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Melia's first-ever day of school

Melia Glover, 5, will attend the new Chestnut Mountain Elementary School starting Thursday.

August 08, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Resident angry at insurer’s mistake

Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine said Monday he is "very concerned" about a mistake that caused the personal information of thousands of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia members to be mailed to the wrong people.

August 08, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


No chance of rain in sight until Thursday

Despite the 2 inches of rain that fell during the past week in Gainesville, the level of Lake Lanier didn't budge much, and the prospects for rain don't look so good this week.

August 07, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Motorists delight at end of Dawsonville Highway roadwork

Randall Popham loves the visibility for his church but especially is grateful that the newly widened Dawsonville Highway has made traveling much easier for congregation members.

August 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen is killed in Banks County wreck

An Alto teenager was killed and two of his friends were injured in a wreck Saturday night on U.S. 441 in Banks County.

August 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Choosing Hall: One couple's leap of faith worked out

Melissa Griffin had a steady clientele at her beauty shop in the Southeast Georgia town of Alma.

August 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Happy hour or not? Gainesville City Council decides on Tuesday

The Gainesville City Council will meet tomorrow and discuss a number of city issues, from whether to allow restaurant owners to have "happy hour" specials to the official name of the road leading to the Frances Meadows Aquatics Center.

August 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


National Night Out links communities with crime fighters, safety advocates

Have a concern about identity theft or crime in your neighborhood?

August 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall, Gainesville school boards will meet tonight

The Gainesville and Hall County school boards have regularly scheduled work sessions planned for 5 tonight.

August 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Industrial park land may be back on market

The Gainesville City Council soon will decide whether it should rescind a months-old majority vote to sell 28 acres of industrial park property to a mulching operation.

Three City Council members voted to sell 28.18 acres of Industrial Park West property to Cowart Mulch Products in April. At Tuesday's meeting, the entire City Council will consider reversing that decision and transferring control of the property to the Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Authority.

August 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The path to be an American: The process is long, tedious, costly

Alejandro Ramirez is a bright young man. The 21-year-old works as a probation officer while pursuing degrees in sociology and journalism at Gainesville State College. He already is planning to go to Washington, D.C., after he graduates. He has goals - and one of them is to join the Army as a communications specialist.

August 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Undercover drug deal goes wrong; 3 men face charges

CUMMING - Three suspects have been arrested in connection with what authorities say was an undercover drug deal that went awry.

Eric Mosley, 20, of Roswell, Quinnton Thomas, 23, of Lithonia and Jose Jesus Hernandez-Ramirez, 30, of Atlanta were arrested Thursday night, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Officers.

August 06, 2008 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Atlanta Symphony offers a sweet summer serenade

Rolling in their portable coolers and shouldering beach chairs in bags, music lovers of varied ages and tastes gathered Friday in the heart of Gainesville for an evening of music with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

August 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Let The Times tag along as your kid goes to school

Is your son or daughter getting ready to start school for the first time? The Times would like to tag along for the day.

The Times is looking for a family to feature on this momentous occasion in a child's life as the first-time student gets ready, experiences the first day of school and then returns home to relate the day's events. The Times plans to shoot both photographs and video as part of this feature.

August 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Groups offer free school supplies for area children

New pencils, notebooks and folders are the first things most kids buy with a new school year just around the corner. But for some local kids, just getting the basic school supplies will be out of reach.

August 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Georgia congressman sponsors bill to demilitarize police

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Truck in Lake Lanier reported missing Sept. 11

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday was reported missing on Sept. 11 from Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Teen sustains minor injuries after being hit by vehicle

A 16-year-old female was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross Atlanta Highway, Oakwood police officials said.

September 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Water fees likely to increase again for Gainesville users

When the Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the account service fee on water bills in lieu of increasing water rates, customers outside the city limits must have a felt a reversal of fortunes.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Shore Sweep to tackle Lake Lanier cleanup

Millions enjoy Lake Lanier each year, and lake groups now want those visitors to return the favor with some litter cleanup.

September 17, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


Dahlonega aims to improve foot, bike traffic downtown

Dahlonega has been awarded a $5.1 million federal grant for a project that officials hope will improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in an area around downtown and the University of North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 schools use different tools to help pupils

Five area schools have landed on a list for highest progress in the state, and each of them has used a different strategy to get there.

September 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Badge and Bar: Flowery Branch man pleads not guilty in Christmas shooting

A Flowery Branch man accused of shooting his brother on Christmas Day has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and felony obstruction of an officer, according to court records.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local unity event recognizes recovery

The public is invited to celebrate the benefits of treating mental illness and substance abuse in a free event called Unify North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Perdue doubles down on attack ad

The Bushes aren't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan has become a focal point in a contentious Senate race here as Republican David Perdue trades fire with Democrat Michelle Nunn over her work at the Bush family's Points of Light foundation.

September 17, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


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