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Local student earns scholarship to Huntsville camp

Will Strickland has wanted to be a Marine Corps fighter pilot since he was age 7.

July 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

South Hall cities come together to seek grant

Four cities typically pushing their own agendas in South Hall have joined together to pursue a federal grant that would force them to look beyond their boundary lines.

July 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Quiet day on Lake Lanier and on area roads Saturday

Saturday was a calm day for law enforcement in the midst of the July Fourth holiday weekend.

July 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Government offices closed for holiday

Government offices in Gainesville and Hall County will be closed Monday to observe the Independence Day holiday.

July 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

It’s Christmas in July for local butchers

For many residents, Fourth of July celebrations aren't complete without throwing some meat on the grill.

July 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Times seeks V-J Day memories

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 03, 2010 | | Local

Lula pays tribute to war heroes

As the summer heat filled downtown Lula on Saturday night, people gathered around the fountain and brick wall in Lula's Veterans Park for a candlelight service and dedication of 204 new bricks inscribed with the names of war veterans.

July 03, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Sharing names with nation’s greats sparks pride

It's not down in the history books yet, but you might be surprised to know that John Kennedy sat next to Richard Nixon in the sixth grade.

July 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Concert revs up crowd for sizzling Fourth of July

Patriotism brings the Gainesville community together.

July 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Calvin Allen, pioneer Gainesville doctor, dies at 85

Calvin Allen, the first anesthesiologist in Gainesville, died at his home Friday night after a long illness.

July 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Elementary school launches pilot program

Mount Vernon Elementary School may be on its way to charter school status.

July 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gainesville has no plans, money to repurpose the Green Street pool

Kasia Stanfill looks back fondly on the summers she spent at Gainesville's Green Street pool. She remembers standing on the water's edge, waiting to jump into the cool water for the first time.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

School system puts focus on new website

Gainesville City Schools parents can now find information with more ease.

July 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Future of Lanier Golf Course unclear

Forsyth County's next move in the ongoing saga surrounding Lanier Golf Course remains uncertain.

July 02, 2010 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

Officials urge caution on roads this weekend

The Fourth of July holiday travel period began Thursday evening, and officials predict higher crash rates as the weekend persists.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

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4 tips for those seeking work this season

It's that time of year again.

November 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

You Heard It Here: Police take selfies with area shoppers

Standing in long lines, shoppers were primed to jump on the Black Friday deals at stores across Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Jefferson plant's solar panels lead the way in catching some rays

A food processing manufacturer in Jefferson has placed one of the largest solar panel systems in North Georgia on its roof.

November 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammers posing as IRS agents

Hostile calls coming from the Internal Revenue Service are likely a scam that has resurfaced again in Hall County, according to authorities.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Stand Down event at St. John's offers items to those in need

A Stand Down for homeless, veterans and others in need is set for Dec. 5 at St. John's Baptist Church in Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Teen charged with taking car, cellphone at gunpoint on Aug. 16

A 16-year-old accused of hijacking a car with a handgun was indicted last week in Hall County.

November 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New app makes Hall library ebooks easier for all

Checking out library books online should be easier than going to the library itself.

November 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Cleanup under the bridge fosters fellowship among volunteers, homeless

Standing atop a pile of ruined, waterlogged mattresses stuffed into a big dumpster gave Hines a new perspective on the devastation that recently visited the ...

November 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Love Light tree lightings set for both campuses of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

In its 36th year of lighting a tree in honor of those served by its hospice, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will host two Love Light ...

November 27, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin | Local

Metro Gainesville unemployment rate stays at 4.7 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for October was 4.7 percent, which was unchanged from September, according to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Retailers relish profit-making sales on Black Friday

Perhaps it was the long operating hours and crazed early-morning shoppers that prompted REI, the venerable outdoor retailer, to close all its stores today in ...

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Motor vehicle renewal notices won't have billing info in December

If your birthday is in December, you may need to take note of a statewide change.

November 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall Sheriff’s Office seeks grant for night vision equipment

Night vision equipment, flashlights and first aid kits - these are a few things the Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking to renew or purchase ...

November 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Thrift stores offer holiday deals for savvy shoppers, low-income families

Sandy Phelps has a tradition all her own this holiday season, and it was on full display at Park Avenue Thrift in Gainesville this week.

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: What are protocols for officers in unmarked vehicles?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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