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Class Notes: UGA faculty touring Hall County on Monday

New faculty members from the University of Georgia will be in Hall County today, getting to know the inner workings of the state.

August 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group wants Georgia Power profits trimmed over nuclear plant

ATLANTA - Regulators should cut Georgia Power's profits as the cost of its new nuclear plant rises, making it a less attractive financial deal for the public, an environmental group said.

August 09, 2015 | By Ray Henry Associated Press | Local


Some Gainesville road projects in master plan taking shape early

Some early work is beginning on some key Gainesville roads projects, as part of a city transportation master plan completed nearly two years ago.

August 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former next-door neighbors from Gainesville reconnect on the job in New York

Two little girls sit together on the back porch.

August 09, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville, South Hall spar for new growth

The growth is coming. The growth is coming.

August 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County fixes septic issues at East Hall Community Center

Septic issues forced East Hall Community Center to close Sunday, but the issues have been resolved and the center will reopen at its normal time at 7 a.m. Monday.

August 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Cardiologist who helped start cath lab retires after 35 years

Dr. Robert Ferguson has been a cardiologist for 35 years. That's 3½ decades watching medical technology evolve. Three and a half decades "fussing at patients" to encourage them to live healthier lifestyles. And, 3½ decades doing what he couldn't live without: helping people.

August 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Heroin addicts look for life after the needle

Drug addiction can come on quickly. But acquiring a physical dependence takes time, commitment.

August 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ministry hands out bags of hope to local students

Gainesville Middle School eighth-grader Jamel Segar is among the local students headed back to class with a new book bag full of supplies thanks to the inaugural back to school giveaway hosted by the Roderick Hughey Ministries.

August 08, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


McEver Road fixes on hold for now

Repairs are on the way for a largely asphalt-worn 7-mile stretch of McEver Road in South and West Hall County, but patience is required.

August 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Baptist trains reaction team to protect church from armed threat

A pastor, a 75-year-old Navy chief and a hunter line up at the firing range. Their mission: learning how best to protect their church from an armed threat.

August 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Pencils sharpened for school testing season

After a school year marked by difficult state-mandated testing and dissatisfied parents, the state is easing up a bit.

August 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dancers get to Toss the Possum at Martha Hope Cabin

Folks stopped by the Martha Hope Cabin on Prior Street in Gainesville Saturday to listen, dance and watch 23-year-old fiddling virtuoso Rob Zisette excitedly wield the instrument.

August 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Medical Center Auxiliary honors teen volunteers

The Medical Center Auxiliary recently honored more than 100 local teenagers who have been generous with their time around Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville and Braselton locations.

August 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Authorities say woman struck man with car with child was inside

A Gainesville woman is accused of knocking a man down with her car while her child was inside the vehicle, authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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Gate fees going up at Lake Lanier Islands

Lake Lanier Islands is increasing its gate fees from $10 to $15 effective Oct. 1.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


You heard it here: Superintendent relieved not to be rowing in LA

Here's a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Creating a new ‘favorite’ class

C.W. Davis Middle School students have a new "favorite" class that incorporates photography, art, Photoshop and marketing.

August 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT closing lanes on Ga. 400

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall County stabbing case moves to Superior Court

A Gainesville man stepping outside of a Lee Land Road home encountered his girlfriend's ex and was allegedly stabbed in the legs multiple times ...

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities accuse Flowery Branch man of fracturing woman’s face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of striking a woman and fracturing her face, according to Hall County authorities.

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s office awarded state certification

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum received the sheriff office's state certification Thursday night, placing it with 107 ...

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall; second positive case this week

The second confirmed case this week of rabies and fifth for 2015 came from a rabid raccoon found in North Hall.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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