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6 arrested in 'Lula Boys' street gang case

Four members of what authorities have called the "Lula Boys" were arrested Wednesday on simple battery and gang charges, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Gang Task Force.

March 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lula girl wins first place for Ag Day essay

Madison Saxon of Lula Elementary School placed first in this year's Ag Day essay contest for third- to eighth-graders.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville awards sewer contracts

GAINESVILLE - As early as September, more residents north of Thompson Bridge will be able to tap into the Gainesville sewer system.

March 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teen bride's explicit photos used in case against husband

A 49-year-old man accused of exploiting his 18-year-old wife in a series of sexually explicit photographs taken when she was 17 bared all to a Hall County jury Wednesday in a bid for acquittal.

March 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Five years after drive began to depose Saddam, Iraq War divides Georgians

On March 19, 2003, U.S. forces stormed into Iraq on a mission to topple the regime of dictator Saddam Hussein.

March 30, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Rain moving east; sports events canceled

Rain is now moving east of the area, leaving a chance of showers into the evening and the promise of a cold night.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forensics speaker: BTK’s hubris was his downfall

DAHLONEGA - A Wichita, Kan., serial killer's love of attention and notoriety became the single biggest factor in his capture, a detective in the case said Tuesday.

March 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall schools plan to roll out K-12 career program in fall

GAINESVILLE - Elementary school students often get their first exposure to an array of careers through adults visiting their class from the work place.

March 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson: Education hearing set for March 27

Brian Burdette, the State Board of Education member representing the 10th Congressional District, plans to hold a public hearing on education issues from 7-8 p.m. March 27 at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. Those wishing to speak at the meeting are asked to sign in when they arrive.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Johnson High Pride Day is April 19

GAINESVILLE - Johnson High School has set Johnson Pride Day for April 19.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Kiwanis Club tosses Knucksie its Youth Service Award

According to the Kiwanis International Web site, Kiwanis clubs are meant to be global organizations of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

March 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Local


Employers hand out applications as job-seekers search for opportunities at job fair

OAKWOOD - For people like Steven Girardeau, the Gainesville State College Spring Job Fair is a great place to find a new job.

March 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Team time trial at Road Atlanta, new entries add international flair to Tour de Georgia

Since its inception, the Tour de Georgia has grown, becoming one of the nation's premier bicycle races.

March 30, 2008 | Times regional staff | Local


I-985, Ga. 369 and Ga. 53 lane closures this week

The outside lanes of U.S. 129 will be closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting at Ridge Road to Athens Street for removal of the curb and gutter.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue honors actions of adults, youths on ‘911 Day’

Gov. Sonny Perdue recognized 911 professionals and 13 young 911 heroes from across the state Tuesday during "911 Day in Georgia."

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville botanical garden renamed

The previously dubbed Smithgall Woodland Garden is now called the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville.

September 02, 2014 | BY KRISTEN OLIVER koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Good weather propels Ga. 347 work

Orange construction barrels are scattered across 7 miles of Ga. 347 as road crews are taking advantage of the summer's good weather to move along two separate widening efforts in what is Hall County's biggest road project.

September 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville councilman spearheads neighborhood watch

A Gainesville city councilman, working with the police department, is organizing a neighborhood watch program for the location of two recent West Avenue killings.

September 02, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Possible drowning reported near Big Creek Park

A possible drowning Monday night was the second incident of the day to mar the end of the holiday weekend on Lake Lanier.

September 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hours for greenspace parks adjusted

Less than a week after approving new hours for greenspace parks, Forsyth County commissioners adjusted them.

September 01, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Projects set for road bond referendum

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners has finalized the list of projects that would be funded through a transportation bond, provided voters approve a referendum on the matter this fall.

September 01, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Firefighter battling blaze suffers heat exhaustion

One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion Monday while battling a small blaze at an industrial building at the corner of Dorsey and Davis streets.

September 01, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville council to vote again on increase in water rates and fees

After deadlocking on whether to raise water rates 1 percent earlier this month, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote today to try and break the impasse.

September 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Work to begin soon on Cherokee Bluffs Park

Eight years after Hall County originally purchased the property, work is set to officially begin on Cherokee Bluffs park.

September 01, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG instructor to compete for Army’s Best Warrior title

Sgt. 1st Class David Smith is getting ready to put his skills as a soldier to the test.

September 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Possible drowning reported in Big Creek Park area on Lanier

Hall County Fire Services responded to a call of a possible drowning after 8 p.m. in the Big Creek Park area on the south end of Lake Lanier, near Holiday Marina,

September 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boating accident causes serious injury

An unnamed female victim suffered a severe laceration to the head this morning after the boat she was operating was struck by another vessel in the Ada Creek area on the north side of Lake Lanier.

September 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 things to know about Georgia elections

ATLANTA - Every statewide official will be up for re-election this year in Georgia, and sitting atop the ballot will be one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races in the country.

September 01, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over business experience

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

September 01, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


Businesses benefit from improved weather on Lanier

Today marks the unofficial end of a summer that has Lake Lanier visitors, businesses and tourism watchers wishing they could bottle for future years.

September 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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