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Stolen car found in Lake Lanier

A car reported stolen from a Forsyth County driveway was found in Lake Lanier later that same day, according to Lumpkin County Sheriff Office investigator Darren Martin.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Emerson’s killer charged with killing elderly NC hikers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A drifter already serving a life sentence for killing Meredith Emerson of Buford and sentenced to death for killing a hiker in Florida is now facing murder charges for the slaying of a North Carolina couple.

June 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Crews close to finishing cleanup from storms

Gainesville, Hall County and state crews are wrapping up the cleanup after Saturday's strong thunderstorm, and officials say all trees that were knocked down have been removed from area roads.

June 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


Gainesville to vote on budget with $5M surplus

While Hall County debates which services to cut or by how much to raise taxes, the Gainesville City Council will be voting on a fiscal 2012 budget that includes a $5 million surplus.

June 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County's 1st tax hearing is tonight at 6

Arrive early if you want a good seat.

June 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


US judge will rule soon on Ga.’s new immigration law

A federal judge has promised he will decide in the next 10 days whether to temporarily block enforcement of Georgia's new immigration law.

June 20, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Soldiers help keep Chattahoochee National Forest clean

Good soldiers know to cover their tracks - and that's not just on the battlefield.

June 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


YMCA chief heading to position in Illinois

Mike Brown, CEO and president of the Gainesville-based Georgia Mountains YMCA, has resigned effective July 6 to take a similar post in Rockford, Ill.

June 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Schools approves 2011-2012 budget

Gainesville taxpayers have to wait until at least September to find out whether their tax rates will go down 0.3 mills.

June 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Truck hits, kills black bear

A young black bear was hit and killed by a vehicle in northwest Hall County on Sunday, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

June 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fire damages Hall County home

Hall County firefighters were investigating a fire to a home in the 100 block of McConnell Drive near Mountain Crest Sunday night.

June 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Bridge work to close Jesse Jewell Parkway this week

After weeks of work, Gainesville's pedestrian bridge is about to take shape across Jesse Jewell Parkway. But it's going to require some road closures.

June 19, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Dawson County schools given charter status

The Dawson County school system has joined the ranks of 13 others in Georgia that have received greater flexibility to govern local education.

June 19, 2011 | Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Inmates may be used less for work

Budget woes are forcing Hall County government to cut back on a lot - even free labor.

June 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Fire departments donating gear to Moldova community

Local firefighters are cleaning out their closets for a cause.

June 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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High winds fuel brush fire that damages 2 homes near Lake Lanier

Hall County Fire Services crews successfully controlled and put out a large scale brush fire Saturday afternoon that threatened several North Hall homes.

February 25, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Runaway teen found safe in Flowery Branch

Oakwood Police confirmed Saturday that missing teen Samuel John Franklin was located Friday night by the Hall County Sheriff's Office at a relative's ...

February 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Another hotel coming to Gainesville

Details are sparse, but one thing appears to be clear - plans are in the works to build a Hilton Brand hotel in Gainesville.

February 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville High School to mark 125th anniversary Sunday

The Red Elephants are ready to celebrate.

February 25, 2017 | | Local


Daddies, daughters dance the night away

For the 17th year the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department plays host to the Daddy Daughter Dance: Masquerade Ball at the Gainesville Civic Center. About ...

February 25, 2017 | | Local


Trump’s lifting of bathroom guidelines frustrates, worries LGBT community

Fear has been Quinn Shreve's constant partner for years.

February 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mailman charged with driving high, having cocaine

A mailman was arrested Thursday on charges he was high and had cocaine with him while delivering mail in Gainesville.

February 24, 2017 | | Local


Dahlonega building owner issues statement over dispute, doesn't mention KKK sign

Dahlonega landowner Roberta Green-Garrett broke her silence in the simmering Parks Building debate that has raged in the town for more than a year, issuing ...

February 24, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Two teens suffer minor injuries in north Forsyth crash with deputy

NORTH FORSYTH - A four-car crash in the Chestatee area involving a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy left two with minor injuries Tuesday afternoon.

February 24, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes IHughes@forsythnews.com | Local


United Way gathering works to identify, connect services for those in poverty

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday turned into a big networking forum for people with a heart to serve those ...

February 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Catalina’s Restaurant offers tastes of El Salvador, Mexico

A new Gainesville restaurant is offering a variety of Hispanic cuisine options.

February 24, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Group to host free HIV/AIDS fair Saturday

In honor of Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Avita Community Partners of Gainesville will host a free HIV health and ...

February 24, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Fashion show benefits cancer retreat nonprofit

Cancer fighters can be beautiful.

February 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Apartment complex to rise at old Green Hunter Homes site in Gainesville

Standing amid the remains of the Atlanta Street homes Thursday, Broughton Cochran harkened back to his time as a social worker helping single mothers and ...

February 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gwinnett officials investigating Flowery Branch man’s death after jail medical emergency

A Flowery Branch man's family is seeking answers on what caused his death shortly after he arrived at the Gwinnett County Jail.

February 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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