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STARTING TUESDAY: The Times Interview

Starting Tuesday, political reporters Carolyn Crist and Melissa Weinman begin a series on one-on-one interviews with some of the state's biggest newsmakers who happen to call Northeast Georgia home.

December 19, 2010 | | Local


Students told to brace for HOPE changes

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal says dramatic changes could be ahead for Georgia's HOPE Scholarship program to help counter an alarming shortfall.

December 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Panel ready to push immigration bills

After wrapping up its final meeting this week, the Special Joint Committee on Immigration Reform is prepared for the immigration legislation that is almost certain to come up when the General Assembly meets in January.

December 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


As county grows, roads become clogged

Although now he can't travel around Hall County without being interrupted by a traffic signal every few blocks, Andrew Morters remembers when things were quite different.

December 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Irish missionary finds peace on earth in North Ga.

Peace on earth - for most Americans, that's just a nice phrase.

December 19, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


From idea to road, process can be long and winding

A new road or road improvement can start with a simple suggestion by local residents.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mixed signals help you go with the flow

You get in your vehicle, pull out of your driveway and head on your way.

December 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Busy roads lead to more wrecks

Perhaps no big surprise here, but intersections featuring some of Hall County's busiest traffic are also the most accident-prone.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motoring through Hall can be tricky, time-consuming

Andrew Morters has seen plenty of changes in Hall County since his family arrived in 1977.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal, Graham at odds over new state job offer

December 18, 2010 | | Local




Gainesville cops help students fill stockings

Gainesville Police Department officials helped 16 students to have a bountiful Christmas on Friday who otherwise wouldn't have had one.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New Holland students hop on the Polar Express

Second-grader Fernanda Martinez had the chance to mimic one of her favorite holiday movies Friday, "The Polar Express."

December 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville finances in the black, audit shows

Gainesville's finances are looking good, auditors told Gainesville City Council members at Friday's work session.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Army of volunteers to hand out cheer

Gainesville's Salvation Army office has its largest holiday task today - hand out boxes of food to 600 families and clothes and toys to 1,600 children.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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‘Loud with a kind heart’: Slain Flowery Branch man remembered for inspiring community

When Wilson Riddles and other customers come down to Rain Hair Boutique and Barber Shop on E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville, the big smile ...

August 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Stars shine bright at Starlight Concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday during the 18th annual Starlight Celebration and Concert at the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus in Oakwood.

August 27, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Dancing for a Cause raises $175K for 3 Hall nonprofits

You might have seen "Dancing with the Stars" on TV, but there's only one place you can find Hall County celebrities dancing to a ...

August 27, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Clergy, community leaders gather in prayer for peace

Ricko Bledson, Jaquerian Harrison, Phil Smith.

August 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Volunteers locked up to raise funds for Humane Society

The dog kennels at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia were packed full Friday, but not just with dogs.

August 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State Department of Education to host Every Student Succeeds Act meeting

Area residents can learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act and offer comments to the state Department of Education at a public meeting between ...

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins and IRS trade letters of complaint

Staffing shortages at a local tax office have prompted a bit of a tit-for-tat between U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and the Internal Revenue ...

August 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Department of Justice special ed lawsuit has no effect here yet

Neither Hall County or Gainesville school district expects to be affected by the recent Department of Justice lawsuit about students with disabilities.

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State child care agency investigating Buford day care center

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning said Friday it is investigating a complaint about a Buford day care center and a child getting ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Temporary fix coming soon for faulty fire hydrants in North Hall

The city of Gainesville is working to bring more than three dozen North Hall fire hydrants back to working order, after efforts to extinguish a ...

August 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Graffiti-covered houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat covered in graffiti saw its last day on Lake Lanier's waters Friday before making its way to a salvage yard

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Halftime Heroes: Flowery Branch band drums up passion

Flowery Branch High School's marching band has two senior drum majors: one who only started band so his mom would let him play baseball ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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