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Fiber optic work for region continuing

Building a multi-million dollar regional Internet network may be no easy task, but the North Georgia Network Cooperative is making progress.

July 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Corps sets sights on abandoned dock eyesores

Even as it is working to permit new docks on Lake Lanier, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hoping to some day get rid of abandoned - and often unsightly - ones in an effort with the Lake Lanier Association.

July 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Our Neighbor make strides with bookstore

Our Neighbor opened a used bookstore on the Gainesville square to give young adults a place to work, and now Hall Area Transit is giving them a way to get there.

July 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Cold cases: 1991 murder of Gainesville man gets new look from city police

No one was sure why anyone would want to kill Jake Claude Porter.

July 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school officials set goals for coming school year

School officials are already getting ready to go back to school.

July 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 killed in house fire

Family members inside a Jefferson house were awakened early Saturday to 33-year-old Nikki Cassell screaming "Fire!" By the time firefighters arrived, Cassell and her 9-year-old niece were dead, officials said.

July 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Horse lovers gather at Chicopee Ag Center to adopt worthy steeds

Horse lovers trotted to the Gainesville Wild Horse and Burro Satellite Adoption on Saturday at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

July 17, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Rental housing market strong in Hall County

Amidst the wave of foreclosures in today's economy, houses may not be selling, but they're definitely renting.

July 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Grant allows system of care for at-risk kids

Collaboration is the key.

July 17, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


ADA celebration: 20 years of progress

Twenty years ago, the U.S. Congress took a major step toward ensuring equality with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

July 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Slimmed-down, retooled CVB sets goals through 2015

Moving offices, reducing staff in a tough economy and dealing with a split with the city of Gainesville consumed much of the past 12 months for the Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau.

July 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman gives birth, then spends weeks in coma

She planned on going home with a healthy baby girl, on rocking her daughter to sleep each night, on nursing her when she needed to be fed and holding her when she cried.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


DNR says young bear likely headed north

Multiple Gainesville residents reported bear sightings Friday morning following an unsuccessful trapping effort Thursday afternoon.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Lanier Tech reflects growth at graduation

Lanier Technical College graduated its largest class of students Friday night - and the programs just keep growing.

July 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Leadership-building program puts middle-schoolers to the test

For three days each July, young men in Hall County learn what it means to be confident, disciplined and driven. They learn what it means to be a leader.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


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Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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