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Polls: 5 things to know

1. You'll need a valid identification to vote, including one of the following: state or federal government employee photo ID; Georgia driver's license, even if expired; valid U.S. passport; valid U.S. military photo ID; or valid tribal photo ID.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Early problems reported on Election Day

Election Day troubles are mounting early in Hall County and across the state of Georgia.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall bus driver involved in morning collision

A Hall County bus driver collided with a pickup truck Monday morning at Sardis Road and Dawsonville Highway.

November 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area high schools win state One Act titles

Two area high schools recently won state titles for their one-act plays, both of which told stories of family struggles and values.

November 04, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to vote on Ahaluna development tonight

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on an annexation and rezoning request that, if approved, will allow for the development of a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Spring Street repairs could finally begin soon

If all goes as planned, a road washed out during a 2013 flood may finally be repaired nearly two years later.

November 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville City Schools develops infectious disease plan

Gainesville City Schools is creating a plan in the event a student or employee contracts an infectious disease, such as Ebola.

November 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cornelia woman charged with vehicular homicide

A Cornelia woman has been charged with vehicular homicide after she allegedly caused a motorcyclist to go off the road.

November 03, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Street railroad crossing closed

The railroad crossing at Athens Street in Gainesville is closed until 4 p.m. Friday so that Norfolk Southern Railroad can replace tracks.

November 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Supreme Court to hear Florida-Georgia water suit

Water "wars" between Georgia and Florida are sure to continue now that the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a lawsuit filed by Florida over Georgia's water consumption in the shared river basin that includes Lake Lanier.

November 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Final Senate debate focused on Obama, gridlock

ATLANTA - Georgia voters heard familiar arguments in the final U.S. Senate debate before polls open, with Republican David Perdue repeatedly trying to tie Michelle Nunn to President Barack Obama and Nunn countering that Perdue is intent on continuing the dysfunction he blames on Democrats.

November 03, 2014 | | Local


Department of Driver Services adds self-serve kiosks

No one wants to wait in line at the Department of Driver Services.

November 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall sheriff’s office gets Christmas bike program rolling

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, the Hall County Sheriff's Office is now gearing up for the holidays with a Christmas bicycle collection fund.

November 03, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Some UNG students to get free e-textbooks

Students in three University of North Georgia courses will get their textbooks free in electronic format thanks to a grant from Affordable Learning Georgia, a University System of Georgia initiative to provide affordable textbooks.

November 03, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs mount for fixing substandard roads

New roadways often get the most public attention, but keeping the pavement that's now in place safe for motorists is another huge, expensive battle for governments - one they can hardly ignore.

November 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Recovering couple’s marriage, success made possible through Drug Court

November 23, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Changes coming to Common Core Standards

The state seems to want to please the public when it comes to the controversial Common Core education standards.

November 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Christmas in the Cabbage Patch

Christmas officially came to North Georgia on Saturday when BabyLand General Hospital kicked off its 36th annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration.

November 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


From Web to table: Grant helps farmers market reach customers

An Internet-based farmers market was awarded a grant Wednesday to help get the word out and expand in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vets chip in to help homeless comrades with food, clothing, advice

Just over a week ago, churches, businesses and schools gathered to thank local veterans for their service in celebration of Veterans Day.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Rain moves in tonight with storms in some areas of state

A few days after shivering through January-like cold, Northeast Georgians now are looking at a Sunday of springlike rain.

November 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

High school students don't usually wear dresses and heels or shirts and ties to school.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

One of the men charged in a Gainesville shooting June 5 pleaded not guilty in a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

A Gainesville homeless man accused of killing another homeless man and assaulting others pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas prices drop and family travel rises during holidays

Georgia residents are in luck this holiday season, as gas prices hang well below $3 just in time for family travels.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


House Study Committee voices support of Common Core

Parents, teachers, superintendents and state legislators are warily supportive of Common Core standards.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Jingle Mingle brings chicken lighting, celebration to downtown Gainesville

A family-filled event included kiddie train rides and free horse-drawn carriage rides with the evening culminating in the lighting of the Main Street Market's Holiday Chicken, which sits atop the building. This year's lighting was accompanied by a sound and light show by Deb and Don Harkrider. Adults could also marvel at the beautifully lit trees adorning the square. Stores on the square decorated for the season and extended their hours, allowing shoppers extra time to find and purchase Christmas gifts.

November 21, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


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