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Colleges embrace environmentalism with greener operations, curriculum

Between research papers, study guides and other materials, college students can waste a lot of paper printing documents.

August 30, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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


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Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Banks County deputy injured in hit-and-run

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bird researcher alarms UNG campus with unusual attire

To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: Someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Severe storms bring possibility of tornadoes

Hall County and much of Northeast Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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