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Flowery Branch moves streetlight ordinance along

Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to setting up streetlight charges throughout the city.

September 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech now expanding Dawson campus

DAWSONVILLE - Lanier Technical College broke ground on a major expansion Thursday that will more than double educational space at its Dawson County campus.

September 15, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


2 area schools earn national recognition

Blue ribbons are given out for many things: Prize-winning jams, science fair projects and art show submissions, to name a few.

September 15, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Harvest of Hope set for Saturday

Although a cancer diagnosis can be a very personal situation, Harvest of Hope organizers are showing people they don't have to suffer through their treatment alone.

September 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


WomenSource hosts annual Power of the Purse fundraiser

The Chattahoochee Country Club was filled with "ooh's" and "ahh's" Thursday night as about 250 women caught a glimpse of the latest fashions.

September 15, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Empty Bowl Lunch grows to more than 450 bowls

"Hunger isn't the silent epidemic that it was," said Kay Blackstock, director of Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 15, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Football field honors coach, teacher and bus driver

When the Lakeview Academy Lions take the field on Friday nights, they're stomping turf named for former coach Jock Hornor.

September 15, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Man injured in accident faces charges in previous wreck

The driver involved in an accident on Aug. 31 on Friendship Road that seriously injured him and his two children faces several charges from a wreck in Gwinnett County in May.

September 15, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


ACF looks for truce in Lanier water war

A group seeking solutions to the water-sharing wars between Georgia, Florida and Alabama is taking its first significant steps toward that goal.

September 15, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hoschton man identified as motorcycle crash victim

BUFORD - Gwinnett County authorities say a motorcyclist who was killed in an accident on Interstate 85 apparently hit an airborne tire tread that had been struck by another vehicle.

September 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Hall residents urged to pay for tags online

Today is Terrie Dechard's birthday.

September 14, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ex-Dawson clerk of court gets 2-year prison term

Dawson County's former clerk of court will spend the next 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud charges.

September 14, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Woman charged with forging checks at grocery store

A Gainesville woman is accused of forging five checks totaling more than $800 at Ingles grocery store, 4260 Winder Highway in South Hall.

September 14, 2011 | | Local


Deer hunt planned for Riverside Drive area

Deer are not always the cute creatures portrayed in Bambi. In fact, they can be a real nuisance in areas like Gainesville.

September 14, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Local SAT scores slightly drop in most schools

Standardized test scores have been a major criteria in the college admissions game for years, but some say their importance might be wavering.

September 14, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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