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Jefferson schools cancel breakfast event to save money

JEFFERSON - State budget cuts continue to hit home in Jefferson and have led to the cancellation of an annual event breakfast held by the Jefferson City School System.

July 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County: Public hearings set for annexing ‘islands’

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to hold a public hearing on Gainesville's proposed annexation of county islands along major corridors.

July 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dahlonega water, sewer systems get $300,000 for upgrade

The Appalachian Regional Commission on Thursday awarded the city of Dahlonega with $300,000 to improve the city's water and sewer collection system.

July 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


White County commissioners fire manager Alton Brown

CLEVELAND - White County commissioners voted Thursday to fire County Manager Alton Brown, 12 days after his arrest by Cleveland police on a DUI charge.

July 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Summer Scholars celebrate a head start

More than 120 students celebrated the culmination of the four-week Summer Scholars Institute in which they were able to get a head start on lessons for the upcoming school year.

July 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Area Democrats push for health care overhaul

Even as the U.S. Senate proposed a slower and more careful examination of how to offer health care for the country on Thursday, Hall County Young Democrats pushed for a quick and affordable solution.

July 23, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jury continues to deliberate murder case

A White County jury will resume deliberations today in the case of a Cleveland man charged with murdering his estranged wife.

July 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Questions hang over Ga. response to water dispute

ATLANTA - Georgia's state and federal elected officials have yet to agree on how to work out a tri-state water deal, now that a federal judge has ruled illegal nearly all Georgia's withdrawals from a massive federal reservoir that has fed Atlanta's surging growth.

July 23, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Rabid skunk confirmed in East Hall, county's 13th case this year

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has confirmed the 13th case of rabies found in the county this year.

Animal Control captured a skunk on Sunday that had come in contact with two dogs in the Gillsville Highway area of East Hall. The animal was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur two days later and confirmed to be rabid.

July 23, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Old-time camp meetin’ still going strong

Wake up to the sound of children laughing, cows lowing and the smell of breakfast cooking a few tents away.

July 22, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville not likely to receive stimulus funding for water and sewer projects

Gov. Sonny Perdue's announcement this week of 23 low-interest loans, financed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, did not include money for the Gainesville Public Utilities Department.

July 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teachers say they likely will still work without pay

Plenty of local teachers said they expect to spend their three state-ordered furlough days this fall working in classrooms on their own time and on their own dime.

July 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Former Forsyth deputy guilty in child porn case

A former Forsyth County Sheriff's sergeant was convicted Wednesday of illegally accessing child pornography from the department's protected investigative files.

July 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Laurelwood rape charge dismissed

Saying they didn't have evidence to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors dismissed a rape charge brought in January against a man accused of sexually assaulting a fellow patient inside the Laurelwood mental health and substance abuse center.

July 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local girl brings beauty to cancer cure fundraising

The idea started not only as a way to celebrate a girl's natural beauty, but also as a way to try to find a cure for cancer.

July 22, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


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List of government closings for Thanksgiving holiday

Many county and city government offices will be closed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 26, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Doggone good therapy: Program helps students read aloud

For a child who has trouble reading, it can be embarrassing to read out loud at school.

November 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cornelia closing roads for tree removal, water line installation

The city of Cornelia has closed two roads so work can be performed on the thoroughfares.

November 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Agency urges precautions during holiday rush

Once belts get a bit looser from Thanksgiving feasts, some shoppers start seeking bargains on Black Friday, and the people doing that at places such as the outlet mall in Dawsonville have drawn the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

November 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Potential suspect sought in robbery of CVS pharmacy in Blairsville

A CVS pharmacy in Blairsville was robbed Monday, and authorities are still seeking a potential suspect.

November 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Cumming: Autopsy results expected today for body found in lake

Results from an autopsy on the body of a man found Monday on the Lake Lanier shoreline at Mary Alice Park in Cumming are expected today, authorities said.

November 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Local merchants prepare for Black Friday

Black Friday, the national shopping extravaganza on the day after Thanksgiving, is coming early to the city of Gainesville.

November 26, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Minor work still to be done on Ga. 347

Traffic has been flowing since late September on Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between Interstate 985 and McEver Road in Flowery Branch, but some minor work, or "punch list" items still could take place.

November 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State legislators working on transportation funding suggestions

After hearing largely from constituents for the past few months, a state legislative committee now is ready to huddle over ways Georgia could boost

November 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local leaders work to defuse tensions after Ferguson

Reaction to the grand jury decision this week not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown was immediate and widespread - and left opinions at odds.

November 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent and Nick Watson The Times | Local


Woman killed in overnight Browns Bridge Road crash

Gainesville police are investigating a fatal Monday night crash on Browns Bridge Road near Ivy Road.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police seek two suspects in West Avenue shooting

Gainesville police are looking for two suspects in the Nov. 19 shooting death of a 21-year-old Gainesville man on West Avenue.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lost in Translation: Interpreter prevents miscommunications in court

Starting almost 20 years ago in translation, Guillermo Arenas often works as the middleman between the judge and the defendant.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Corps seeks input on Ahaluna dock permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving residents still opposed to the development of a 199-lot subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville a new angle in their fight.

November 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Road projects through 2040 win approval

A new long-range transportation plan for the Hall County area has taken a big step forward with officials' approval of a projects list through 2040.

November 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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