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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


Animal tested positive for rabies in Gainesville

The Gainesville-Hall Animal Control Department reported Wednesday that a skunk, captured and shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, has tested positive for rabies.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State to get parking deck

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Regents gave its go-ahead Tuesday on design and construction of a 300-vehicle parking deck at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech enrolls more than 3,300 students

OAKWOOD - Lanier Technical College's enrollment has reached a record high.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Winter storm: Weather-related closings and delays in North Georgia

The following schools will be closed or delayed on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 (unless otherwise noted):

January 28, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville Parks to hold several summer job fairs

Gainesville Parks and Recreation will be holding summer job fairs at the Gainesville Civic Center on the following dates:

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Former Carter aide to speak at GSC in Oconee

WATKINSVILLE - A retired U.S. diplomat and former program director of The Carter Center is set to speak at noon Feb. 6 at Gainesville State College's Oconee County campus.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Norton to present 2008 business forecast tonight

Frank Norton Jr., a Gainesville real estate executive who monitors real estate and economic trends, will present his annual business forecast tonight at 6 p.m. at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


The storm in photos: Scenes from Times photographers

Times staff photographers didn't get a snow day because of the winter weather. Instead, they've been taking pictures from around the community.

Check back here to see more pictures as photographers Tom Reed, Scott Rogers and Robin Michener Nathan file their photo reports throughout the day.

January 28, 2008 | | Local


Jackson EMC offers student scholarships

JEFFERSON - Jackson EMC is taking applications for three scholarship awards based on academic ability, faculty recommendations and financial need. Winners will be chosen by a scholarship committee, which will review each application in search of the most qualified applicants.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather: Rain today; freezing rain still possible

This article will be updated as developments warrant.

It wasn't that bad, after all.

January 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau schedules fifth annual online summit

Some 60 Brenau University instructors who teach at least part of their classes online are gathering this week for the college's annual Online Facilitator Summit.

January 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville City Schools changes attendance policy

Gainesville City Schools wants its students to miss less than six school days a year.

November 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Sprinklers cause false alarm at Gainesville's Fair Street School

A faulty sprinkler head in an elevator shaft Monday morning caused children to be evacuated from Fair Street School.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville, Hall County reach deal on Ahaluna development

Officials from Hall County and the city of Gainesville have reached an agreement that will allow for the development of a 199-lot upscale subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier.

November 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Miller loses Senate president pro tem vote

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, lost the vote Monday for Senate president pro tem in the Georgia legislature.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Gov. Sanders dies, was key force in Hall’s early growth

Carl Sanders was Georgia's governor but also a huge contributor to Hall County's early growth.

November 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Space heater blamed for mobile home fire

An electric space heater too close to a Christmas tree has left five people without a home.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville doctor part of group battling Ebola

A Gainesville physician is doing his part to free the Ebola virus' deadly grip on his native Sierra Leone, and he is hoping the hard work of a group he belongs to will pay off soon.

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State lawmakers press forward on medical cannabis

November 16, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Rooster’s Perch opens new downtown location

Last weekend, The Rooster's Perch, a local meeting place for people with and without disabilities, opened the doors to a brand-new central location at 210 Bradford St. in Gainesville with hopes of growth for its patrons and the community.

November 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Class Notes: Dyer named to UGA College of Education Board of Visitors

Merrianne Dyer, former Gainesville City Schools superintendent, was recently named to the University of Georgia College of Education's inaugural Board of Visitors.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Private company to operate dorms at UNG

Students residing on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus may notice changes over the next year.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


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