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Water bill a key step, state leaders say

On the shores of the embattled waters of Lake Lanier, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Tuesday a bill that proponents say will demonstrate the state's commitment to water conservation.

June 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Economy drives change in resale biz

After 24 years in business, Teressa Glazer has seen many changes in the resale business.

June 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Georgia again seeks federal school grant

As Georgia schools continue to "race to the top" by pushing academic rigor, the state board of education hopes to score some money in return.

June 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


5 Hall students chosen as Byrd scholars

Five Hall County students will take $1,500 with them to college this fall as Byrd scholars.

June 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boil water advisory in Hoschton after main breaks

A water main break in Hoschton on Monday evening left one city subdivision without water and forced a boil water advisory to be issued through today.

June 01, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Officials report no deaths locally during weekend

Blame it on the rain, but few fatal incidents were reported on Georgia's lakes during the unofficial start to summer.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Memorial Day vigil shows some true meaning of the holiday

For the first time, Flowery Branch resident Marc Jones discovered the meaning of Memorial Day.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville asks residents for input on tax increase

The city of Gainesville will offer its residents three opportunities to share their thoughts on a proposed tax increase, starting at 6 p.m. today at the Georgia Mountains Center.

May 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helping out can be a breeze with annual program

As the Memorial Day weekend typically brings on summer's heat, the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center is starting a program to cool seniors down.

May 31, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth officials plan to 'PROPEL' graduation rate

An 88 percent graduation rate is nothing to scoff at. Still, Forsyth County Schools can improve, say system and community officials.

May 31, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


'Green cards' get a high-tech makeover

The manufacture of fake identity cards for illegal immigrants is big business, but it just got a lot tougher.

May 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain dampens parade, but not spirits

Thanks to summer thunderstorms, Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade was a wash Monday.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GPS units, other valuables lead to uptick in car break-ins

As long as there have been cars, there have been car break-ins.

May 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Monument tells local WWII history, in stone

For some, history is something learned from textbooks or college lectures. But then there's the history learned from those who lived it.

May 30, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Traffic rerouted today through downtown Gainesville

Traveling in and around downtown Gainesville today?

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Father's Day meant revenge for Saul Castillo. It was a day 31 years in the making.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School boards review E-SPLOST referendum

The wording of a referendum on a one-cent sales tax that could raise as much as $195 million is being reviewed by the local school ...

August 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Hall County employees will soon be paying higher co-pays and premiums for health care coverage, with some increases designed to drive workers to use the ...

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cheek becomes latest candidate to enter Gainesville Ward 3 council race

André Cheek announced Monday that she is joining the race for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Campground host fires gunshots at lake visitors

August 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Housing redevelopment leaves disabled vet in the lurch

Willie Glenn rolls up to the curb in his electric wheelchair, glad to escape the "war zone" of construction that has enveloped his home in ...

August 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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