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Gainesville State to get parking deck

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Regents gave its go-ahead Tuesday on design and construction of a 300-vehicle parking deck at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech enrolls more than 3,300 students

OAKWOOD - Lanier Technical College's enrollment has reached a record high.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Winter storm: Weather-related closings and delays in North Georgia

The following schools will be closed or delayed on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 (unless otherwise noted):

January 28, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville Parks to hold several summer job fairs

Gainesville Parks and Recreation will be holding summer job fairs at the Gainesville Civic Center on the following dates:

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Former Carter aide to speak at GSC in Oconee

WATKINSVILLE - A retired U.S. diplomat and former program director of The Carter Center is set to speak at noon Feb. 6 at Gainesville State College's Oconee County campus.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Norton to present 2008 business forecast tonight

Frank Norton Jr., a Gainesville real estate executive who monitors real estate and economic trends, will present his annual business forecast tonight at 6 p.m. at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


The storm in photos: Scenes from Times photographers

Times staff photographers didn't get a snow day because of the winter weather. Instead, they've been taking pictures from around the community.

Check back here to see more pictures as photographers Tom Reed, Scott Rogers and Robin Michener Nathan file their photo reports throughout the day.

January 28, 2008 | | Local


Jackson EMC offers student scholarships

JEFFERSON - Jackson EMC is taking applications for three scholarship awards based on academic ability, faculty recommendations and financial need. Winners will be chosen by a scholarship committee, which will review each application in search of the most qualified applicants.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather: Rain today; freezing rain still possible

This article will be updated as developments warrant.

It wasn't that bad, after all.

January 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau schedules fifth annual online summit

Some 60 Brenau University instructors who teach at least part of their classes online are gathering this week for the college's annual Online Facilitator Summit.

January 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Greater Hall chamber backs Evans on DOT board

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is asking the Hall County legislative delegation to re-elect Mike Evans to the State Transportation Board.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Info meetings on Hall County's World Languages Academy canceled

Cancellation of classes in the Hall County school system also means the cancellation of information meetings that were set today for the district's planned new World Languages Academy.

A meeting in English with Spanish translation had been set for 8-9 a.m. at Chicopee Woods Elementary School and an English-only meeting had been set for 6-7 p.m. at Chicopee Woods.

January 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Green’s Grocery founder dies at 90

Frank Green, a neighborhood grocer in Gainesville for nearly a half century, has died after a period of declining health. He was 90 years old.

Green and his wife, Lillie Mae, gave a $4 million gift from the estate of their son, Ronnie, for what became the Ronnie Green Heart Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

January 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville OKs group home, contract to dredge Longwood Cove

Turning Point Recovery has the go-ahead to create a residential treatment program in Gainesville.

January 27, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Consultant: Expand medical college or face health care crisis

A private consultant is warning that Georgia's only public medical school must undergo a massive expansion and open more campuses statewide to avoid a public health crisis in the next 12 years.

January 27, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Local


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Hall fire marshal warns of winter hazards

When the mercury drops low in the thermometer, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle knows there are growing risks for Hall residents trying to stay warm.

November 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to amend Tax Allocation District policies

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on proposed amendments to the way projects seeking Tax Allocation District financing are evaluated and approved.

November 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula: $1.9M in sales tax extension would be spent on roads, water/sewer, parks

Lula estimates it could get $1.9 million from a proposed five-year extension of the special purpose local option sales tax.

November 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New details emerge in jogger's sexual assault case

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified a man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenage girl returned her to her jogging path Nov. 2 with his girlfriend driving the car.

November 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County's Sugar Hill Elementary wants to create program of choice

Sugar Hill Elementary School presented a tentative plan to the Hall County school board Monday for the creation of a Talent and Career Program of Choice.

November 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tennessee suspends Gainesville grad Johnson amid sexual assault investigation

Tennessee has suspended leading tackler A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High graduate, and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation.

November 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Gainesville City Schools changes attendance policy

Gainesville City Schools wants its students to miss less than six school days a year.

November 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Sprinklers cause false alarm at Gainesville's Fair Street School

A faulty sprinkler head in an elevator shaft Monday morning caused children to be evacuated from Fair Street School.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville, Hall County reach deal on Ahaluna development

Officials from Hall County and the city of Gainesville have reached an agreement that will allow for the development of a 199-lot upscale subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier.

November 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Miller loses Senate president pro tem vote

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, lost the vote Monday for Senate president pro tem in the Georgia legislature.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Gov. Sanders dies, was key force in Hall’s early growth

Carl Sanders was Georgia's governor but also a huge contributor to Hall County's early growth.

November 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Space heater blamed for mobile home fire

An electric space heater too close to a Christmas tree has left five people without a home.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville doctor part of group battling Ebola

A Gainesville physician is doing his part to free the Ebola virus' deadly grip on his native Sierra Leone, and he is hoping the hard work of a group he belongs to will pay off soon.

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State lawmakers press forward on medical cannabis

November 16, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Rooster’s Perch opens new downtown location

Last weekend, The Rooster's Perch, a local meeting place for people with and without disabilities, opened the doors to a brand-new central location at 210 Bradford St. in Gainesville with hopes of growth for its patrons and the community.

November 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


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