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Planned pump station’s location hits a slight snag

Flowery Branch is counting on a section of railroad right of way to remain open so the city can reach a planned pump station that's part of a sewer line extension project.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials ID 17-year-old drowning victim

The 17-year-old who drowned Saturday at Burton Mill Park in South Hall County was Quavante Combs of Lawrenceville.

May 30, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Relay for Life kicks off Friday

The teams descending upon the Road Atlanta track in Braselton this weekend aren't driving fast cars, but they are reaching for a finish line. That finish line is a cure.

May 30, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Woman recalls time as Eisenhower secretary

The war had passed her by, but a young Frances Smith got to spend the months following World War II working for one of the most prominent military figures in the world - Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Inmate work plan could save county money

When Hall County is facing a tough budget year, any small change can make a huge difference.

May 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth County panel approves youth center

A proposed youth community center in a northeast Forsyth neighborhood sparked tense discussion before clearing the Forsyth County planning board last week.

May 30, 2011 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Programs help feed children in summer

More than 500 local families will be getting supplementary food this summer, thanks to the new Summer Kids Feeding Project.

May 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


College aims to inspire women to leadership

Women in the United States received the right to vote when the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920. But in the 91 years since, they have made relatively small strides into entering public service.

May 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville police will keep policy

The U.S. Supreme Court has broadened rules allowing officers to break into residences without warrants, but it's a ruling Gainesville police say likely won't change the way they operate.

May 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Unit provides hope for addicts and mentally ill

Juanita Nicely craved cocaine four years ago. Now she leads support groups and helps others with their addictions.

May 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Start of summer brings crowds to Lake Lanier

Like a college sports team that always draws the big recruits, it seems Lake Lanier can always be counted on to attract large summer crowds.

May 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen drowns at Burton Mill Park in South Hall

The first big holiday weekend of the summer season at Lake Lanier produced the first tragedy when a teenager drowned Saturday at Burton Mill Park in South Hall County.

May 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Parade will disrupt traffic Monday

Monday brings the annual Memorial Day parade that is a delight for spectators but can cause headaches for motorists.

May 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Kids get a shot at the great outdoors

Today's kids may use their thumbs more than their arms and legs, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't put down the controller for a real bow and arrow or fishing pole.

May 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Officials warn drivers to be safe this weekend

Amid poolside barbecues, family vacations and day trips, officials are reminding residents to stay safe on the roads.

May 27, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


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Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville's police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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