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Tardy tax refund? State may owe you even more money

More than 300,000 Georgia residents are still waiting to receive their state tax refunds. The long wait could mean more money for some.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two swimmers hospitalized after being pulled from Lake Lanier

A woman remained on life support Sunday night in a local hospital after failing to resurface while swimming Sunday afternoon in Lake Lanier.

July 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Open house set for Jackson County's Brooks Road project

The Jackson County Engineering Department will hold a public information open house concerning the John B. Brooks Road improvement project from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

July 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton City Council to tackle millage petition

HOSCHTON - A petition circulated by Hoschton residents to secure a vote to change the city's charter might receive some clarity tonight.

July 05, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Public utilities director didn’t see water in his future

When he enrolled in the University of Florida's environmental engineering program, Kelly Randall had tree-hugging in mind.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Experts say acetaminophen is great, in small doses

Last week, government experts recommended reducing the maximum dose of Tylenol and other acetaminophen drugs, a move that local health officials applaud.

July 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson bringing in extra bucks by renting out facilities

JEFFERSON - In the face of state budget cuts and lower Local Option Sales Tax collections, Jefferson city and education officials have found other ways to bring in additional revenue.

July 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two swimmers hospitalized after failing to surface

Two people who were part of a family swimming in Lake Lanier this afternoon have been taken to separate hospitals after they failed to resurface.

One of the victims is a 24-year-old woman, who has been taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and is in critical condition, said David Kimbrell, Hall County fire chief.

July 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


SPLOST tax collections trickle in below expectations

Collections for SPLOST V ended this week and Hall County Purchasing Manager Tim Sims said it's not likely that the county will collect the money it had hoped for.

July 05, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Melissa Weinman afielding@gainesvilletimes.com; mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall woman struggles to keep home off courthouse steps

Sherri Brooks spends most of her nights worrying about how she is going to pay her bills. She spends her weekends selling her belongings.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sizzlin’ fun on the Fourth

More than 230 years after America's forefathers penned the Declaration of Independence, thousands of North Georgians descended on Lake Lanier Saturday to watch the rockets' red glare and celebrate the nation's freedom.

July 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


CASA struggles to handle increasing caseload with decreased funds

JEFFERSON - Officials with an advocacy group for children have noticed an unfortunate trend: Their funding continues to decline as the economy worsens, while their case loads steadily increase.

July 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials brace for deadly weekend

In the first nine years of Lake Sidney Lanier's existence, 60 people lost their lives in the waters of the man-made lake.

July 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dyer's ‘calming spirit’ leads Gainesville schools’ revival

Merrianne Dyer was a final interview away from realizing her dream of becoming an education professor at the University of Georgia when the chairman of the Gainesville school board asked the then Fair Street principal if she would "help out" at the central office.

July 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Cookout will celebrate area’s safety officers

You can recognize your public servants and help them out at the same time.

July 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Teachers get help in STEM instruction at UNG conference

Educators from around North Georgia met Saturday for the Georgia Science Teachers Association District II ELIPSE (Experiential Learning and Inquiry for Physical Science Educators) Conference held on the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus.

March 29, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center's new Braselton hospital helps drives growth

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is making an economic impression on its surrounding area, even before it opens Wednesday.

March 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


A rarity: Murder case ends quickly in hotel slaying

For fans of the TV crime procedural, each episode's case is wrapped up with a neat bow in 60 minutes.

March 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Day care owner, staff members indicted in 2014 toddler burn case

The owner, site director and an employee at a former Clermont day care were indicted Thursday on charges connected to a toddler who was burned on the premises last summer.

March 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville looks to hold line on water, sewer rates

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall is recommending no increase in water and sewer rates next year as sales and revenues outperform expectations.

March 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eggs, oars, man’s best friend fill a cool day to savor spring

Though the weather was a bit cool even for late March, local residents found plenty of ways to enjoy a spring Saturday in the area.

March 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau senior leader Byronica Banks excels despite suffering from bone disorder

Put simply, Byronica Banks is a remarkable college student.

March 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Area taxi drivers on edge after recent slaying

It still doesn't seem real to Erbey Rebollar and the family business at Taxi El Palmar.

March 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt provides fun for all ages

The inaugural Glow In The Dark Easter egg hunt took place Friday at Laurel Park.

March 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bayeux Tapestry replica makes brief appearance at University of North Georgia

If walls could talk, those of the University of North Georgia's dining hall banquet room would have had a lot to say Friday afternoon.

March 27, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall County Fire Services Awards Ceremony recognizes emergency officials

The men and women that serve Hall County were honored Friday night during the inaugural Hall County Fire Services Awards Ceremony, held at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville's banquet hall.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Ted Oglesby honored by state lawmakers

Theodore N. "Ted" Oglesby was honored with a resolution in the Georgia State Senate chamber on Friday.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Final legislature sprint: Cannabis oil, school reform bills go to governor

As state lawmakers prepare for the final week of the General Assembly's 2015 session, several high-profile bills have made their way from debate to a vote. Others, however, are tied up and may not survive.

March 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Old man winter is hanging on; North Georgia under freeze warning tonight

Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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