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Man found dead in ’95 after evening with friends

More than 15 years ago, Michael Anthony Butts was found dead in his home. Hall County Sheriff's deputies are still looking for clues.

August 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake advocacy group having trouble staying afloat

The drought produced the group. Higher water levels on Lake Lanier may be causing it to sink.

August 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth County man's underwater golf cart to be featured on cable TV

Alan Kindree made a find of his own while playing host to the Discovery Channel.

August 22, 2010 | Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


Warren S. Jackson, former Western Sizzlin owner, dies

The last time Jerry Hill of Murrayville saw Warren S. Jackson was on July Fourth.

August 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Predatory animals just a part of life in Northeast Georgia

Bears, bobcats, coyotes - if you live in Northeast Georgia, these critters are probably your neighbors whether you know it or not.

August 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New poultry lab should be open by 2012

OAKWOOD - Instead of moving ahead with plans for some space in its building two years ago, the Georgia Poultry Laboratory off Oakwood Road got a condemnation notice for that area.

August 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


60 years of bowed heads, lifted voices

Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville may have only been half occupied Saturday afternoon, but when voices were raised in prayer and worship, the place was nearly bursting at the seams with life.

August 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


ACT scores just one measure of college readiness

State scores on the college entrance ACT exam inched up this year, but local school officials aren't really paying attention.

August 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rain can't keep the blues down

DAHLONEGA - Rainy weather didn't stop blues fans from coming to Lumpkin county to enjoy a day and night of blues music.

August 21, 2010 | Megan Gill | Local


A night of music, commerce on the square

Customers often complain that downtown Gainesville businesses close too early on the weekends, and business owners complain that there aren't enough customers to stay open later.

August 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Heavy rain washes out part of parking lot in Cleveland

Heavy rains Saturday caused part of a parking lot to collapse at the Sonic restaurant in Cleveland.

August 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Innovative system helps cemetery log grave information

Wind and rain can beat away at tombstones over the years, wiping away the history etched there. But a project at Cleveland Historic Cemetery aims to preserve that information in digital records.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mentorship program gives kids a taste of potential careers

High school students across the county are trying to decide what to do for the rest of their lives.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake Lanier Association has new executive director

After its longtime leader left for California, the Lake Lanier Association didn't have to look long and hard for a new replacement.

August 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scholarship can help students with special needs

Special needs students in Georgia's schools are able to attend a private school to better meet their needs, but they only have a few days left to enroll.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to deannex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

May 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

The chair of the Hall County Board of Commissioners has just one vote, worth the same as other members, but the role does call for ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board debates how to receive public comments

Gainesville City Schools will continue to hear comments from residents who sign up to speak at meetings and will do that earlier in its meetings ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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