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Study says dry fall and winter lead to dearth of spring tornadoes

A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia could explain how drought conditions in the fall and winter may affect tornado activity the following spring.

June 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville still plans water lines to Belmont

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said the city utility is still moving forward with plans to provide water service to the residents of Belmont, despite Hall County's recent discussions with Jackson County water officials.

June 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall authorities ID motorcyclist killed Saturday

A motorcyclist killed in a head-on collision Saturday on McEver Road has been identified as Douglass Cole, 39, of Sugar Hill.

June 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Iron girl Amanda Duncan has an iron will

Amanda Duncan doesn't run by the street any more. It isn't that she's fearful; she just doesn't.

June 27, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | Local


New fiscal budget year, with same challenges for schools

As the sun sets this week on the most trying fiscal year educators can recall, superintendents and legislators brace for the dawn of fiscal year 2010, which begins Wednesday.

June 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson's Freedom Festival dishes out old-fashioned fun

JEFFERSON - In an age when everyone seems to be clamoring for the newest model of gizmo or gadget, there are still people clinging to good old-fashioned fun.

June 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local tattoo artists welcome regulation, aim to clean up industry's image

To many tattoo artists, skin is a blank canvas and every tattoo tells a story.

June 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County receives less revenue from state court fines

Through good economic times and bad, one source of revenue most county governments can count on to remain constant is court fines. That's not the case in Hall County.

June 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Motorcyclist killed in collision with car on McEver Road

A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with a car Saturday on McEver Road, officials said.

June 27, 2009 | | Local


Thunderstorm watch in effect in area through tonight

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect throughout North Georgia today until 11 p.m.

The National Weather Service is reporting a chyance of isolated thunderstorms across North and Central Georgia this afternoon and evening. Some could bring frequent lightning, hail and strong winds up to 45 mph.

June 27, 2009 | | Local


Climate bill passes despite opposition by Deal, GOP

Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, said he voted against the "cap and trade" bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday night, despite a conservative talk show host's claim that the Republican congressman would vote with House Democrats.

June 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson’s self-proclaimed historian, ‘Buz’ Ward, dies

It is quite possible that history never had a more devoted fan than Winfield "Buz" Ward III.

June 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ribbons pay tribute to patriotic sacrifice

Placing handmade red, white, blue and yellow ribbons on the large holly tree on the corner of Green and West Academy streets is an annual tradition of the Gainesville chapter of the Phoenix Society.

June 27, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Lula sewer plans get state’s approval

Lula is one step closer to a new sewer system.

June 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New principal seeks to lead school's revival

The tide is turning for Maranatha Christian Academy as a new but familiar face will lead the Oakwood school into another year.

June 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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UNG receives $2 million grant to help educate migrant students

Some migrant students in North Georgia will soon have easier access to a college degree, thanks to a $2.1 million grant.

July 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Oakwood seeking to widen road

Oakwood is seeking money to improve Old Oakwood Road in step with nearby Performance Foodservice Milton's plans to build a 521,135-square-foot warehouse.

July 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


NAACP wants Confederate symbols taken off Georgia property

July 15, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Vision 2030 initiative provides self-guided tour of 28 works of art

Viewing public art might be one of the most underrated ways to spend a sunny afternoon in Hall County without making a dent in your ...

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Congress skeptical of Iran deal but unlikely to stop it

WASHINGTON - Congress remains deeply skeptical of the landmark deal announced Tuesday to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, but lawmakers are unlikely to have the votes ...

July 14, 2015 | Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


Too hot now? Forecasters say enjoy it while you can

Steamy hot may not be comfortable now, but folks might be longing for it in six months or so.

July 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


School serving children with special needs offers registration

Challenged Child & Friends is holding its first registration date next week for the school year beginning in August.

July 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Beatty wins Flowery Branch council election

Monica Beatty is Flowery Branch's newest councilwoman, winning in Tuesday's runoff election over Nicole Kriews.

July 14, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Catholic church moving ahead with plans for new campus

A growing population of Catholics in the area may soon have a new parish in Gainesville.

July 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | 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 ...

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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