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Floods a reminder to be prepared

If asked last year about the possibility of a flooding disaster in their area, North Georgia residents suffering through a drought would have passed it off as highly unlikely.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Road Atlanta racers do a good turn for clinic

Drivers racing in this week's Petit Le Mans road race braked for a moment Wednesday to lend a hand to Good News Clinics in Gainesville.

September 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Saturday cleanup put off to Nov. 14

Saturday's planned districtwide cleanup effort has been postponed until Nov. 14 due to expected inclement weather.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabun Gap man gets 9 years for child porn

A Rabun Gap man was sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison this week on charges of receiving child pornography.

September 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Report: Staff-to-inmate sex abuse allegations up in federal system

Allegations of Federal Bureau of Prisons staff members committing sexual abuse and misconduct with inmates have more than doubled in the last seven years, a new government report says.

September 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dawson drowning victim was European politician’s son

The Southern Catholic College student who drowned Monday while swimming in a Dawson County lake was the son of a former member of the European Parliament.

September 23, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Skaggs: It’s almost pumpkin time; Georgia has its share

If you spend any time traveling through Northeast Georgia this time of year, you are guaranteed to see pumpkins. In North Georgia, pumpkins are an integral part of the fall display of color. Go to most any fall festival, civic function, or town hall and you're sure to see a few pumpkins placed here and there as festive decoration.

September 23, 2009 | Billy Skaggs | Local


DNR’s Burgamy honored as top supervisor

Sgt. Mike Burgamy of the Gainesville office of Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division has been chosen as the DNR's Supervisor of the Year.

September 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cleanup to aid code compliance has been postponed

Volunteers and government officials will work together Nov. 14 to tidy up neighborhoods in commission District 4.

September 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials say ACORN has 1 state contract

Georgia leaders say they are checking state contracts to make sure no state funds are going to the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now or its affiliates.

September 22, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall is Georgia's 11th-most populous county

Even in the middle of a recession, the population in surrounding counties has continued to grow.

September 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hearing set on school board candidate’s eligibility

A hearing Friday will determine whether longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons can remain a candidate in this fall's school board election.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local agencies help other flooded areas

Hall County was spared much of the flooding that other metro Atlanta counties suffered Monday, but a few area agencies were called upon to help hard-hit areas elsewhere.

September 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rain likely to boost Lanier to 1,068.5 feet, corps says

So close, yet so far away - that's Lake Lanier's full pool.

September 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn the science of speed

Samuel Martinez stayed home from school sick Monday, but the World Language Academy fifth-grader made sure he got better by Tuesday.

September 22, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Banks County deputy injured in hit-and-run

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bird researcher alarms UNG campus with unusual attire

To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: Someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Severe storms bring possibility of tornadoes

Hall County and much of Northeast Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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