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Floods a reminder to be prepared

If asked last year about the possibility of a flooding disaster in their area, North Georgia residents suffering through a drought would have passed it off as highly unlikely.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Road Atlanta racers do a good turn for clinic

Drivers racing in this week's Petit Le Mans road race braked for a moment Wednesday to lend a hand to Good News Clinics in Gainesville.

September 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Saturday cleanup put off to Nov. 14

Saturday's planned districtwide cleanup effort has been postponed until Nov. 14 due to expected inclement weather.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabun Gap man gets 9 years for child porn

A Rabun Gap man was sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison this week on charges of receiving child pornography.

September 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Report: Staff-to-inmate sex abuse allegations up in federal system

Allegations of Federal Bureau of Prisons staff members committing sexual abuse and misconduct with inmates have more than doubled in the last seven years, a new government report says.

September 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dawson drowning victim was European politician’s son

The Southern Catholic College student who drowned Monday while swimming in a Dawson County lake was the son of a former member of the European Parliament.

September 23, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Skaggs: It’s almost pumpkin time; Georgia has its share

If you spend any time traveling through Northeast Georgia this time of year, you are guaranteed to see pumpkins. In North Georgia, pumpkins are an integral part of the fall display of color. Go to most any fall festival, civic function, or town hall and you're sure to see a few pumpkins placed here and there as festive decoration.

September 23, 2009 | Billy Skaggs | Local


DNR’s Burgamy honored as top supervisor

Sgt. Mike Burgamy of the Gainesville office of Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division has been chosen as the DNR's Supervisor of the Year.

September 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cleanup to aid code compliance has been postponed

Volunteers and government officials will work together Nov. 14 to tidy up neighborhoods in commission District 4.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials say ACORN has 1 state contract

Georgia leaders say they are checking state contracts to make sure no state funds are going to the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now or its affiliates.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall is Georgia's 11th-most populous county

Even in the middle of a recession, the population in surrounding counties has continued to grow.

September 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hearing set on school board candidate’s eligibility

A hearing Friday will determine whether longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons can remain a candidate in this fall's school board election.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local agencies help other flooded areas

Hall County was spared much of the flooding that other metro Atlanta counties suffered Monday, but a few area agencies were called upon to help hard-hit areas elsewhere.

September 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rain likely to boost Lanier to 1,068.5 feet, corps says

So close, yet so far away - that's Lake Lanier's full pool.

September 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn the science of speed

Samuel Martinez stayed home from school sick Monday, but the World Language Academy fifth-grader made sure he got better by Tuesday.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Health system plans Dawson expansion

Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson County.

April 15, 2015 | By Michelle Hester The Times regional staff | Local


Cheerleading coach accused of molesting student

A Gainesville man and cheerleading coach has been charged with molesting one his students.

April 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities see rise in identity theft in last days of tax season

In the past eight days, potential victims of identity fraud filed in to the Hall County Sheriff's Office in droves to make a report.

April 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical campus planned across from new hospital

The newly opened Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton in South Hall will have a large healthcare neighbor across the street in the next year or so.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cancer survivors attend annual Relay for Life dinner

A teenage girl and an elderly man may not have much in common.

April 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: North Hall passing lane to become left-turn lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to convert a northbound passing lane on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway at Jess Helton Road in North Hall County into a northbound left turn lane.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Papa’s Pizza To-Go owner resubmits deannexation request

Businessman Chris Nonnemaker has reapplied for deannexation from Clermont, fulfilling a pledge he made at the April 7 Town Council meeting.

April 14, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Planning board keeps buffer requirement for office proposal

An office development proposed for Thompson Bridge Road is on its way to City Council review after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board made its recommendation Tuesday to require a 25-foot buffer.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Area teachers humble in accepting recognition as masters at their craft

Teachers are more than educators, they are facilitators of life experiences.

April 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: City manager’s budget to be unveiled Thursday

Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett will unveil his proposed 2016 fiscal year budget Thursday morning during a work session.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall family unharmed by Monday night garage fire

A family escaped without injury Monday night when a fire started in the garage of their Gainesville home.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County courts shuffle in annex plan

With the preliminary plan for reopening of the courthouse annex, the functions of the Hall County Courthouse will shift around like checkers on a checkerboard, said court administrator Reggie Forrester.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood OKs parking ordinance

Oakwood City Council unanimously, but unsmoothly, gave its first OK Monday night to an ordinance restricting parking in residential areas.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Board discusses new school for South Hall

The southern portion of Hall County is booming, and the school board is planning for growth.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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