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State lawmakers rush to beat 30th-day deadline for bills

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday passed dozens of bills, rushing to meet a key deadline to keep legislation alive for the remainder of the 40-day session.

March 11, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY AND BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local




No one hurt in Hall County house fire

No one was hurt but heavy damage resulted from a house fire Wednesday afternoon east of Gainesville.

March 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State Senate approves resolution to change Advanced Placement U.S. history exam

ATLANTA - The state Senate has passed a resolution demanding the New York-based College Board redo its most recent revision of the Advancement Placement U.S. History exam.

March 11, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Civil War series to continue at UNG-Gainesville

A panel discussion is set for tonight at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus on the Civil War's aftermath, including environmental impact on Georgia, Reconstruction and political effects.

March 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boy Scouts award 3 area leaders

The Boy Scouts of America Northeast Georgia Council honored three community leaders Tuesday night at the 2015 Gainesville American Values Dinner at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

March 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Final hearing set on plan for Hall area roads

Area residents have one more opportunity to comment on recommendations in the Hall County area's 2040 transportation plan.

March 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Girl Scouts recognize Gainesville Councilwoman Ruth Bruner

Ruth Bruner is a beacon of light and staunch feminist, according to her sons.

March 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Author speaks to 6th graders reading her WWII novel

Author Muffet Frische spoke to sixth-graders on Tuesday at C.W. Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch. She told the students, who are reading her book, how it was inspired by her cousin's experiences during World War II. The book is a historical novel set in northern California about children that fought to keep their town alive while their parents were serving on battlefields and working in factories during the war.

March 11, 2015 | | Local


House passes state parole board bill

A change in policy that would make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent overwhelmingly passed last week in the Georgia House.

March 11, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Hall County Schools to make up lost days

Students in Hall County schools are probably not happy to know they will be in school two days later this year.

March 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville planning board OKs new brewery location

It's not quite back to the drawing board, but Left Nut Brewing Co. is once again seeking approval from Gainesville officials to open the city's first craft brewery.

March 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville father and son sentenced to prison for bilking Cobb widow

A father and son from Gainesville have been sentenced to prison after being convicted of racketeering for taking millions of dollars from a Cobb County widow, according to the district attorney for the Cobb Judicial Circuit.

March 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Ice storm cleanup price tag keeps climbing for Gainesville

As local governments continue to clear streets and remove storm debris from roadways left by the ice storm in mid-February, the costs are starting to pile up.

March 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Alkermes selling Gainesville pharmaceutical plant

A manufacturing facility in Gainesville for pharmaceutical company Alkermes is being sold by the Ireland-based company.

March 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


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Gainesville High Principal LaCrisia Larkin to retire

After 34 years in education, Gainesville High School Principal LaCrisia Larkin will retire this year.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New arrest made in taxi driver shooting in Gainesville

A fifth person has been charged in the killing of a Gainesville taxi driver.

March 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


NCAA basketball contests a big business for some

What do you call a criminal act that is nearly unenforceable?

March 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Quinlan Visual Arts Center to open new sculpture garden

The beauty inside the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville will now be reflected on the outside as well.

March 19, 2015 | Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Badge & Bar: 4 indicted in rock damage overpass case

Four Gainesville men were indicted on March 10 in connection with allegedly throwing large rocks from a highway overpass and damaging two vehicles.

March 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Doctor discusses medical marijuana oil study

March 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Bus route changes now will take effect July 1

Hall Area Transit plans to push off Gainesville Connection route and fare changes until July 1, mainly to line up with the start of its fiscal year.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge hears arguments in appeal involving escape, jailer firings

A senior Superior Court judge heard arguments Wednesday involving two terminated Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies and an inmate who escaped in July 2013.

March 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville store clerk arrested on drug charges

A store clerk at AMAL Convenience Store was arrested Wednesday after authorities said they found roughly 2« pounds of suspected synthetic marijuana in her possession.

March 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Annual Girl Power event to focus on unleashing possibilities

Being a girl in middle and high school can be tough, but a Northeast Georgia organization wants to offer support to these young women.

March 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 honored at 90th annual Gainesville Kiwanis Club banquet

A Chestatee High School student and a longtime Gainesville square businessman were recipients Tuesday night of two awards at the Gainesville Kiwanis Club's 90th annual awards banquet.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Several Hall road projects have no money

Several Hall County projects have federal funding uncertainty, but at least three cited last week by Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer Brent Cook have no funding certainty at all.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation accepting philanthropist, leadership nominees

The North Georgia Community Foundation, celebrating its 30th year, is accepting nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year and Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy awards.

March 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG hosts regional STAR student gala

Some of the region's finest and highest-achieving students are headed to bright futures at some of the country's top colleges.

March 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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