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Mom charged after her Dodge Caravan runs away

A runaway van that careened down an embankment outside a Hall County school came to a stop without striking anyone as school was letting out today, school officials said.

November 06, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville hears 14 ways to cut water use

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville's public utilities director recommended Thursday that the city restrict water for new annexations and developments for the near future.

November 06, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Riverside Military's heritage center reconnects school with alumni

For years, many of the mementos and memorabilia of Riverside Military Academy, from old uniforms to yellowed newspaper articles, from trophies and class pictures to cadet guides and yearbooks, sat collecting dust in an on-campus storage room.

November 06, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Niekro golf tourney benefits children's center

The Edmondson-Telford Center for Children is gearing up for its 11th annual Phil Niekro Golf Classic on Thursday.

November 06, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


A bigger national forest: New land includes headwaters of Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee National Forest just got a little bigger, and maybe a little better.

November 06, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Interim chief has ‘passion’ for firefighting

Capt. Jon Canada finished his 24-hour shift as an interim battalion chief for the Gainesville Fire Department on Wednesday.

November 06, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City to find ways to meet Perdue’s water demands

Gainesville City Council members will hear recommendations from the public utilities department on city water saving strategy this morning.

Kelly Randall, director of Gainesville's Public Utilities Department, will present a list of recommendations on how the city can meet Gov. Sonny Perdue's demand that North Georgia municipalities cut their water use by 10 percent.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Detours, lane closures scheduled in Union Church Road area

Starting today, part of Union Church Road will close while the Georgia Department of Transportation begins widening Ga. 53 and constructing a new intersection.

November 05, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue to meet with Riley, Crist

After weeks of firing harsh words across the Chattahoochee, the governors of Georgia and Alabama will sit down today in Washington, along with their counterpart from Florida and the secretary of the interior.

November 05, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Pirates, princesses pilfer candy on Gainesville square

Football players in all their gridiron glory, booty-pilfering pirates, pouty-lipped princesses and even ever-elusive superheroes appeared Wednesday in downtown Gainesville.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bug vs. bug: Hemlockfest helps labs grow killer beetles to save trees

The third annual Hemlockfest, which runs Friday through Sunday just outside Dahlonega, offers music, food, crafts and other fun stuff. But the event is really all about bugs.

November 05, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Educator: Sales tax plan could be Georgia's "greatest economic disaster ever"

A sales tax to replace property taxes as an education funding source could be "the greatest economic disaster ever to hit" Georgia, the president of the Georgia Association of Educators said Wednesday.

November 05, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Candidates campaign for school board seat

The days of campaigning for the Gainesville City Board of Education Ward 5 seat are winding down for political newcomers Eric Oliver and Sammy Smith.

Both are out making last-minute voter contacts as the Tuesday election to replace incumbent Frank Harben, who is not seeking re-election, draws near.

November 05, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wife says accused dog killer “obsessed” with Vick

A Gainesville man charged with drowning one dog in a toilet and stabbing to death another collected news clippings of disgraced Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, according to court testimony.

November 05, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Course teaches Latinos about U.S. education

When Yolanda De Jesus came to the United States, she didn't know anything about the country's education system.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


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Immersive summer studies teach languages differently

Every summer, students from around the world come to Dahlonega to immerse themselves in weeks of all-day, immersive study of foreign languages - but they don't begin their day with classes.

July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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


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