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Unemployment benefit disputes sometimes boil down to he said, she said

The process of determining who is eligible for unemployment benefits can seem arbitrary and ambiguous at times, particularly in the case of workers who are terminated with cause.

February 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Widening may be on back burner, but Browns Bridge Road could get other fixes

Straightening Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road's curves may happen sooner than widening the busy West Hall road from two lanes to four, a project that's been kicked around for years by government officials.

February 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rotary Club honors Jim Walters, Martha Nesbitt as Man, Woman of the Year

A man almost synonymous with Gainesville philanthropy and a woman who led a local college for more than a decade were honored at an elegant evening Monday put on by the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

February 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Parents of toddler hurt in drug raid sue Habersham law enforcement

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Buildings clear after threat at North Hall High

Students and staff at North Hall High School were evacuated to the school's stadium Tuesday after a bomb threat was found on a bathroom wall at the school in Gainesville.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: City budget presentations begin this week

The Gainesville City Council will begin hearing annual budget presentations when it meets Thursday for a work session.

February 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lyman Hall Elementary students have fun with health and safety

Students at Lyman Hall Elementary School in Gainesville learned about health and swimming safety Monday, thanks to a program from the Red Cross of Northeast Georgia.

Members of the University of Georgia Red Cross Club teamed with the local chapter to give a presentation to students about proper hygiene and handwashing. Katerina Saker, Lainie Hyman, Steven Bowman and Nikhil Gangasani reminded students about thorough handwashing to prevent the spread of germs during the flu and strep throat season.

February 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia House bill aims to open door for third parties

A bill in the state legislature proposes making it easier for third party and independent political candidates to get their names on the ballot in Georgia, but debate remains about just how far to lower the bar.

February 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


University of North Georgia to screen water wars movie

The water wars that have been fought between three Southern states for more than two decades have made their way to the big screen.

February 09, 2015 | BY CAROLINE WATTS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lula may hold June 16 election to replace late City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers

Lula officials are eyeing a special election June 16 to replace a Lula city councilwoman who died Jan. 26 following a head-on collision with a driver charged with DUI.

February 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Board of Education discusses East Hall High improvements

East Hall High School could have a few campus updates in the next several years.

February 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Body found in lake confirmed as missing man Kelly Nash

The man's body found in Lake Lanier on Sunday evening is that of Kelly Nash, Hall County Sheriff's Office Deputy Nicole Bailes confirmed Monday afternoon.

February 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Transportation funding bill revised to calm critics

ATLANTA - Republican leaders on Monday previewed changes to a bill aiming to raise $1 billion to maintain Georgia's roads and bridges.

February 09, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hosting foreign students learning experience for all

When foreign exchange students come to the U.S., they're not the only people learning about a new culture.

February 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Class Notes: North Hall High students excel in cattle show

Some students play basketball, baseball or football, but students in the Hall County agriculture programs have an opportunity to compete in a different kind of high school competition.

February 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Proposed tax would help Flowery Branch redevelopment

A visit to downtown Flowery Branch will often provide a view of a city employee crossing Main Street, going from one government office to another on opposite sides of the street.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula City Council OKs June election to fill Vicky Chambers' seat

Lula officials approved a special election June 16 to replace late Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia House passes bill to change age of kindergarten eligibility

ATLANTA - A bill to raise the age children must reach before entering kindergarten in Georgia passed the state House on Thursday but appears to face an uncertain future in the Senate.

February 19, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Play It Again Sports to close in March

After 23 years in business, Pat Ghastin is ready to retire.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Prayer lawsuit moves ahead

The parties in the Chestatee High School prayer lawsuit filed their initial disclosures last week in terms of potential witnesses and discoverable information.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials give tips for staying warm, protecting home during freeze

Harsh winds and freezing temperatures have been a growing concern for Hall County officials since the storm began Monday evening.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flurries will give way to wind chills near zero tonight

Snow flurries fell throughout Northeast Georgia on Wednesday, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in overnight.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State House committee passes revised transportation bill

February 18, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Winter closings, cancellations, delays

Friday

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Ga. endures harsh freeze, braces for next storm

After snow flurries fell amid trees and power lines still encased in ice Wednesday, local officials began preparing for more wintry weather this weekend.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Left in the dark: Storm's icy grip cripples Northeast Ga.

The cleanup is underway from a North Georgia ice storm that began Monday as a mild threat but by Tuesday morning had turned into a tree-snapping, power-sapping, road-blocking mess.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spout Springs public hearing is set Thursday

Residents can check out the latest road plans, including a draft environmental report, Thursday on the 6-mile widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development Authority OKs purchase, renovation of Summer’s Landing at Limestone senior facility

Summer's Landing at Limestone, an assisted living facility on Windward Lane in Gainesville, will soon be known as Oxton Place of Gainesville.

February 18, 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


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