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Athens shooting sparks nationwide manhunt

ATHENS - Police still are searching for a University of Georgia marketing professor in the shooting deaths of three people, including his wife, Saturday at a community theater near the college campus.

George Zinkhan III, 57, approached a gathering of the Town and Gown Players performance group at Athens Community Theater at noon and fired multiple times before running away, according to Alan Brown, assistant police chief for Athens-Clarke County.

April 26, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Sunny, warm and tasty, events fill the weekend

A warm, sunny afternoon, a plate of grilled chicken and candy falling from the sky - it's hard to imagine a better spring day in Hall County than Saturday.

April 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Competition gives young bird watchers chance to search for a few feathered friends

BRASELTON - With binoculars poised, heads tilted back and eyes trained on the treeline above, Esther Lloyd, 11, Jamie Pearce, 11, and Lindsey Pearce, 10, scan the sky intently until a small body flits past them.

April 26, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Fundraiser planned for emergency shelter

What do motorcycle riders, a singles group and shelter volunteers have in common?

April 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Antiques examined, restored at history center

Appraiser Richard Williams made a few people's day and left others crestfallen.

April 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Plans firming up for annual Memorial Day parade

This year's Memorial Day Parade on Green Street could get off to a soaring start, with a possible flyover by an Army Black Hawk helicopter.

April 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch class views the world through special ed students

The environmental science class at Flowery Branch High School celebrated Earth Day for an entire week and learned a lot about their peers in the process.

April 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier advocates oppose increased water flows

Two Lake Lanier advocacy groups are upset with a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume regular water discharges from Buford Dam into the Chattahoochee River.

April 24, 2009 | BY HARRIS BLACKWOOD AND ASHLEY FIELDING | Local


Judicial review panel faces budget cut

Budget cuts are threatening the ability of a state commission to effectively investigate complaints against sitting judges, officials say.

April 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle's spinal surgery set for Monday

The spinal surgery that led to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's sudden departure from the governor's race has been scheduled for Monday at Emory University Hospital in an Atlanta.

April 24, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hoschton residents want say in property tax changes

HOSCHTON - Hoschton resident Kelley Gary wants his neighbors to have a voice when it comes to the possibility of Hoschton having a property tax.

April 24, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Heads Up: ‘Candy Bombing’ today in Flowery Branch

Uncle Wiggly Wings is coming to Flowery Branch.

April 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Laurel Park ramp is ready for boaters

The newly minted Laurel Park Boat Ramp is now open to the public in time for a sunny spring weekend.

April 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Arrest near Murrayville school prompts lockdown

The arrest of a former Dawson County sheriff's investigator near Lanier Elementary School on Friday prompted an evacuation of the playground and a lockdown of the school.

April 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Councilman to challenge Braselton mayor in fall

BRASELTON - Braselton councilman Ralph Richardson Jr. announced this week that he will run for mayor in the town's Nov. 3 election.

April 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


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Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall business leader backs Cuba move

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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