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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


Cause of Lumpkin County boy’s death still not available

Authorities are still not willing to say what caused the death of a 3-year-old boy in Lumpkin County last weekend.

August 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man carries cross for Jesus

Roy Scott has battled the demons. Now he's carrying a cross for Jesus.

August 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents to participate in hunger march

Gainesville residents will be among hundreds who march across Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta tonight to raise awareness for senior hunger.

August 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville asks judge to map out greenway

City officials filed court paperwork late Tuesday asking a judge to determine where former CSX railroad property lines are located as they begin building a greenway in Midtown.

August 31, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Speaker urges vigilance to prevent sexual abuse of children

When it comes to protecting children from sexual predators, everyone has an important role to play, Steve Collins said.

August 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Free tutoring available for struggling Gainesville Middle School students

Gainesville Middle School students struggling with grades and test scores can get help for free.

August 31, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Area students encouraging sustainability

A handful of Brenau University students believe they can change the world.

August 31, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood on the move

In a soft economy, Oakwood has been moving along with road projects, downtown improvements, sewer projects and new businesses.

August 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Data puts parts of Gainesville at top threat level for lead poisoning

The painters are brushing up as Melvean Strickland looks over the renovation of her family's home in the historic Newtown neighborhood of Gainesville.

May 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ducks zoom across Lanier to deliver rich prize

All it took was two ducks and 10 bucks.

May 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


VIDEO: Lawman hauls a heavy load at Sheriff's Office job fair

Heavy-lifting Sgt. Greg Cochran with the Hall County Sheriff's office is back at it again, performing feats of almost superhuman strength for a crowd ...

May 14, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch students join others to create apps

Flowery Branch High School students, and three other schools, combined technology and compassion in an online project, "Mad about Mattering," seeking to "change the world ...

May 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville judge to speak at Vatican summit

A U.S. District Court judge from Gainesville will join a selection of other judges to speak at the Vatican for a summit on human ...

May 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cancer survivors, supporters march toward a cure in annual Relay for Life fundraiser

It's touched thousands of people in Hall County alone.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lane closures set next week on Spout Springs at I-985

Lane closures are expected through next week on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch between the Interstate 985 southbound and northbound ramps, the Georgia Department ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Woman charged with ramming another car, injuring driver

A Gainesville woman is accused of ramming her car into another woman's car until it struck a power pole, police said.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials react to Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms in schools

Local officials were among those at public schools nationwide who received an Obama administration directive Friday saying they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Sardis principal buzzes hair to celebrate students for meeting reading goals

A raucous roar of cheering, stamping and squealing poured out of the Sardis Enrichment School gymnasium Friday morning.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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