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State ponders merging 2-year colleges, tech schools

As state officials consider merging technical and community colleges into one system, some say it's too soon to know what effect the move could have on education.

June 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rappel, march, shoot, Army JROTC style at leadership camp

Regional members of the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps can be found rappelling, canoeing, shooting and marching in the Gainesville area this week.

June 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Braselton classic rock show set for Saturday

People driving on Ga. 53 Saturday afternoon may hear songs from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and other famous classic rock bands coming from Braselton Park.

The band Under1Roof will take the stage at Braselton Park playing covers for the third annual Concert in the Park from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.

June 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Water shuts off today for repairs

Water service will be interrupted for residents on West Gate Drive and West Gate Place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. today as the Gainesville Public Utilities Department makes water main improvements.

June 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Falling trees knock out power in 2 areas of Gainesville

Falling trees caused at least two significant power outages Thursday in Gainesville, but Georgia Power officials say all issues were resolved by early evening.

June 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Power restored in Gainesville after trees knock down lines

Falling trees caused at least two significant power outages earlier today in Gainesville, but Georgia Power officials say all issues have been resolved.

June 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Volunteer emergency staff in Jackson County to get insurance

JEFFERSON - The volunteer firefighters and first responders who aid Jackson County officials during emergencies risk their lives alongside county employees to keep residents safe.

And with recent approval from the Jackson County Commission, these volunteers will soon be covered under the county's insurance plan.

June 04, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Hoschton plans to appeal court ruling on pump dispute

HOSCHTON - The city of Hoschton plans to appeal a court's ruling in a dispute between the city and Horizon Communities, LLC over ownership rights of a pump station.

June 04, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Rain slows construction on Gainesville's parking deck, public safety building

While the recent rain may be good for Lake Lanier, it doesn't help construction projects on a deadline.

June 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson County wants tourists to take day trips on antiques trail

When the heat of the summer arrives, most people's thoughts turn to taking some sort of family vacation; but with economic progress currently frozen, a lot of people don't have the necessary funds for extended trips.

June 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Holly Theatre picks two former board members as interim directors

DAHLONEGA - Just five months after taking the executive director position at Dahlonega's Holly Theatre, Jay Constantz has turned in his resignation.

June 04, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Flowery Branch council OKs false alarm law

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hoping to curb the number of false alarms in the city, the Flowery Branch City Council gave its first approval Wednesday to a new law that would set fines for repeat offenders.

June 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New hot line links parents to safe child care providers

Many parents find it tough to find a place they feel comfortable leaving their children during the day, but a new referral line may make finding child care a little easier.

June 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton names new police chief

Hoschton now has a permanent police chief after the City Council voted Monday to appoint Capt. Jeremy Howell to the position.

June 03, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Lake Lanier manual update is on the fast track, corps official says

BUFORD - Jerry Barnes, pulled from retirement out of his home in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, first thought the task of modernizing the water control plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin would take three years.

June 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Black Hawk could ferry Army patients to Northeast Georgia Medical Center

With the dusty arrival of a Black Hawk helicopter on its campus Monday afternoon, Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville may figure into future emergency response plans for the Army's Camp Merrill in Dahlonega.

May 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school board discusses elementary districts

The southern portion of Hall County Schools will adjust its elementary school zones for the 2015-2016 school year, and the school board reviewed a possible new zoning map at its meeting Monday.

May 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


SPLOST citizens committee taking shape

Six members of a nine-member citizens committee charged with overseeing how a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent have been nominated.

May 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood approves new residential parking ordinance

Oakwood residents now have some parking rules to follow at their homes.

May 11, 2015 | | Local


Crash deaths up as state agencies launch driving safety initiative

In a year's time, the number of fatal crashes investigated by Georgia State Patrol through April doubled to 50.

May 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flat Creek getting a face-lift near old mill

Work is well underway to restore Flat Creek as it flows through an industrial section of Gainesville.

May 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vehicular homicide case moves to Superior Court

A Gainesville man accused by Georgia State Patrol of hitting his 2-year-old nephew with his car April 26 had his case moved on to Superior Court on Monday.

May 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Chris Christie, Ted Cruz at Georgia GOP convention this weekend

The Georgia Republican Party will meet for its biennial state convention this Friday and Saturday at the Classic Center in Athens.

May 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cause of South Hall fire undetermined

The cause of a Friday night mobile home fire in South Hall County is undetermined.

May 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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