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Bus driver faces child porn charges

A Hall County school bus driver and self-described "Patriot Preacher" was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Graduate office to serve growing area of Brenau University

Brenau University is looking to expand its graduate programs, beginning with a new admissions office.
The Office of Graduate Admissions, which opened this month, will work exclusively to connect potential students with professors and programs of study.
"We want to grow strategically," said Christina White, director of the Office of Graduate Admissions. "Having an office solely focused on graduate students is important."
The office is especially important because the nature of graduate studies is so different from undergraduate studies, said Gail Starich, dean of the School of Health and Science.
While undergraduate education is broad and requires classes in many ...

March 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting to spotlight Corps of Engineers commander

Lake Lanier Association officials pushed some of their agenda as they dined Wednesday with one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' highest-ranking officers in the South.
They also sized up the man who will be the guest speaker at the group's annual meeting, set for May 18 at Lakeview Center in Dawson County.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite is "a very personable guy and wants to do the right thing, but he's straight up in terms of (his duties)," said Val Perry, the association's executive vice president.
"(The corps) is going to ...

March 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits donate $700,000 to medical center

Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit have donated $700,000 to the Medical Center Foundation for an entrance garden at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital.

March 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier has a different look this year

The water level at Lake Lanier was slowly rising on this date last year, but at 1,059.22 feet above sea level, North Georgia was still mired in a wrenching drought.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps releases feedback report on water manual

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed revising a report that documents public input on the corps' plans to produce an updated Master Water Control Manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Death of Brenau official’s husband shocks campus

The Brenau University campus is still in shock after learning of the sudden death of a beloved employee's husband.

March 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch taps lawyer to be new Municipal Court judge

Flowery Branch will swear in a new Municipal Court judge April 1.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 Gainesville residents charged in robbery

Two people have been charged with a home invasion robbery at a Mountain View Road home, Hall County Sheriff's officials said.

March 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Man jumps bail during rape trial

Lawyers made closing arguments in the rape and child molestation trial of Stevan Russell Senter Wednesday, but he wasn't around to hear them.

March 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Textbooks may fade into the past for Gainesville schools

Most adults can remember pulling out their textbooks to complete homework assignments during their youth. But as technology improves, traditional texts may become a thing of the past.

March 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Atmos rate hike gets a final hearing

The Georgia Public Service Commission will hold one last hearing today before it issues a decision on a proposed rate change for a local natural gas provider.

March 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Prosecutor, task force tackle underage alcohol sales

Underage drinking is the biggest substance abuse problem in Hall County, according to a community task force.

March 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Census can be key in genealogists’ searches

When filling out the 2010 census, few are thinking about how their answers will affect their great-great-grandchildren.

March 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Court clears way for South Hall hospital

The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Northeast Georgia Medical Center can build a new South Hall hospital in Braselton, clearing the way for construction of a facility that could serve 100 acute care patients and employ nearly 600 people.

March 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Coyote sightings in Gainesville raise rabies fears

Residents around Riverside Drive and Island Drive in Gainesville have reported sightings of a possible rabid coyote, an animal whose population is on the rise in North Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




House boat a total loss after morning fire

A large, unoccupied houseboat in Buford caught fire Friday morning after suspected electrical malfunctions, authorities said.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Bojangles' coming to Braselton

Braselton residents don't have to wait until opening day to get their first taste from the city's new Bojangles'.

June 25, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall approves mixed-use development, disbands Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a mixed-use development in South Hall near the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, as well as disbanding the Civil Service Board and changing business licensing fees.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local poultry producer withdraws IPO

Citing an unfavorable market, an Oakwood-based poultry producer has withdrawn its planned initial stock offering.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County OKs $93.6 million budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday night to approve a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Community foundation looking for leader

A widespread search for the new president and chief executive officer of North Georgia Community Foundation has begun.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Cleveland man charged with electronic enticement of minor

A Cleveland man was arrested following a two-week undercover investigation for electronic enticement of a child, authorities said.

June 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Latinos, African-Americans to rally Monday to end at-large voting in Gainesville

Latino and African-American political organizers will meet Monday afternoon for what is being called a historic alliance to protest Gainesville's at-large voting system.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hobby Lobby, Chipotle officially coming to Dawsonville Highway development

Plans are moving forward for a large development on Dawsonville Highway, where Hobby Lobby, Chipotle and Academy Sports + Outdoors are all slated to open this fall or winter.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High court upholds federal insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

More than 412,000 Georgians can receive federal tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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