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State rep. proposes bringing casinos to Lake Lanier

Legislation could bring gambling to Lake Lanier, but the idea will first face plenty of discussion.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Friendship Elementary putting weight on wellness program

Teachers at Friendship Elementary are replacing classroom chairs with exercise balls as part of a new wellness program.

February 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood to press ahead with impact fee study

Oakwood is moving ahead with plans to study development impact fees, which were once a popular item for governments grappling with the costs of growth.

February 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


City may extend sewer to ‘islanders’

Gainesville's public utilities staff plans to offer sewer service to two Hall County islands within city limits, pending customer interest.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rotary names Whalen, Coyle man and woman of the year

The Gainesville Rotary Club honored two community giants Monday evening with its annual man and woman of the year awards.

February 15, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sheriff’s office searching for 3 robbery suspects

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a late Saturday robbery at a North Hall business.

February 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Agents: Man sold fake $20s, $50s

A Gainesville man was booked in the Hall County Jail Monday after law enforcement officials accused him of selling counterfeit $20 and $50 bills.

February 14, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center hosts ‘Traditions of the Trail’ hiking program

Families learned about the great outdoors Sunday, from equipment they should use while camping and hiking to critters that might roam the woods with them.

February 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU lecture series starts this week

Global issues will be given local relevance this week as North Georgia College & State University begins its Great Decisions lecture series.

February 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall academies offer local government education

Hall County residents now have a chance to learn about their local government.

February 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Funeral, burial set for former Hall public official

A funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday for Bill Evans, a former Hall County commissioner and ex-member of the Hall County Planning Commission.

February 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Vietnamese celebration brings community together

Blending tradition and modernity, the Vietnamese ministry at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville celebrated the passing of another year Sunday.

February 13, 2011 | Branden Lefty | Local


City educators to attend national conference

Gainesville school leaders will travel to a national conference this week to discuss how schools and unions can work together to advance student achievement.

February 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Audit shows Hall does OK during recession

Hall County has received the results of its financial audit for fiscal year 2010, which show the county has weathered the recession relatively well.

February 13, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Youngblood Road closing for sewer improvements

Youngblood Road will be closed to through traffic beginning today between Ga. 53/Winder Highway and Countryside Drive, according to the Gainesville Public Utilities Department.

February 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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High winds fuel brush fire that damages 2 homes near Lake Lanier

Hall County Fire Services crews successfully controlled and put out a large scale brush fire Saturday afternoon that threatened several North Hall homes.

February 25, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Runaway teen found safe in Flowery Branch

Oakwood Police confirmed Saturday that missing teen Samuel John Franklin was located Friday night by the Hall County Sheriff's Office at a relative's ...

February 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Another hotel coming to Gainesville

Details are sparse, but one thing appears to be clear - plans are in the works to build a Hilton Brand hotel in Gainesville.

February 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville High School to mark 125th anniversary Sunday

The Red Elephants are ready to celebrate.

February 25, 2017 | | Local


Daddies, daughters dance the night away

For the 17th year the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department plays host to the Daddy Daughter Dance: Masquerade Ball at the Gainesville Civic Center. About ...

February 25, 2017 | | Local


Trump’s lifting of bathroom guidelines frustrates, worries LGBT community

Fear has been Quinn Shreve's constant partner for years.

February 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mailman charged with driving high, having cocaine

A mailman was arrested Thursday on charges he was high and had cocaine with him while delivering mail in Gainesville.

February 24, 2017 | | Local


Dahlonega building owner issues statement over dispute, doesn't mention KKK sign

Dahlonega landowner Roberta Green-Garrett broke her silence in the simmering Parks Building debate that has raged in the town for more than a year, issuing ...

February 24, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Two teens suffer minor injuries in north Forsyth crash with deputy

NORTH FORSYTH - A four-car crash in the Chestatee area involving a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy left two with minor injuries Tuesday afternoon.

February 24, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes IHughes@forsythnews.com | Local


United Way gathering works to identify, connect services for those in poverty

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday turned into a big networking forum for people with a heart to serve those ...

February 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Catalina’s Restaurant offers tastes of El Salvador, Mexico

A new Gainesville restaurant is offering a variety of Hispanic cuisine options.

February 24, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Group to host free HIV/AIDS fair Saturday

In honor of Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Avita Community Partners of Gainesville will host a free HIV health and ...

February 24, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Fashion show benefits cancer retreat nonprofit

Cancer fighters can be beautiful.

February 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Apartment complex to rise at old Green Hunter Homes site in Gainesville

Standing amid the remains of the Atlanta Street homes Thursday, Broughton Cochran harkened back to his time as a social worker helping single mothers and ...

February 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gwinnett officials investigating Flowery Branch man’s death after jail medical emergency

A Flowery Branch man's family is seeking answers on what caused his death shortly after he arrived at the Gwinnett County Jail.

February 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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