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Baker applauds MySpace's move to protect young users

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker applauded MySpace's decision to take steps to protect youngsters from sexual predators and bullies, including searching for ways to verify users' ages.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Head of Austrian group of landowners dies in skiing accident

The head of an Austrian family group that is one of the largest landowners in Hall County has died as a result of injuries suffered in a skiing accident.

Clemens Goess-Saurau, 52, was killed Jan. 10 in Austria. Goess-Saurau represented the interests of the Mayr-Melnhof family, which owns the 7,000-acre Glades Woodland Farms in North Hall County.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Georgia attorney general: Follow MLK's example, change the world

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker exhorted Brenau University audience members Thursday afternoon to act on Martin Luther King Jr.'s example and do their part to improve society.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecasters call for 'snow accumulation'

Visit gainesvilletimes.com throughout the day for the latest weather updates.

January 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Here we snow again: Snow likely, but how much?

Visit gainesvilletimes.com throughout the day for the latest weather updates.

Are you ready for a white weekend? The National Weather Service says its possible.

January 29, 2008 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Murder suspect’s second van found

The GBI found suspected serial killer Gary Hilton's old van at a Habersham County scrap yard Friday, but what evidence they might get from the vehicle, broken down and abandoned since late 2005, remains questionable.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Huckabee supporters rally in Gainesville

Supporters of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gathered on the downtown Gainesville square to hand out campaign materials and wave signs at passing motorists.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Apalachicola sues to get more water from Lake Lanier

The city of Apalachicola, Fla., has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jury to start deciding if mother beat child

A jury could decide today whether a young Gainesville mother is guilty of beating her 2-year-old daughter nearly to death, then withholding medical treatment overnight.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Melted snowfall eases drought better than rain

When it comes to drought relief, snow has a slight edge over rain.

January 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Centerpoint mentors, in it for the long haul, honored Thursday

When Okema Washington first moved to Gainesville from New York, she wanted to make sure her son, Jakhai, had a positive male influence in his life.

January 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School officials decide on when to close schools

GAINESVILLE - Ahh, a snow day. Good news for students and often a tough call for superintendents.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawmakers OK state water plan

ATLANTA - Even the fractious Georgia Legislature can agree on one thing: The state needs its first water management plan.

January 29, 2008 | | Local


Snow gives area a day of play

This article will be updated as circumstances warrant.

January 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Norton: Economy takes toll on Georgia

A few hard doses of reality and a number of bright spots for the future were included in Gainesville real estate executive Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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United Way raised $1.5 million in 2013

Raising more than $1.5 million in this economy is reason enough to celebrate.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


Schools, manufacturing industry want to entice more young workers

Local manufacturers, business leaders and school officials gathered Wednesday at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood for a forum to address how skilled, educated and motivated workers can be developed, recruited and funneled into burgeoning career paths.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth bank robbery suspect caught

April 16, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man resentenced after pleading to molestation

After a tumultuous ending more than a year ago, a child molestation case closed on calmer terms Tuesday in Hall County Superior Court.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville eases pawnshop restrictions

Gainesville City Council has given its nod to easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located after a second reading and final vote Tuesday.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


365 corridor beginning to take shape

Government officials, business leaders and developers gathered Tuesday at the Brenau Downtown Center to discuss progress along the Ga. 365 corridor in northeast Hall County.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Freezing temperatures expected overnight

So much for winter being over.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood ready to abandon part of road

A road that used to connect downtown Oakwood to Atlanta Highway in South Hall County is fading more and more into history.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials seek Clermont armed bank robbery suspect

Hall County and federal authorities are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday morning at a North Hall bank.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge won’t restrict hearings access in murder case

A Hall County judge denied a defense motion to restrict public access to the pretrial hearings for an upcoming murder trial.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gibbs signs on as new Dawson schools chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Tuition to rise for all students at state colleges

DAHLONEGA - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 16, 2014 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Justus approved as West Hall High principal

Eight years ago, while coaching a summer baseball game, Scott Justus got the call to see if he was interested in pursuing an assistant principal's job at West Hall High School.

April 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Renovated downtown building open for business

An old red brick building in downtown Lula is once again open for business after decades of neglect.

April 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council may ease pawnshop rules

A second reading and final vote on easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located will be heard when Gainesville City Council meets tonight.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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