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Gainesville councilman invites residents to meetings

Residents on Ridgewood Avenue and Riverside Drive likely received a hand-written invitation last week - not to a birthday party or a wedding shower, but to a Gainesville City Council meeting.

August 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Baby zedonk puts spotlight on wildlife preserve

She may have come from humble beginnings, but a baby zedonk has quickly become the star at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega.

August 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Program aims to reduce crashes with big trucks

They're giants on the road.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Planning commission urges no quarry expansion

A group of southeast Hall residents won the first battle over whether a quarry operator can get government OK for a 113-acre expansion of its property.

August 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans still see room for change to system

ATLANTA - As a disabled veteran, Wendy Paradis has heard her share of promises from politicians.

August 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville City Schools hopes new grading system motivates kids

Gainesville City Schools is making a big change with grading this year.

August 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tractor-trailer explodes on Ga. 53

A tractor-trailer caught fire and exploded this afternoon on Ga. 53 near Tinsley Chapel Road west of downtown Dawsonville, Lt. Tony Wooten of the Dawson County Sheriff's department said.

August 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Man attacked by beaver on Lake Lanier in Forsyth

Leave it to a beaver to turn a happy excursion into a harrowing experience.

August 02, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


New Flowery Branch Festival features art, music

Being an artist doesn't mean you have to be perfect.

After all, sometimes it is when you choose to draw outside the lines that you create something amazing.

August 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Cold cases: Rage leads to a ‘horrific scene’

The man friends called "Amigo" was found dead in his boarding room by housemates on Aug. 20, 1991, though police weren't called until the next day.

August 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Golf course gets a break in the heat

At Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course, intense summer heat brings new challenges when it comes to preserving the greens.

August 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall schools put extra emphasis on Chinese language

Hall County School officials saw the value of teaching Chinese to pre-kindergarten students, and now four elementary schools get to take on the challenge.

August 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Spout Springs repairs done in time for school traffic

Just in time, as planned.

August 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


These sleeping pooches now relax on comfy beds

Call it a touch of home in an otherwise unfamiliar place.

The Hall County Animal Shelter has finally finished outfitting all of its 177 dog pens with cot-style beds.

August 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawsonville Council may re-examine sign code

The Dawsonville City Council could be looking to "patch up" sections of the historical district's sign code during its meeting today.

It's a measure that Mayor Joe Lane Cox feels is necessary given the recent onslaught of campaign signs from the July 20 primary.

August 01, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


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Georgia among 5 states struggling with surging numbers of foster children

NEW YORK - The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, with Georgia leading the five states that account ...

November 26, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Help offered when holiday struggles mount

Compared to the rest of the year, the holiday week usually generates fewer first-time calls from domestic violence victims and fewer people seeking shelter, said ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rarer languages call for special courtroom help from interpreters

On the courtroom's back pew, Cornelio Lazarescue sat through a three-day trial last week with a pair of jet-black headphones. Next to him was ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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