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A bigger national forest: New land includes headwaters of Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee National Forest just got a little bigger, and maybe a little better.

November 06, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Interim chief has ‘passion’ for firefighting

Capt. Jon Canada finished his 24-hour shift as an interim battalion chief for the Gainesville Fire Department on Wednesday.

November 06, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Injured war hero returns home to Georgia

After a whirlwind brush with death on the front lines of the war in Afghanistan, Spc. Channing Moss has made it back home to Georgia, and this time, he's here to stay.

November 06, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


City to find ways to meet Perdue’s water demands

Gainesville City Council members will hear recommendations from the public utilities department on city water saving strategy this morning.

Kelly Randall, director of Gainesville's Public Utilities Department, will present a list of recommendations on how the city can meet Gov. Sonny Perdue's demand that North Georgia municipalities cut their water use by 10 percent.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Detours, lane closures scheduled in Union Church Road area

Starting today, part of Union Church Road will close while the Georgia Department of Transportation begins widening Ga. 53 and constructing a new intersection.

November 05, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue to meet with Riley, Crist

After weeks of firing harsh words across the Chattahoochee, the governors of Georgia and Alabama will sit down today in Washington, along with their counterpart from Florida and the secretary of the interior.

November 05, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Pirates, princesses pilfer candy on Gainesville square

Football players in all their gridiron glory, booty-pilfering pirates, pouty-lipped princesses and even ever-elusive superheroes appeared Wednesday in downtown Gainesville.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bug vs. bug: Hemlockfest helps labs grow killer beetles to save trees

The third annual Hemlockfest, which runs Friday through Sunday just outside Dahlonega, offers music, food, crafts and other fun stuff. But the event is really all about bugs.

November 05, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Educator: Sales tax plan could be Georgia's "greatest economic disaster ever"

A sales tax to replace property taxes as an education funding source could be "the greatest economic disaster ever to hit" Georgia, the president of the Georgia Association of Educators said Wednesday.

November 05, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Candidates campaign for school board seat

The days of campaigning for the Gainesville City Board of Education Ward 5 seat are winding down for political newcomers Eric Oliver and Sammy Smith.

Both are out making last-minute voter contacts as the Tuesday election to replace incumbent Frank Harben, who is not seeking re-election, draws near.

November 05, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wife says accused dog killer “obsessed” with Vick

A Gainesville man charged with drowning one dog in a toilet and stabbing to death another collected news clippings of disgraced Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, according to court testimony.

November 05, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Course teaches Latinos about U.S. education

When Yolanda De Jesus came to the United States, she didn't know anything about the country's education system.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


2007 Marketplace will aid imaging center for women

On Halloween, a group of dedicated volunteers spent the entire day putting up Christmas decorations.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Wells run dry at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve

Lions and tigers and bears ... and no water.

That's the problem at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, a nonprofit animal sanctuary near Dahlonega.

November 05, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood officials surprised by schools’ demographics

Oakwood city officials will consider student demographics more intensely as residential growth continues in the city, City Manager Stan Brown told the Hall County Board of Education on Tuesday.

The assurance came after the board produced statistics that show the number of Hispanic and "economically disadvantaged" students has risen dramatically in elementary school districts that include property in Oakwood city limits.

November 04, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Water fees likely to increase again for Gainesville users

When the Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the account service fee on water bills in lieu of increasing water rates, customers outside the city limits must have a felt a reversal of fortunes.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Shore Sweep to tackle Lake Lanier cleanup

Millions enjoy Lake Lanier each year, and lake groups now want those visitors to return the favor with some litter cleanup.

September 17, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


Dahlonega aims to improve foot, bike traffic downtown

Dahlonega has been awarded a $5.1 million federal grant for a project that officials hope will improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in an area around downtown and the University of North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 schools use different tools to help pupils

Five area schools have landed on a list for highest progress in the state, and each of them has used a different strategy to get there.

September 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Badge and Bar: Flowery Branch man pleads not guilty in Christmas shooting

A Flowery Branch man accused of shooting his brother on Christmas Day has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and felony obstruction of an officer, according to court records.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local unity event recognizes recovery

The public is invited to celebrate the benefits of treating mental illness and substance abuse in a free event called Unify North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Perdue doubles down on attack ad

The Bushes aren't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan has become a focal point in a contentious Senate race here as Republican David Perdue trades fire with Democrat Michelle Nunn over her work at the Bush family's Points of Light foundation.

September 17, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Smyrna man charged with public indecency at Lake Lanier

A Smyrna man was arrested Tuesday and charged with public indecency related to an incident on Three Sisters Island, according to officials.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities pull stolen truck from lake

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park was determined Wednesday to be stolen from Gwinnett County, said Hall County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tree trimming causes traffic delays on I-985

Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 985 can expect to see traffic delays through Oct. 3 as Georgia Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the road.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area schools make state list for highest progress

Three Gainesville schools and two Hall County schools made a list for those with the highest progress in the state.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Beams being set for bridge project

Construction crews are setting prestressed concrete bridge beams this week for the new Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Hospital has $1.1B impact on economy

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is on a healthy three-year streak when it comes to impact on local and state economies.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Lost Boy’ shares his story with North Hall students

Abraham Deng lived a "glorious life" in the village of Duk in Sudan, until military forces attacked, driving him and thousands of other children to flee into the jungle.

September 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Public invited to ‘Ask Anything’ at faith discussion

For the second time, the public is invited to "Ask Anything," a discussion of faith and religion with representatives of two different belief systems.

September 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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