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Green groups say Georgia water plan is no plan at all

The Georgia General Assembly passed a long-awaited statewide water management plan Friday, but environmentalists found no reason to celebrate.

February 02, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Right to life group holds student contest

Hall County Right to Life is holding an oratory contest.

February 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hundreds celebrate King's dream, which is 'slow, but it's coming'

Nearly 300 people, black, white, old and young, joined the 38th annual Newtown Florist Club King Day March as pedestrians traveled through the streets of Gainesville Monday afternoon celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

February 02, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sheriff investigating accidental death of North Hall High student

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating what it has deemed as the accidental death Friday of a 16-year-old North Hall High School student.

February 02, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


An instrument of praise: Grace Episcopal Church consecrates new pipe organ

After months of installation and fine-tuning, Grace Episcopal Church finally enjoyed the fruits of its labor Sunday during a consecration ceremony for the sanctuary's new $1 million pipe organ.

The company Casavant Freres of Quebec, Canada, custom-built the organ which has three manual pedals, three keyboards and 47 rows of 3,000 pipes.

February 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hikers honor murder victim Meredith Emerson

Despite numbing temperatures, roughly 150 hikers, young and old, gathered Sunday morning at Meeks Park in Blairsville to honor the life of Meredith Emerson.

Hikers were invited to bring their canine companions to the park, and about 50 dogs trotted beside their owners on the short walk to honor the slain hiker.

February 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Marchers brave cold for MLK’s legacy of peace

The cold didn't stop some 50 people from gathering Sunday afternoon at the Big Red Apple in downtown Cornelia to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a one-mile peace march to Shady Grove Baptist Church.

This marks the 22nd year of the annual Peace March, where participants amble hand-in-hand down Cornelia streets singing hymns. The march culminated at the church on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, with a performance by the Shady Grove dance ensemble and a speech by Lt. Col. Alfonzo Jackson of the Atlanta Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.

February 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Brrrrr, bundle up for a while

Oh, baby it's cold outside.

Temperatures will be unseasonably cold for the next few days, but much of Northeast Georgia still is relieved after a winter storm that could have been worse.

February 01, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Coroner identifies teens killed in collision with Dawson school bus

The Dawson County coroner has identified two teens killed Friday afternoon in a collision with a school bus.

February 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Winter storm: Snow is gone, but now comes the cold

The snow is gone, but here comes the cold.

As the snowflakes tapered off and most of the accumulation melted away by late afternoon, a cold air front was expecting to bring bone-chilling temperatures to the area. At 9 a.m., the temperature in Gainesville was 17 degrees.

January 31, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New rules in effect for kitchen inspections

The kitchen inspections return today to The Times after a hiatus of a few weeks due to the holidays and a change in rules.

You likely will notice a bit of a difference in the reports.

January 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hikers to memorialize Meredith Emerson

Despite the threat of weather, organizers say a planned memorial walk for Meredith Emerson will go on as planned Sunday morning at a park north of Blairsville.

January 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Winter storm: Snow melting, but ice expected tonight

Heavy snow has begun falling in downtown Gainesville, and the temperature is hovering just above the freezing mark. Accumulations of up to 3 inches are possible, the National Weather Service reports.

(This article will be updated thoughout the day as developments warrant.)

January 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Group home issue difficult to navigate

Ever since city marshals discovered the Alpha House for Men, a group home for recovering addicts, operating without a permit last summer, Gainesville city officials have continually faced the question of where to place group homes in the city.

January 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


March planned in Cornelia for MLK

People from across Northeast Georgia will gather Sunday afternoon in Cornelia for a march to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Organizers said they aim for the event to promote "peace, community and justice."

January 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Freezing temperatures expected overnight

So much for winter being over.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood ready to abandon part of road

A road that used to connect downtown Oakwood to Atlanta Highway in South Hall County is fading more and more into history.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials seek Clermont armed bank robbery suspect

Hall County and federal authorities are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday morning at a North Hall bank.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge won’t restrict hearings access in murder case

A Hall County judge denied a defense motion to restrict public access to the pretrial hearings for an upcoming murder trial.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gibbs signs on as new Dawson schools chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Tuition to rise for all students at state colleges

DAHLONEGA - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 16, 2014 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Justus approved as West Hall High principal

Eight years ago, while coaching a summer baseball game, Scott Justus got the call to see if he was interested in pursuing an assistant principal's job at West Hall High School.

April 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Renovated downtown building open for business

An old red brick building in downtown Lula is once again open for business after decades of neglect.

April 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council may ease pawnshop rules

A second reading and final vote on easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located will be heard when Gainesville City Council meets tonight.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Basin group moves forward on water plan

A private group with a vested interest in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin has asked its consultants to begin drafting a water management plan for the basin.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gateway to Hope plans night of fun for good cause

The annual Gateway to Hope fundraiser set for Friday aims tobenefit victims of domestic violence.

April 14, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville City Schools lowers graduation requirement

Gainesville High School students now need only 23 credits to graduate, down from 24 last year and 28 just a few years ago.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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