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Final lecture in Great Decisions series targets global crime

Globalization of the world's economy has fostered the growth of transnational crime, according to a professor from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Foundation teaches local students about penning music

A group of Gainesville High School students got the chance to sit down and create music with local songwriters and performers Monday as part of the John Jarrard Foundation's First Verse program.

April 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


WNEG station struggles to keep going

University of Georgia-owned television station WNEG faces the real possibility of being taken off the air mere months after it started programming from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University's student-run newspaper The Red & Black reported on Monday.

April 19, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist For The Times | Local


Gainesville school board updates policies

Gainesville City Schools Board of Education took the opportunity Monday to hear an update on the system's finances and update several of its policies.

April 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commissioners discuss 3 new resolutions

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell brought up three potential resolutions to discuss with the board at Monday morning's work session.

April 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville may raise taxes

For the first time in four years, Gainesville officials are considering raising taxes.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man found guilty of murder

Barring a successful appeal, Hugo Moguel Tepanca will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting a 23-year-old man outside of a Gainesville home.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Life-saving duo gets just rewards

When a toddler was in grave danger, Casey Brown and Brian Bain, friends since pre-K, sprung into action without saying a word.

April 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bear on the Square festival showcases regional culture

If you saw a bear walking through your town, would you stop and look at the fuzzy creature?

April 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Belton Bridge Park to get makeover

A remote North Hall park with a violent history has been temporarily closed.

April 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville trash plan pilot study begins

A pilot program of reduced trash services begins today, meaning for the next eight weeks residents can only expect their garbage to be picked up once a week.

April 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Church dedicates brand-new organ

Through the songs of Johann Sebastian Bach and other well-known composers, First Presbyterian Church got a taste Sunday of its brand-new organ.

April 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Movie crew moves around lake, films in Cumming

CUMMING - Lake Lanier and Mary Alice Park were bathed in sunlight. A light spring breeze rustled the trees.

April 18, 2010 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


Residents give input on DOT project

DAWSONVILLE - Georgia Department of Transportation officials say renovations to Dawson County's busiest intersection could begin within the next 18 months.

April 18, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Plans under way for annual Memorial Day parade

World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivor Mack Abbott of Gainesville, will lead Paul E. Bolding American Legion Post 7's Eighth Annual Memorial Day Parade on May 31.

April 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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DNR seeks public opinion on outdoor recreation

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be gathering input on statewide outdoor recreation services via a telephone survey over the next month.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Firefighter injured when truck ladder dropped settles for ‘pleasing sum’

A Hall County firefighter injured in a July 22, 2014, training incident settled Monday for a "pleasing sum" with truck manufacturer Sutphen, said his attorney ...

September 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


S. Hall private schools uniting to form area’s largest Christian academy

Two private schools near Hall County's south end have announced plans to join forces in the 2016-17 academic year, a move that will create ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ex-school board chairman running for Hall commission chairman

Richard Higgins, who served 11 years as chairman of the Hall County Board of Education, has announced he will seek the chairman post on the ...

September 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Employers eligible for tax credits if supportive of workers taking GED exam

Two new tax credits are available for Georgia employers who support employees taking the GED test.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motion for new trial postponed again in Peppers Market shooting

A Gainesville man convicted by a jury of fatally shooting another man at Peppers Market in Gainesville in June 2013 had his motion for new ...

September 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamilton State Bank completes acquisition of Highland

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. and Hamilton State Bank have completed their acquisition of Highland Commercial Bank that was announced on May 15.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local residents, vets reflect on Greatest Generation

Today, we think of the generation that fought World War II as the Greatest Generation. In retrospect, some would say it's easy to see ...

September 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local education leaders respond to governor promising $50 million for pre-K

Local educators say another $50 million toward Georgia's children is mostly a good thing.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Polling site change unnerves minority voters

The Hall County Board of Elections approved several voting precinct consolidations and polling location changes Tuesday, but objections from Latino and African-American political organizers could ...

September 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school cosmetology program launches student futures in industry

A mason jar full of fresh lavender sits near neatly stacked bags of handmade potpourri on the check-in counter at Reflections Salon and Spa.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Immigrants with disputed status sue for Georgia driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - A group of immigrants whose legal residency is disputed sued Georgia's state government Monday for refusing to issue them driver's licenses.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


More candidates enter 2015 fall elections

Tuesday wasn't as busy as Monday, but it still saw multiple candidates officially putting their name in the mix for 2015 city council elections ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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