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Clarkesville man may try to regain PSC seat

Former Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. of Clarkesville said Friday that he is exploring the possibility of a bid to regain his seat on the PSC.

May 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Dairy farming goes green(er)

Are cows and conservation mutually exclusive?

May 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Former Dahlonega soldier pleads guilty to arson

ATLANTA - An Army medic who worked security for an Atlanta strip club while stationed at Dahlonega's Camp Frank D. Merrill pleaded guilty Thursday to torching a competing club for $5,000.

May 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Well-known pediatrician 'Dr. Mike' Hosford dies

For two generations of Gainesville children and their families, he was just "Dr. Mike."

May 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Tour de Georgia a long haul for riders, fans

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May 06, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Local


Black Hawk helicopter pays a visit to West Hall

OAKWOOD - All eyes were on the skies Friday morning at West Hall High School, as a Georgia Army National Guard unit arrived in a Black Hawk helicopter.

May 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Asphalt tanker wreck causes mess, no injuries

What a mess.

May 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The Times’ staff wins several advertising awards

The Times' advertising department won nine first-place awards for advertising excellence at the recent Georgia Press Association awards banquet.

May 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County could get OK for new reservoir by end of year

The county is inching closer to having a new drinking water reservoir, Hall County officials said Thursday.

May 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Healthier school meals, at a price

Just as soaring food prices and stagnant incomes have put the squeeze on family budgets, many of Georgia's school systems are in a similar bind.

May 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Accurate count of homeless is urged

Advocates for the poor met Friday in Gainesville's new Fair Street Neighborhood Center to discuss community issues that affect the poor and homeless in Gainesville-Hall County.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tour de Georgia brings fans to Road Atlanta

BRASELTON - Cyclists and couch potatoes alike turned up to see what professional cycling was all about in the Tour de Georgia's first visit to Road Atlanta, a track usually reserved for motorsport events.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


In the presence of history: Tuskegee Airmen share their story to keep legacy alive

Sometimes the country's first black military airmen receive a dull, two paragraph blurb in scholastic history books.

May 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Damage to environment can be reversed, scientist says

The day after Earth Day, Gainesville State College professor Sudhanshu Panda offered his own version of an "inconvenient truth."

May 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


10th Hall student picked for honors program

Another Hall County school system student has been selected to attend the Governor's Honors Program this summer.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 killed in I-985 wreck in Gwinnett County

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 985.

October 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


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