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Isakson says U.S. troop surge making a difference in Iraq

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said the U.S.-led surge is bringing positive results in Iraq. The junior senator made his comments Wednesday in a speech to the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce.

January 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sheriff’s office honored for reducing injuries, deaths

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County and the Gainesville Police Department, has been recognized for working to reduce injuries and fatalities on rural Northeast Georgia roads.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Animal tested positive for rabies in Gainesville

The Gainesville-Hall Animal Control Department reported Wednesday that a skunk, captured and shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, has tested positive for rabies.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State to get parking deck

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Regents gave its go-ahead Tuesday on design and construction of a 300-vehicle parking deck at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech enrolls more than 3,300 students

OAKWOOD - Lanier Technical College's enrollment has reached a record high.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Winter storm: Weather-related closings and delays in North Georgia

The following schools will be closed or delayed on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 (unless otherwise noted):

January 28, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville Parks to hold several summer job fairs

Gainesville Parks and Recreation will be holding summer job fairs at the Gainesville Civic Center on the following dates:

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Former Carter aide to speak at GSC in Oconee

WATKINSVILLE - A retired U.S. diplomat and former program director of The Carter Center is set to speak at noon Feb. 6 at Gainesville State College's Oconee County campus.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Norton to present 2008 business forecast tonight

Frank Norton Jr., a Gainesville real estate executive who monitors real estate and economic trends, will present his annual business forecast tonight at 6 p.m. at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


The storm in photos: Scenes from Times photographers

Times staff photographers didn't get a snow day because of the winter weather. Instead, they've been taking pictures from around the community.

Check back here to see more pictures as photographers Tom Reed, Scott Rogers and Robin Michener Nathan file their photo reports throughout the day.

January 28, 2008 | | Local


Jackson EMC offers student scholarships

JEFFERSON - Jackson EMC is taking applications for three scholarship awards based on academic ability, faculty recommendations and financial need. Winners will be chosen by a scholarship committee, which will review each application in search of the most qualified applicants.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather: Rain today; freezing rain still possible

This article will be updated as developments warrant.

It wasn't that bad, after all.

January 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau schedules fifth annual online summit

Some 60 Brenau University instructors who teach at least part of their classes online are gathering this week for the college's annual Online Facilitator Summit.

January 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Greater Hall chamber backs Evans on DOT board

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is asking the Hall County legislative delegation to re-elect Mike Evans to the State Transportation Board.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Info meetings on Hall County's World Languages Academy canceled

Cancellation of classes in the Hall County school system also means the cancellation of information meetings that were set today for the district's planned new World Languages Academy.

A meeting in English with Spanish translation had been set for 8-9 a.m. at Chicopee Woods Elementary School and an English-only meeting had been set for 6-7 p.m. at Chicopee Woods.

January 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Family increases reward to $10K in missing person case

Thomas Funk of Gainesville has been missing since Oct. 1, 2011, and his family and the Hall County Sheriff's Office want answers.

April 09, 2014 | | Local


Double-wide damaged in early morning fire

A mobile home was damaged by a fire early Wednesday but the residents escaped safely.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Luncheon pays tribute to Gainesville native Mike Banks

Mike Banks, a Gainesville native and banker, was honored by the University of North Georgia on Tuesday during a luncheon at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming.

April 09, 2014 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Virtual education offers options for students, parents

Customized, personalized education was the common theme as parents gathered to learn more about an online learning option for their children.

April 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


On-the-job training coming to Cornelia

The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission-Workforce Development is bringing on-the-job training to Cornelia next week.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Power restored after wreck causes outage Tuesday

Power was restored to thousands of customers who were left without electricity when a car hit a power pole just before 3 p.m. according to Jackson EMC.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Griffin police: No leads in 2013 slaying of area man

A year later, authorities said there have been no developments in the homicide investigation of a Flowery Branch man who was killed in Griffin.

April 09, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Victims remembered at event

Two brothers, Jake Prince, 9, and Griffin Prince, 13, who were killed in a 2012 boat wreck were remembered Tuesday at a Victims' Rights Week event in Kenyon Plaza outside the Hall County Courthouse in Gainesville.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spring’s arrival heralds progress on road work

With spring's arrival comes road work.

April 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer moving ahead on proposed apartments

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to recommend approving development of a 94,000-square-foot, 90-unit apartment complex on a 2.2-acre site off Queen City Parkway at Banks Street, across from the city's Public Safety Complex.

April 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County stays beautiful with Great American Cleanup

Volunteers will hit several areas of Hall County on Saturday as part of the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program.

April 09, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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