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Huckabee supporters rally in Gainesville

Supporters of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gathered on the downtown Gainesville square to hand out campaign materials and wave signs at passing motorists.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Apalachicola sues to get more water from Lake Lanier

The city of Apalachicola, Fla., has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jury to start deciding if mother beat child

A jury could decide today whether a young Gainesville mother is guilty of beating her 2-year-old daughter nearly to death, then withholding medical treatment overnight.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Melted snowfall eases drought better than rain

When it comes to drought relief, snow has a slight edge over rain.

January 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Centerpoint mentors, in it for the long haul, honored Thursday

When Okema Washington first moved to Gainesville from New York, she wanted to make sure her son, Jakhai, had a positive male influence in his life.

January 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School officials decide on when to close schools

GAINESVILLE - Ahh, a snow day. Good news for students and often a tough call for superintendents.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawmakers OK state water plan

ATLANTA - Even the fractious Georgia Legislature can agree on one thing: The state needs its first water management plan.

January 29, 2008 | | Local


Snow gives area a day of play

This article will be updated as circumstances warrant.

January 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Norton: Economy takes toll on Georgia

A few hard doses of reality and a number of bright spots for the future were included in Gainesville real estate executive Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mother found guilty of beating toddler

A Gainesville mother was found guilty Friday of beating her 2-year-old daughter to the point of leaving numerous bruises and lacerations, but a jury acquitted her of causing a life-threatening skull fracture.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More winter weather coming this weekend

This article will be updated as circumstances warrant.

Another round of winter weather may be headed to North Georgia.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Emergency room liability law under attack

A slight change in the wording of Georgia's malpractice reform law could make a big difference to hospitals and patients.

January 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Engineering team invited to national contest in D.C.

FLOWERY BRANCH - A Flowery Branch High School engineering team has been named as one of six national finalists in the Junior Engineering Technical Society's National Engineering Design Challenge set for Feb. 14-16 in Washington, D.C.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Isakson says U.S. troop surge making a difference in Iraq

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said the U.S.-led surge is bringing positive results in Iraq. The junior senator made his comments Wednesday in a speech to the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce.

January 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sheriff’s office honored for reducing injuries, deaths

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County and the Gainesville Police Department, has been recognized for working to reduce injuries and fatalities on rural Northeast Georgia roads.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Students attend climate march in New York

Kayla Ballenger has been an environmentalist for as long as she can remember, so when she had a chance to attend the People's Climate March, a march on the United Nations Climate Summit in New York last month, the decision was easy.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Air Force vet, mom of 3 calls getting Habitat home 'emotional,' 'overwhelming'

At first glance, the newly rebuilt house, situated in a nondescript neighborhood called Wintergreen Court, doesn't look any different from every other freshly constructed home in the Flowery Branch area.

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Ga. Senate debate: Nunn, Perdue spar over gridlock

October 27, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Dogs dress up for charity

The 2014 Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest and parade Sunday brought furry friends and their owners to Laurel Park in Gainesville for the event sponsored by Hall County Parks & Leisure and the Hall County Animal Shelter. Contest categories included scariest, funniest, cutest, best owner/pet look-alike and best overall. After the contest, the pets were paraded around the park. Participants were asked to donate pet-friendly items such as newspapers or paper towels for the Hall County Animal Shelter.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Middle school programs of choice open for applications

Applications are now open for rising sixth-graders at the Da Vinci Academy and the Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy, Hall County's programs of choice for middle school students.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Governor candidates clash on education, jobs, taxes

ATLANTA - The candidates for Georgia governor came to their third and final debate ready to attack, ramping up their accusations on education, taxes and the economy.

October 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Oakwood plans only hearing on 2015 budget

Now that it has approved a significant tax increase to support its 2015 budget, Oakwood City Council is looking to nail down the spending plan itself.

October 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Edgewater apartments to undergo renovation after sale

One of Gainesville's lakefront properties is getting a makeover.

October 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Escaped Cumming inmate turns self in

October 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Agriculture Commissioner race follows ‘legacy’ theme

One theme keeps rearing its head this election year when it comes to contested races in Georgia: Democrats are trotting out candidates with name-brand recognition as Republicans push back against this "legacy" influence.

October 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Seized assets help fund city, county law enforcement

The old adage is "crime doesn't pay," but for law enforcement, there are dividends.

October 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lives lost in pants factory fire after 1936 tornado to be commemorated by marker

October 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mothers, sons bond with service work on outdoor classroom for housing authority

Mother-son bonding Saturday required two-by-fours, power tools and an early jump on the morning.

October 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


State graduation rates low for 2-year degrees

In Georgia, about two-thirds of new full-time students seeking bachelor's degrees will graduate on time, but for associate degrees, fewer than a quarter will graduate under the same criteria, according to Complete College America.

October 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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