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Two swimmers hospitalized after failing to surface

Two people who were part of a family swimming in Lake Lanier this afternoon have been taken to separate hospitals after they failed to resurface.

One of the victims is a 24-year-old woman, who has been taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and is in critical condition, said David Kimbrell, Hall County fire chief.

July 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


SPLOST tax collections trickle in below expectations

Collections for SPLOST V ended this week and Hall County Purchasing Manager Tim Sims said it's not likely that the county will collect the money it had hoped for.

July 05, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Melissa Weinman afielding@gainesvilletimes.com; mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall woman struggles to keep home off courthouse steps

Sherri Brooks spends most of her nights worrying about how she is going to pay her bills. She spends her weekends selling her belongings.

July 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sizzlin’ fun on the Fourth

More than 230 years after America's forefathers penned the Declaration of Independence, thousands of North Georgians descended on Lake Lanier Saturday to watch the rockets' red glare and celebrate the nation's freedom.

July 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


CASA struggles to handle increasing caseload with decreased funds

JEFFERSON - Officials with an advocacy group for children have noticed an unfortunate trend: Their funding continues to decline as the economy worsens, while their case loads steadily increase.

July 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials brace for deadly weekend

In the first nine years of Lake Sidney Lanier's existence, 60 people lost their lives in the waters of the man-made lake.

July 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dyer's ‘calming spirit’ leads Gainesville schools’ revival

Merrianne Dyer was a final interview away from realizing her dream of becoming an education professor at the University of Georgia when the chairman of the Gainesville school board asked the then Fair Street principal if she would "help out" at the central office.

July 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Cookout will celebrate area’s safety officers

You can recognize your public servants and help them out at the same time.

July 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Palin’s sudden exit stuns local Republicans

The announcement of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's resignation left many Republicans in shock on Friday, including those in Hall County.

July 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Crowds convene to take in patriotic music

Today's scheduled events

July 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Family-owned Citisco, formerly City Ice, marks 80 years

It delivered ice to homes by horse-drawn wagons.

July 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Alabama grant to boost da Vinci Academy

Hall County's da Vinci Academy has received a $20,000 service learning grant from the University of Alabama to jump-start the school's student-run museum.

July 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


People fun can be scary for pets

The Fourth of July offers lots of summer fun for people, but it can be a scary day for many pets.

July 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Few incidents are reported on lakes across state

The state Department of Natural Resources reported only a few incidents on area lakes Friday, the first day of the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


To families of service members, Independence Day takes on special meaning

JEFFERSON - Independence Day is a celebration of freedom for all Americans, but particularly to those with a loved one serving overseas.

July 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Old Man Winter to fall on Georgia this weekend

Get out the quilts and bring in the dogs: Winter's making another early visit.

November 13, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Habersham prison program tackles inmate education

A new program hosted at a Habersham prison will work to educate inmates and help them reach high school diplomas or GEDs, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday.

November 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Gives Day offers online opportunities for charitable giving

Today marks Georgia Gives Day, an online effort to raise money for charities throughout the state.

November 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Elected leaders want to talk more before setting road project priorities

A group of top elected leaders balked Wednesday at approving a draft list of prioritized road projects through 2040, saying they needed first to discuss each project individually in a work session.

November 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch shuts down Growlers on Main temporarily

It's closing time - at least temporarily - for the popular Growlers on Main draft beer business in downtown Flowery Branch.

November 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Featherbone event honors area entrepreneurs

Some of North Georgia's best business leaders were honored Wednesday for their expertise and ingenuity in their fields.

November 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Victim of fatal plane crash remembered fondly

To tackle her fear of heights, Ann-Margaret Johnston took to the skies. By her side was flight instructor Kelly Chandler, a staple in the Gainesville aviation community, who died Monday night.

November 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with shooting, wounding girlfriend

Authorities said they believe a Gainesville man shot his live-in girlfriend Wednesday morning, with the bullet grazing her forehead.

November 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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