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Company wants more active role in helping with Gulf oil spill

One Gainesville company providing spill-response products to the Gulf of Mexico could do more to help with cleanup efforts - but BP officials aren't biting.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Area parks, historic sites cope with budget cuts

As vacationers in North Georgia travel to the area's state parks and historic sites this summer, they might notice the effects of budget cuts and dwindling state support, some park managers said.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Senators push for corps to consider Lanier withdrawals as part of water control plan

Georgia's U.S. senators are pushing federal officials to include the effects of current and future water supply withdrawals from Lake Lanier in the update of the water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

July 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Accident restricts traffic on I-85 southbound at Jefferson

One lane at a time of Interstate 85 in the city of Jefferson will be closed Wednesday morning while crews repair damage from a crane accident.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Obama makes rare midday TV appearance on 'The View'

When the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt took to the radio waves to keep Americans abreast of what was happening.

July 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Locally grown food could boost state’s economy

If local fruits and veggies stick around, it could mean a big bonus for Georgia's economy.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier Tech, other tech colleges, see big enrollment increases

Technical colleges across Georgia saw the highest-ever increase in enrollment this year, and Lanier Technical College is at the top of the list.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Few sex offenders moving

Only a handful of local sex offenders so far have taken advantage of a change in state law that lifted restrictions on where many of them could live and work.

Since Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the law May 21, only 14 of Hall County's 247 registered sex offenders have come into the sheriff's office to provide authorities with new address information, said Investigator Mike Mazarky. He estimated half of those were new registrants.

July 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


GBI releases second video of restaurant shooter

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has obtained a second security video of the suspect in a Thursday robbery and shooting in Cornelia.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia named finalist for 'Race to the Top' grant

Georgia is yet again in the final race for a share of $3.4 billion for education, and local officials are waiting for final results.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood Road closed as part of road project

Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street in Oakwood, was closed this morning for up to 90 days as part of work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools aiming to control rowdy sports fans

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Sheriff's officials search for burglary suspect

Hall County Sheriff's officials are searching for a suspect in a July 16 burglary involving laptops, a firearm and jewelry valued at $1,000.

A woman was caught on a residential surveillance video entering a home in the Union Church Road area of Flowery Branch, said Col. Jeff Strickland of the sheriff's office.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lakeview Academy takes lead in teaching technology in classroom

Technology in the classroom is inevitable, Lakeview Academy teachers are learning.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth woman accused of starving horses

CUMMING - A 37-year-old woman faces several charges after authorities found stolen property and starving horses on a farm in northern Forsyth County.

July 27, 2010 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


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Wrenched Bicycles moves to larger, more visible location

The old Wrenched Bicycles shop was tucked into a small, quaint building on Bradford Street, just off the downtown square.

February 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch hosts annual Black History Month program

Speakers encouraged students to be a part of the change they hope to see in a Black History Month program Thursday at Flowery Branch High.

February 04, 2016 | BY AMY MCDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Buy Local Expo showcases more than 60 local businesses

Officials with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Thursday's Buy Local Safe & Green Expo went well, bringing in more than 300 at the ...

February 04, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood-based Wayne Farms laying off 500 at Mississippi plant

LAUREL, Miss. - An Oakwood-based poultry company says its Laurel, Miss., plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end ...

February 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Brenau President Ed Schrader named to national board of independent colleges

Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University, was named Wednesday to the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Affordable housing resources

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February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


House passes bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, math

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Local sports bars offer deals, raffles on Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you're a fan of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos or you just love those quirky commercials, there are a number of ...

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County crews restoring log cabin for Cherokee Bluffs Park

Piece by piece, officials with Hall County Parks and Leisure are rebuilding a historic log cabin home dating back to the 1840s as an educational ...

February 03, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Buford prison employee pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into kitchen

A College Park woman working in a Buford prison was the first of more than 80 defendants Wednesday to plead guilty to smuggling drugs into ...

February 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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