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Winter weather keeps the DOT busy overnight

The dusting of snow and sleet that fell overnight across Northeast Georgia kept crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation busy, but caused no real problems in the region.

December 31, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Habersham superior court judge resigns post

The chief superior court judge for Habersham, Stephens and Rabun counties announced his resignation this week amid allegations of improper conduct.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Habersham judge resigns following misconduct allegations

The chief superior court judge for Habersham, Stephens and Rabun Counties announced his resignation this week amid allegations of improper conduct.

Ernest "Bucky" Woods, 54, served on the Mountain Judicial Circuit bench since 1992. He presided over Habersham County's drug court and had filled in on a judge recusal in Hall County in 2008.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville officials brace for more belt-tightening in 2010

Gainesville's director of administrative services and keeper of the city's wallet, Melody Marlowe, spent 2009 watching city revenues closely, and making adjustments when needed.

December 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Overnight wintry mix teases North Georgia with snow, sleet

Too late for a white Christmas and too early to cause problems for New Year's Eve revelers, a wintry mix dusted portions of Northeast Georgia on Wednesday evening.

December 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DUI enforcement having an effect; New Year’s fatalities down

At Uni Taxi, drivers are ready for a long and hectic New Year's Eve.

December 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Band to play during New Year’s Day festivities in London

Earlier this month, a cacophony of musical notes could be heard coming from the band room at Mill Creek High School.

December 30, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Academic bowl team on TV Sunday

The smarts of the Gainesville High School Academic Bowl Team will be showcased on WSB-TV Channel 2 Sunday when its competition against longtime rival St. Pius X Catholic High School airs.

December 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Send the year out with a bang

This New Year's Eve, use fireworks safely to ensure a joyous celebration doesn't go wrong.

December 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


The end of the year means it’s tax time

Outside of being the last day of the year, today also has other significance.

December 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wintry mix falling across region

A light wintry mix falling across Northeast Georgia could continue overnight but isn't expected to result in much accumulation, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

December 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber president says Jackson Co. poised for positive 2010

While many local governments and organizations have taken a hit this year thanks to the recession, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce President Shane Short believes the chamber has done well in 2009 and expects 2010 to be better.

December 29, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Good News Clinics gets another big donation

Good News Clinics must have eaten its collard greens, because 2009 has been quite a successful fundraising year.

December 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The Crawford W. Long Museum unveils new features

Nearly a year to the day, $200,000 and countless volunteer hours later and the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson is ready for its grand reopening.

December 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall works to inform seniors of exemption

Hall County is trying to give seniors plenty of notice about the deadlines to apply for school tax exemptions this year.

December 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


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