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It’s Christmas in July for local butchers

For many residents, Fourth of July celebrations aren't complete without throwing some meat on the grill.

July 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Times seeks V-J Day memories

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 03, 2010 | | Local


Lula pays tribute to war heroes

As the summer heat filled downtown Lula on Saturday night, people gathered around the fountain and brick wall in Lula's Veterans Park for a candlelight service and dedication of 204 new bricks inscribed with the names of war veterans.

July 03, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Sharing names with nation’s greats sparks pride

It's not down in the history books yet, but you might be surprised to know that John Kennedy sat next to Richard Nixon in the sixth grade.

July 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Concert revs up crowd for sizzling Fourth of July

Patriotism brings the Gainesville community together.

July 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Calvin Allen, pioneer Gainesville doctor, dies at 85

Calvin Allen, the first anesthesiologist in Gainesville, died at his home Friday night after a long illness.

July 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Elementary school launches pilot program

Mount Vernon Elementary School may be on its way to charter school status.

July 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville has no plans, money to repurpose the Green Street pool

Kasia Stanfill looks back fondly on the summers she spent at Gainesville's Green Street pool. She remembers standing on the water's edge, waiting to jump into the cool water for the first time.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


School system puts focus on new website

Gainesville City Schools parents can now find information with more ease.

July 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Future of Lanier Golf Course unclear

Forsyth County's next move in the ongoing saga surrounding Lanier Golf Course remains uncertain.

July 02, 2010 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Officials urge caution on roads this weekend

The Fourth of July holiday travel period began Thursday evening, and officials predict higher crash rates as the weekend persists.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Former firefighter leads fireworks show over Laurel Park

Each year, it goes off with a bang.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Group offers to get holiday revelers, cars home safely

For John Ergovich, getting arrested for driving under the influence was a bigger inconvenience than it ever would have been to get a sober person to drive him home.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Communities celebrate Fourth of July with unique events

Golf carts, streamers and good old-fashioned fun define the Fourth of July for one lakeside community.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville to vote on water treatment plant

A new water treatment plant may soon be on the drawing board for Gainesville.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Person dies in Buford house fire

One person has died in a Buford house fire, according to authorities.

December 06, 2016 | | Local


SLIDESHOW: Love Light tree lighting held at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Rain moved Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Love Light tree lighting indoors on Monday night. It was held in the rotunda at the North Patient ...

December 05, 2016 | | Local


Attorney tells state Supreme Court school threat was about 'overcrowding'

ATLANTA - Attorneys from Hall County argued Monday before the Supreme Court of Georgia regarding an alleged terroristic threat referencing Columbine posted in 2014 on Facebook ...

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigator: Drug deal cost a man his eye in shooting

A bullet entering the victim's eye during an alleged drug deal exploded and was lodged in his head, according to a Gainesville Police investigator.

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Browns Bridge Road discussed as line determining Mundy Mill Academy district

Browns Bridge Road could be the geographic line determining whether students go to the new Mundy Mill Academy, which will open in August. A 15-member ...

December 05, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man indicted on murder charges in sister’s death

A Gainesville man was indicted Friday on multiple murder charges stemming from his sister's death last month in Chicopee Village of Gainesville.

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Ministry seeks to delay vote on home for women seeking to leave sex trafficking

A proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking may not be decided until early next year.

December 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man accused of stealing car at church

A Woodstock man has been charged with stealing a car from the premises of Oakwood Baptist Church on Saturday

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau students publish book on homelessness in Gainesville, Hall County

Editorial and feature writing students at Brenau University will release a special publication, "The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County," at 6 ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of stabbing another man, biting his shoulder

Authorities say a Snellville man bit a man on the shoulder and stabbed him in the neck after forcing his way into a home on ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Murrayville man shot, killed woman

A Murrayville man shot a woman to death on Nov. 29, according to warrants in the case.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of intentionally starting house fire, hindering firefighters’ efforts

A Hall County man is accused of intentionally starting a house fire last month and preventing a firefighter from putting it out.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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