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Deal appoints Robert D. Alexander as State Court judge

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday appointed Jefferson attorney Robert D. Alexander to fill the vacancy in the State Court of Jackson County.

March 21, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Mega Millions, Powerball reach hefty jackpots

After cuts earlier this month to the state's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship program, the game is getting much attention this week.

March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Iranian filmmaker urges cultural understanding

OAKWOOD - Iranian native Neda Sarmast encouraged those in her mostly student audience to become "cultural ambassadors" wherever they go, whether they are representing their school, Georgia or America.

March 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT sets Dahlonega traffic study meeting

An information session has been called to discuss the "needs analysis" portion of a traffic study concerning Ga. 52/Morrison Moore Parkway in Dahlonega.

March 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deal encouraged by early talks in water war

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday he plans to focus on Alabama in trying to resolve a two-decade, tri-state water dispute, but he also said his home state must take its owns steps to help solve the water woes.

March 21, 2011 | By Kate Brumbeck Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Police charge 1 in vehicle break-ins

The Gainesville Police Department arrested a Gainesville resident in connection with several vehicle break-ins Saturday.

March 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch woman celebrates 100th birthday

Flowery Branch resident Kate Bagby said her secret to living to be a century old is likely hard work.

March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch council to study long-term issues

Flowery Branch is a small town with big plans over the next few years, but its pockets are only so deep.

March 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters plan April 1 benefit

They were just telling stories, really, about a beloved friend and fellow firefighter whose absence left a hole in many hearts as well as volunteer services.

March 20, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville’s greenway to get greener

Gainesville officials are ready to bring some greenery to the midtown greenway.

March 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Soldier, family move into new Habitat house

Army Spc. Michael Walker returned from deployment in Afghanistan a year ago, yet he's just now getting his homecoming.

March 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Funds raised to honor local leader

Grady Young is long gone, but his spirit lives on as his family and supporters continue his good works through the Grady Young Foundation. The nonprofit held its major fundraising events over the weekend.

March 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Legislators to gear up for bills’ final push

With Crossover Day behind them, state lawmakers are beginning to prioritize their final plans for the 2011 General Assembly session.

March 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Schools brace for busy summer of spending SPLOST money

New school roofs and air conditioning systems may be up first on a list of projects to be funded by Hall County's 1-cent sales tax for education.

March 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Ga. National Guard to help Afghans with agribusiness

MOUNT AIRY - John Church grew up around farming and, although he has forged a career in the logging business, still keeps crops and raises chickens on his rural Habersham County land.

March 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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State lawmakers ponder tax break for music industry

A legislative working group, perhaps hoping to spawn the next Allman Brothers Band, REM or Outkast, will review possible tax incentives for the Georgia music ...

June 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Braselton woman collects ‘heartfelt notes’ for Orlando victims

A Braselton woman is collecting "love notes" to send to the families and friends of the victims of Sunday's fatal attack at a gay ...

June 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall County native gets ‘Daisy’ nursing award from Emory Hospital

A Hall County native was named a "Daisy" award winner earlier this month at Emory Hospital.

June 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SLIDESHOW: Lanier Tech grants diplomas to 985 in 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

June 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall solicitor general discusses dangers of teens 'sexting'

All the kids are doing it.

June 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Former Hall fire battalion chief denies harassment charge, attorney says

A former Hall County Fire Services battalion chief denied any sort of intimidation or threats of county employees, his attorney said Friday.

June 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man indicted on rape charge from 2013 case

A 61-year-old man was indicted this month on a charge of rape from 2013, according to authorities.

June 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local






Williams is new Brenau dean of College of Education

Eugene Williams, who has been a Brenau University professor since 2008, has been named dean of the College of Education.

June 17, 2016 | | Local


Hospital’s garden is latest stop for visitor studying nature’s health benefits

The truth of grandma's sayings about the benefits of gardening and nature was a subject for conversation Thursday in Anne's Garden at the ...

June 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County plans worker raises, no tax increase in 2017 budget

Employee pay raises are at the fore of a $97 million spending plan Hall County officials are considering for the 2017 fiscal year.

June 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stalled Flowery Branch subdivision to rise from the weeds

An Arizona-based developer got the green light Thursday to get bulldozers moving again on a 53-acre Flowery Branch subdivision that had been killed by the ...

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs craftsman-style cottages on Mulberry Street

Up to five craftsman-style cottages planned along Mulberry Street, a heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway, got Flowery Branch City Council's approval Thursday night.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools bookmobile facilitates summer reading

It's not unusual to see a school bus parked outside Sugar Hill Academy of Talent and Career, but the bus stopped there Thursday morning ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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