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SPLOST V collections near target

Despite the economic woes of the last year, SPLOST V collections were nearly on target.

December 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deaton Creek helping sheriff’s office provide Christmas to needy

HOSCHTON - The Village at Deaton Creek homeowners hope to do their part in providing Christmas for needy families.

December 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sought in Blairsville woman’s disappearance

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation wants the public's help in finding a man who may be involved in the August disappearance of a Blairsville woman.

December 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Red Cross: Give the gift of life by donating blood

During this season of giving, there's one gift that many people tend to overlook - blood donation.

December 07, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Sex ed course to be re-evaluated

A new sex education curriculum proposed for all elementary schoolers in Gainesville has caused too many parents and educators to blush, and the school board is prompting the district's Sex and AIDS Review Committee to re-evaluate the elementary curriculum it approved this spring.

December 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public suggests renewing police accreditation

After two years in Gainesville, Daniel Duvall is here to stay.

December 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Love Lights raises $75,000 for hospice this year

Although the night air was chilling on Monday night, Hannah Langston was warmed from the inside as she stood outside the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

December 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 governors to talk water Dec. 15

The governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida are all preparing to lend their voices to the tri-state water rights discussions.

December 07, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas and Melissa Weinman bthomas@gainesvilletimes.com | mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hoschton woman convicted of fraud

ATLANTA - After a four-day trial and the jury's five-hour deliberation, a federal jury convicted Katherine Twigg, 48, of Hoschton on one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and three counts of wire fraud.

December 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Images are burned into Pearl Harbor survivor's memory

JEFFERSON - Vernon Carter still remembers seeing the smiling face of a Japanese pilot as the attack on Pearl Harbor unfolded the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

December 07, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Rainy weather expected to continue

If it seems like we've been getting more rain than usual for the past few months, it's not your imagination.

December 07, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


ACF basin group set to meet Thursday in Albany

Finding common ground is the mission of a group set to meet Thursday to discuss issues concerning the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, an area that includes Lake Lanier.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcyclists brave cold for Secret Santa program

Bundled against the cold, with some wearing Santa hats and other festive garb, nearly 100 motorcyclists streamed down McEver Road on Sunday.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meet your government: Volunteers help make Laughinghouse's job easier

JEFFERSON - Beth Laughinghouse has the equivalent of 10 pounds of responsibilities squeezed into a 5-pound bag, but she gets by with the help of her trusted volunteers.

December 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth marinas exempted from alcohol law’s food rule

CUMMING - Marinas located on the Forsyth County side of Lake Lanier will be allowed to sell alcohol without having to fulfill a minimum food sales requirement after changes made to a county ordinance.

December 06, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


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Drivers worry how new gas tax will be used

Motorists in Gainesville on Wednesday expressed mixed reactions to the new 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, with some surprised to learn they'll now be paying more at the pump.

July 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Driver who hit child buying ice cream won’t be charged

The driver who hit a Gainesville boy buying ice cream Sunday will not be charged, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

July 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New director named at Good News Clinics

A registered nurse and longtime employee of Good News Clinics has been named executive director of the organization, which provides medical and dental care to uninsured Hall County residents who can't afford it.

July 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Fireworks stands pop up ahead of law change

Over the border from Jason Sillay's lakehouse on Lake Hartwell was the free sale of bigger and better fireworks in South Carolina.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Courier services, taxis affected by rising fuel costs

Business owners like Leroy Ervin and Beba Knezevic watch gas prices pretty closely, and both are bracing themselves for the rising fuel costs projected to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Eyes on the Road: New transit fares, route tweaks set for Wednesday

New Gainesville Connection fares and bus routes are set to take effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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