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Egg tanker overturns, snarls traffic; no one hurt

An eastbound lane of Ridge Road was blocked for nearly two hours Tuesday morning after a tanker full of eggs overturned, according to Gainesville police.

January 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Technical colleges must teach more students using less money

Though enrollment in the Technical College System of Georgia swelled nearly 4 percent in the past year, state funding of the 33 college system has diminished by 8 percent since July.

January 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jack Frost will bring cold, but little snow

It's getting cold, really cold, but don't break out the snow shovel just yet.

January 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


It's about to get very cold, but little snow predicted

Don't dust off the snow shovel just yet.

January 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville schools to hold meetings about financial issues

The Gainesville school system will hold two "State of the System" presentations Wednesday to update the community on financial and public policy issues affecting the system.

January 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School board applauds football team, teacher

Monday's Hall County school board meeting was dominated by recognition for the teacher of the year and several students, including the Flowery Branch High School football team.

January 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood City Council considers law on banners

Oakwood is looking at cracking down on what officials see as a proliferation of banner signs throughout the city.

January 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bird’s-eye view maps coming to Jackson County

JEFFERSON - The detailed topographical maps often depicted in social studies books give the reader a good sense of the lay of the land, where the mountains slope into valleys and where rivers give way to the sea.

January 13, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Church wants apartments, not store, next door

JEFFERSON - Instead of seeking to have a piece of property rezoned to allow for the potential construction of a Dollar General Store, Harvest Chapel Ministries is now considering building an apartment community for area seniors.

January 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sittin' pretty: Pieces of Brenau gazebo

Though it was a puzzle to assemble, Brenau University's latest monument is nearly complete.

January 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sewer changes may lure developers to Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch is looking to tweak its sewer reservation policy, allowing developers to get a full refund on capacity after holding it for two years rather than a partial one, as the current policy states.

January 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supreme Court declines to hear Georgia's case in water wars

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would let stand a lower court ruling in a case involving water storage in Lake Lanier. The decision was hailed as a victory by leaders in Florida and Alabama, but Georgia officials contend it was no decision at all.

January 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Take your can to Jefferson

JEFFERSON - If you think you don't have enough money in the bank to make a charitable donation, think again.

January 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New parking deck to get under way

Make sure you don't leave your car in the Georgia Mountains Center parking deck after Thursday evening, as the 28-year-old deck is about to be torn down.

January 12, 2009 | | Local


In to India: Hall fire marshal gets a look at firefighting in Bangalore

Traveling as part of Gainesville ministry Rahab's Rope, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle took part in a massive Christmas celebration in Bangalore, India.

January 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Man charged with stealing cash from sub shop, ID for shopping spree

An Ellijay man faces charges of robbery by intimidation, theft, fraud and forgery following multiple incidents in Gainesville, Oakwood and Gwinnett County.

February 26, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Georgia House passes $44.6B budget for Senate review

A $44.6 billion 2016 fiscal year state budget approved Thursday by the Georgia House would close previous cuts to public education spending, slash funding for low-interest student loans and ask local school districts to make $103 million more in employer contributions to keep state insurance coverage for some part-time school employees.

February 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville's snow is so-so, then it goes

If you were expecting Snowmageddon 2015 on Thursday, what you got in Gainesville was more like Snow-meh.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Students out of school fashion makeshift sleds for a fun day in snow

School was out and snow was on the ground, so people in Hall County were ready to have some fun Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Regulators OK tougher rules for Internet providers

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Winter storm downgraded; black ice possible on roads

A winter storm that dropped a slushy mix Wednesday on North Georgia was downgraded overnight, though light snow and black ice may still cover some roadways, making travel dangerous early in the day.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Shoppers stock up as storm approaches

A quick drive on Wednesday morning down Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville revealed just how seriously local residents were taking the prospect of a major snowstorm bearing down on the region.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Lake Lanier DNR officer gets award

An officer patrolling Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Papa’s Pizza To-Go seeks to leave Clermont, convert to sports bar

In a rare request, a North Hall County pizzeria is seeking to leave Clermont so it can convert to a sports bar and serve alcohol.

February 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Weather closings, delays, cancellations

Friday

February 25, 2015 | | Local


State lawmakers eye taxes, alcohol, criminal justice reforms

As state lawmakers push closer to Crossover Day - the 30th day of the 40-day session when bills have to pass out of either the House or Senate, which is tentatively set for March 13 - a grab bag of news is coming out of Atlanta.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ruling leaves area immigrants in limbo

Hall County's Latino communities were left in limbo after a federal judge's ruling last week blocked President Barack Obama's executive action to protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Johnson High School students improving church playground

Playing in nature is a proven way to improve a child's development.

February 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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