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September 30, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Vikings, wildcats a match full of surprises

A pair of 1-3 teams meet up tonight when the East Hall Vikings visit the Rabun County Wildcats, and tonight's winner will be tied for first place in Region 8A-AA.

September 30, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cagle, Ralston create immigration reform panel

Top Georgia officials are searching for a way to address the immigration issue in the state.

September 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ga. senators introduce water resource legislation

Both of Georgia's senators introduced four pieces of legislation to help the state meet its water needs as it continues to battle with Alabama and Florida about how to share water.

September 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Investigators recover hundreds of stolen items

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators found hundreds of stolen items when they searched homes in Dahlonega and Lawrenceville on Wednesday.

September 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Da Vinci students learn how to get rid of bed bugs

Da Vinci Academy students watched Thursday as two lively dogs, Sydney and Annabelle, tracked the scent of a rising epidemic: bed bugs.

September 30, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville man denied bond in kidnapping case

To the dismay of his crowd of supporters, Gainesville resident Christopher Thomas Ray - who appeared in Gwinnett Superior Court Thursday on felony kidnapping charges - was denied bond.

September 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New public safety building almost ready

It's almost move-in time for Gainesville's public safety officials.

September 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Area educators experience weightlessness in a jet

In a scene her students say resembled a mosh pit, Audra Whitaker floated weightlessly aboard a Boeing 727.

September 29, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Petit Le Mans may attract 100,000 or more

As racing fans pour into town this weekend for the Petit Le Mans, it's Stacey Dickson's expectation that they'll also flood local hotels, shops and restaurants.

September 29, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bankruptcy filing does not include Deal

Nathan Deal's finances have come into question once again as a federal judge re-examines his daughter and son-in-law's bankruptcy filing.

September 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cow death extends mystery of mutilations

Kathy Cooper was tending to her cattle this week when she discovered another cow had been killed and mutilated - approximately one year from the first time it happened.

September 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood project needs $500,000 for improvement

Oakwood is trying to knit together as much as $500,000 to complete a downtown improvement project that would feature new sidewalks, ornamental lighting, benches, brick crosswalks and landscaping.

September 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia counties should boost economy

The economy is getting better, but the rate of recovery in the Northeast Georgia area directly depends on what residents do to help, a North Georgia College & State University speaker said Wednesday.

September 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man not injured after driving his car into pond off Bradford Street

A man drove his truck into the retention pond off Bradford Street on Wednesday evening and came out with no injuries.

September 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | 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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