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Forsyth County might turn Lanierland into public park

CUMMING - The Forsyth County commission intends to buy Lanierland and turn the former country music venue into a community park.

July 05, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Tardy tax refund? State may owe you even more money

More than 300,000 Georgia residents are still waiting to receive their state tax refunds. The long wait could mean more money for some.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two swimmers hospitalized after being pulled from Lake Lanier

A woman remained on life support Sunday night in a local hospital after failing to resurface while swimming Sunday afternoon in Lake Lanier.

July 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Open house set for Jackson County's Brooks Road project

The Jackson County Engineering Department will hold a public information open house concerning the John B. Brooks Road improvement project from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

July 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton City Council to tackle millage petition

HOSCHTON - A petition circulated by Hoschton residents to secure a vote to change the city's charter might receive some clarity tonight.

July 05, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Public utilities director didn’t see water in his future

When he enrolled in the University of Florida's environmental engineering program, Kelly Randall had tree-hugging in mind.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Experts say acetaminophen is great, in small doses

Last week, government experts recommended reducing the maximum dose of Tylenol and other acetaminophen drugs, a move that local health officials applaud.

July 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson bringing in extra bucks by renting out facilities

JEFFERSON - In the face of state budget cuts and lower Local Option Sales Tax collections, Jefferson city and education officials have found other ways to bring in additional revenue.

July 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two swimmers hospitalized after failing to surface

Two people who were part of a family swimming in Lake Lanier this afternoon have been taken to separate hospitals after they failed to resurface.

One of the victims is a 24-year-old woman, who has been taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and is in critical condition, said David Kimbrell, Hall County fire chief.

July 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


SPLOST tax collections trickle in below expectations

Collections for SPLOST V ended this week and Hall County Purchasing Manager Tim Sims said it's not likely that the county will collect the money it had hoped for.

July 05, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Melissa Weinman afielding@gainesvilletimes.com; mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall woman struggles to keep home off courthouse steps

Sherri Brooks spends most of her nights worrying about how she is going to pay her bills. She spends her weekends selling her belongings.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sizzlin’ fun on the Fourth

More than 230 years after America's forefathers penned the Declaration of Independence, thousands of North Georgians descended on Lake Lanier Saturday to watch the rockets' red glare and celebrate the nation's freedom.

July 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


CASA struggles to handle increasing caseload with decreased funds

JEFFERSON - Officials with an advocacy group for children have noticed an unfortunate trend: Their funding continues to decline as the economy worsens, while their case loads steadily increase.

July 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials brace for deadly weekend

In the first nine years of Lake Sidney Lanier's existence, 60 people lost their lives in the waters of the man-made lake.

July 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dyer's ‘calming spirit’ leads Gainesville schools’ revival

Merrianne Dyer was a final interview away from realizing her dream of becoming an education professor at the University of Georgia when the chairman of the Gainesville school board asked the then Fair Street principal if she would "help out" at the central office.

July 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Senate candidates tackle the blame game

ATLANTA - Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

September 08, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy and Adam Beam Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Community service work set at Centennial

Fifth-graders at Centennial Arts Academy will be helping soldiers, the homeless and the elderly for their service learning projects this year.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


3rd annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party closes out summer

Area dogs and their owners gathered at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center Sunday for some fun in the water at the third annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party. Dogs of all sizes splashed around in the pool throughout the afternoon and competed in contests like best game of fetch and best tricks. The canine pool party, sponsored by Gainesville's parks and recreation department, is held each year after the pool closes for the season.

September 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire survivor to speak at United Way event

John O'Leary survived burns to his entire body, and will tell his story of survival and redemption Thursday to the United Way of Hall County.

September 07, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Habitat home will go to a hero

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Wintergreen Court was experiencing something unusual for a small, unassuming neighborhood in Flowery Branch: gridlock.

September 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Horseless rodeo: No saddle sores from this roundup

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 8452 inaugural Horseless Rodeo on Saturday on the Riverside campus in Gainesville. The event gathered 60 contestants and about 150 spectators, and raised more than $3,000 to help veterans and their families.

September 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area colleges intervene to keep new students in school beyond first year

September 06, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pay at crux of Gainesville police morale issues

In the wake of Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly's sudden resignation Aug. 29 following an inquiry into his leadership by city management, it became clear morale among officers had bottomed out.

September 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Albertson chosen as Times executive editor

Keith Albertson, managing editor of The Times since 2004, has been promoted to the position of executive editor of the news organization.

September 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area hoofers Dance for a Cause for fun, charity

Sporting a boombox on her shoulder, Katie Dubnik kicked off a night of "Dancing for a Cause," moving quickly to the sounds of MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This."

September 06, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Speed blamed for motorcycle wreck that kills 2

The Georgia State Patrol said speed was the main factor in the death of two motorcyclists in an accident on Ga. 365 this morning.

September 06, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Revised Hall County tax notices going out soon

Lakefront property owners protesting the new assessments on the value of their homes along Lake Lanier have been waiting and waiting for their appeals to be heard.

September 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gillsville accepting bids on downtown project

Gillsville is hoping it can finally launch a downtown transportation improvements plan featuring new sidewalks and pedestrian lighting along busy Ga. 52.

September 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ethics agency chief placed on leave following fine

ATLANTA - The head of the state ethics commission was placed on administrative leave with pay Friday, two days after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent."

September 06, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


DOT work could back up I-985 traffic

Motorists could see "large backups" next week as trees are trimmed on Interstate 985, Georgia Department of Transportation district spokeswoman Teri Pope said.

September 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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