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Seniors honored for volunteering

Older volunteers in Northeast Georgia donated the equivalent of $373,000 in time to various community activities through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in fiscal year 2006.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Bike race will roll through: Hall has two stops on Tour de Georgia

Hall County will have two stops on the 2008 Tour de Georgia, which will take place April 21 through 27.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


One man's rivalry: Former North Hall football player is assistant principal at Cairo High

David McCurry is assistant principal at Cairo High School. His daughter, Lindsay is a senior cheerleader for the Syrupmakers.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Housing change at North Georgia: All students to live on campus; men can bypass Corps of Cadets

Men living on campus at North Georgia College & State University no longer have to be members of the Corps of Cadets.

December 16, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to buy jail from Hall County: Lease could generate $18 million for Hall

Gainesville officials passed a resolution Tuesday night that may have secured the city's purchase of the former Hall County Detention Center.

December 16, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Suspected gang members charged in burglaries

Three suspected gang members were charged in a pair of residential burglaries in the Maple Forge subdivision in which more than $20,000 in property was stolen, police said Wednesday.

December 16, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Mayor's Motorcade revving up for Santa's arrival

Santa Claus is coming to Gainesville for a good cause on Friday.

December 16, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Toys for Tots in need

Dawn Koponen aims for 1,200 Hall County children to awake on Christmas morning to discover that Santa came - and left presents.

December 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


'05 airport sting yields results

A man who was found with $1.3 million in cash during a 2005 arrest at Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport was found guilty this week of federal money laundering charges.

December 16, 2007 | Shannon Casas | Local


Twins, triplets on the rise in Hall

If you walk through a Hall County school these days, you may think you're seeing double.

December 16, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Public defenders face possible furloughs: Shouldn’t affect court system

A budget crunch in the statewide public defender system could mean a monthlong furlough next year for some lawyers representing poor criminal defendants, but is unlikely to disrupt the flow of cases through local courts.

December 16, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville hears opinions on subdivision

After much discussion, the Gainesville City Council gave the developers of a Cleveland Highway subdivision a unanimous nod of approval at Tuesday night's council meeting.

December 16, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


College’s public safety director gets state honor

Gainesville State College's new public safety director has been named the Georgia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators' Member of the Year.

December 15, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood tax district up for vote Monday

The Oakwood City Council held a public hearing Monday evening to review the boundaries, requirements and expectations for the city's first tax allocation district that would fund development of a town center.

December 15, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lumpkin County celebrates birthday No. 175

Lumpkin County Commissioner Steve Gooch led about 100 Dahlonega residents to sing "Happy Birthday" to celebrate Lumpkin County's 175th birthday.

Held Monday in front of the old Dahlonega courthouse, which now serves as the Dahlonega Gold Museum, the birthday party included a multilayer cake decorated with the official county seal.

December 15, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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5 things to know about Georgia elections

ATLANTA - Every statewide official will be up for re-election this year in Georgia, and sitting atop the ballot will be one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races in the country.

September 01, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over business experience

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

September 01, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


Businesses benefit from improved weather on Lanier

Today marks the unofficial end of a summer that has Lake Lanier visitors, businesses and tourism watchers wishing they could bottle for future years.

September 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Milestones examination to challenge students

Historically, most students in Gainesville and Hall County have met or exceeded expectations on standardized tests for English, but that's expected to change with the new Georgia Milestones tests.

September 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Forsyth crew cleans up sewer spill in subdivision

A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill in an East Forsyth subdivision.

September 01, 2014 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Dawson deputy cleared of wrongdoing in arrest of woman at political rally

Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman.

September 01, 2014 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Class Notes: Twitter campaign invites Ellen DeGeneres to Brenau University

Some students at Brenau University have started a hashtag campaign to bring talk-show host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres to the school.

September 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Driver services center improving customer service, use of technology

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is improving its technology and customer services, starting in Gainesville.

September 01, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville Domestic Violence Center builds new playground

A Gainesville domestic violence center recently built a playground to help families feel more at ease while living at the shelter and transitional housing.

September 01, 2014 | Nick Watson | 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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