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Lakewood pastor thanked for two decades of service

With cards, humor and speeches, Lakewood Baptist Church members showed their gratitude Sunday to Tom Smiley for 20 years as senior pastor of the church off Thompson Bridge Road.

August 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents shocked over grave markings in Arlington Cemetery

As Arlington National Cemetery comes under fire for unmarked and mismarked graves, local residents with loved ones buried at the Virginia site are left in awe.

August 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Keep an eye out as school buses fill Hall County roads

With more than 100 yellow buses filling Hall County's roads, it's time again for motorists to be more alert than ever.

August 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nearly half-million dollars in pot seized in I-985 stop

A traffic stop for a tinted window violation on Interstate 985 Saturday turned up 240 pounds of marijuana, authorities said.

August 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Humane Society fundraiser combines the love of animals and motorcycles

Wag your tail and kick-start your engine.

August 07, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Motorcycle run to benefit ‘Pillows for Patriots’

A Flowery Branch woman has organized a motorcycle run to help raise money so those deployed in the military - such as her son Joel - can sleep with a pillow under their heads.

August 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


One year later, still no trace of missing woman

BLAIRSVILLE - Nearly a year has passed since Jo Ann Cornwell's daughter Kristi walked out the door of their Union County home for what was supposed to be a 30-minute walk.

August 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group puts a spotlight on Colombia

Three North Hall High School alums have taken an unusual path after college, devoting their time to telling the stories of displaced Colombians.

August 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schools to deal with sweltering start

School starts Monday, and students will be climbing onto buses during the hottest days of the summer.

August 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Woman critically injured at campaign event

A private campaign event for 9th District U.S. Rep. Tom Graves in a Gainesville subdivision was marred by a golf cart accident that left a woman in critical condition Friday night.

August 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


COMING THURSDAY: From seed to market

David White squats down next to his wife, Anita, as he drops a tiny seed into the moist soil on his farm in Lula one hot summer afternoon.

August 07, 2010 | | Local


Bookstore opens to ‘open doors’

The Next Chapter Bookstore at the Main Street Market in downtown Gainesville was full of chatting and laughter Friday as Gainesville residents picked out books to add to their home collections.

August 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lanier Tech graduates its largest GED class

More than 800 GED students graduated from Lanier Technical College's Adult Education Program on Friday night, the school's largest number yet.

August 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fishing fans flock to Lake Lanier event

While most think of fishing as a leisurely weekend activity, for some it is an exciting competitive sport.

August 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helicopter crash in Lumpkin kills 2

The wreckage of a helicopter carrying two occupants that was missing since Monday night was found Friday in a heavily wooded area of Lumpkin County. There were no survivors.

August 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985 lanes closing Tuesday, Wednesday for message sign replacement

Interstate 985 lanes will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday so that the Georgia Department of Transportation can replace message signs.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Snow showers expected but no accumulation likely for Hall County

No accumulation is expected, but snow showers could hit Hall County on Monday and Tuesday.

February 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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