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Water war lands in lap of scientists

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall addressed the National Academy of Sciences on Friday in Washington, asking the academy to let "good science" solve the issue of how water should be distributed in the Chattahoochee River basin.

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


It's the return of the rowers

Rowing is back on Lake Lanier today when the John Hunter Regatta returns for the first time in four years.

April 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 Legion posts find a home with merger

Two area American Legion posts with pasts linked to the segregation era plan to steer a new course in the future.

April 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers hunt for old courthouse treasures

JEFFERSON - Armed with rubber gloves, face masks and flashlights, members of the historic courthouse restoration committee braved the dark rooms and corridors of the old Jackson County courthouse last weekend in search of important documents and artifacts.

April 04, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Only Lanier, Hartwell basins are in drought

Almost all of Georgia has escaped from the epic drought.

April 04, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Rising lake gives boaters a boost

It's been a soggy week, but all the rain has helped the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open many boat ramps on Lake Lanier that had been closed because of the low water level.

April 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Pilgrimage aims to support immigrants

Some activists will kick off Holy Week in Gainesville by calling attention to immigration reform.

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Three charged with influencing a witness

Three Forsyth County residents were arrested Thursday and charged with attempting to influence a witness, Sheriff Ted Paxton said.

April 04, 2009 | | Local


Rite Aid pharmacy damaged in fire to reopen on Monday

The Rite Aid pharmacy in Dahlonega that was damaged by a deliberately set fire March 2 will reopen Monday.

April 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


2 men charged with burglarizing home

Two Cleveland men were arrested after they allegedly were caught burglarizing a Candler Road home Friday morning, Hall County Sheriff's officials said.

April 04, 2009 | From Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local student has a grand time on ‘Millionaire’

Fashion proved to be Justin Floyd's downfall.

April 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Lake Lanier hits highest level since '07, 10 feet below full pool

Almost all of Georgia has escaped from the epic drought.

April 03, 2009 | From staff, wire reports <a href="mailto:news@gainesvilletimes.com">news@gainesvilletimes.com</a> | Local




Fla. lawmakers call for river system study

Two Florida lawmakers have reintroduced federal legislation calling for a study of the water management, needs and conservation along the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System. Lake Lanier is the largest reservoir on the river system.

April 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville college student finally gets ‘Millionaire’ moment

Justin Floyd has been keeping a secret for almost six months. But today, the truth finally will be revealed.

April 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Granddaughter of Gen. Longstreet dies at age 84

Jamie Louise Longstreet Paterson, a Gainesville native and granddaughter of Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, died on Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Experts shed light on health care law

Change was the overarching theme at a Tuesday forum on health care law at Brenau University's downtown center in Gainesville.

August 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County still pressing Gainesville to annex 'islands'

Hall County officials are still jabbing at Gainesville's decision to annex unincorporated "islands" last year, asking the city for an update on its plans with regard to additional properties.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two Hall County schools placed on state’s alert list

Two Hall County schools are on the state's radar as a result of a lack of progress in student achievement over a three-year period.

August 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Planning board tables talk of Broad Street abandonment

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tabled a request Tuesday from Medical Arts Properties, a local real estate firm, to have the city abandon a portion of Broad Street between Prior and Spring streets.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

NEW YORK - Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

August 12, 2014 | By Ryan Parker And Dennis Mclellan Los Angeles Times | Local


Group alleges illegal religious practices at Chestatee High School

August 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Roads group balks on Ga. 347 funding

Funding for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands hit a bump Tuesday, when a roads planning group decided to hold off assigning money for the project.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge: Board must hear fired deputies’ case again

A ruling by the Civil Services Board to reinstate two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies who were fired after an inmate escaped must be voted on again.

August 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County schools enroll refugee children

Eleven Central American refugee students have enrolled at Chicopee Woods Elementary, with another five expected to enroll soon.

August 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


National Guardsmen help tackle Honduran drug violence

Lawlessness stemming from rising drug trafficking and violent gang attacks has resulted in thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border from Central America in recent months, seeking refuge.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


CASA info session set for today; class begins Aug. 26

The Hall-Dawson CASA program will have an informational meeting today, and its training will officially begin Aug. 26.

August 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Varied businesses scolded by board for underage drinking

A diverse group of businesses was disciplined Thursday by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners for underage alcohol sales.

August 12, 2014 | From Times regional staff | Local


The Local Agenda: Board to address Cherokee Bluffs project’s budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday to approve a $2.8 million project budget for Cherokee Bluffs Park.

August 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula skips to phase 3 in downtown project

Lula is playing leapfrog as it prepares to open bids on the third phase of an effort to spruce up downtown.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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