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Downstream water releases won't affect Lanier for now, corps says

An easing of drought conditions has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume normal downstream releases of water previously held in reservoirs during the drought.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Little Hall Park boat ramp will be closed temporarily

The boat ramp at Little Hall Park will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for striping, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Justice Department rejects voter citizenship measure

The Justice Department has rejected Georgia's attempt to require prospective voters in the state to provide proof of citizenship.

June 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Jackson County starts 2009 on positive note

JEFFERSON - Jackson County is poised for growth this year despite the economic downturn, but will need to watch its spending to keep from using too much of its revenues for debt payments, according to the county's 2008 financial report.

May 31, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cars, trucks outnumber Dawson residents, following US trend

A lot of folks in Dawson County like their cars.

May 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Meeting to focus on water manual update, lake’s economic impact

A consultant leading a study to update the operating manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin plans to give an update on his work at a Wednesday public forum.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega soldier on the mend

Army Spc. Andy "Sully" Sullens doesn't remember the explosion or being thrown about 25 feet from the vehicle.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia College & State University has new face for alumni relations

North Georgia College & State University students will be happy to know someone new joined their team today.

May 31, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Job expo at Blackshear Place Baptist Church may help open doors

FLOWERY BRANCH - An employment expo Tuesday at Blackshear Place Baptist Church will feature information on job networking and writing résumés, hopefully opening doors to those in the community who are looking for work.

May 31, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Mouth guards can save teeth during summer fun and games

As you prepare to send your child off to various summer sports camps with their pads and uniforms, you may want to throw in an additional piece of equipment - a mouth guard.

May 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State rule keeps Hall GOP from endorsing Cagle, Deal

A change in state party rules has prevented Hall County Republican Party members from endorsing candidates for statewide office.

May 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Government surplus food to be distributed Thursday

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. and local volunteers will distribute USDA surplus food at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Army Reserve Center, 570 Shallowford Road, next to Target.

May 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Meeting will help Braselton prepare for next couple decades

BRASELTON - Participants attending Braselton's comprehensive plan meeting helped nail down how future development types in three areas of town should be designed and implemented.

May 31, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Brenau Barbecue & Banjos comes to tasty finish

Both backyard braggarts and professionals at cooking barbecue came together Saturday at the Brenau University amphitheater to compete in the first Brenau Barbecue & Banjos festival.

May 30, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Students pursue the American dream

When Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa spoke at Gainesville State College on April 3, more than 400 students came to the Oakwood campus to hear the formerly illegal migrant worker speak of his climb to the pinnacle of American success as an award-winning neurosurgeon.

May 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 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


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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