After years of planning, local and federal officials kicked off the dredging of Longwood Cove in a celebration they dubbed "DredgeFest '08." Local officials from various Gainesville departments as well as current and former members of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority gathered Wednesday in a muddy hole off Longwood Park, envisioning its water-filled future. Coincidentally, the future of the mudhole is a return to its ...
GAINESVILLE - A computer used to check students through the lunch line each day at South Hall Middle School has been stolen, Hall County school officials said.
Three teens were caught in the midst of a pot deal by plainclothes investigators Tuesday in the parking lot of a Hall County alternative school just before the school opened for the day, authorities said Wednesday. Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Commander Lt. Scott Ware said gang task force investigators were at Lanier Career Academy on Tumbling Creek Road at about noon Tuesday on an unrelated matter when they saw ...
Talk about adding insult to injury.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has announced the first in a series of listening sessions that will be held throughout the state by his field representatives. The first session will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Georgia Mountains Center.
When Jerry Norman Jones heard early Friday morning that he was wanted by authorities for allegedly violating the conditions of his bond, he told his estranged wife in a phone conversation that he wanted to read the Bible and pray. At the time, Jones was free on $40,000 bond after being charged with molesting four of his third-grade students at Gainesville Elementary School. Sometime in the next ...
The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled two open house sessions to share the results of a study of the Ga. 365 and Ga. 400 corridors in Northeast Georgia.
A man against whom prosecutors are seeking the death penalty appeared in court Tuesday on charges of vandalizing jail property.
With Cuba as the sixth-largest market for U.S. poultry exports, Georgia's agricultural and poultry community is hopeful that a change in Cuba's leadership is a good sign for growth.
Hall County residents with Cuban ties said they expect President Fidel Castro's resignation to mean little change for the communist island's 11 million residents.
If the clouds aren't too thick tonight, sky watchers are in for a rare treat: A full lunar eclipse with a sideshow to boot.
GAINESVILLE - For the second time, the Gainesville City Council delayed a discussion of a resolution that would agree to a lease of four parcels in the Airport Industrial Park.
GAINESVILLE -Harris Blackwood normally writes the news. It is unusual for him to be the news. Yet minutes after fire engines screamed past The Times' offices on Green Street on Tuesday afternoon, Blackwood, community editor at The Times, rushed to the scene.
GAINESVILLE - Goodbye, squiggly lines. Hello, portals. Brenau University has adopted a new logo after 11 months of research, sketches and fine tuning. [Share your opinion of the new logo by voting in the poll at the bottom of this story] "We started on the project after we agreed to the new (school) mission," said Scott Briell, vice president for enrollment management and marketing. The current logo, which features curvy lines extending from the R ...
Gainesville officials aren't the only ones in Hall County left reeling from a state Supreme Court ruling last Monday that is bringing dozens of development projects around the state to a halt.
Flowery Branch is moving toward a fiscal 2013-14 budget with the tax rate remaining the same, but with local option sales taxes remaining an unknown factor because of an ongoing dispute between Hall County and the cities.
The 2013 graduating class of Gainesville High School has many accomplished students who are destined to do something meaningful with their lives.
Gainesville High School's broadcast journalism class will be streaming live coverage of the school's graduation ceremony tonight.
The Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $562 million, the second highest in the game's history. Like with all big jackpots, that means many people are thinking about what they could do with that huge chunk of change, which can be doled out over 29 years or paid in a cash option of about $352.1 million. So, let's hear it. What would you do with the money?
In conjunction with National Police Week and the honoring of fallen officers, the Gainesville Police Department is lit up blue at night.
Hall County held a public budget open house Thursday evening, and one resident came.
The city of Gainesville is moving forward to create a land bank, and the next step is talking to Hall County.
Dawson County's chief tax appraiser has resigned following his arrest last week on misdemeanor drug charges.
A Dawsonville man was arrested Monday morning after he reportedly attempted to set fire to his home on Duck Thurmond Road last week.
Laurel Park's boat ramp will be closed Saturday during the Hawgin' on Lanier barbecue event.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Wednesday putting in place restrictions on a set of academic standards adopted by the state that have faced growing opposition in recent months by tea party and conservative groups.
Law enforcement officers joined Gov. Nathan Deal at the Laurel Park Boat Ramp on Wednesday to deliver the message that a blood alcohol content of .08 is the law of the land and the water.
Gainesville school officials and police were still working Wednesday to determine the identity of the third person involved in vandalism at Gainesville High School.
An icon of Southern style helped a Gainesville elementary school boost its aesthetic appeal Wednesday morning.
SAVANNAH - A water-projects bill approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate contains a provision that would remove a bureaucratic obstacle to deepening the Savannah harbor if the measure becomes law.