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SPLOST could help pay off county's sewer loans

It is often said that sewer is the engine for economic development. But sewer doesn't come cheap.

March 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


One for the books: Enota second in state reading bowl

The Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy reading bowl team took home a second-place trophy Saturday in the state championship bowl.

March 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Assault weapon ban blasted by gun owners

When the 10-year federal ban on assault weapons expired in 2004, sports shooting enthusiast Tyler Cooper bought his first AR-15, a semi-automatic civilian version of the U.S. military's M-4 assault rifle.

March 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County must report progress on SPLOST projects

How do you know if projects approved for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funding are getting anywhere?

March 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Some internal clocks won’t spring forward so easily this weekend

You'll lose an hour of sleep tonight, and you won't get it back until November.

March 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jefferson Elementary celebrates a week of whimsical Dr. Seuss

If you gave a 5-year-old a toy that was created more than 40 years ago, chances are they wouldn't find it terribly entertaining.

March 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Homebuilder camps out to spark sales

HOSCHTON - When he first began building homes in 1971, John Wieland took a direct role in marketing them.

March 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville to host seminar for female business owners

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center has scheduled a seminar to help woman-owned businesses succeed.

March 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man arrested in string of North Hall burglaries

A Cleveland man charged with breaking into a Nopone Road home earlier this week has been linked to three more burglaries, Hall County Sheriff's officials said Friday.

March 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau University offers new degree in the science of seniors

Over the next two decades, Georgia's population of people age 65 and older is expected to increase by 143 percent, to 1.2 million.

March 06, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Man arrested, pot seized in drug bust

A Jonesboro man remains in custody after his arrest in connection with the delivery of about 30 pounds of suspected marijuana.

March 06, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Cumming tax dodger convicted by Gainesville jury

Daniel Edward Turner didn't believe in the federal tax system and went to great lengths to avoid paying the Internal Revenue Service, authorities say.

March 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Health system shows off new medical plaza

BRASELTON - Nancy Christensen ambled through the spa-like, high-tech halls of the Imaging Center Braselton on Thursday night, stepped in an exam room and stared briefly at the ceiling.

March 06, 2009 | BY BEN HOLCOMBE Times regional staff | Local


State tax collections plummet

ATLANTA - Georgia tax collections took a nosedive in February.

March 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


State boosts unemployment benefits by $25 per week

ATLANTA - Georgia's labor department has begun sending an extra $25 a week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians.

March 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


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State park lodges get a face-lift

Two Northeast Georgia state park lodges, the Lodge at Amicalola Falls and Unicoi Lodge, are being renovated under the direction of the state of Georgia and the management of Coral Hospitality.

July 25, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Falcon fans welcome Birds back to the Branch

James Fox and his family of five were like many others who arrived early Friday for the first day of Atlanta Falcons training camp.

July 25, 2014 | Bill Murphy | Local


Clarks Bridge Road has reopened

Clarks Bridge Road reopened to through traffic this morning, one day earlier than expected.

July 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Goodbye, chalkboards; school districts add new technology

July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Voices of North Georgia community chorus gets $10K grant for operations

The Voices of North Georgia community chorus has been awarded a $10,000 operations grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts, kicking off its 2014-2015 rehearsals with new excitement.

July 25, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Flowery Branch council approves rezoning for planned unit development

A rezoning of residential land near downtown Flowery Branch opens the property for new homes.

July 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


County approves medical contracts for jail, correctional institute

Despite concerns about rising costs and how to pay for them, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to approve contracts for medical services at the jail and correctional institution.

July 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New data show area student growth in line with statewide averages

The Georgia Department of Education has released new data that show student achievement in Gainesville and Hall County is growing at a similar rate to achievement statewide.

July 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Firefighters fell more than 40 feet when bucket dropped

A dozen or more investigators continued Thursday combing through the malfunctioning Hall County fire truck that put three firefighters in intensive care units.

July 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Fast, fresh, affordable’ pizza joint opens

There's one more pizza spot in Gainesville, with Uncle Maddio's on Dawsonville Highway opening to the public today.

July 24, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Long lines greet customers at recently opened Goodwill store on Ga. 400

Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

July 24, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Master craftsmen nominees sought to promote trades

Featherbone Communiversity in Gainesville, along with Lanier Technical College, is seeking nominations for the third annual Master Craftsmen, Builders of America ceremony on Oct. 16.

July 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Legal program wins national award for area public services

The Georgia Legal Services Program, which has an office in Gainesville, has won major recognition from the American Bar Association in the Hodson Award for Public Service for 2014.

July 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Railroad’s plan to build culverts hits snag in Flowery Branch

Norfolk Southern Railway Co.'s plans to build new culverts at crossings in Flowery Branch have been put off indefinitely, as the company awaits permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to work on Corps property.

July 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boost in child services staff eases statewide case backlog

More cases are being reported to Child Protective Services, but the number of cases with overdue investigations is dwindling both statewide and in Hall County.

July 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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