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Deal appoints Robert D. Alexander as State Court judge

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday appointed Jefferson attorney Robert D. Alexander to fill the vacancy in the State Court of Jackson County.

March 21, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Mega Millions, Powerball reach hefty jackpots

After cuts earlier this month to the state's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship program, the game is getting much attention this week.

March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Iranian filmmaker urges cultural understanding

OAKWOOD - Iranian native Neda Sarmast encouraged those in her mostly student audience to become "cultural ambassadors" wherever they go, whether they are representing their school, Georgia or America.

March 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT sets Dahlonega traffic study meeting

An information session has been called to discuss the "needs analysis" portion of a traffic study concerning Ga. 52/Morrison Moore Parkway in Dahlonega.

March 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deal encouraged by early talks in water war

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday he plans to focus on Alabama in trying to resolve a two-decade, tri-state water dispute, but he also said his home state must take its owns steps to help solve the water woes.

March 21, 2011 | By Kate Brumbeck Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Police charge 1 in vehicle break-ins

The Gainesville Police Department arrested a Gainesville resident in connection with several vehicle break-ins Saturday.

March 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch woman celebrates 100th birthday

Flowery Branch resident Kate Bagby said her secret to living to be a century old is likely hard work.

March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch council to study long-term issues

Flowery Branch is a small town with big plans over the next few years, but its pockets are only so deep.

March 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters plan April 1 benefit

They were just telling stories, really, about a beloved friend and fellow firefighter whose absence left a hole in many hearts as well as volunteer services.

March 20, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville’s greenway to get greener

Gainesville officials are ready to bring some greenery to the midtown greenway.

March 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Soldier, family move into new Habitat house

Army Spc. Michael Walker returned from deployment in Afghanistan a year ago, yet he's just now getting his homecoming.

March 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Funds raised to honor local leader

Grady Young is long gone, but his spirit lives on as his family and supporters continue his good works through the Grady Young Foundation. The nonprofit held its major fundraising events over the weekend.

March 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Legislators to gear up for bills’ final push

With Crossover Day behind them, state lawmakers are beginning to prioritize their final plans for the 2011 General Assembly session.

March 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Schools brace for busy summer of spending SPLOST money

New school roofs and air conditioning systems may be up first on a list of projects to be funded by Hall County's 1-cent sales tax for education.

March 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Ga. National Guard to help Afghans with agribusiness

MOUNT AIRY - John Church grew up around farming and, although he has forged a career in the logging business, still keeps crops and raises chickens on his rural Habersham County land.

March 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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