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Russell Vandiver named Lanier Tech president

Russell Vandiver, who has worked at Lanier Technical College for 34 years, was appointed the new president of the school Thursday afternoon.

September 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Dragons versus Trojans a battle of numbers

It's Week 2 of football season for most area high schools, and the action on the field is already intensifying.

September 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville proposes minor changes to trash service, increase in fees

Gainesville City Council is moving forward with a trash plan that will encourage recycling, limit pickup to 96 gallons and increase monthly fees by $7.

September 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Speaker makes points about acupuncture

Acupuncture may be an ancient Chinese medicine practice, but for many Americans it's more of a big mystery.

September 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville man given prestigious Boy Scout award

A school bus full of children sat in a snowdrift, unable to move. As the snow piled up and nervous children panicked, a lone student took charge by rigging the telegraph wires to signal for help, a skill he learned as a Boy Scout.

September 02, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Student injured at football game at C.W. Davis Middle

A football player was injured Thursday night during a C.W. Davis Middle School home game at the Flowery Branch school, officials said.

September 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Elderly man in crash with tour bus dies

An elderly man involved in a collision with a tour bus in Dawson County Wednesday morning has died.

September 02, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


More people to travel on Labor Day weekend

Many will be packing up and heading out of town this week for one last long weekend of summer.

September 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two NE Ga. communities get combined $1.4 million for utility upgrades

Two Northeast Georgia communities have received loans as part of an $86 million statewide effort to improve water and sewer systems.

September 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property owners helping with rail route for greenway

As city officials try to locate former CSX railroad property lines to build a greenway in Midtown, local property owners are helping as much as possible.

September 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Real estate expert recommends retail for recovery

For Jackson County, one of the keys to economic recovery is retail, according to local real estate expert Frank Norton Jr.

September 01, 2010 | By Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Field trips become more local

With ongoing budget cuts, many field trips disappeared from students' calendars more than a year ago. In some cases, however, Gainesville City Schools and Hall County Schools prioritize local trips to keep the students engaged.

September 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 men charged with burglary lead to 5 more arrests

Hall County Sheriff's officials charged two men with burglary after arresting them and five others in western Hall County.

September 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man critically injured in collision with gospel group’s tour bus

A tour bus for members of a local gospel group collided with a pickup truck on Ga. 400 in Dawson County Wednesday morning and the truck's driver was critically injured.

September 01, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


None injured in school bus crash

A Hall County Schools bus was rear-ended by a car at 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to a school spokesman.

September 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elton Maddox named Workhorse of the Year at Poultry Expo

ATLANTA - Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Oakwood-based Wayne Farms and a past U.S. Poultry & Egg Association chairman, was named USPOULTRY's Workhorse of ...

January 25, 2016 | For The Times | Local


Gainesville Police charge man with rape at Motel 6

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Gainesville motel.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trio accused of at least 7 car break-ins

Three men are accused of entering cars around the Chestatee area, according to authorities.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall performing arts center still set for fall opening

Work on the new performing arts center at North High School remains on schedule for the facility to open in time for next school year.

January 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Comprehensive plan updates will include new focus on housing

Affordable housing will be a major consideration when Hall County and other local cities begin the arduous process this year of updating their comprehensive plans ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year Jayla Williams driven to succeed

Jayla Williams was born with drive.

January 25, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville selects new director of water resources department

Gainesville has named a new director of the Department of Water Resources.

January 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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