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Officials hope new design thwarts manhole cover thefts

Thieves always will steal valuable metals like gold and silver, but you know the economy stinks when thieves start taking steel manhole covers.

October 23, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Meet your government: Sheriff's spokesman wears many hats

Jeff Strickland may be the most-quoted man in The Times.

October 23, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

October 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car

A Gainesville man died after he was struck late Friday by a car as he walked across Browns Bridge Road.

October 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local

Police looking for home invasion suspects

Six people were robbed at gunpoint and then tied up Saturday evening at a Gainesville home.

October 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood is closer to sewer line work

Economic times are hard but not enough to slow Oakwood in its pursuit for increased sewer capacity.

October 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local

Healthy Monday: Don’t let stress of bad news downgrade healthy lifestyle

It's hard not to be stressed out these days.

October 23, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Hall Book Exchange celebrates 25th year by promoting literacy

The owner of the Hall Book Exchange celebrated the store's 25th anniversary by holding a 24-hour Read-A-Thon to benefit a local literacy group.

October 22, 2008 | Megan Gill | Local

A tearful ‘guidbye’ from Jefferson High

When you close your eyes and think of Scotland, you may envision men wearing kilts and musicians playing bagpipes, but that is not the case for 18 area students.

When Jefferson High School students conjure up visions of the far away land, they see the smiling faces of their international friends.

October 22, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Homeowner assistance loans left unused

For more than a year, a state grant meant to provide down-payment assistance for low- and moderate-income first-time homeowners in Flowery Branch has sat nearly unspent.

October 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Paying taxes will be difficult for some

Nobody likes paying taxes, especially when money is tight.

October 22, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Retirement for teachers may change

ATLANTA - A proposed change to the way Georgia doles out teacher pensions has retired educators angry that the state wants to change a 40-year-old policy on cost-of-living adjustments.

October 22, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Local

Event gives hope, support to cancer survivors

Pink was the fashion statement of choice Saturday at the eighth annual Harvest of Hope.

October 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Wall Street’s tumult worries some residents

While the economic outlook darkened even further with bad reports on layoffs and consumer confidence, Friday was one of the quietest days since the financial meltdown began a month ago. Wall Street's tumultuous week turned out to be its best in five years.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 127 points Friday, but turned in the strong week because of two huge days of gains - a record 936-point jump on Monday and an increase of 401 points Thursday.

October 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Thurmon Tanner project may go to Monroe contractor

A Monroe contractor has been named as the apparent low bidder for the last leg of a planned extension of Thurmon Tanner Parkway, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said Friday.

Gary's Grading and Pipeline Co. submitted the lowest bid out of 11 bidders on the project Friday, spokesman Mark McKinnon said.

October 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local

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Hall officials aim to build $3.4M bridge on Tumbling Creek Road

Hall County wants to build a $3.4 million bridge on Tumbling Creek Road in the same area where the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered ...

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Authorities: Ellenwood man charged with attempted aggravated child molestation

An Ellenwood man allegedly sent "pornographic photos and had sexually explicit conversations" with an investigator he believed to be a child, according to authorities.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Analysis: National news shapes local perceptions of gun ownership

The frequency of mass shootings in recent years has revealed two cyclical patterns in the nation's response to such tragedies: Renewed calls for gun ...

September 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

DNR officer on Lake Lanier wins national award

When announced Tuesday night as the national boating officer of the year, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Jason Roberson said it's his family ...

September 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Proposed disability community in South Hall has many foes

Opposition, including an online petition with hundreds of names, is growing to plans for a 21-acre South Hall County community serving developmentally disabled adults.

September 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kids safety event happening in Buford

A digital fingerprinting unit will be available Monday through Saturday at Operation Kidsafe Safety Week in Buford.

September 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Townhomes planned across from Johnson High School

Plans for up to 105 townhouses are proposed across from Johnson High School in Oakwood on a site considered for condominiums before a bad economy ...

September 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch graduate starts successful jewelry line

Haley Dunigan is trying to balance being a freshman in college and the owner of a booming business.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Colleges now graded on students' debt burden

Colleges and universities typically have been ranked on their academic achievements, social life and postgraduate offerings.

September 19, 2015 | By Joshua Silavent and Kristen Oliver, | Local

West Hall graduate gets national acclaim for children’s books

A 2001 graduate of West Hall High School is getting national attention with her series of imaginative, illustrated children's books geared at igniting young ...

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Water manual update still due out this month

A draft of the Army Corps of Engineers' long-expected water management update governing the tri-state basin including Lake Lanier is still due out this month ...

September 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Schools offer services for kids with specific needs

In one classroom, you might find a child with dyslexia, another with autism and another with a physical disability.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Clermont Days Festival celebrates family, community

Clermont celebrated its 15th annual Clermont Days Festival on Saturday, and people from north Georgia gathered for the activities throughout the day.

September 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

3 arrested after guns, synthetic pot seized

Three Gainesville men were arrested Friday and charged with intent to distribute more than $3,000 in synthetic marijuana as the result of a drug ...

September 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Art in the Square draws artists, onlookers

Two-year-old Annabella Santa Cruz of Flowery Branch skipped around a car in downtown Gainesville on Saturday, dousing it with bright-colored paint.

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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