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Authorities say gang member had $13,000 in drugs at Gainesville home

A variety of drugs worth more than $13,000 were found Tuesday at a Gainesville home, along with scales and $3,000 in cash, according to authorities.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 Southbound traffic cleared from earlier accident

Traffic is now clear on Interstate 985 below exit 22, U.S. 129, after a four-vehicle accident backed up traffic headed southbound.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Flu season ravaging nation, depleting student attendance

Hundreds of students missed school in December because of the flu, and the illness' season isn't over yet.

January 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ramsey traffic light on order, but improvements on hold for now

A traffic light and related road improvements on Ramsey Road at Ga. 365 could be finished by February, maybe a little past the project's Jan. 31 deadline.

January 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Badge and Bar: Search has ceased for missing Gainesville man

Authorities have ceased the search for a missing Gainesville man but will continue to follow the case in other ways, Hall County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes said this week.

January 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lakeshore Mall pulls request for tax funds

Owners of the Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville have pulled their request for nearly $2 million in tax subsidies to support ongoing renovations.

January 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family seeks information, return of missing Buford man

The family of a missing Buford man is offering $10,000 for information that leads to finding him.

January 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Senators Isakson, Perdue gear up for fight over Keystone pipeline

The contours of the first fight between President Barack Obama and Republicans were set within hours of the new Congress being gaveled into session.

January 07, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


2 kilos of heroin seized at home in Cumming

January 07, 2015 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Local


Brenau University physical therapy program gets things moving

Brenau University wants to train students to become "experts in movement," according to Jim Lewis.

January 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3 Northeast Georgia school systems to delay Thursday openings

Three school systems in Northeast Georgia have announced they will operate Thursday on a two-hour delay.

January 07, 2015 | | Local


Sen. Steve Gooch says $200M in state's fund can boost transportation

State Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, said he believes there's about $200 million squirreled away in the state's general fund that can help boost transportation.

January 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students showcase knowledge at reading bowl

A heated competition across the state starts with children picking up a new book.

January 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools prepare for winter weather

Getting children safely to school is difficult in cold weather, with or without snowfall.

January 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




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Gainesville fire department wants to expand recruit school

Difficulty finding qualified firefighters has prompted the Gainesville Fire Department to request expanding its recruit school.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Inmate accused of killing cellmate to undergo further mental evaluation

John Darrell Setchel, 24, of Dawsonville was indicted on Oct. 8 in the death of Ronald Sailers, 72, of Murrayville. Setchel is accused by authorities of slamming Sailers' head into the concrete floor repeatedly three days before the indictment.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Drones, robots key to Georgia's agriculture growth, experts say

In the next decade, the poultry industry in Georgia could include drones and robots performing tasks done today by human hands.

January 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal promises more funding for education, transportation, child welfare reform

Gov. Nathan Deal called on lawmakers to support substantial new funding for public education, transportation projects and child welfare reform in his State of the State speech Wednesday at the Capitol in Atlanta.

January 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Frank Norton Jr. urges North Georgia to push becoming 2nd-home market

North Georgia should strive to become a "second-home mecca" for affluent Atlantans seeking weekend escape, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. said during his annual Native Intelligence report Wednesday night at the Gainesville Civic Center.

January 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Funeral homes report vehicles broken into, stretcher stolen

A stretcher was stolen out of a vehicle at one local funeral home and vehicles were broken into at two other local funeral homes earlier this month.

January 14, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man indicted in kidnapping teen jogger

A Gainesville man accused of kidnapping a 17-year-old jogger and attempting to rape her was indicted Monday.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Full text of Governor Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members of the consular corps, my fellow Georgians:

January 14, 2015 | | Local


Proposed waterslide to bring early end to SnowWorld

Potential approval of a new waterslide will bring an early close to SnowWorld at the Lanier Islands resort in Buford.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fall prevention coach training coming to area

A free one-day training for coaches to help older adults avoid falls is coming to Northeast Georgia.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: DOT moving state route in Blairsville

The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning changes next week to Ga. 11/U.S. 19/U.S. 129 in downtown Blairsville.

January 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County students present work at technology fair

Not every high school student can build a computer from scratch or design a program to teach people how to play guitar.

January 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Governor Deal supports increasing transportation funding

Georgia's top elected officials, including Gov. Nathan Deal, were light on transportation funding details Tuesday at a Georgia Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Atlanta.

January 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board denies drive-thru restaurant again

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board on Tuesday once again recommended a rezoning be denied for the proposed development of a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

January 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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