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Officials move forward with skateboard ban

In one last attempt to get Gainesville's City Council to reconsider an ordinance banning skateboarding from public squares, approximately 30 people - many with their skateboards - showed up to the council's meeting Wednesday.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville denies group home request

Without a word of discussion, Gainesville City Council members unanimously voted to deny a request that would make an illegal group home legitimately zoned.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends, family say goodbye to ‘the go-to guy’

Lakewood Baptist Church was packed Wednesday with firefighters and emergency medical technicians from across the state who came to pay their respects to Capt. Timothy Peebles.

March 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Forsyth County fire marshal suspended

Officials are not saying why Forsyth County's chief fire investigator has been suspended with pay.

March 03, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools make most of time off because of weather

If the folks at the Gold Dome could have predicted North Georgia's winter weather, there might have been no need to call for an extra three teacher furlough days this semester.

March 03, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


DOT must maintain, monitor drainage systems

State transportation officials regularly monitor drainage pipes to guard against the formation of sinkholes, such as one that opened last month off highly traveled Interstate 85 near South Carolina.

March 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Home expo to showcase building, maintenance experts

The economic downturn may have slowed the home-building industry, but this weekend it will be business as usual for the 2010 Home Expo at the Georgia Mountains Center.

March 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County school system asks PTOs for more money

The Jackson County School System is encouraging local parent-teacher organizations to help purchase instructional supplies for the 2010-11 school year, but some parents are concerned about the school system relying too heavily on them for supplies.

March 03, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


The big thaw: Today's sun will melt snowfall

They say history repeats itself.

March 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch mulls other culvert work

A Flowery Branch engineer has identified two culverts that need to be replaced eventually, including one that could cut off a neighborhood if it fails.

March 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County cities discuss SPLOST possibilities

JEFFERSON - Although their needs may differ, elected officials in Jackson County agree that passing a new tax referendum is crucial.

March 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Tuesday’s snow may mean icy roads today

When it comes to road conditions, snow is a lot better than ice.

March 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter weather costs piling up for Ga. DOT

Talk about a budget buster.

March 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson clerk of court indicted in theft

A grand jury on Monday indicted longtime Dawson County Clerk of Superior Court Becky McCord in connection with more than $140,000 in missing funds.

March 02, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


DeKalb may buy into Glades Reservoir

Hall County officials traveled to Atlanta Tuesday morning to pitch the Glades Reservoir to the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners.

March 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | 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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