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Gainesville's Wilshire Trails playground gets even more fun

Get ready to swing, climb, jump and crawl.

April 25, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Man dies in early morning house fire in Lula

A 62-year-old invalid man died in an early Sunday house fire in Lula that might have been caused by a lightning strike.

April 25, 2010 | | Local


Junior Achievement raffle offers chance to win vacation

Junior Achievement of Georgia will sell $5 raffle tickets for four vacation prizes - a two-night stay in either Savannah, Virginia Highlands, Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville or Glen Ella Springs in Clarkesville.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber seeks small, family business awards nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Small Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau community classes enrollment starts May 6

The Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute summer program begins registration at 4 p.m. May 6.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Confederacy celebrations stir passion

Visit Redwine United Methodist Church in South Hall this afternoon and you may feel as if you have entered an eerie time warp.

April 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Feeling the heat: Fire departments struggle with staffing levels

Furloughs can burn when there are not enough firefighters to staff an engine.

April 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times ad department wins awards

The Times advertising department won 21 awards, including 12 first-places, during a recent ceremony at the Georgia Press Association's annual advertising conference in Athens.

April 24, 2010 | | Local


Shelter pets hit the road for good homes

Sixty dogs are getting ready for the road trip of a lifetime.

April 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch camp helps those with disabilities

After working together at a summer camp for those with developmental disabilities, Paul and Jessica Freeman got an idea.

April 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Habersham courts weather judicial storm

In the span of four months, Habersham County's two superior court judges stepped down amid investigations into possible ethical violations.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tornado watch issued for Hall, other North Georgia counties

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 30 counties in North Georgia until 3 a.m., including Hall, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White.

April 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rain doesn't deter grillers, chicken lovers at festival

It may have been a soggy day, but the chicken was just right.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former Lumpkin commissioner Ridley dies in wreck

A former Lumpkin County commissioner was killed Friday in a car accident in Dawson County, officials said.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Public utility revenues continue downward trend

As is the case with many governmental departments, revenue for Gainesville's public utilities department is down and has been declining for several years.

April 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Child center grant will help gather evidence, officials say

When a jury heads back to deliberate, the interview of a child abuse victim can often make or break the case.

February 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cannabis oil bill’s key opposition comes from peace officers

Law enforcement officials across Georgia are proving to be the biggest obstacle to a bill that would allow medical cannabis oil to be manufactured and ...

February 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County looks at ‘reshuffle’ of South Hall schools

Growth seems to be back in South Hall County, and that is likely to lead to a "re-shuffling" of schools to accommodate current and anticipated ...

February 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Carriage Nissan shifts to meet need with commercial vehicles

Nearly one of every five vehicles is used for commercial purposes - a statistic that has caught the eye of at least one major manufacturer, Nissan.

February 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Happy trails opening this spring at Don Carter State Park

Whether you're an active horseback rider, an avid hiker or just someone looking for a new place to take a quiet nature walk, Don ...

February 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


UNG fraternity suspended for alcohol, hazing violations

A fraternity at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus was suspended Wednesday after allegations of alcohol misuse and hazing.

February 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mordecai Wilson, 90, reflects on life of service

Mordecai Wilson arrived in Lula in 1996, a little wary at first.

February 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia braces for icy morning commute

Hall County will be under a winter storm watch starting at 1 a.m. Monday that will continue until the later part of the day ...

February 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Horse struck by 4 vehicles, killed on Athens Highway

Four different vehicles struck and killed a horse Tuesday morning on Athens Highway, according to officials.

February 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Braselton Dairy Queen opens with a busy first day, 70 employees

Seventy local people are now on the payroll at Dairy Queen in Braselton, which celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, 21 weeks from ...

February 13, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


You Heard It Here: Sporting hat with style to honor Rotary honoree

Here is an item we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

February 13, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville schools bee winners cast a magic spell

Cody Brewer is the reigning Gainesville City Schools spelling champion.

February 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities seize $566K in drugs, arrest Gainesville man

A Gainesville man faces drug charges in connection to an estimated $566,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana, plus weapons, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall’s new correctional institution opens with vow for a 'second chance'

Sitting in the shadow of its predecessor, the Hall County Correctional Institution opened its doors Friday as Warden Walt Davis praised the county for its ...

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County authorities looking for 2 escaped female inmates

Two women in the Hall County Jail's work release program never returned from a Monday night Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meeting, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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