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Five years after drive began to depose Saddam, Iraq War divides Georgians

On March 19, 2003, U.S. forces stormed into Iraq on a mission to topple the regime of dictator Saddam Hussein.

March 30, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Rain moving east; sports events canceled

Rain is now moving east of the area, leaving a chance of showers into the evening and the promise of a cold night.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forensics speaker: BTK’s hubris was his downfall

DAHLONEGA - A Wichita, Kan., serial killer's love of attention and notoriety became the single biggest factor in his capture, a detective in the case said Tuesday.

March 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall schools plan to roll out K-12 career program in fall

GAINESVILLE - Elementary school students often get their first exposure to an array of careers through adults visiting their class from the work place.

March 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson: Education hearing set for March 27

Brian Burdette, the State Board of Education member representing the 10th Congressional District, plans to hold a public hearing on education issues from 7-8 p.m. March 27 at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. Those wishing to speak at the meeting are asked to sign in when they arrive.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Johnson High Pride Day is April 19

GAINESVILLE - Johnson High School has set Johnson Pride Day for April 19.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Kiwanis Club tosses Knucksie its Youth Service Award

According to the Kiwanis International Web site, Kiwanis clubs are meant to be global organizations of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

March 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Local


Employers hand out applications as job-seekers search for opportunities at job fair

OAKWOOD - For people like Steven Girardeau, the Gainesville State College Spring Job Fair is a great place to find a new job.

March 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Team time trial at Road Atlanta, new entries add international flair to Tour de Georgia

Since its inception, the Tour de Georgia has grown, becoming one of the nation's premier bicycle races.

March 30, 2008 | Times regional staff | Local


I-985, Ga. 369 and Ga. 53 lane closures this week

The outside lanes of U.S. 129 will be closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting at Ridge Road to Athens Street for removal of the curb and gutter.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue honors actions of adults, youths on ‘911 Day’

Gov. Sonny Perdue recognized 911 professionals and 13 young 911 heroes from across the state Tuesday during "911 Day in Georgia."

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Doctor says happy thoughts can make healthier patients

Can laughter and playfulness improve your health? Dr. Dale Anderson thinks so, and there's research to back him up.

March 30, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


K-12 career program coming to Hall schools in fall

GAINESVILLE - Elementary school students often get their first exposure to an array of careers through adults visiting their class from the workplace.

The Hall County school system plans to introduce a program, 21st Century Awareness Exploration Connections, next school year to intensify that effort at early grades through other initiatives, including career days, field trips and skits.

March 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tornado deja vu: Victim’s canine registration papers blew from Polk County to Alto

Terry Stone got a sick feeling in her stomach when she dialed a phone number for Bonnie Turner, and no one, not even a machine, answered.

March 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall, Gainesville students taking graduation tests this week

GAINESVILLE - Graduation tests are under way this week in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems.

March 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Fire damages home on Tulip Drive

A fire caused by unattended cooking damaged a home in the 1800 block of Tulip Drive in Gainesville, but the occupants got out without injury, authorities said.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville parks department proposes increased budget

As it looks to expand recreational opportunities, renovate park facilities and increase staff, the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has proposed a $5.261 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Emerging partnership benefits local housing programs

A partnership between the Gainesville Nonprofit Development Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Hall County to build and rehabilitate homes and neighborhoods across Gainesville is beginning to pay big dividends.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Camp Merrill debate alive in US House

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville argued Wednesday before the House Armed Service Committee for control of Camp Frank D. Merrill near Dahlonega to be transferred from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza business owners oppose redevelopment

Aurelio Guzman has fond childhood memories of the El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ex-jailers, former inmates enter mediation

Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees have entered into mediation with three then-inmates alleging civil rights violations in a Dec. 22, 2010, incident at the jail.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Badge and Bar: Trial date set on child sex trafficking charges

A tentative May trial date has been set for three Gainesville residents accused in a child sex trafficking case in Hall County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


UNG-Gainesville project brings students, seniors together

It may seem an odd pairing: College students, from the nearby University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, showing older adults at the Senior Life Center how to bowl digitally.

April 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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