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Ga. district lines mean strong GOP advantage

Georgia is undoubtedly a conservative-leaning state.

March 31, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Gran Prix draws international cyclists

Isaac Strickland of Newnan trekked to Gainesville this weekend to see his family and take part in one of his favorite activities - cycling.

March 30, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Clerk charged with selling synthetic marijuana

March 30, 2014 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Probe continues into officer-involved shooting

March 30, 2014 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville Community Development to continue focus on code enforcement

Ramped-up code enforcement efforts are not expected to be hampered despite the fact Gainesville Community Development Department officials don't expect their budget to change much in the 2015 fiscal year.

March 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Feeding nearly 200K, all in one afternoon

Ryan Sanders, assistant program manager with Stop Hunger Now, milled around the crowded room wearing a shirt emblazoned with "Rice Goes Last."

March 30, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula prepares for May 20 election

Lula officials are gearing up for a special election to replace City Councilman Norman Harrop, who is preparing for a move of his own.

March 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area school officials: Buses not overcrowded, extremely safe

The standard length of a school bus seat is 39 inches - that's 13 inches per student, mind you.

March 30, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: UNG town hall meeting tonight in Oakwood

The University of North Georgia is continuing a series of town hall meetings for alumni and community members to weigh in on its strategic plan.

March 30, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville unsure on water, sewer rate increase

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is proposing a 2.25 percent increase in the water rate for the 2015 fiscal year, and a 1.25 percent increase in the sewer rate.

March 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Experts: Put those iPads (and phones, and televisions, and computers) away

Nairika Cornett has always kept her children's exposure to technology to a minimum, but it was a hassle.

March 30, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Funds lacking to improve Hall’s busiest roads

The wreck in her front yard, turning an elaborate birdhouse into a pile of lumber, helped confirm what Stephanie Scoggins already knew: Something needs to be done with Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road.

March 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Concert for a cause

The Disabled American Veterans' hosted its "Fulfilling Our Promises" concert Saturday night at the Carlos and Sandra Cervantes Theater at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. The concert featured a variety of music, including classical, country and gospel performed by 15 musicians of various ages and backgrounds. The event was a fundraiser for DAV Chapter 17, which depends on donations and volunteers to assist area veterans and their families. In addition, the chapter provides scholarships for children of veterans and transportation to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur.

March 29, 2014 | | Local


City council set to vote on historic marker for tornado site

Gainesville City Council appears poised to approve the placement of a long-awaited historical marker at the site of the former Cooper Pants Factory, which burned during the April 6, 1936, tornado that devastated much of the city.

March 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau lauds past and future at gala

Brenau University celebrated its past with a black-tie-optional event Saturday night while sharing with guests big plans for the future.

March 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Deal to sign criminal justice bill at Gainesville event

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the third phase of his criminal justice reforms today at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fifth fire in 3 days destroys North Hall home

Fire destroyed a house Saturday afternoon, causing $150,000 in damage, not including the contents.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shred Day raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a Shred Day event Friday in Gainesville to benefit Hall County Relay for Life. The public was invited to bring their documents to be shredded and to offer a donation. The Times Relay for Life team also will host a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 26. Residents interested in participating can rent a space for $20, with proceeds from space rentals going to Relay. Participants will need to provide their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space for the yard sale, call Dana Erwin ...

April 12, 2014 | | Local


Fire destroys shop

A fire Friday night at a personal shop in the 5600 block of Raintree Trace caused $70,000 of damage to the structure and contents, authorities said.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


UNG club sponsors event to support LGBT community

Students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus gathered Friday to silently support members of the school's LGBT community.

April 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Drug court graduates do well, statistics show

Hall County's drug court program is an alternative to incarceration for drug offenders. Successful completion ensures there is never a conviction on their record.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Rabid raccoon found Friday

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Study: Atlanta sprawls while Hall County hangs tight

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta region - perhaps not surprisingly - is the most sprawling large metropolitan area in the country.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two overnight fires in N. Hall deemed suspicious

Two overnight fires in North Hall County are believed to be suspicious but not connected, according to Hall County Fire Services.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Curriculum, budget hot topics at school board forum

Common core, board transparency and fiscal accountability were the main topics discussed during a Thursday education forum for Board of Education candidates hosted by the Lanier Tea Party Patriots.

April 11, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia leads country in growth of women-owned businesses

There's no one road for a woman to take when it comes to owning and operating her own business.

April 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County commercial, industrial tax notices mailed today

Annual tax assessment notices for about 4,200 commercial and industrial properties in Hall County were dropped in the mail today, but it's not time to pay up quite yet.

April 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal backs medical marijuana trials

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.

April 11, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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