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Post-traumatic stress not just plaguing soldiers

Soldiers are returning home as combat operations wrap up in Iraq, and some return differently than when they left.

August 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Poultry pioneer Bruce remembered for innovation, honesty

A poultry industry king and community pillar will be laid to rest this afternoon at First Baptist Church.

August 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Students get adventurous start on new year

A throng of cheers rang out across the empty beach of Lake Lanier Islands.

August 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students can help shape state education policy

State Schools Superintendent Brad Bryant is looking for advice.

August 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Celebrating Victory in Japan, 65 years later

This weekend marks 65 years since the Japanese surrendered in World War II, marking the end to the world's bloodiest conflict.

August 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Logging truck overturns on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

A portion of Ga. 400 at Dawson Forest Road in Dawson County was shut down this afternoon after a logging truck overturned at the intersection.

August 13, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


North Ga. counties mired in mild drought

After being drought free for more than a year, parts of northern Georgia have returned to drought conditions over the past three months, state climatologist David Stooksbury said.

August 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


With election over, Hawkins is back to business

Lee Hawkins is ready to get back to business.

August 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ceremony held for new North Hall park and library

Hall County celebrated the beginning of construction on the North Hall park and library with a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony Thursday morning.

August 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Back-to-school events Saturday offer positive activities

Peer pressure is typically looked at as a negative influence, but organizers of a back-to-school rally are hoping it will have a very positive effect Saturday.

August 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County officials accept Cool Springs land gift

Following a plea from land donor Wendell Starke, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted by a 3-2 margin to accept the Cool Springs park property.

August 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Brenau international students adjust to smaller city

Although most Brenau University students won't step on campus until next week, 30 international students earning their master's degrees are making their surroundings feel like home.

August 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GBI’s area office has new agent in charge

Kim Williams first stepped into the real world of criminal investigations 15 years ago as a young intern.

August 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch seeks more info on impact fees

Flowery Branch City Council didn't promptly dismiss development impact fees Thursday night, although it didn't warmly embrace them.

August 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities search South Hall for burglary suspect

About 10 Hall County sheriff's cars, police dogs and a Georgia State Patrol helicopter were out at a South Hall neighborhood this afternoon searching for a burglary suspect who ran during a traffic stop, authorities said.

August 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Not-guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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