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Skaggs: It’s almost pumpkin time; Georgia has its share

If you spend any time traveling through Northeast Georgia this time of year, you are guaranteed to see pumpkins. In North Georgia, pumpkins are an integral part of the fall display of color. Go to most any fall festival, civic function, or town hall and you're sure to see a few pumpkins placed here and there as festive decoration.

September 23, 2009 | Billy Skaggs | Local


DNR’s Burgamy honored as top supervisor

Sgt. Mike Burgamy of the Gainesville office of Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division has been chosen as the DNR's Supervisor of the Year.

September 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cleanup to aid code compliance has been postponed

Volunteers and government officials will work together Nov. 14 to tidy up neighborhoods in commission District 4.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials say ACORN has 1 state contract

Georgia leaders say they are checking state contracts to make sure no state funds are going to the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now or its affiliates.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall is Georgia's 11th-most populous county

Even in the middle of a recession, the population in surrounding counties has continued to grow.

September 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hearing set on school board candidate’s eligibility

A hearing Friday will determine whether longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons can remain a candidate in this fall's school board election.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local agencies help other flooded areas

Hall County was spared much of the flooding that other metro Atlanta counties suffered Monday, but a few area agencies were called upon to help hard-hit areas elsewhere.

September 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rain likely to boost Lanier to 1,068.5 feet, corps says

So close, yet so far away - that's Lake Lanier's full pool.

September 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn the science of speed

Samuel Martinez stayed home from school sick Monday, but the World Language Academy fifth-grader made sure he got better by Tuesday.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lower school rate won’t drop Gainesville tax bills

Most Gainesville homeowners will see a larger property tax bill on their primary residences this fall despite a potentially lower school board millage rate.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gillsville man gets 25-year sentence for rape

The testimony of a dead woman was not enough to sway a judge in favor of a rape defendant.

September 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


College student drowns in Dawson County lake

A Southern Catholic College student drowned Monday night while swimming in a lake at Gold Creek Golf Club in Dawson County.

September 22, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Weather experts say the heaviest rain may be over

Roads are washed out. Fallen trees have tangled up traffic and electricity has been touch and go.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier up nearly 3 feet, zeros in on full pool

Lake Lanier has risen almost 3 feet since Sunday morning, the result of heavy rainfall across the lake's Northeast Georgia basin.

September 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board might lower property tax rate

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a slightly lower property tax rate Monday, but it remains to be seen what net effect it will have on city homeowners' tax bills.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Hospital aims to turn green status into gold

Through geothermal wells and other high technology, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton hopes its green efforts in building the 100-bed hospital will turn into gold.

March 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton leader incorporates love of outdoors into new facility’s blueprint

"Anxious. Nervous. Prepared."

March 31, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


DOT to flip switch on new traffic signal on Ga. 365

If testing goes well, a long-awaited traffic light on Ga. 365 at Ramsey Road is set to be operational by mid-morning Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Rain tax’ is back on the table in Gainesville

Gainesville is once again considering the idea of a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging stormwater infrastructure.

March 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police ID man driving SUV in deadly crash

Gainesville police have released the name of the second driver in a deadly crash March 20.

March 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Long-term plan for Braselton hospital comes to fruition

In a journey that has taken nearly a decade to complete, the 100-bed Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton opens today in South Hall County.

March 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI identifies Jefferson 3-year-old killed by accidental gunshot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the child killed Sunday by an accidental gunshot wound.

March 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood police looking for suspect with counterfeit prescription

A man suspected of trying to use a fake prescription to get codeine syrup at a Walmart pharmacy March 21 is the subject of an Oakwood Police investigation.

March 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia’s religious freedom bill creates a divide

Is it license to discriminate against gays and lesbians, or is it about protecting the interests of religious beliefs?

March 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Retroactive change in grad tests called ‘a life-changer’

Former students who met graduation requirements but did not pass the Georgia High School Graduation Test now can petition for their diploma.

March 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Monthlong, countywide cleanup begins Saturday

It's time to clean up our mess.

March 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville council to hear proposals on budget Thursday

The Gainesville City Council will continue hearing departmental accomplishments, goals and budget priorities for the next fiscal year when it meets for a work session Thursday morning.

March 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Fire Services get new gear for busy lake season

Before millions of people flock to Lake Lanier this summer, Hall County Fire Services Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black knew the county's marine rescue team needed reinforcement.

March 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


ER services at new Braselton hospital will help speed response

Making sure that Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's opening syncs with Hall County's emergency services has been anything but an afterthought in the new hospital's overall planning efforts, officials say.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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