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Collins reflects on first week in Iraq

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force reserve chaplain. He began his service there last week, and in an e-mailed report on his first Sunday in Iraq, he discussed his first worship service conducted for military personnel at his location.

September 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Price of gas may stay high for now

Gas prices likely will stay up this week, even though Hurricane Ike didn't wreak as much havoc on Texas oil refineries as some expected.

September 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lean times force local Red Cross to cut four positions, restructure

The Northeast Georgia chapter of the National Red Cross is tightening its belt in reaction to the downturn in the local and national economy, restructuring its staff and eliminating four staff positions.

September 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Few residents speak up about Gainesville schools tax increase

Following a summer in which the community was up in arms over a proposed 14 percent property tax increase, only a handful of residents showed up at a Gainesville school board public hearing to discuss the tentatively adopted 12 percent tax increase.

September 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Seniors to visit High Museum

Hall County Parks and Leisure Services' Active Generation will be going to the High Museum at noon Thursday.

September 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City Council moves forward with school tax increase

The Gainesville City Council took the first step in adopting the city school board's proposed tax increase Tuesday, but not without some opposition.

September 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Couple claims self-defense in shooting

Authorities are now saying the shooting death of a 44-year-old man Tuesday morning in Big Canoe is being investigated as self-defense.

September 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


New urgent care center opens in Braselton

BRASELTON - Urgent Care Braselton is now open for patients.

September 19, 2008 | By Katie Dunn Times Regional Staff | Local


Police arrest known gang members

Two known gang members have been arrested for their alleged roles in a drive-by shooting Sunday.

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Victims identified in Buford shooting

The Gwinnett County Police department has released the names of three men who were shot Saturday night at a party in Buford.

September 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville High PTA kicks off meeting series

The next PTA Night will be at 6 p.m. Monday in the Gainesville High School cafeteria. The topic will be "Identifying gangs and their activity." Joe Amerling is the guest speaker.

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Amicalola Falls celebrates 70th year of operation

In celebration of Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge's seventh decade of operation, the programming department will offer "Amicalola Through the Ages" Saturday and Sunday. The event is a series of presentations highlighting each decade of the park's existence.

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Looks like summer will come to a dry end at Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is looking to close out the summer well below the normal full pool of 1,071 feet.

September 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood planning board likes apartment plans

A 300-unit apartment complex is planned for property off Cedar Ridge Drive in South Hall.

September 19, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Riverside cadet finds support at school

Ben Brewer, a senior at Riverside Military Academy, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top chef: Food festival brings 3 masters to Gainesville

Three master chefs from Taiwan gave demonstrations Thursday to culinary students at Lanier Career Center in Gainesville as part of the school's international food festival.

August 28, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local




Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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