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The path to be an American: The process is long, tedious, costly

Alejandro Ramirez is a bright young man. The 21-year-old works as a probation officer while pursuing degrees in sociology and journalism at Gainesville State College. He already is planning to go to Washington, D.C., after he graduates. He has goals - and one of them is to join the Army as a communications specialist.

August 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Undercover drug deal goes wrong; 3 men face charges

CUMMING - Three suspects have been arrested in connection with what authorities say was an undercover drug deal that went awry.

Eric Mosley, 20, of Roswell, Quinnton Thomas, 23, of Lithonia and Jose Jesus Hernandez-Ramirez, 30, of Atlanta were arrested Thursday night, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Officers.

August 06, 2008 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Atlanta Symphony offers a sweet summer serenade

Rolling in their portable coolers and shouldering beach chairs in bags, music lovers of varied ages and tastes gathered Friday in the heart of Gainesville for an evening of music with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

August 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Let The Times tag along as your kid goes to school

Is your son or daughter getting ready to start school for the first time? The Times would like to tag along for the day.

The Times is looking for a family to feature on this momentous occasion in a child's life as the first-time student gets ready, experiences the first day of school and then returns home to relate the day's events. The Times plans to shoot both photographs and video as part of this feature.

August 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Groups offer free school supplies for area children

New pencils, notebooks and folders are the first things most kids buy with a new school year just around the corner. But for some local kids, just getting the basic school supplies will be out of reach.

August 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ballowe hired for Glynn County schools improvement job

The vice chairman of the Glynn County Board of Education said Steven Ballowe was the most qualified of seven candidates who applied for the job of executive director of school improvement.

August 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Installation of pedestrian bridge delayed in Demorest

The planned installation of the pedestrian bridge over U.S. 441 in front of Piedmont College in Demorest has been rescheduled for Thursday.

August 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hospital rewards teens for their volunteer service

The Medical Center Auxiliary honored 100 teen volunteers at an appreciation dinner Thursday at Gainesville First United Methodist Church.

August 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


State budget cuts could hit Hall County hard

Georgia officials are taking an ax to state agency funding and withholding tax cuts for homeowners as predictions for the state's expected budget shortfall reached into the billions Friday.

August 06, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Cowboy shooting competition rides into Hall

Out at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, not too far from the county jail, it's like the Wild West once a month.

Stetson-wearing cowboys and cowgirls astride galloping horses take aim with their six-guns and blast away at their targets.

August 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman charged in fatal 2007 wreck

A 71-year-old Gainesville woman faces a misdemeanor vehicular homicide charge in connection with an April 2007 wreck that claimed the life of a popular Lula teen.

August 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school system welcomes new teachers

The Gainesville school system is starting the school year fresh with 59 new teachers who were welcomed at a luncheon Friday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

August 05, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch won’t alter sewer fees for Waffle House

The cost of reserving sewer capacity in Flowery Branch will stay at $22 per gallon for all restaurants, including Waffle House.

August 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Humidity staves off lake evaporation; hot days are coming

The good news is that Northeast Georgia's drought did not worsen over the past week.

August 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


As time goes by, memories linger for Clermont's class of 1948

With 30 classmates, it was the largest of Clermont High School's history, and they still have the newspaper clippings to prove it.

August 04, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Businesses get boost during First Fridays on the square

Some downtown Gainesville businesses see a surge in traffic and sales on the first Friday each month, according to local business owners and managers.

September 06, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deputy coroner from Lumpkin County arrested in Cumming

September 06, 2014 | Crystal Ledford Times Regional Staff | Local


Safety officers will remember 9/11 with Thursday memorial

Gainesville police and fire personnel will mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a public memorial service Thursday morning.

September 06, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | 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


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