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10-year-old student reports on history

As seasoned reporters were herded behind the gate from which they would cover U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's speech Thursday in Dawsonville, 10-year-old Andrew Liang joined the ranks.

December 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


VP visit draws onlookers, a few critics

They weren't sure exactly when he would be passing by, but members of the Democratic Party of Dawson County were ready and waiting to greet U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade.

December 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Supporters say network will help North Georgia prosper, improve education

Forty years ago, business proprietors carefully gauged a location's access to water, sewer and electricity before setting up shop. Now they want all that plus high-speed Internet service.

December 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Biden brings broadband plan to North Georgia

Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue and Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue Thursday - an effort to improve communication and attract industry in North Georgia.

December 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Speaker-to-be Ralston has North Georgia ties

The next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives drew raves after his election Thursday, with lawmakers saying he should quickly move past the scandals that rocked his predecessor.

December 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch Better Hometown leader stepping down

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dinah Wayne is stepping down Dec. 31 after nearly 10 years as head of Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program.

December 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville mulls Main Street program

Gainesville's City Council discussed ways to revamp the recently disbanded Main Street Gainesville organization at a council meeting Thursday.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library system cracking down on late fees

Make sure to turn in those overdue library books.

December 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-police captain sentenced in gun case

A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Jefferson police captain to a year in prison for having a gun while using crack cocaine, but declined to increase the sentence for a grenade found in the ex-officer's car.

December 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 die in head-on crash in South Hall

The driver's low blood sugar may have been a contributing factor in a head-on collision Thursday that killed two Flowery Branch residents, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

December 17, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Edie Rogers sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; erogers@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Vice President Biden announces money for high-speed Internet

UPDATE: Georgia's Republican Governor, Sonny Perdue, and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue this morning: an effort to improve communication - and attract industry - in North Georgia.

December 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State GOP plans to pick new House leaders today

Republicans in the Georgia House of Representatives are expected to meet at the state Capitol today to choose their leaders for the 2010 session.

December 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New sketch circulated in Cornwell case

Kristi Cornwell's 39th birthday will be marked with a candlelight vigil Sunday in her hometown as authorities continue to track down new leads in the Blairsville woman's disappearance more than four months ago.

December 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Biden's visit will close roads temporarily

Getting Vice President Joe Biden from the nation's capital to Dawsonville requires a lot of planning, but local officials are hoping to keep roadway inconveniences to a minimum.

December 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Reward offered in copper theft case

The theft of some $10,000 worth of copper from a Gainesville business has led to an investigation by the Hall County Sheriff's Office and a reward for any information on the incident.

December 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Floating while drinking now legal in Georgia

It is now legal to "shoot the hooch" with hooch in Georgia.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall deputy rescues neighbors, dog from house fire

Perry Cook was just taking his dogs out for some fresh air and exercise at home on June 8.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall commissioners to consider 508-acre Atlanta River Walk this week

Carrie Kiger is concerned about the extra traffic a 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County would create for the already busy road ...

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s first triathlon inspired by push for organ donations

Forty of North Georgia's finest athletes took to the beaches, streets and paths Saturday at Don Carter State Park for Gainesville's first-ever triathlon.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Friendship Road widening stirs acrimony among homeowners

Teresa Owens' homemade sign bearing a simple message, "Don't trust GDOT," sums up how she and many of her neighbors feel about the newly ...

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville board responds to community complaints about Enota project

Four speakers at a June 20 meeting of the Gainesville school board expressed concerns about the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy reconstruction project.

July 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota school project dispute reaches boiling point

More than 18 meetings have been held with various groups about the proposed construction of a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville ...

July 10, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and Shannon Casas rbridgeman@gainesvilletimes.com, scasas@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Mallow out at Malvi: Chef brings her fluffy artisanal treats to Forsyth

Little did Laura Curtis Ratana know when she created her first marshmallow in 2012 that she would soon be selling the handmade fluffy treats from ...

July 10, 2016 | By Rachel Pittman Forsyth County News | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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