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Area transit improvements happening thanks to federal stimulus money

Transit improvements are either under way or on their way throughout Northeast Georgia.

July 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-85 lanes in Jefferson restricted for repairs

The cable barriers along Interstate 85 may be "ugly," but they recently saved quite a few lives and spared many individuals from injury.

July 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


South Hall robbery suspect ‘picked the wrong house’

Authorities believe a woman who was caught on a security camera burglarizing a South Hall home couldn't take the glare of the media spotlight.

July 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local




Company wants more active role in helping with Gulf oil spill

One Gainesville company providing spill-response products to the Gulf of Mexico could do more to help with cleanup efforts - but BP officials aren't biting.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Area parks, historic sites cope with budget cuts

As vacationers in North Georgia travel to the area's state parks and historic sites this summer, they might notice the effects of budget cuts and dwindling state support, some park managers said.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Senators push for corps to consider Lanier withdrawals as part of water control plan

Georgia's U.S. senators are pushing federal officials to include the effects of current and future water supply withdrawals from Lake Lanier in the update of the water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

July 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Accident restricts traffic on I-85 southbound at Jefferson

One lane at a time of Interstate 85 in the city of Jefferson will be closed Wednesday morning while crews repair damage from a crane accident.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Obama makes rare midday TV appearance on 'The View'

When the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt took to the radio waves to keep Americans abreast of what was happening.

July 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Locally grown food could boost state’s economy

If local fruits and veggies stick around, it could mean a big bonus for Georgia's economy.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier Tech, other tech colleges, see big enrollment increases

Technical colleges across Georgia saw the highest-ever increase in enrollment this year, and Lanier Technical College is at the top of the list.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Few sex offenders moving

Only a handful of local sex offenders so far have taken advantage of a change in state law that lifted restrictions on where many of them could live and work.

Since Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the law May 21, only 14 of Hall County's 247 registered sex offenders have come into the sheriff's office to provide authorities with new address information, said Investigator Mike Mazarky. He estimated half of those were new registrants.

July 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


GBI releases second video of restaurant shooter

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has obtained a second security video of the suspect in a Thursday robbery and shooting in Cornelia.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia named finalist for 'Race to the Top' grant

Georgia is yet again in the final race for a share of $3.4 billion for education, and local officials are waiting for final results.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood Road closed as part of road project

Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street in Oakwood, was closed this morning for up to 90 days as part of work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Community mourning toddlers killed in Lumpkin fire

The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

April 18, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport renovations continue

The venerable Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville continues to undergo renovations in keeping with growing demand and expectations.

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Commissioners aim to ease traffic problems at Mount Vernon Exploratory School

The Hall County Board of Commissioners wants changes in the traffic flow at Mount Vernon Exploratory School, but county school officials believe most of the ...

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State's first youth-focused wildlife management area may come to White County

Young people who love hunting with a parent or those who want to give the sport a try may have more opportunities to do so ...

April 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lights Ferry Connector could now open for traffic May 6

The new Lights Ferry Connector in Flowery Branch is now projected to open to motorists May 6, following some delays involving granite pavers at the ...

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two people seriously injured in head-on collision in Gainesville

Two people were taken to the hospital in serious condition after an early Sunday head-on collision between two vehicles in Gainesville.

April 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Louver Shop brings 216 jobs to new Gainesville plant

Jim Tortorelli walks through his 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and points out an employee by name.

April 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


‘It’s been a good ride:’ Carl Rogers reflects on 22-year tenure in state legislature

Carl Rogers doesn't have to say a word to describe his 22-year career in the state legislature.

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Virtual, Edgenuity provide online instruction for Gainesville students

Gainesville City Schools offer online courses to students through two programs, but the system does not provide online instruction itself.

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County schools expand online course offerings

Online courses are about to be a larger part of Hall County schools, increasing from five courses to 13 and now to perhaps "in the ...

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


As alcohol becomes big business, Gainesville ponders pouring policies

There are perhaps two ways that continued changes to Gainesville's alcohol ordinance can be viewed: The code is either falling apart or it is ...

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crime victims' advocates applaud tougher sentences, better support

Stronger sentences and greater support for victims are two heralded achievements from criminal justice stakeholders over the past 20 years.

April 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Bluegrass Farm Jam could take root, grow in future

ALTO - Could there be anything more beautiful than the sound of upbeat twangy bluegrass and the smell of pork being lovingly smoked on a beautiful ...

April 16, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Slideshow: Images from Arts Council's Black and White Ball fundraiser

Arts lovers gathered Saturday night to support the arts at the annual Black and White Ball fundraiser for the Arts Council at the Smithgall Arts ...

April 16, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Bear on the Square offers sights, sounds of mountain life

DAHLONEGA - Whether you're a young 'un or an oldie but a goodie, the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival has something to offer.

April 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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