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Cagle: Budget woes will 'monopolize' 2009 legislative session

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Monday that state revenues are trending downward and predicted a deficit of "something north of $2 billion."

January 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rain stopping, but Lake Lanier is rising, slowly

If the forecast holds, Gainesville-Hall County will end 2008 about 6 inches below normal in total rainfall.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Looking Ahead: Roadwork happening, but much on hold in 2009

From roads to bridges to resurfacing work, Hall County has a laundry list of transportation projects under way or up in the air.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Looking Ahead: What does 2009 have in store for South Hall?

Fast-growing South Hall may be a growth-slowing South Hall in 2009, thanks to a stalled U.S. economy.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group is raising seed money to save woodland

Not far upstream on Lake Lanier from the former Olympic rowing venue at Clarks Bridge Park, there is an eight-acre tract of wooded land that many experts consider a biological treasure trove.

January 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Schools target innovative ways to keep teens engaged

If you have trouble motivating your teenager to clean his room, imagine having the task of motivating him to learn the Mean Value Theorem and its geometric consequences.

January 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Accidents have claimed 19 on Ga. roads so far

It's a number the Georgia State Patrol would rather get wrong, but this year it was right on the money.

January 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fire destroys mobile home, vehicle

Fire destroyed a mobile home and a car and left one woman with minor burns to her hand.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Workers look for fresh start after layoffs

When you hear of the thousands of people who have been laid off their jobs during the economic recession, you may not stop to take in their individual stories.

January 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Is your TV digital ready?

The countdown to the digital television transition is on, and area stations have spent the month of December providing tests to make sure local television sets are ready for the switch.

January 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood council could approve 21-acre mixed-retail site Monday night

Oakwood City Council is set to give final consideration today to rezonings and annexations for a proposed mixed-retail development that may someday feature a big-box anchor and high-rise hotel.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia teacher bringing students interfaith skills in Pakistan

Cheryl Burke is an engine for the vehicle of education. She's fueled by love. And she's on the road to a brighter future for Islamic and Western relations.

January 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Government prods doctors to write e-prescriptions

If the government has its way, a doctor's prescription pad soon may be obsolete.

January 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


The Top 10 local stories of 2008

The results of our online poll are in, and of 25 newsworthy events we selected from 2008, your votes helped pick the top 10. They ranged from the devastating - hiker Meredith Emerson abducted from Blood Mountain and later found dead - to the heroic, such as our local soldiers in Iraq honored in different ceremonies.

January 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator finds her calling

Sometimes, government comes to your home in a very personal and endearing way, and that's why Stepheine Bellotte says she has found her chosen career at the age of 27.

January 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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