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Traffic splits with ease on Ga. 53

The Georgia Department of Transportation was able to split traffic on Ga. 53 between Ga. 211 and Atlanta Highway Thursday morning with no problems, a spokesman for the DOT said.

Project managers in charge of the construction in Oakwood should have contacted Mark McKinnon, mouthpiece for the department, if there were any problems with opening the lanes Thursday morning, but McKinnon said he had heard no word from them by mid-afternoon Thursday.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mayfield Dairy will cut positions nationwide

BRASELTON - Mayfield Dairy is laying off 7 percent of its work force, which could affect the company's Braselton production plant.

Blaming the struggling economy, public relations manager Bridgett Raper said about 100 employees across the company will be affected by the layoffs.

September 09, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Dahlonega's water filter may be fixed soon

DAHLONEGA - It's been a long week for the six employees of Dahlonega's city water works after an aging filter collapsed without warning and cut the plant's capacity of 1.5 million gallons per day in half, putting the city's clean water supply in perilous straits.

September 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wife charged in White County man’s slaying

Authorities charged a Cleveland woman with murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of her husband, the fifth homicide in White County this year.

September 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hanna nears as Ike strengthens

Statistically, Sept. 10 is the peak day of the Atlantic hurricane season. And this year, the storms are coming in right on schedule.

September 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


5 teens charged in Lula crimes

Five teens, including three juveniles, have been charged in a series of burglaries and vandalism in Lula, authorities said Friday.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


DOT may have $1.2 billion in road project overruns

Steve Farrow, the new 9th District member of the State Transportation Board, told government and business leaders on Friday in Gainesville that outside auditors have not determined the exact amount the Georgia Department of Transportation has overspent in road projects.

September 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


School vows always to remember Sept. 11

Thursday marks the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the students and faculty at West Hall Middle School have joined up for a schoolwide project to show they haven't forgotten.

September 09, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Woman helps nab suspect in hit-and-run

DeShan Fishel didn't leave to take her daughter to school a hero Thursday morning. But by the time she arrived back home, she'd been called a hero dozens of times.

September 09, 2008 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Georgia budget cuts force delay of Medicaid reimbursements

Because of statewide budget cuts, Georgia's hospitals and doctors won't be getting a long-awaited increase in Medicaid reimbursement this year.

September 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


LifeSouth lowers age limit to donate

Getting a driver's license isn't the only rite of passage that Georgia's kids can experience when they turn 16.

Now, they're also eligible to donate blood.

September 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Forsyth County commission votes to fire manager

CUMMING - As expected, Forsyth County commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday night to fire County Manager Rhonda Poston-O'Connor.

The decision capped more than a week of speculation that Poston-O'Connor, who had held the post for about 11 months, would be dismissed.

September 09, 2008 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


State's mandated 6% cuts include retired judges

BY STEPHEN GURR

September 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dawson County student struck by vehicle

DAWSONVILLE - A 5-year-old boy is expected to recover, family members say, after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle this morning near a school bus stop in Dawson County.

September 08, 2008 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Prescription discount cards now available

Gainesville and Hall County governments now are distributing free prescription drug discount cards, sponsored by the National Association of Counties.

September 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Coalition seeks to educate Hall County on marijuana

After a House bill on medical marijuana sputtered in the Georgia General Assembly, the Hall County Drug Free Coalition is hosting a community forum to inform the public.

August 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Schools use fresh data to take new measure of student achievement

August 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials seek to learn more about fire truck involved in July 22 accident

Hall County's fire chief relieved of command Monday was in charge of the search to purchase the ladder truck that injured three Hall County firefighters during a training accident July 22, county officials said.

August 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Will US Senate race swing on endorsements?

With Election Day a little more than two months away, endorsements and the weight they carry could begin to have an affect on the fall races.

August 24, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON AND JOSHUA SILAVENT The Times | Local


Clothing shop celebrates 5th anniversary, small business award

When Danielle Case embarked on a shopping trip to the mall with her sisters in 2009, she didn't know it would lead to an epiphany about the fashion choices available in her hometown.

August 24, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local




Collins' GOP address recorded at Brenau

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville delivered the Republican Party's weekly radio address last weekend in response to President Barack Obama's usual Saturday remarks. And in this case, it was recorded in Gainesville.

August 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


One man hopes to make Gainesville a craft beer haven

Pap Datta hopes to turn Gainesville into the next hub of the craft brewing industry.

August 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Court Judge Jolliff retiring after 24 years

After almost a quarter century with the Hall County Juvenile Court, Judge Cliff Jolliff is retiring from the work he calls "extremely satisfying and extremely difficult."

August 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Communiversity trend catches on

An idea that started in Gainesville has begun to grow.

August 23, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Farmers bring the market to the shoppers

Residents of a local assisted living home didn't have far to go Friday to shop in the area's newest farmers market. Several area farmers, as well as craft and lotion businesses, set up in the parking lot of Summer's Landing at Limestone for the first annual farmers market. The market was to let residents at the assisted living and memory care facility get the farmers market experience without the travel, said Life Enrichment Director Rachel Wallace.

August 23, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Lula mobile home destroyed in overnight fire

No one was home when a doublewide mobile home was destroyed by fire overnight in Lula, totalling $35,000 in damage.

August 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Event takes aim at human trafficking

One tiny finger at a time, Officer Terrelyn Singleton rubbed Cecilia Sisk's fingers in dark ink for fingerprinting. With her face consumed by a large pair of sunglasses, the 4-year-old was taking the same precautions as her mother.

August 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Patients with insurance wait it out

Patients with health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield Georgia hang in limbo as the insurance company and Northeast Georgia Health System head toward contract deadlines.

August 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Judge rules woman incompetent to stand trial in child sex trafficking case

A Gainesville woman accused of child molestation and rape involving a 4-year-old girl will not stand trial until she is further evaluated by mental health professionals.

August 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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