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Area senators get leadership roles

State Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, R-Chestnut Mountain.

January 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lake Lanier’s fortunes looking up after days of rain

What a difference a month makes.

January 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Some state lawmakers say teens should hang up and drive

Every afternoon in Gainesville High School's upper campus parking lot, dozens of teen drivers crank up their cars and instinctively reach for their cell phones before pulling out on the road.

January 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Finances shut down Rudolph’s; Sonic, Monkey Barrel also have closed

Rudolph's, a fine dining mainstay for years in Gainesville, has closed its doors.

January 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia weathered rain, floods, tree-topplings

Before the drenching rains eased up Wednesday across Hall County, storms left flooding and fallen trees in their wake.

January 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain could raise Lake Lanier by 4 feet

The heavy rain North Georgia has seen during the past day could help boost Lake Lanier by as much as 3 to 4 feet by today.

January 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County schools want to use teachers more efficiently

Leaders of the Hall County school system are reviewing ways to use teachers more efficiently for the upcoming school year in an effort to keep instructional costs down.

January 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State says White County's LHR Farms poses no health threat

A recent report from the Georgia Division of Public Health concludes that LHR Farms, a White County facility that processes waste from septic tanks, poses no threat to human health.

January 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Bone-building drugs can cause serious side effect

Fosamax. Actonel. Boniva. These drugs have been advertised on TV so much they've become household words.

January 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Flowery Branch could get permit this year to expand sewer plant

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch has cleared a key hurdle toward reaching its eventual goal to double capacity at its sewer treatment plant.

January 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau taps professor as new academic chief

Longtime Brenau University history professor Jim Southerland will take on Brenau's top academic role this week.

January 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


21 people die statewide in holiday crashes

This New Year's holiday, 21 people died in crashes across Georgia, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


No serious injuries after Jackson County school bus overturns

A Jackson County School System special education bus carrying Kings Bridge Middle School students overturned shortly after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

January 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dunlap joins ranks of Georgia influential

A statewide business magazine has included four people with ties to Hall County among its 100 Most Influential Georgians of 2009.

January 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Padgett earns permanent post as Gainesville city manager

After nearly two months without one, Gainesville officially has a city manager.

January 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gibbs signs on as new Dawson schools chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Tuition to rise for all students at state colleges

DAHLONEGA - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 16, 2014 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Justus approved as West Hall High principal

Eight years ago, while coaching a summer baseball game, Scott Justus got the call to see if he was interested in pursuing an assistant principal's job at West Hall High School.

April 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Renovated downtown building open for business

An old red brick building in downtown Lula is once again open for business after decades of neglect.

April 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council may ease pawnshop rules

A second reading and final vote on easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located will be heard when Gainesville City Council meets tonight.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Basin group moves forward on water plan

A private group with a vested interest in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin has asked its consultants to begin drafting a water management plan for the basin.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gateway to Hope plans night of fun for good cause

The annual Gateway to Hope fundraiser set for Friday aims tobenefit victims of domestic violence.

April 14, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville City Schools lowers graduation requirement

Gainesville High School students now need only 23 credits to graduate, down from 24 last year and 28 just a few years ago.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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