping flood victims in Louisiana

Simply getting to Louisiana to help flood victims was a long process for Jon Mayner.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

With repairs planned for Cobb Street bridge, Lula is turning its attention to another, nearby railroad crossing - this one running under Norfolk Southern tracks.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula man killed while working on car

A Lula man was killed Aug. 11 when a Chevy Trailblazer he was repairing pinned him to the ground, according to authorities.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sleep Number store opening Friday at North Lake Square

Mandy Skinner knows buying a mattress isn't something most people love doing, but she said the process can be more enjoyable at Sleep Number.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Most of Hall in severe drought, part of county still in extreme drought

Most of Hall County is in severe drought, but that's an improvement over a few weeks ago, when parts of North Hall were in ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


GO VIDEO:Visit these 4 country-cooking restaurants in Hall County

Savannah King takes you to four restaurants in Hall County that specialize in making a home-cooked meal.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that's expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blossman Gas shows off 178-square-foot all-propane house in Oakwood

Inside a 178-square-foot house were wood-paneled walls, stainless steel appliances, a full-sized washer and dryer and small but comfortable furnishings.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Officers offer active shooter response techniques

Starting as an officer at 21, Cpl. Drew Reed said he thought everybody loved police.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville looks to acquire insurance office for future downtown parking deck

Gainesville officials are looking to spend about $1.52 million to acquire a property along a central downtown corridor, with a parking lot in mind ...

August 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of slain Flowery Branch man offers $5,000 reward for information

The family of a Flowery Branch man killed at the front door of his home is offering a $5,000 reward for information on who ...

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Baby’s broken bones lead to charges for Gillsville woman

A Gillsville woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 5-month-old girl who, in the course of a month, fractured three leg bones and an ...

August 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect in White County fatal shooting arrested overnight in Athens

A man wanted on a murder warrant out of White County was captured by a SWAT team Wednesday morning.

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Religious education, counseling center seeks to raise $1.1 million for new South Hall facility

A nearly 50-year-old organization providing education, counseling and services to young people in Hall County is finally beginning a much-needed expansion.

August 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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