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Local officials say recycling reduces taxpayers’ costs

When pitching the benefits of recycling, most proponents give broad, altruistic statements about saving the environment's limited resources.

December 04, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Area leaders brace for winter’s worst

The winter forecast may call for warmer, drier weather, but the Georgia Department of Transportation and area governments aren't taking any chances.

December 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Festival of Trees Gala raises funds, Christmas spirits

The Christmas spirit was alive and well at the eighth annual Festival of Trees Gala.

December 04, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


New teacher evaluations look at administrative, student input

School systems want to hire quality, effective educators they can retain.

December 03, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local officials support broader sex abuse reporting law

In the wake of the Penn State child abuse scandal in which school officials failed to inform law enforcement, child advocates and local law officials believe Georgia's mandatory reporting laws need to be broadened.

December 03, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville reconsiders water payment penalties

If a business tenant skips out on paying its city water bill in Gainesville, the landlord is ultimately responsible for paying the bill.

December 03, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Region's drought risk is serious, scientists say

BUFORD - Scientists with their eyes turned on the drought in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin are struggling with ways to get the message across: This dry spell is significant.

December 03, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Best-selling authors talk to Flowery Branch students

Cindy Woodsmall holds up a large piece of an Amish hand-sewn quilt in front of the class.

December 03, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Marietta school chief bests local nominees

ATLANTA - Northeast Georgia had three in the race for Georgia Superintendent of the Year out of four finalists, but Marietta City Schools Superintendent Emily Lembeck nabbed the award Friday.

December 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Missing Forsyth woman spotted in Dahlonega

A Forsyth County woman reported missing earlier this week was spotted at a Dahlonega retailer on Thursday, authorities say, before quickly vanishing again.

December 02, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Tire store’s land deal is on hold

Plans to get rid of an eyesore in a busy Gainesville shopping area have stalled.

December 02, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Habersham progresses in plans for courthouse

The Habersham County Board of Commissioners is moving closer to beginning construction on its planned Judicial Center.

December 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Experts say Lanier unlikely to rebound in 2012

Climate and water management officials meeting at Lake Lanier Islands Resort this week are not optimistic the reservoir outside their windows has any chance of refilling soon.

December 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Attorney for alleged militia leader appeals bond denial

The attorney for a Cleveland man portrayed as the mastermind in an alleged plot to buy explosives and kill government employees has appealed a recent bond decision.

December 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville High gearing up for big game

There's no doubting Helen Perry's allegiance to Gainesville High School or her excitement about tonight's Class AAA state semifinal playoff game at City Park Stadium.

December 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Agencies acclimate to new school for shooter training

With eyes in every direction, a quintet of officers stay in step with one another in the halls of Mundy Mill Academy, checking every classroom ...

July 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Plans change: Sardis-Ledan intersection to stay open other than some nights during roundabout work

A day after announcing the intersection of Ledan and Sardis roads would close July 31 for construction of roundabout, Hall County changed course and said ...

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

July 20, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


Alleged driver in April armed robbery arrested

The alleged driver in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station in April was arrested this week.

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flooring company with Gainesville plant files for bankruptcy

A Dalton-based, family-owned flooring company with a plant in Gainesville has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court in Rome.

July 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


FLW Tour professional fishing tournament coming to Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is welcoming back one of the more well-known professional fishing circuits in 2018. The lake will play host to a Fishing League Worldwide ...

July 20, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Boling Bridge to have single lane closure Thursday night

Boling Bridge on Ga. 53 at the Forsyth County line will close to a single lane of traffic at 7 p.m. Thursday as construction ...

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chick-fil-A in New Holland to open next week

Bobby Shoemaker saw a need for more restaurants on the east side of Gainesville. Now he's adding to a growing number of food options ...

July 20, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation accepting nominees for philanthropy awards

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2017 Philanthropy Awards, which include the Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award and the Gus ...

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG students painting murals on dreary public housing project walls

Motorists and passersby at Pearl Nix and Queen City Parkway can't help but see two University of North Georgia art students busy making the ...

July 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Joe Chandler Road Bridge open to traffic

The new Joe Chandler Road Bridge in East Hall is open to traffic.

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No major issues reported at UNG, Lanier Tech so far from campus carry law

Nearly three weeks since it became legal for those holding concealed weapons permits to carry a handgun in some areas of college and university campuses ...

July 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road, I-985 widening study get early approval

New road and bridge projects, including a new bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River, took a step toward approval on ...

July 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


State seeks changes to service delivery agreement between Hall County, cities

An agreement between Hall County and its cities that delineates the delivery of services to its residents to avoid duplication of services and waste public ...

July 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County ends Lula contract to supervise inmates

Hall County will not renew a contract with Lula to supervise inmate labor in the city.

July 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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