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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


Church holds consignment sale for children

An Oakwood church will be having a consignment sale this weekend, featuring items for children.

September 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gustav crimps local seafood market

Phuong Le touts the freshness of his seafood at the Atlanta Highway Seafood Market. But for the next few days, he is struggling to find a replacement source for seafood from the Gulf coast.

September 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


New indoor tennis court will help Brenau’s sport

Brenau University opened one of the area's only indoor tennis facilities with an exhibition game from the school's tennis team, the Brenau Golden Tigers, on Tuesday.

September 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Popular Brenau student dies over the weekend in her native China

A Chinese student who endeared herself to Brenau faculty and students last year, competing as part of Students in Free Enterprise and working at the campus radio station, has died.

September 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atmos defends planned increase in natural gas prices

During a hearing in Gainesville, Atmos Energy representatives wasted no time in taking aim at a Public Service Commission staff report challenging the natural gas utility's request for a $6.1 million rate increase for Georgia customers.

September 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


2 Hall schools may try for charter status

Hall County could be seeing more charter schools in its future.

September 07, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Family leans on each other after losing home in fire

After a long series of tragedies and accidents, Jessica Rhodes-Touchet said she doesn't know which way to turn, but she does know whom she can lean on.

August 25, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Plaintiff’s death won't end defamation lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a man misidentified in an arrest almost a year ago will continue despite his death, according to a notice filed by his estate.

August 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Former sheriff’s deputy fights to regain job

CUMMING - The Forsyth County Civil Service Board is weighing the case of a former local sheriff's deputy who was fired earlier this summer during investigation of a fraudulent legal practices case.

August 25, 2014 | | Local


Forsyth County commissioner faces hearing on ethics

CUMMING - Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy J. Mills will face an ethics hearing in regard to two issues raised in a resident's complaint earlier this summer, although the review board found there wasn't enough evidence to move forward on other points.

August 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Community center hours expanding

Hall County on Sunday extended the hours of operation at its three community centers.

August 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Schools find use for Rainey Street land

Gainesville City Schools will use a property purchased in 2012 for its high school construction program.

August 25, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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


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