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Georgia aiming for an education payout

Georgia came one step closer on Thursday to getting a slice of the $4.35 billion pie the federal government is offering to states that prove they are committed to education reform and student achievement.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville man found slain in his car

A murder victim found dead in a wrecked car in Pendergrass was identified Thursday as a 24-year-old Gainesville man.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood fire damages home; one man treated for burns

One man was slightly injured Wednesday night in a fire that burned a home in the 400 block of McClure Drive in Oakwood, fire officials said.

March 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman recovering after rescue from crash into creek

Mark Seabolt didn't hesitate.

March 04, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch City Council considers offering trash service

The Flowery Branch City Council mulled possible changes to the city's garbage collection service at its Thursday night meeting.

March 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Agency releases suspension findings

A state government agency that certifies educational personnel has released the findings of an investigation into Dawson County High School's principal, Wayne Chelf.

March 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Critical public defender report draws rebuke

A Gainesville attorney who serves on a state indigent defense council has fired back at a critical report from a legislative oversight committee and called on the committee's chairman to resign.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire damages home in Oakwood; one man treated for burns

One man was injured Wednesday night in a house fire on the 400 block of McClure Drive in Oakwood, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell reported this morning.

March 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officials move forward with skateboard ban

In one last attempt to get Gainesville's City Council to reconsider an ordinance banning skateboarding from public squares, approximately 30 people - many with their skateboards - showed up to the council's meeting Wednesday.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville denies group home request

Without a word of discussion, Gainesville City Council members unanimously voted to deny a request that would make an illegal group home legitimately zoned.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends, family say goodbye to ‘the go-to guy’

Lakewood Baptist Church was packed Wednesday with firefighters and emergency medical technicians from across the state who came to pay their respects to Capt. Timothy Peebles.

March 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Forsyth County fire marshal suspended

Officials are not saying why Forsyth County's chief fire investigator has been suspended with pay.

March 03, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools make most of time off because of weather

If the folks at the Gold Dome could have predicted North Georgia's winter weather, there might have been no need to call for an extra three teacher furlough days this semester.

March 03, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


DOT must maintain, monitor drainage systems

State transportation officials regularly monitor drainage pipes to guard against the formation of sinkholes, such as one that opened last month off highly traveled Interstate 85 near South Carolina.

March 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Home expo to showcase building, maintenance experts

The economic downturn may have slowed the home-building industry, but this weekend it will be business as usual for the 2010 Home Expo at the Georgia Mountains Center.

March 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Grant program to help repair aging homes called a‘godsend’

Johnny Harris once hunted deer and rabbit and squirrel in the dense forests behind the home he has shared with his wife, Mattie, since it ...

November 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High winds, drought raise fire danger in North Ga. mountains

High winds along with continued dry conditions have complicated efforts to fight wildfires in the North Georgia mountains, but fire crews have made progress in ...

November 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with murder in shooting death of his sister

A Gainesville man has been arrested in the shooting death of his sister Friday night.

November 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Program ‘teaches you how to be a man’

Minding your P's and Q's, keeping eye contact and shaking hands with confidence are just a few tips and tricks the little gentlemen ...

November 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


As winter nears, concerns grow over squatters occupying empty buildings

The door of the neighbor's house was wide open, rocking slightly with the breeze, when Tammy Hansen returned to her midtown Gainesville home with ...

November 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Charges added in Hoschton gas station shooting

An Athens man faces drug and weapons charges in an investigation into a Flowery Branch man's death last month.

November 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drug Court celebrates 15 years of helping addicts

Two versions of Joel Perez joined Superior Court Judge Jason Deal at his lectern Friday before the First Baptist Church masses.

November 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood-based Wayne Farms recalling 4,059 pounds of chicken

Wayne Farms in Oakwood is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of "ready-to-eat" chicken, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

November 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Gainesville Jaycees seek Young Woman of Year, Young Man of Year nominees

The Gainesville Jaycees are seeking candidate nominations for 2016 Young Woman of the Year and Young Man of the Year awards.

November 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Life Line screenings event set for Nov. 30

Residents living in and around Gainesville can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with screenings by Life ...

November 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Weather change brings high winds but smoke relief to area; colder temps on way

A change in the weather and direction of the winds brings relief this weekend to many North Georgians choking from smoke pouring from mountain wildfires ...

November 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Attorney Ashley Bell joins Trump transition team

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell, a former Hall County commissioner, has joined the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump to help recruit staff at the U ...

November 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Theft suspect tried to hit people with car, authorities say

A theft suspect allegedly attempted to hit two people in the parking lot with his car after stealing from the store, according to authorities.

November 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with murder in Hoschton gas station shooting

A Dacula man was charged with murder after a monthlong investigation into a fatal shooting at a Hoschton gas station.

November 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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