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Ga. has sold $45 billion in lottery tickets

At Flowery Branch Convenience on Spout Springs Road, early morning customers come in for three things - coffee, a newspaper and a lottery ticket.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lotto looking for ways to keep people spending in tough economy

In fiscal year 1993, the Georgia Lottery Corp. made more than $19 million from ticket sales. Fiscal year 2011, which ended in June, brought more than $3.5 billion in ticket sales.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 die over weekend on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier turned deadly over the weekend, with a Buford teenager drowning after a boating accident and a Cumming man slipping underwater and never resurfacing.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities have found the body of a Buford boy who had been feared drowned following a Saturday night boating accident on Lake Lanier in North Hall.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man drowns while fishing in Lake Lanier

A 51-year-old Cumming man drowned while wade fishing in Lake Lanier, south of Brown's Bridge in Hall County.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local Salvation Army crew helps Hurricane Irene victims

While Hurricane Irene continued to lash out against the east coast Saturday, a group with the Salvation Army in Gainesville prepared to offer assistance in North Carolina.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Police seeking man who robbed store Friday

Gainesville police continue to search for a suspect they believe robbed the Shell Food Mart on Friday night at West Ridge Road and U.S. 129.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall County fire crews battle home blaze

Hall County fire crews were called Saturday night to battle a house fire south of Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Antique owners learn how to bring their treasures back to life

Your attic is full of old family junk. It can't be worth anything more than sentiment, right?

August 28, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Despite big budgets, Georgia’s lottery-funded programs feel squeeze of economic downturn

The Georgia Lottery Corp. lost more than $65 million between 2009, when ticket sales were highest, and 2011.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No immigrant releases yet in Gainesville

A new policy essentially allowing several illegal immigrants to be released from federal custody has not yet resulted in any releases from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's leased facility in Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


New 9th district may draw a ‘herd’ to open post

Now that Georgia's new congressional maps are almost final, no one's expecting anything less than a political stampede in Northeast Georgia.

August 28, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Archery tournament keeps bow hunting tradition alive at Wauka Mountain

With archery season just a few weeks away, local hunters take the opportunity to hone their skill with a friendly competition.

August 28, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Gainesville police officers are searching for a man they believe is responsible for the armed robbery of a West Ridge Road convenience store.

August 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tax amnesty deadline set for Wednesday

Hall County's delinquent taxpayers have until Wednesday to apply for amnesty.

August 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Person dies in Buford house fire

One person has died in a Buford house fire, according to authorities.

December 06, 2016 | | Local


SLIDESHOW: Love Light tree lighting held at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Rain moved Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Love Light tree lighting indoors on Monday night. It was held in the rotunda at the North Patient ...

December 05, 2016 | | Local


Attorney tells state Supreme Court school threat was about 'overcrowding'

ATLANTA - Attorneys from Hall County argued Monday before the Supreme Court of Georgia regarding an alleged terroristic threat referencing Columbine posted in 2014 on Facebook ...

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigator: Drug deal cost a man his eye in shooting

A bullet entering the victim's eye during an alleged drug deal exploded and was lodged in his head, according to a Gainesville Police investigator.

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Browns Bridge Road discussed as line determining Mundy Mill Academy district

Browns Bridge Road could be the geographic line determining whether students go to the new Mundy Mill Academy, which will open in August. A 15-member ...

December 05, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man indicted on murder charges in sister’s death

A Gainesville man was indicted Friday on multiple murder charges stemming from his sister's death last month in Chicopee Village of Gainesville.

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Ministry seeks to delay vote on home for women seeking to leave sex trafficking

A proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking may not be decided until early next year.

December 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man accused of stealing car at church

A Woodstock man has been charged with stealing a car from the premises of Oakwood Baptist Church on Saturday

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau students publish book on homelessness in Gainesville, Hall County

Editorial and feature writing students at Brenau University will release a special publication, "The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County," at 6 ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of stabbing another man, biting his shoulder

Authorities say a Snellville man bit a man on the shoulder and stabbed him in the neck after forcing his way into a home on ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Murrayville man shot, killed woman

A Murrayville man shot a woman to death on Nov. 29, according to warrants in the case.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of intentionally starting house fire, hindering firefighters’ efforts

A Hall County man is accused of intentionally starting a house fire last month and preventing a firefighter from putting it out.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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