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Mayor to welcome visitors

Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras is planning to unveil her "Wall of Happiness" as part of Georgia Cities Week. The wall is located behind her desk in the Joint Administration Building on Henry Ward Way.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Hall County offices closed on Monday

Hall County's administrative offices will be closed Monday due to the county's monthly employee furloughs.

April 22, 2009 | | Local


Sewage spills into Lake Lanier

Between 1,000 and 1,200 gallons of sewage spilled onto the ground and into Lake Lanier on Tuesday, according to a news release.

April 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DOT to close Mundy Mill Road eastbound lanes at I-985

Eastbound lanes on Mundy Mill Road under Interstate 985 will be closed from 7 tonight through 7 a.m. Thursday because of road construction.

April 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville earns designation for water stewardship

Gainesville joined an "exclusive club" Tuesday, electing to join with the state Department of Community Affairs to become a WaterFirst community.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Barnes doesn’t rule out joining 2010 race

CUMMING - Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes said Tuesday that he is continuing to ponder a run for the office he lost to Sonny Perdue in 2002.

April 22, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


It's time to live green (without spending too much of it!)

You might find yourself more conscious of the environment today, yet even more aware of the recession's stress on your wallet.

April 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Report says many Latinos in South are targets of abuse

There's a problem in the Latino community that outsiders may not be aware of.

April 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


17-year-old, 4 juveniles charged with burglary

Five people, one 17-year-old and four juveniles, were arrested Tuesday and each charged with one count of burglary, Hall County Sheriff's officials reported.

April 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Arrests made after teen party busted in Forsyth County

Undercover Forsyth County sheriff's investigators busted a teen party over the weekend in Cumming, officials said Tuesday.

April 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lobbyist says cities must reach out for better ties to legislature

A top lobbyist for the Georgia Municipal Association on Tuesday told city officials from throughout Northeast Georgia that cities were spared a worse fate from the 2009 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

April 21, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall County school office blessed with new 'Gardens on Green'

After two years of hard work, the Gardens on Green was dedicated Tuesday from an idea that was planted in 2007.

April 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helen gets new walkway over Chattahoochee River

HELEN - This Alpine village might be known, at least partially, for people hoisting beer steins.

April 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Speaker, author, environmentalist wants every day to be Earth Day

Earth Day and all its tree-hugging glory will be no more than a memory by Thursday.

April 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No spring spike to regional gas prices

Current gas prices are defying normal trends, and most drivers are hoping the pattern continues.

April 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Area schools brace for Central American refugee kids

Area school officials say they don't know how many refugee students, if any, will enter local schools this year but they are prepared to teach them as they would any others.

July 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville boy to help raise $1M for cancer research at Care-A-Thon

A Gainesville boy will be participating in Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's annual Care-A-Thon to raise over $1 million for cancer research.

July 26, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


South Hall flooding case goes to US court

The case involving two Flowery Branch business owners seeking damages for their flooded property has been moved to U.S. District Court, with both parties filing disclosures this week.

July 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Rogers named co-chairman of Georgia House committee

State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, has been named co-chairman of the Georgia House of Representatives' Role of Federal Government in Education Study Committee.

July 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Philanthropist of Year nominations sought

The North Georgia Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Philanthropist of the Year award.

July 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Immersive summer studies teach languages differently

Every summer, students from around the world come to Dahlonega to immerse themselves in weeks of all-day, immersive study of foreign languages - but they don't begin their day with classes.

July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


State park lodges get a face-lift

Two Northeast Georgia state park lodges, the Lodge at Amicalola Falls and Unicoi Lodge, are being renovated under the direction of the state of Georgia and the management of Coral Hospitality.

July 25, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Falcon fans welcome Birds back to the Branch

James Fox and his family of five were like many others who arrived early Friday for the first day of Atlanta Falcons training camp.

July 25, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Local


Clarks Bridge Road has reopened

Clarks Bridge Road reopened to through traffic this morning, one day earlier than expected.

July 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Goodbye, chalkboards; school districts add new technology

July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Voices of North Georgia community chorus gets $10K grant for operations

The Voices of North Georgia community chorus has been awarded a $10,000 operations grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts, kicking off its 2014-2015 rehearsals with new excitement.

July 25, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Flowery Branch council approves rezoning for planned unit development

A rezoning of residential land near downtown Flowery Branch opens the property for new homes.

July 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


County approves medical contracts for jail, correctional institute

Despite concerns about rising costs and how to pay for them, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to approve contracts for medical services at the jail and correctional institution.

July 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New data show area student growth in line with statewide averages

The Georgia Department of Education has released new data that show student achievement in Gainesville and Hall County is growing at a similar rate to achievement statewide.

July 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Firefighters fell more than 40 feet when bucket dropped

A dozen or more investigators continued Thursday combing through the malfunctioning Hall County fire truck that put three firefighters in intensive care units.

July 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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