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Local officials support broader sex abuse reporting law

In the wake of the Penn State child abuse scandal in which school officials failed to inform law enforcement, child advocates and local law officials believe Georgia's mandatory reporting laws need to be broadened.

December 03, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville reconsiders water payment penalties

If a business tenant skips out on paying its city water bill in Gainesville, the landlord is ultimately responsible for paying the bill.

December 03, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Region's drought risk is serious, scientists say

BUFORD - Scientists with their eyes turned on the drought in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin are struggling with ways to get the message across: This dry spell is significant.

December 03, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Best-selling authors talk to Flowery Branch students

Cindy Woodsmall holds up a large piece of an Amish hand-sewn quilt in front of the class.

December 03, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Marietta school chief bests local nominees

ATLANTA - Northeast Georgia had three in the race for Georgia Superintendent of the Year out of four finalists, but Marietta City Schools Superintendent Emily Lembeck nabbed the award Friday.

December 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Missing Forsyth woman spotted in Dahlonega

A Forsyth County woman reported missing earlier this week was spotted at a Dahlonega retailer on Thursday, authorities say, before quickly vanishing again.

December 02, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Tire store’s land deal is on hold

Plans to get rid of an eyesore in a busy Gainesville shopping area have stalled.

December 02, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Habersham progresses in plans for courthouse

The Habersham County Board of Commissioners is moving closer to beginning construction on its planned Judicial Center.

December 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Experts say Lanier unlikely to rebound in 2012

Climate and water management officials meeting at Lake Lanier Islands Resort this week are not optimistic the reservoir outside their windows has any chance of refilling soon.

December 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Attorney for alleged militia leader appeals bond denial

The attorney for a Cleveland man portrayed as the mastermind in an alleged plot to buy explosives and kill government employees has appealed a recent bond decision.

December 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville High gearing up for big game

There's no doubting Helen Perry's allegiance to Gainesville High School or her excitement about tonight's Class AAA state semifinal playoff game at City Park Stadium.

December 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch council won't get involved in water bill dispute

FLOWERY BRANCH - Several residents of TreePark Apartment Homes complained to Flowery Branch City Council on Thursday night about their water bills, sent to them through a private company, and asked for the government to intervene.

December 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville considers regulating “sharp” trash

A plastic trash bag isn't much of barrier from a sharp object.

December 01, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Family continues search for missing son

It's been two months since Marsha Funk has seen her son.

December 01, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Our Neighbor residents get help with holiday decorations

They may not have looked like elves, but they had the same Christmas spirit.

December 01, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Oakwood officer honored for heroic fire rescue

An Oakwood police officer was honored Monday night for his heroics in rescuing a wheelchair-bound man from a burning house June 19.

July 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood gives first OK to film ordinance

Following in Hall County's footsteps, Oakwood is looking to put in place its own ordinance addressing film and music productions in the South Hall ...

July 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fourth teenager in Stephens County wreck dies

The fourth teenager in a fatal June 30 car crash in Stephens County died Friday, according to authorities.

July 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Traffic concerns raised in Fazoli’s proposal

A proposed Fazoli's restaurant in Gainesville appears to have at least one obstacle to overcome: traffic.

July 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New voices raise alarm about housing needs

A young woman recently contacted the Newtown Florist Club about the difficulties she was having trying to find a place to live for her and ...

July 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Fire damages South Hall home

A Sunday night fire caused damage to a 2,500-square-foot home in South Hall.

July 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Papa Jack’s reopens Monday in new location, larger space

After being closed for a week, South Hall's Papa Jack's Country Kitchen will reopen Monday in a new location with double the space ...

July 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Area shoppers adjust to scrapped tax holiday

Kerri Palmer planned to spend $200 out of pocket on teaching supplies before the school year begins in August. Her plans changed this week.

July 09, 2017 | | Local


Taxicab boom in Gainesville driving a growing need

Every day, colorful taxicabs with cheerful and exotic Spanish names dart in and out of busy Gainesville streets and thoroughfares.

July 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Soft’ skills get a hard emphasis for prospective job seekers

As public schools, technical colleges and universities prepare students to enter today's workforce, it's not enough to teach them the skills needed to ...

July 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Mother pleased with settlement in Gainesville High School's Title IX case

Though she said she never intended to take the matter to litigation, Ginger Folger said it was vital to see the Title IX case involving ...

July 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Students turn out to ‘untag’ Gainesville by erasing graffiti

For its fifth year, Generation Inspiration was out Saturday for its "Un-tag Gainesville" event at a handful of locations "until they run out of paint ...

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Photo slideshow: Cracker Fly-In shows off aces of the wild blue yonder

The annual Cracker Fly-In at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville offered a tarmac full of delights to tempt aviation enthusiasts.

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school district seeks to attract minority teachers

With Hispanics and African-Americans accounting for nearly 80 percent of student enrollment in Gainesville City Schools but only 12 percent of certified teachers, district leaders ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New provost looks forward to fresh opportunity at Brenau

After four months of saying goodbye to colleagues at a school in North Carolina where worked for seven years, Jim Eck said he is happy ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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