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Huckabee supporters rally in Gainesville

Supporters of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gathered on the downtown Gainesville square to hand out campaign materials and wave signs at passing motorists.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Apalachicola sues to get more water from Lake Lanier

The city of Apalachicola, Fla., has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jury to start deciding if mother beat child

A jury could decide today whether a young Gainesville mother is guilty of beating her 2-year-old daughter nearly to death, then withholding medical treatment overnight.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Melted snowfall eases drought better than rain

When it comes to drought relief, snow has a slight edge over rain.

January 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Centerpoint mentors, in it for the long haul, honored Thursday

When Okema Washington first moved to Gainesville from New York, she wanted to make sure her son, Jakhai, had a positive male influence in his life.

January 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School officials decide on when to close schools

GAINESVILLE - Ahh, a snow day. Good news for students and often a tough call for superintendents.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawmakers OK state water plan

ATLANTA - Even the fractious Georgia Legislature can agree on one thing: The state needs its first water management plan.

January 29, 2008 | | Local


Snow gives area a day of play

This article will be updated as circumstances warrant.

January 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Norton: Economy takes toll on Georgia

A few hard doses of reality and a number of bright spots for the future were included in Gainesville real estate executive Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mother found guilty of beating toddler

A Gainesville mother was found guilty Friday of beating her 2-year-old daughter to the point of leaving numerous bruises and lacerations, but a jury acquitted her of causing a life-threatening skull fracture.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More winter weather coming this weekend

This article will be updated as circumstances warrant.

Another round of winter weather may be headed to North Georgia.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Emergency room liability law under attack

A slight change in the wording of Georgia's malpractice reform law could make a big difference to hospitals and patients.

January 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Engineering team invited to national contest in D.C.

FLOWERY BRANCH - A Flowery Branch High School engineering team has been named as one of six national finalists in the Junior Engineering Technical Society's National Engineering Design Challenge set for Feb. 14-16 in Washington, D.C.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Isakson says U.S. troop surge making a difference in Iraq

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said the U.S.-led surge is bringing positive results in Iraq. The junior senator made his comments Wednesday in a speech to the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce.

January 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sheriff’s office honored for reducing injuries, deaths

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County and the Gainesville Police Department, has been recognized for working to reduce injuries and fatalities on rural Northeast Georgia roads.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Almost 400 jobs available between Wal-Mart, Lanier Islands hiring

Gainesville's jobless rate took a big drop in September, and with Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Wal-Mart hiring for new operations, it's likely to continue falling.

October 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Accident history of railroad crossing in dispute

Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s Water Supply Program

An environmental watchdog group's annual "Dirty Dozen" report criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal's $300 million Water Supply Program, which includes an undetermined amount for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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