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New crime lab aids Gainesville police

Tucked away on the ground floor of the Gainesville Public Safety Complex is a room essential to putting criminals behind bars.

August 17, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Dawson sheriff withdraws from certification program

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has temporarily withdrawn from a state certification program for law enforcement agencies and plans to seek certification again next spring.

August 17, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville City Council delays new ward map decision

Gainesville City Council put off voting on a new ward map Tuesday night so a project team assigned to the task can assess two late proposals.

August 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall to reassign emergency agency's planning duties

The Emergency Management Agency is one person short after cuts made in July to the Hall County budget.

August 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


DOT sets rural roads program hearings

The state is giving Northeast Georgia's rural residents an opportunity to review the proposed fiscal 2012-2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program covering those areas.

August 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU students to enjoy $25M in improvements

School starts today at North Georgia College & State University, and its 6,000 students will have two new facilities to explore in between classes.

August 16, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Former Barrow teacher’s case calls social media ethics into question

Former Barrow County teacher Ashley Payne is waiting on a decision from a Superior Court judge about her former job.

August 16, 2011 | BY CARMAN PETERSON Times regional staff | Local


House, Senate committees OK new maps

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a plan to redraw the state's 180 House districts, a proposal that would force 20 incumbents to face off against each other.

August 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Jacobs looks forward to first year as North Georgia president

Bonita Jacobs expressed excitement this afternoon, the day before classes start at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.

August 16, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Police aim to help businesses guard against thieves

With armed robberies at two different local convenience stores this past week, store owners likely have safety on the mind. And Gainesville Police have something to help.

August 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Corps sends extra water from Lake Lanier downstream

As Tropical Storm Gert appears headed out to sea, the Hall County area's rain deficit gets larger and the water level at Lake Lanier keeps dropping.

August 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 state representatives want fewer districts in Hall

ATLANTA - The three state representatives from Hall County say they are working to change the legislative maps for the state.

August 16, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man found at gas station Friday died of natural causes

A man found dead in a parking lot Friday died of natural causes, authorities said Monday.

August 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board may set millage rate next week

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education might begin the process of setting its millage rate as early as next week.

August 15, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Transportation panel now to decide final projects list

The deadline passed Monday for regions throughout Georgia to produce a recommended list of road projects for next year's transportation tax referendum.

August 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Investigator details June shooting at mobile home party

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the Magistrate Court judge Friday of the fatal shooting last month at a mobile home party.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One dead, two injured in Forsyth crash

July 14, 2017 | | Local


Council on Aging honors Miller

Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, was named outstanding legislator of the year by the Georgia Council on Aging on Thursday.

July 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local




Film industry on a roll in Georgia

Georgia's film industry is gaining momentum as it hosts hits from Netflix's "Stranger Things" to AMC's "The Walking Dead," and the state ...

July 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Commissioners approve first phase of new shooting range construction

An ambitious, million-dollar project to build a new gun range for the Hall County Sheriff's Office and the FBI was approved by the Hall ...

July 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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