Flowery Branch City Council approved the $12,000 purchase of a new 10,000-gallon storage container Wednesday to ease the strain that development has placed on a sewer pump station on Martin Road. Recent commercial development on Martin Road in Flowery Branch and on Winder Highway in Oakwood has placed a burden on the Flowery Branch-owned sewer pump station near Martin Road Elementary, Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew said. <font ...
After years of planning, local and federal officials kicked off the dredging of Longwood Cove in a celebration they dubbed "DredgeFest '08." Local officials from various Gainesville departments as well as current and former members of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority gathered Wednesday in a muddy hole off Longwood Park, envisioning its water-filled future. Coincidentally, the future of the mudhole is a return to its ...
GAINESVILLE - A computer used to check students through the lunch line each day at South Hall Middle School has been stolen, Hall County school officials said.
Three teens were caught in the midst of a pot deal by plainclothes investigators Tuesday in the parking lot of a Hall County alternative school just before the school opened for the day, authorities said Wednesday. Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Commander Lt. Scott Ware said gang task force investigators were at Lanier Career Academy on Tumbling Creek Road at about noon Tuesday on an unrelated matter when they saw ...
Talk about adding insult to injury.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has announced the first in a series of listening sessions that will be held throughout the state by his field representatives. The first session will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Georgia Mountains Center.
When Jerry Norman Jones heard early Friday morning that he was wanted by authorities for allegedly violating the conditions of his bond, he told his estranged wife in a phone conversation that he wanted to read the Bible and pray. At the time, Jones was free on $40,000 bond after being charged with molesting four of his third-grade students at Gainesville Elementary School. Sometime in the next ...
The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled two open house sessions to share the results of a study of the Ga. 365 and Ga. 400 corridors in Northeast Georgia.
A man against whom prosecutors are seeking the death penalty appeared in court Tuesday on charges of vandalizing jail property.
With Cuba as the sixth-largest market for U.S. poultry exports, Georgia's agricultural and poultry community is hopeful that a change in Cuba's leadership is a good sign for growth.
Hall County residents with Cuban ties said they expect President Fidel Castro's resignation to mean little change for the communist island's 11 million residents.
If the clouds aren't too thick tonight, sky watchers are in for a rare treat: A full lunar eclipse with a sideshow to boot.
GAINESVILLE - For the second time, the Gainesville City Council delayed a discussion of a resolution that would agree to a lease of four parcels in the Airport Industrial Park.
GAINESVILLE -Harris Blackwood normally writes the news. It is unusual for him to be the news. Yet minutes after fire engines screamed past The Times' offices on Green Street on Tuesday afternoon, Blackwood, community editor at The Times, rushed to the scene.
GAINESVILLE - Goodbye, squiggly lines. Hello, portals. Brenau University has adopted a new logo after 11 months of research, sketches and fine tuning. [Share your opinion of the new logo by voting in the poll at the bottom of this story] "We started on the project after we agreed to the new (school) mission," said Scott Briell, vice president for enrollment management and marketing. The current logo, which features curvy lines extending from the R ...
A full Lake Lanier has put the brakes on a major culvert repair project in West Hall.
Like the undisturbed surface of Lake Lanier, sometimes drowning can be calm and quiet.
Gainesville City Council unanimously approved amending land development code at a called council meeting Thursday morning.
Hall County formally presented its proposed budget at Thursday's board of commissioners meeting.
In the heat of the summer, 17-year-old Kelsey Kirkpatrick hangs out in the living room with her cat, Rosie.
A strong line of thunderstorms that moved through Northeast Georgia on Thursday evening left about 8,000 homes without power.
A teenager who jogged into the path of an automobile Thursday morning in Clermont was treated at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and released, authorities said.
Gainesville City Council members heard a presentation on the Hotel Motel Tax Fund and information on forming a nonprofit corporation at their Thursday work session.
Tonight's planned concert at the Smithgall Arts Center has been moved inside due to a forecast of rain, and the "Top Gun" movie screening has been canceled.
Local school systems were no different than many businesses during the economic sluggishness over the recession.
More than 400 people swabbed their cheeks Wednesday at East Hall High School during the Be The Match donor drive for Kelsey Bishop, 23, who has acute myeloid leukemia.
Deputies are looking for at least two people who were believed to be in a Saturn Aura that crashed on Sanders Road sometime after 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday opposing a new Boy Scouts of America policy to allow gay youths to join the troops.
With temperatures climbing to the low 90s Wednesday and a heat index reaching the mid-90s, it appears it is officially that time of year again in Northeast Georgia, when sweltering heat and high humidity are the norm. Until recently, soaring temperatures have been kept at bay thanks to the area's surplus of steady rain and overcast skies.