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Habersham judge resigns following misconduct allegations

The chief superior court judge for Habersham, Stephens and Rabun Counties announced his resignation this week amid allegations of improper conduct.

Ernest "Bucky" Woods, 54, served on the Mountain Judicial Circuit bench since 1992. He presided over Habersham County's drug court and had filled in on a judge recusal in Hall County in 2008.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville officials brace for more belt-tightening in 2010

Gainesville's director of administrative services and keeper of the city's wallet, Melody Marlowe, spent 2009 watching city revenues closely, and making adjustments when needed.

December 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Overnight wintry mix teases North Georgia with snow, sleet

Too late for a white Christmas and too early to cause problems for New Year's Eve revelers, a wintry mix dusted portions of Northeast Georgia on Wednesday evening.

December 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DUI enforcement having an effect; New Year’s fatalities down

At Uni Taxi, drivers are ready for a long and hectic New Year's Eve.

December 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Band to play during New Year’s Day festivities in London

Earlier this month, a cacophony of musical notes could be heard coming from the band room at Mill Creek High School.

December 30, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Academic bowl team on TV Sunday

The smarts of the Gainesville High School Academic Bowl Team will be showcased on WSB-TV Channel 2 Sunday when its competition against longtime rival St. Pius X Catholic High School airs.

December 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Send the year out with a bang

This New Year's Eve, use fireworks safely to ensure a joyous celebration doesn't go wrong.

December 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


The end of the year means it’s tax time

Outside of being the last day of the year, today also has other significance.

December 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wintry mix falling across region

A light wintry mix falling across Northeast Georgia could continue overnight but isn't expected to result in much accumulation, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

December 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber president says Jackson Co. poised for positive 2010

While many local governments and organizations have taken a hit this year thanks to the recession, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce President Shane Short believes the chamber has done well in 2009 and expects 2010 to be better.

December 29, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Good News Clinics gets another big donation

Good News Clinics must have eaten its collard greens, because 2009 has been quite a successful fundraising year.

December 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The Crawford W. Long Museum unveils new features

Nearly a year to the day, $200,000 and countless volunteer hours later and the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson is ready for its grand reopening.

December 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall works to inform seniors of exemption

Hall County is trying to give seniors plenty of notice about the deadlines to apply for school tax exemptions this year.

December 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bring in the new year with adventure

Do you intend to be more adventurous in 2010? Are you going to take new leaps of faith?

December 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office rides out the recession

For the Hall County Sheriff's Office, 2010 will be much like 2009: trying to do more with less.

December 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Authorities: Cleveland man charged with electronic enticement of minor

A Cleveland man was arrested following a two-week undercover investigation for electronic enticement of a child, authorities said.

June 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Latinos, African-Americans to rally Monday to end at-large voting in Gainesville

Latino and African-American political organizers will meet Monday afternoon for what is being called a historic alliance to protest Gainesville's at-large voting system.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hobby Lobby, Chipotle officially coming to Dawsonville Highway development

Plans are moving forward for a large development on Dawsonville Highway, where Hobby Lobby, Chipotle and Academy Sports + Outdoors are all slated to open this fall or winter.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High court upholds federal insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

More than 412,000 Georgians can receive federal tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby coming to Gainesville

Hobby Lobby is set to open a new store in Gainesville. Construction has begun on the 55,000-square-foot building at 1146 Dawsonville Highway NW near Ahaluna Drive in North Lake Square.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Reports of rabid coyote in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is warning the public about a possible rabid coyote.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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