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Sawnee Electric plans to reduce rates, not so for Georgia Power or Jackson EMC

When Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. customers open their next power bills, they may be in for a big surprise - lower rates.

August 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Election 2009 qualifying starts today

In recent months, the talk already has turned to the 2010 elections, but qualifying begins today for this November's municipal elections to fill local government positions across Northeast Georgia and the state.

August 30, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local

Martha Stephens is the first one to greet you at city hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has grown a lot over recent years, Flowery Branch is still small enough where people walk into City Hall on Main Street to pay their water, sewer and trash bills.

August 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Wine enthusiasts brave rain for Vineyard Fest

BRASELTON - People huddled under umbrellas, held raincoats over each other and even took shuttles from the Inn at Château Élan to the winery across the street - anything it would take to avoid the pouring rain and get to the main event.

August 30, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Clermont combines two festivals into one bigger event

Two late-summer festivals are joining forces this year as the Clermont City Celebration Sept. 5.

August 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Many elderly drivers unaware of drug side effects

As head of Hall County's area agency on aging, Pat Freeman sees the issues that affect elderly drivers.

August 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Perseverance pays for Appalachian artists

With its mountain vistas, brightened in the fall by changing leaves, one might think North Georgia would be filled with painters staring at the horizon.

August 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Dealers take clunkers; now where’s the cash?

Following a whirlwind of sales during the Cash for Clunkers program, many local dealerships still are waiting to get paid by Uncle Sam.

August 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Grown-up world for kids turns 7

Would you like to enter a world that is all your own?

August 29, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

A long road to college

Andrew Furey's cheeks are red.

August 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Baldwin resident campaigns in vain against crematory

BALDWIN - Bodies still are being cremated some 25 feet from the home of Theron Ayers' 91-year-old mother-in-law, and he doesn't like it.

August 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Frontage Road becomes ‘roads’

OAKWOOD - Once a vital connector with easily reached businesses and neighborhoods, Frontage Road in South Hall now sits in three pieces with some people struggling to give or get directions.

August 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Motorcycle ride honors a local restaurant owner and friend

JEFFERSON - They staggered their motorcycles in long rows in front of the shop, sitting their helmets on the seats and sipping coffee while they waited for the ride to begin.

August 29, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Hundreds expected at state tourism conference

Some 350 to 400 people are expected to arrive for the three-day Governor's Tourism Conference next week at Lake Lanier Islands resort.

August 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville woman pleads guilty in embezzlement case

A Gainesville woman was sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling $600,000 from a Buford company whose owners said they treated her like a daughter.

August 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Lanier Christian Academy gets mascot, leadership

You can call them the Lanier Lightning.

November 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lula downtown improvement work could start in January

Nearly a year after improving the look of one section of Main Street, Lula plans to continue the downtown work on another stretch this winter.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Château Elan adds hint of Paris with new conference center expansion

BRASELTON - Château Elan Winery & Resort has opened a 25,000-square-foot expansion of its conference center.

November 22, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Hall transit funding needs ‘rethinking,’ director says

Eddie Martinez of Gainesville enjoys the Gainesville Connection routes between Gainesville and Oakwood, but he would like to see Hall Area Transit extend its reach.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Water damage creates hazard at East Hall gym

Justin Pressley hadn't noticed that a corner section of one basketball court at the East Hall Community Center was rotted and bowed after a ...

November 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Teen drivers get hands-on training at Atlanta Dragway

Everyone remembers their first time sliding behind the wheel of a car, learning the basics: blinkers, gas pedal and brakes.

November 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Despite criticism, Gainesville High says it followed rules on athletes’ grades

In Georgia, playing a high school sport is a privilege, not a right.

November 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Ministries offer food, clothing, encouragement at Thanksgiving meals

With hands stuffed in her jacket pockets, Mary Mauricio stood in the parking lot of a defunct Gainesville restaurant, watching the city's homeless and ...

November 21, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Suspect at large after running patrol car off Ga. 365 during chase

A Gainesville man fleeing police on Ga. 365 is still at large after sideswiping a patrol car and forcing the vehicle into a guardrail near ...

November 21, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You Heard it Here: State Rep. Dunahoo now doing interviews while hunting

State Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gainesville, has always been responsive to media inquiries.

November 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall schools developing Internet safety, etiquette course for students

The Internet is a dangerous place, especially for a child.

November 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Parolee faces 2012 kidnapping charge in Hall, authorities say

A man paroled out of prison Tuesday was transported to face a 2012 kidnapping charge in Hall County.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Father of girl killed in White County wreck partners for driving course

A White County man whose daughter died this year in a car crash has partnered with another group for free defensive driving courses this weekend.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter Adventure features snowy slides, ‘magical lights’ and Knockerball

Employees at Lanier Islands have turned the water park and surrounding beach area into a winter-themed wonderland, complete with mounds of snow and an ice ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

One person hurt in Cleveland aircraft crash

One person was taken to the hospital after an aircraft crash in Cleveland.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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