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Forsyth County school district secures freedom

CUMMING - Forsyth County has become the second school district in the state to be granted freedom from some state mandates.

April 05, 2009 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Veteran attorney anxious for jury duty

Defense attorney Anne Watson has a lot of admirers.

April 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


A fighting chance for the weak at heart

It's a dilemma for cardiologists: What do you do if your patient is too sick to survive the heart procedure that could save his life?

April 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Officials work to mold kids into recyclers

Everyone can do their part to keep more re-usable products out of overflowing landfills, even preschoolers.

April 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


With the recession, some feel it’s time for an educational renaissance

From the Dark Ages came the Renaissance, the world's most sweeping intellectual rebirth.

April 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville Public Utilities saves money, but at a cost

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

April 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hundreds of rowers return to Lanier for John Hunter Regatta

As the afternoon sun shone on the Clarks Bridge Park rowing venue, Nils Thompson sought shade at the venue's tower.

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Homer's Garrison Easter Egg Hunt ends after 50 years

After 50 years, an area Easter tradition is coming to an end.

April 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New homes at Eagle Ranch offer more new beginnings

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Those first few steps across the wide front porch may clop a little louder under the weight of a heavy heart.

April 04, 2009 | Ben Holcombe Times regional staff | Local


Cleveland egg hunt draws big crowd and the prizes disappear quickly

How long does it take to pick up 18,000 Easter eggs in Cleveland?

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2 cry foul over Ponzi scheme equipment seizure

So far the only things federal authorities have found worth seizing from admitted Ponzi schemer Wendell Spell are 10 pieces of heavy equipment worth perhaps $300,000.

April 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water war lands in lap of scientists

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall addressed the National Academy of Sciences on Friday in Washington, asking the academy to let "good science" solve the issue of how water should be distributed in the Chattahoochee River basin.

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


It's the return of the rowers

Rowing is back on Lake Lanier today when the John Hunter Regatta returns for the first time in four years.

April 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 Legion posts find a home with merger

Two area American Legion posts with pasts linked to the segregation era plan to steer a new course in the future.

April 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers hunt for old courthouse treasures

JEFFERSON - Armed with rubber gloves, face masks and flashlights, members of the historic courthouse restoration committee braved the dark rooms and corridors of the old Jackson County courthouse last weekend in search of important documents and artifacts.

April 04, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


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Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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