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Athens Street railroad crossing closed

The railroad crossing at Athens Street in Gainesville is closed until 4 p.m. Friday so that Norfolk Southern Railroad can replace tracks.

November 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Supreme Court to hear Florida-Georgia water suit

Water "wars" between Georgia and Florida are sure to continue now that the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a lawsuit filed by Florida over Georgia's water consumption in the shared river basin that includes Lake Lanier.

November 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Final Senate debate focused on Obama, gridlock

ATLANTA - Georgia voters heard familiar arguments in the final U.S. Senate debate before polls open, with Republican David Perdue repeatedly trying to tie Michelle Nunn to President Barack Obama and Nunn countering that Perdue is intent on continuing the dysfunction he blames on Democrats.

November 03, 2014 | | Local


Department of Driver Services adds self-serve kiosks

No one wants to wait in line at the Department of Driver Services.

November 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall sheriff’s office gets Christmas bike program rolling

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, the Hall County Sheriff's Office is now gearing up for the holidays with a Christmas bicycle collection fund.

November 03, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Some UNG students to get free e-textbooks

Students in three University of North Georgia courses will get their textbooks free in electronic format thanks to a grant from Affordable Learning Georgia, a University System of Georgia initiative to provide affordable textbooks.

November 03, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs mount for fixing substandard roads

New roadways often get the most public attention, but keeping the pavement that's now in place safe for motorists is another huge, expensive battle for governments - one they can hardly ignore.

November 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools experts to speak at Kentucky conference

Three current and former Gainesville City Schools' employees will represent the city today at a conference in Kentucky.

November 02, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Work on second phase of Cleveland Bypass to start in spring

The $23.5 million second phase of the Cleveland Bypass, a project that would complete a western arc around the tourist town, has been awarded to a contractor.

November 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials to begin investigating fire at East Hall business

Hall County Fire Services plans to begin Monday investigating a fire Saturday at Dixieland Equipment Sales/Dixieland Pallet Co. in East Hall.

November 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bundle up for the bus: Morning freeze is forecast

Northeast Georgians will have to bundle up Monday morning as they head to work and school during an early November freeze.

November 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Prison program counsels, trains inmates to get them on their feet

Brian Forrester is done with the iron bars, high fences and dead ends. Most of all, he doesn't want to let his family down.

November 02, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vote could be 1st step to cut income taxes

Georgia voters will decide whether to cap the state's income tax rate at 6 percent when they head to the polls Tuesday.

November 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Number of refugee students in Gainesville schools unknown

As children from Central America have fled to the U.S. as refugees, some have wound up in Gainesville schools, but officials said they don't keep track of how many.

November 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Challenged Child and Friends puts special-needs kids on the field

Pahel Shah is a cheerleader, but next year she wants to play for the football team.

November 01, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Hall commissioners' work session to consider tennis court repairs

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has a full agenda for today's work session, including discussion about whether to finance tennis court repairs, whether to approve a supplement to a previously approved bond resolution with the Hospital Authority and whether to amend the malt beverage and wine code.

November 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


UNG adds bike patrol, gets officers out of cars

University of North Georgia police officers are getting out of their warm and comfortable patrol cars to protect students and faculty in a more hands-on and personal way.

November 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


SBDC plans Women’s Business Expo

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will present its third annual Women's Business Expo on Nov. 21 at The UGA Special Collections Library in Athens.

November 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Faulty data has flagged Hall railroad crossing for closure

An investigation by The Times has revealed a pattern of misreporting data by state and federal authorities concerning the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

November 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | 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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