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Former Gainesville police dog trainer denies improper use of shock collar

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating police dog training methods used by former Gainesville police officer and senior K-9 handler Angel Vargas to determine whether his alleged technique of using a shock collar on an aggressive dog's genitals could be criminal.

July 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local officials don't know how much flu-fighting federal funds they'll receive

Extra funding to prepare for the upcoming flu season would be welcome, but local officials say they are not making any plans just yet.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lower gas prices delight government budget officials

Dropping gas prices may be the best fiscal news that local government services have heard lately.

July 14, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Praise continues to pour in for the late James Mathis Sr.

Tributes continued to pour in Monday for James Mathis Sr., the longtime Hall County businessman who died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

July 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lumpkin officials discover suspected meth lab

A Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office deputy discovered what is believed to be one of the largest methamphetamine labs in the state after responding to a call this weekend.

July 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


First regional road stimulus project starts Monday in White County

Construction is set to begin Monday on the first highway project funded through federal stimulus money in Northeast Georgia.

July 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford man faces rape, child molestation charges

Buford resident Kevin Charles New was arrested for rape and child molestation and is in custody at the Hall County Detention Center, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office news release.

July 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Organizers say camp smaller due to economy, but it still has its spark

Line of movement, preparation, pretty lines - not the words you'd normally equate with slapping someone.

July 13, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Some state funds may be available for Jefferson road work

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson will have to look a little closer to home to cover the costs of some road projects.

July 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson road work will force traffic rerouting

If you normally travel along John B. Brooks Road in Jefferson to reach U.S. 129 or Ga. 332, you will want to find an alternate route beginning Friday.

July 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood's La Parrilla gets to keep alcohol license

OAKWOOD - La Parrilla will get to continue operating with an alcohol license but not before getting some admonition from Oakwood City Council on Monday night.

July 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverkeeper follows through with lawsuit

CUMMING - An environmental watchdog group has followed through on its pledge to sue the city of Cumming.

July 12, 2009 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Rare fish make a home in Northeast Georgia

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are turning their attention to 23 endangered and threatened species in the Southeast.

July 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Life on Cash Road, Credit Drive raises eyebrows

It's the big punchline in Joel Trigg's household.

July 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood City Council to firm up Nov. 3 election

Oakwood City Council is expected to take actions tonight toward setting its general election on Nov. 3.

July 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Forsyth County pursuing grants for connectivity of Lake Lanier parks

Changes could be coming to a couple of parks along Lake Lanier if Forsyth County is able secure federal grant funding.

March 01, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville man dedicates life to family after prison program, but others can backslide

After two years behind bars, Stacy McIntosh wants to leave the street life behind him.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill to fund Georgia transportation has a rough ride so far

The transportation funding bill in the Georgia legislature has had a bumpy ride so far, and the grumbling isn't just coming from people outside the Gold Dome.

February 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall targets $1.3M deficit in housing program

Since 2009, nearly 60 abandoned or foreclosed homes in Hall County have been purchased, renovated and sold to low-income families under the federal grant-funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

February 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


YMCA’s indoor triathlon draws big crowd of athletes who defy age

Angie Beccue, Health and Wellness Director at the J.A. Walters Family YMCA, is always seeking to keep people motivated to state active.

February 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Freezing rain possible overnight in area

Saturday's welcome day of sunshine and milder temperatures will give way to a chance of freezing rain overnight as March comes in more like a lion than a lamb.

February 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer job-seekers flock to Lanier Islands

Seasonal job seekers gathered Saturday at Lake Lanier Islands, where more than 400 positions need to be filled.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands looks to fill 100 summer jobs at Saturday event

If you're wondering about how to make an extra buck this summer, Lanier Islands Resort may have your answer.

February 28, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jayla Williams chosen for top honor at Hall Boys & Girls Clubs

When Jayla Williams walks into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, she knows she's following in her father's footsteps.

February 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Duplex fire temporarily displaces 8 residents

A small kitchen fire Friday forced eight people out of their home to stay with relatives until repairs are made.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire officials warn of donation scam

Hall County Fire Services have received reports of impostors attempting to take donations.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


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