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House, Senate committees OK new maps

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a plan to redraw the state's 180 House districts, a proposal that would force 20 incumbents to face off against each other.

August 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Jacobs looks forward to first year as North Georgia president

Bonita Jacobs expressed excitement this afternoon, the day before classes start at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.

August 16, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Police aim to help businesses guard against thieves

With armed robberies at two different local convenience stores this past week, store owners likely have safety on the mind. And Gainesville Police have something to help.

August 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Corps sends extra water from Lake Lanier downstream

As Tropical Storm Gert appears headed out to sea, the Hall County area's rain deficit gets larger and the water level at Lake Lanier keeps dropping.

August 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 state representatives want fewer districts in Hall

ATLANTA - The three state representatives from Hall County say they are working to change the legislative maps for the state.

August 16, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man found at gas station Friday died of natural causes

A man found dead in a parking lot Friday died of natural causes, authorities said Monday.

August 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board may set millage rate next week

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education might begin the process of setting its millage rate as early as next week.

August 15, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Transportation panel now to decide final projects list

The deadline passed Monday for regions throughout Georgia to produce a recommended list of road projects for next year's transportation tax referendum.

August 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food bank breaks ground on new logistics center

Work will begin soon on the new 20,000-square-foot Georgia Mountain Food Bank's Boomershine Family Logistics Center.

August 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Senior programs stretched from cuts

Without Meals on Wheels or the Senior Life Center, Gainesville resident Michael Chrystal would spend most of his days sitting at home alone.

August 15, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


DOT sign program draws slim response

Since Georgia announced a memorial marker program Feb. 8, 16 signs have gone up statewide - none in Hall County.

August 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school system may approve new facilities plan

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education completed a five-year facility plan in 2010, but recent developments have the board looking at creating a new one this year.

August 15, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


History center shows how school was different during the 19th century

The teacher rings the school bell and students fill into the little classroom. In this classroom there are no books or desks.

August 15, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville ward map may be OK’d Tuesday

After weeks of debate and discussion, the Gainesville City Council may approve its new ward map at Tuesday's council meeting.

August 14, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


'The Bachelorette' star settles in after return to Cumming

When guests enter Giorgio's Restaurant, they may get to meet reality TV star Constantine Tzortzis of "The Bachelorette" fame.

August 14, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


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Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue "further litigation" in a longstanding ...

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area Hispanics have ‘wait and see’ approach to Trump presidency

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best… They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those ...

January 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall lawsuit plaintiff says pension gap is delaying retirements from force

About 10 months ago, Hall County Sheriff's Office Capt. Brad Rounds said he reflected on the state of his fellow first responders seeking to ...

January 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poverty efforts are at focus of local King Day celebration

When you're growing up, there's a natural assumption everyone else in the world lives the same as you do.

January 15, 2017 | | Local


Hall growth still on the move, leaders say

It was a good year - that was the message at the Hall County Republican Party's State of the County forum at the GOP's ...

January 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Weather goes from ice to nice in just a week

A week after snow, ice and sleet fell over North Georgia, parks around Gainesville were filled with people of all ages Saturday, running, relaxing and ...

January 14, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Black business brunch highlights minority entrepreneurs

From the Newtown neighborhood to Morningside Heights, black-owned businesses have a long, proud history in Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No one hurt in overnight mobile home fire

No one was hurt in an overnight mobile home fire south of Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders trying to stem tide of unhappy teachers leaving profession

In the fall of 2015, Georgia school officials became aware of an alarming trend - 44 percent of the state's public school teachers were leaving ...

January 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man in shooting case to pay $15,000 in restitution

A Buford man is ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to a man previously accused of stalking his wife.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pedestrian killed in Gwinnett

A Gainesville man walking Tuesday in Gwinnett County was struck by a car and killed, according to police.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

January 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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