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Local officials say recycling reduces taxpayers’ costs

When pitching the benefits of recycling, most proponents give broad, altruistic statements about saving the environment's limited resources.

December 04, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Area leaders brace for winter’s worst

The winter forecast may call for warmer, drier weather, but the Georgia Department of Transportation and area governments aren't taking any chances.

December 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Festival of Trees Gala raises funds, Christmas spirits

The Christmas spirit was alive and well at the eighth annual Festival of Trees Gala.

December 04, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


New teacher evaluations look at administrative, student input

School systems want to hire quality, effective educators they can retain.

December 03, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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


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Inmates building welding shop to offer job training for prisoners

Motivated Hall County inmates are being given the chance to end their sentences with a foot in the door of a living-wage job.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it's only the start of economic ...

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


With all candidates in, Georgia governor’s race has pulled in more than $7.6 million

Georgia's six major candidates to replace Gov. Nathan Deal have tipped the $7 million mark in early fundraising.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrated 20 years of operation Wednesday as employees and volunteers came together for pizza, snow cones and a chance to look back at ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch Special Olympian receives honorary ESPY

While many of the top athletes in sports received recognition at the 25th annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night before a national television audience, a Flowery ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Closed portion of West Academy Street reopens

West Academy Street from Washington Street to Oak Street reopened Wednesday afternoon.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

A turn lane project is underway on frequently congested Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road in Gainesville.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$41K in drugs found at Buford campsite

Two people are accused of having $41,800 of heroin, methamphetamine, pills and other drugs at a Buford campsite, according to authorities.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville-based McEver Meats to see supply disruption

Customers likely will see a temporary disruption in supply of Gainesville-based McEver Meat products, beginning this month, because of a recent fire at a meat ...

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pets lost as fire destroys Lula mobile home

An early-morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Lula Wednesday, killing two pets and leaving two people displaced.

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Cherokee Bluff, Sidney Lanier potential names for new middle/high school

Cherokee Bluff and Sidney Lanier are two names being considered for the new middle/high school set to open next year in South Hall, according ...

July 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Plan that includes Fazoli’s restaurant gets conditional OK

The developer of a proposed shopping strip on busy White Sulphur Road and Jesse Jewell Parkway got the green light Tuesday from the Gainesville Planning ...

July 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


3 new suits filed in Scouts abuse case

Three new lawsuits have been filed in Cobb County Superior Court by men claiming they were sexually abused by a former Gainesville scoutmaster.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville 5-year-old to talk about love of reading on ‘Steve Harvey’

A 5-year-old Gainesville girl's love of reading keeps taking her to new places.

July 11, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Body found on trail near Amicalola Falls

July 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


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