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Court: State sex-offender law is unfair to homeless

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court ruled Monday that a provision in Georgia's strict new sex offender law is unconstitutional because it fails to tell homeless offenders how they can comply with the law.

October 31, 2008 | Greg Bluestein The Associated Press | Local


No one injured in 2 house fires

Two unrelated fires Monday afternoon left the occupants sleeping elsewhere Monday night.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Name of the game is mud when it rains

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

October 31, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


SunTrust plans to receive $3.5 billion from U.S. Treasury

ATLANTA - SunTrust Banks Inc. said Monday it has received preliminary approval from the Treasury Department for a $3.5 billion investment under the government's capital purchase program.

October 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Church seeks ideas for projects

Gainesville First United Methodist Church is planning its third annual Great Day of Service for March 21, 2009.

October 31, 2008 | | Local


Hall County commission chairman guarantees voters will pass sales tax

A referendum for another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax may be a tough sell to Hall County taxpayers, one Clermont official said in a meeting with other local government officials Monday.

October 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall reschedules ceremony for Field of Dreams

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hall County Field of Dreams' Phil Niekro field has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Alberta Banks Park. The original date was canceled due to rain.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Two people injured, airlifted in wreck on U.S. 129

A one-vehicle wreck forced authorities to close part of Cleveland Highway near Dewberry Church Monday afternoon.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Baldwin sworn in as new state court judge

Larry Baldwin will take the bench this afternoon after being sworn in by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday as Hall County's newest judge.

October 31, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Families say they'll stretch their budgets for Halloween costumes

Though the economy may look dark and gloomy, many families won't let it get in the way of their Halloween festivities this year.

October 31, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group needs more drivers to take veterans to Decatur VA hospital

Two drivers passed away. A third one has been sidelined - maybe permanently - by hip replacement.

October 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital room service: Computers keep tabs on available beds, patient info

Ever go to a busy restaurant and have to wait for a table to be cleared off so you could be seated?

October 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville man killed in motorcycle wreck

A Gainesville man was killed Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle on U.S. 129 in Lumpkin County.

October 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities will be looking out for kids on Halloween

Children likely will be buzzing this week about the costumes they'll wear and the candy they'll get on Halloween.

October 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Take a Sunday drive to see the fall colors

Its time to revive the Sunday drive.

October 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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List of government closings for Thanksgiving holiday

Many county and city government offices will be closed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 26, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Doggone good therapy: Program helps students read aloud

For a child who has trouble reading, it can be embarrassing to read out loud at school.

November 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cornelia closing roads for tree removal, water line installation

The city of Cornelia has closed two roads so work can be performed on the thoroughfares.

November 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Agency urges precautions during holiday rush

Once belts get a bit looser from Thanksgiving feasts, some shoppers start seeking bargains on Black Friday, and the people doing that at places such as the outlet mall in Dawsonville have drawn the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

November 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Potential suspect sought in robbery of CVS pharmacy in Blairsville

A CVS pharmacy in Blairsville was robbed Monday, and authorities are still seeking a potential suspect.

November 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Cumming: Autopsy results expected today for body found in lake

Results from an autopsy on the body of a man found Monday on the Lake Lanier shoreline at Mary Alice Park in Cumming are expected today, authorities said.

November 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Local merchants prepare for Black Friday

Black Friday, the national shopping extravaganza on the day after Thanksgiving, is coming early to the city of Gainesville.

November 26, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Minor work still to be done on Ga. 347

Traffic has been flowing since late September on Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between Interstate 985 and McEver Road in Flowery Branch, but some minor work, or "punch list" items still could take place.

November 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State legislators working on transportation funding suggestions

After hearing largely from constituents for the past few months, a state legislative committee now is ready to huddle over ways Georgia could boost

November 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local leaders work to defuse tensions after Ferguson

Reaction to the grand jury decision this week not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown was immediate and widespread - and left opinions at odds.

November 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent and Nick Watson The Times | Local


Woman killed in overnight Browns Bridge Road crash

Gainesville police are investigating a fatal Monday night crash on Browns Bridge Road near Ivy Road.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police seek two suspects in West Avenue shooting

Gainesville police are looking for two suspects in the Nov. 19 shooting death of a 21-year-old Gainesville man on West Avenue.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lost in Translation: Interpreter prevents miscommunications in court

Starting almost 20 years ago in translation, Guillermo Arenas often works as the middleman between the judge and the defendant.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Corps seeks input on Ahaluna dock permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving residents still opposed to the development of a 199-lot subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville a new angle in their fight.

November 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Road projects through 2040 win approval

A new long-range transportation plan for the Hall County area has taken a big step forward with officials' approval of a projects list through 2040.

November 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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