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Gainesville Police get new major

Gerald Couch harbors a certain view of how police leaders shoulder responsibility.

April 18, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Confederacy sacrifices remembered in annual ceremony

Cannon and rifle fire punctuated Sunday's annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at a South Hall church, where the main speaker talked about "doing all we can to preserve our heroic Confederate heritage."

April 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ospreys are back at Boling Bridge

The ospreys have returned to a newly renovated home on Lake Lanier.

April 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot air balloon lands in Lanier

A hot air balloon landed safely in Lake Lanier Sunday night, Hall County Fire Services reported.

April 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fire claims three lives in Forsyth County

A fire killed three people and destroyed a mobile home Saturday night in north Forsyth County.

April 17, 2011 | From staff, regional staff reports | Local


Man charged in scam involving illegal immigrants

A Gainesville man has been charged in a tax return scheme in which he allegedly bilked illegal immigrants of some $465,000.

April 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Civil War at 150: Longstreet left his mark on Gainesville

He became a Republican during the GOP-led, post-Civil War Reconstruction in the South.

April 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont hotel is monument to Gen. Longstreet

To drive past the unassuming, single-story building on Maple Street, one would never guess the Piedmont Hotel once was the high-society hub of Gainesville more than a century ago.

April 17, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


Newtown prays for neighborhood

Residents concerned about the impact of an industrial business on a Gainesville neighborhood joined together and pleaded to God. They prayed Saturday for a change, the kind that heals and strengthens an entire community.

April 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Mountain music comes to town

DAHLONEGA - To say that there is music on every corner of the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival this weekend is not correct - it's way more than that.

April 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Tea Party Patriots rally in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE - Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 16, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gingrich rallies GOP in Cumming

In what was once a blue state, red has taken hold in Georgia.

April 16, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie alarenzie@forsythnews.com | Local


Fifth-graders learn about life at Brenau

While many college students likely shy away from an early morning chemistry class, a group of fifth-graders excitedly took their places behind lab tables Friday.

April 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Driving programs aimed at young and old

The music blared on the loud- speaker at Johnson High School's stadium, where the play on the field had nothing to do with a game.

April 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Butterfly release honors those victimized by violent crimes

Some butterflies lifted right into the air from cradled palms. Some wings took a bit longer to flutter.

April 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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United Way launches new outreach to connect people with services

With a ribbon-cutting, the United Way of Hall County launched a new community outreach with the grand opening Wednesday of a program that hopes to ...

March 01, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Senate bill on dental services would help volunteer agencies

Those who work and operate the dental clinic at Good News Clinics are waiting for good news.

March 01, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville athletics manager celebrated for 31 years of service

As the clock struck 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, Beth Morris donned a shiny necklace reading "Officially Retired."

March 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




More lane closures planned as Boling Bridge work continues

Overnight single-lane closures are set this week as work continues on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at the Hall-Forsyth county line.

February 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia House to debate bills on school intervention, campus assault

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plan to consider dozens of bills on Wednesday, staring down a key deadline at the end of this week. Chamber rules require ...

February 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody and Ezra Kaplan Associated Press | Local


Sardis students embrace archery team

Every Tuesday afternoon, Destiny Wooley sticks her head through her racoon-fur-covered quiver strap and slings it across her shoulder, grabs her purple bow and heads ...

February 28, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Ledan/Sardis roundabout work could start in May

Motorists traveling through one of northwest Hall County's busiest intersections could see some traffic relief later this year.

February 28, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$27.5M in upgrades approved for Academies of Discovery, North Hall High, West Hall High

The Hall County school board approved about $27.5 million of construction work Monday night, including a $19.2 million bid for the additions and ...

February 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville, 6 Hall high schools achieve state honors for AP testing

Gainesville High School placed in four of six Advanced Placement Honor School categories, and all six Hall County school district high schools made the grade ...

February 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville company fighting nearly $50K in fines from worker’s death

A Gainesville company's attorney said Monday it plans to fight nearly $50,000 in fines stemming from a September fatal construction incident in Sugar ...

February 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia lawmakers scramble ahead of midterm deadline

ATLANTA - Two bills that would change the appearance of driver's licenses issued to immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. moved toward ...

February 27, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


UNG professors say Trump has ‘thin skin,’ ‘has thrilled most conservatives’

President Donald Trump has shown himself to have "thin skin" and be more conservative than Ronald Reagan early on in his presidency.

February 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Electric car charging stations may soon be allowed in Flowery Branch

Electric car charging stations outside of a person's home - such as at a shopping center - may soon be legalized in Flowery Branch.

February 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Endoscopy Center moving to new location

Gastroenterology Associates of Gainesville will open its new location for Gainesville Endoscopy Center on Thursday.

February 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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