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Smokey Bear turns 65 Sunday, but his message is timeless

Smokey Bear turns 65 on Sunday, but don't look for him to retire just yet. He plans to share messages on forest fire prevention for years to come.

August 08, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Little House fills big need

Children in Hall and Dawson counties in need of a home now have one.

August 08, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Water main work to close lane

Water main repairs will lead the city of Gainesville to close the right lane of Washington Street on the downtown square from 7 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. The lane will be closed from E.E. Butler Parkway to Bradford Street.

August 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

1 arrested, another sought in truck thefts

Gainesville police have arrested one person and have warrants for another in the theft of equipment from a truck parked behind City Plumbing on E.E. Butler Parkway.

August 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Sugar Hill state Rep. Reese enters US House race

State Rep. Bobby Reese on Friday became the seventh Republican to enter the race for Georgia's 9th District congressional seat.

August 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Gainesville school numbers may be growing

Gainesville school system officials are bracing for what they believe may be growing enrollment in the city's elementary schools.

August 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Sniffing out trouble: Trained police dogs take a bite out of drug crime in high schools

Luke the police dog is ready for another year of walking the halls of North Hall High School.

August 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Struggling Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center may get financial help

JEFFERSON - The Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center has struggled in recent years with short- and long-term debts. But the facility may be bought by another health care provider, and also will get some help from Jackson County in dealing with its finances.

August 07, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local

Funding stays steady for Head Start programs

At a time when most federal programs are seeing a reduction in funding, the Georgia Head Start program's budget has largely been unaffected.

August 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Judge rules against ex-trooper in State Patrol suit

The chances that one of Georgia's first female state troopers will prevail in an age and gender discrimination lawsuit appear bleak after a ruling from a federal magistrate.

August 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

11 cars hit in Hilton Drive break-ins

Gainesville police are investigating a series of car break-ins in the Hilton Drive area, officials said Friday.

August 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Ex-Oakwood policeman suing city over termination

A former Oakwood police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, alleging he was fired in violation of his rights as an active-duty soldier.

August 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Marinas open their doors as part of national celebration

Several Lake Lanier marinas plan to open their doors Saturday to customers and visitors as part of National Marina Day.

August 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hoschton City Hall workers face weekly furlough days

HOSCHTON - Employees at Hoschton City Hall will be facing a four-day work week when the city implements a one-day-a-week furlough plan projected to save about $270,000 annually.

August 06, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local

Closings won’t affect Hall’s post offices

As financial problems force the U.S. Postal Service to consider closing hundreds of offices across the nation, local branches have escaped the list.

August 06, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local

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Delay holds up child support, welfare payments across state

State officials expect debit cards for more than 4,000 recipients of child support and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, including more than 50 individuals ...

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Trooper says sleepy driver caused I-985 wreck Monday

A Clarkston man allegedly fell asleep while driving on Interstate 985 Monday afternoon, leading to nonlife-threatening injuries for himself and two passengers, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville Parks and Recreation earns national reaccreditation

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has earned reaccreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies and the National Recreation and Park ...

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Debate between Gainesville council candidates set for Thursday

With two longtime Gainesville City Council members stepping down this year, the Nov. 3 election to replace them may be rather competitive.

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Whelchel Smith joins a crowded field in Ward 3 race

Montine Whelchel Smith, an associate minister at St. John Baptist Church, announced her candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat in early September.

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood planners OK townhouse complex

The Oakwood Planning Commission gave its blessing Monday night to a rezoning proposal that allows for 105 townhouses across from Johnson High School.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Police: Woman woke up to acquaintance sexually assaulting her

A woman told police she passed out in her apartment and woke up to an acquaintance sexually assaulting her, according to testimony Monday in Magistrate ...

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities: Armed robbery followed drug deal

A man told police that the College Park man sitting behind him in his 1994 Buick Century put a gun to his head and told ...

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville superintendent finalist for leadership award

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel is a finalist for the Lexington Educational Leadership Award fellowship.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Public can share input on sales tax for education at upcoming meetings

Hall County school leaders want local voters to be informed before a Nov. 3 vote on a sales tax for education.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities: Man claimed self-defense in Lanier Islands party shooting

Authorities say a man accused in a birthday party shooting at a Lanier Islands lake house told them he fired shots in self-defense.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Former inmate reaches $50K settlement with jailer accused of punching him

A former Hall County Jail inmate allegedly punched while handcuffed by a former jailer settled for $50,000, according to his attorney.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood tax hearing draws no commenters

No one showed for the first of three public hearings on Oakwood's proposed tax rate for fiscal 2016, which begins Jan. 1.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

I-985 wreck injures 3, backs up traffic

A wreck Monday evening on Interstate 985 southbound caused three injuries and backed up traffic.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Patient welcomes dog to hospital's pet park

Roxie Holt welcomed her dog's paws onto her lap on a recent afternoon, describing separation from the Labrador retriever: "For him it's worse ...

September 21, 2015 | By Amber Tyner | Local

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