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Fla. lawmakers call for river system study

Two Florida lawmakers have reintroduced federal legislation calling for a study of the water management, needs and conservation along the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System. Lake Lanier is the largest reservoir on the river system.

April 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville college student finally gets ‘Millionaire’ moment

Justin Floyd has been keeping a secret for almost six months. But today, the truth finally will be revealed.

April 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Sunny days on the way today

Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts.

April 02, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Man crashed $500K Ferarri, pleads guilty

It was a joyride that didn't last very long.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville cannot issue bonds for Public safety facility project

City officials soon will sign over the ownership of their public safety facility to the Gainesville-Hall Redevelopment Authority to secure bonds for the site.

Gainesville's Chief Financial Officer Melody Marlowe told council members Thursday that because of a technicality the authority will have to issue bonds for the public safety facility and the downtown parking deck.

April 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch library to host arts festival

If you are looking for something fun to do with the family Saturday, look no further than the Spout Springs Library.

This Saturday, the Flowery Branch facility - which is a part of the Hall County Library System - will host its first Spring Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson, Hall counties promoting recycling through weekend events

If you've been meaning to do something with that stack of old receipts that you have piled on your desk or those partial cans of paint left over from a two-year old home improvement project, you may get your chance on Saturday.

April 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Defendant’s mental competency questioned

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling more than half a million dollars from a Gainesville transmission plant has questioned her mental competency to stand trial.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Holland’s tulips provide kids a Dutch treat

Big changes took place underground at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy this winter.

April 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville not yet satisfied with jail’s exterior

Gainesville City Council members met Thursday with the operators of the North Georgia Detention Center, and some say they still aren't impressed with the efforts the jail operators are making to dress up the building's exterior.

April 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Walters reappointed to DNR board

Gov. Sonny Perdue has reappointed Gainesville civic leader James A. "Jim" Walters to the Georgia Board of Natural Resources.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


State school board OKs Forsyth flexibility contract

ATLANTA - The Georgia school board has approved the state's second district to join a new program freeing schools from many education mandates.

April 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Stormy weather possible today; 1 to 3 inches could fall

Today could be a wet, stormy day across Northeast Georgia.

The National Weather Service has placed much of Georgia under a high risk of severe weather through Friday morning. A so-called "high risk" warning means the potential exists for powerful storms, tornadoes, large hail, heavy rainfall and damaging winds.

April 02, 2009 | From staff, wire reports <a href="mailto:news@gainesvilletimes.com">news@gainesvilletimes.com</a> | Local


Meth costs Georgia $1.3 billion

Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal can see the price of methamphetamine abuse in the faces of the people in his courtroom.

April 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


U-verse expanding to include Hall residents

AT&T announced Wednesday that its video service, U-verse, was being introduced in Hall County.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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How Gainesville schools are changing grading practices

Gainesville schools have changed the way they grade middle school students, but the change is not a drastic one, according to Sarah Bell, the district's chief academic officer.

October 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville Civic Center hosts mother-son Halloween dance

From pirates to rock stars and everything in between, area mothers and sons donned their best Halloween costumes Thursday for a night of dancing at the Gainesville Civic Center. The mother-son dance served as a way for family members to bond with one another, while also continuing a tradition that has gone on for the past 11 years. Every costume from the funny to the scary was seen, as attendees showed off their dance moves for all to see.

October 24, 2014 | Alison Marchman | Local


Hall officials want more info on rail crossing before making next move

The controversy over whether to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing continues unabated after the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night delayed a decision on abandoning the road.

October 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


First ladies reminisce about time in Governor's Mansion

Some people might expect life in the Governor's Mansion to be stuffy or formal, but Georgia's first ladies say it was filled with laughter and family.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville workshop to focus on starting a business

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Gainesville will offer the following workshop for individuals who are interested in either starting or growing a new venture.

October 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Morning wreck injures 4 in North Forsyth

Two adults and two children were hospitalized Thursday morning after a near head-on collision at the entrance to Silver City Elementary School by the Forsyth-Dawson County line.

October 23, 2014 | | Local


Almost 400 jobs available between Wal-Mart, Lanier Islands hiring

Gainesville's jobless rate took a big drop in September, and with Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Wal-Mart hiring for new operations, it's likely to continue falling.

October 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Accident history of railroad crossing in dispute

Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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