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Commerce boys, ages 4 and 7, dead in murder-suicide

A Jackson County man shot his two young sons to death before killing himself, officials said this morning.

Jackson County Coroner Keith Whitfield said the shooting happened Monday afternoon in a wooded area off Old Woods Bridge Road, a dirt road between Ga. 98 and Ga. 82 near Commerce.

May 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local business feels impact from Gulf disaster

Phuong Le has prided himself on getting fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico for his Gainesville restaurant.

At first, he or another employee took weekly trips to the coast to gather up shrimp, oysters and fish. Later, as his business grew, he relied on drivers bringing deliveries closer to home.

May 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County tax digest down $138 million since last year

Hall County has tallied its preliminary local tax digest and the results are a letdown to the Hall County school system, which is already struggling to operate with limited resources.

May 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More lake homes could become rentals

The Hall County Planning Board voted Monday to recommend allowing Lake Lanier homeowners outside the vacation cottage zoning district the right to apply to rent their homes to tourists. Applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

May 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 charged with burglary

At about 11 a.m. Monday, Hall County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 3500 block of Coker Road. Deputies found a Hispanic male and a juvenile still inside the home.

May 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Program helps recovering addicts get back on their feet

When Ana Martinez needed help getting her wheels back, she turned to some friends.

May 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school may pilot program using iPads

The face, or make that interface, of learning could look a bit different in the fall at Gainesville Middle School.

May 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Letter carriers pick up canned goods, too

Mail isn't the only thing local letter carriers are interested in this week.

May 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Search for missing swimmer may resume

Authorities could continue their search early today for a Lawrenceville man who went missing on the Forsyth County side of Lake Lanier Sunday afternoon.

May 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury finds Forsyth woman guilty in 2009 arson case

A jury confirmed late last week what authorities suspected all along - a January 2009 house fire near Lake Lanier was arson.

May 02, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Entrances to Flowery Branch, Oakwood to get facelifts

Flowery Branch has received a $50,000 Georgia Department of Transportation grant for landscaping along a major entrance into the city.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


War Hill park on Lanier gets makeover

Evan Curry arrived to a campsite at the newly renovated War Hill Park last Thursday to spend the week fishing with his young sons and enjoying some time with his extended family.

May 02, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


McEver draws up plans for arts academy for next school year

Instead of just being after-school offerings, next school year intensive music and art instruction could be a part of the regular school day at McEver Elementary School.

May 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Program expands Buford Park & Ride options

An $8 million expansion of the Park & Ride lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is part of a larger state plan to improve congestion on Interstate 85 through Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man presumed drowned in Lake Lanier

Forsyth and Hall County authorities spent Sunday searching for a Lawrenceville man who went missing in the choppy, frigid waters of Lake Lanier earlier in the day.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hope's gift of life: Gainesville teen waits on transplant list

An emotional phone call came a day too late for Hope Kienle.

March 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Debt burden varies for UNG students

The University of North Georgia was one of only three public universities in Georgia picked for being the best value on Kiplinger's Personal Finance ...

March 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Roadwork to transform area at Hall-Gwinnett county line

With forklifts ripping up the earth around him, Nathan Rhodes ponders his future on Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 at the Gwinnett-Hall County line.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall business had humble start in Roswell

When it came time to expand, DBR Associates had to look beyond its longtime digs - a historic Roswell home with strict rules on structural improvements.

March 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Mutts on Main pooch power fills Gainesville square

Dog lovers descended on downtown Gainesville on Saturday morning for the annual Mutts on Main event, which featured pet vendors, a fashion show, pet contests ...

March 25, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Derby guests dress up, pony up for Good News Clinics

The first-ever Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser for Good News Clinics was off to the races Saturday night, with about 260 attendees.

March 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Atlanta man charged with shooting woman in North Hall

An Atlanta man was charged with assault Saturday, accused of shooting a woman in the face, Hall County Sheriff's Office officials said.

March 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Car slumber event aims to open eyes to homeless

Nine people slept in their cars Friday night to raise awareness of homelessness in Hall County.

March 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Church volunteers make meals, work on homes, clean yards on Great Day of Service

For the past 11 years, Gainesville United Methodist Church has held its Great Day of Service event to give back to the community.

March 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Family safely escapes house fire in South Hall

Fire caused extensive damage to a South Hall County home Friday night, but all the residents escaped unharmed, including the family cat.

March 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville domestic violence center seeks new home

Before the lease runs out on its Gainesville shelter, Gateway Domestic Violence Center announced Friday its plans to find a new facility with three times ...

March 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Community raises funds for family of Jackson County man killed in storm

Tuesday's thunderstorm left Kylie Combs without her husband.

March 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Rabies case involving skunk confirmed in Lula

Hall County confirmed its fourth case of rabies this year on Friday after a rabid skunk came in contact with a dog in Lula.

March 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man guilty on all counts in assault, kidnapping case

A Gainesville man was found guilty Friday morning of assaulting a local Muslim leader and abducting a 1-year-old child.

March 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




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