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Kids, seniors get a kick out of Easter egg hunt

The Lanier Village Estates on Wednesday got a head start on Easter by inviting the kids from Challenged Child and Friends over for an Easter egg hunt.

March 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Forsyth demotes lead fire investigator

Following nearly a month's suspension, Forsyth County's former fire marshal has been demoted and issued a warning.

March 31, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson council debates cutting department director post

JEFFERSON - An impromptu discussion has brought the attention of Jefferson officials to the city's Public Works director position.

March 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gavel changes hands in Flowery Branch court

Michelle Rohan has realized her fifth-grade dream.

March 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School systems struggle to find areas to cut

Although the federal government has announced that Georgia will be receiving an additional $416 million in stimulus funds, area officials welcome the funds with mixed emotions.

March 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School board to hold forum on possible facility closure

Jones Elementary school parents and staff will get the chance in two weeks to share their thoughts about the school possibly closing.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Toddler hurt after being hit by vehicle

A 2-year-old boy was flown from Hall County to an Atlanta hospital after a vehicle struck him Tuesday evening, but initial reports were that his injuries were not life-threatening, according to emergency officials.

March 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Crime on the lake small, but hits boat-dock owners hard

The lake's up and the economy's down. Could that spell more thefts from boat docks?

March 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood backs Clermont in library fight

Oakwood has joined Flowery Branch in backing Clermont in its battle against the Hall County Board of Commissioners over placement of a new North Hall library.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barrow hospital asks top court for review

The chief executive of Northeast Georgia Medical Center said Tuesday he was disappointed that Barrow Regional Medical Center is asking for a state Supreme Court review of a Court of Appeals decision that paved the way for a hospital in South Hall.

March 30, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center: a place to heal and reflect

The Wilheit family believes the beauty of a garden can heal.

March 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deal denies ethics violations

Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal defiantly defended himself Tuesday against allegations that he violated congressional ethics rules, saying he has done nothing wrong.

March 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hospital among top 100 in nation

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been named one of the nation's top 100 hospitals.

March 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


List narrowing for city police chief candidates

Gainesville's city manager said he hopes to narrow down a long list of applicants for the city's police chief position by next week.

March 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Watchdog group wants criminal probe in Deal case

Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal may have violated six House ethics rules by earning too much outside income and by lobbying state officials to protect his Gainesville-based auto salvage business, the Office of Congressional Ethics said in a report released Monday.

March 30, 2010 | By Melissa Weinman and Mitch Clarke mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com; mclarke@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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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


Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegations involving Gainesville artist

Gainesville artist Benn Zaricor said Tuesday that Tokyo Olympic organizers should be proud they scrapped a logo for the 2020 Games following plagiarism allegations involving ...

September 01, 2015 | From Times, wire reports | Local


State giving out books to young students

Many children don't have access to books at home, but every Georgia pre-kindergarten and kindergarten student will receive their own book to take home ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau to mark opening of North Florida location

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Fla., today in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boswell ‘a shining example’ of Greatest Generation

Cecil Boswell never misses the chance to march in Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade.

August 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets life sentence for Forsyth boy’s beating death

August 31, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Glades environmental impact report delayed again

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has been delayed yet again, the third postponement in ...

August 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: $30,800 worth of meth found in crashed car on I-985

A Flowery Branch man is accused of leaving 11 ounces of methamphetamine in a car he crashed earlier this month in the Interstate 985 median ...

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood facility faces $141,100 in fines after 2 employees lose fingers

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood could face $141,100 in penalties after two employees' middle and ring fingers were amputated by shearing machines earlier this ...

August 31, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Pregnant Dollar General employee bitten while trying to stop shoplifter

A Gainesville woman is accused of shoplifting from the Dollar General and fighting a pregnant store employee, according to Hall County authorities.

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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