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911 dispatchers handling more foreign-language calls

Call taker John Hanes recognized the sounds on the other end of his telephone line, even if he didn't know the words being spoken.

February 21, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Lake advocacy group keeping an eye on court case

Lake Lanier Association, formed to help protect and advocate for the North Georgia reservoir, has March 9 circled in red on its calendar.

February 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group helps neglected horses and their owners

Lenny was raised in a 10-foot by 6-foot pen, with little or no food or water.

February 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Banks County grass, building fire put out

Banks County fire officials are investigating a Sunday afternoon grass fire that resulted in one firefighter being taken to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

February 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Army unit to get ‘thank you’ party March 5

Gainesville Christian musician Joey Nicholson jumped on the chance two years ago to send a patriotic song he had written to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

February 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


More in Georgia choose Peace Corps experience

In a bamboo hut by the sea, Graham Gaines listens as villagers walk by. "Bula" they yell, the Fijian greeting and wish for good health. They invite him to share a meal, but it's a customary invitation Gaines politely declines.

February 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Planned greenway part of a bigger picture for Gainesville’s image

After 10 years of planning and designing, Gainesville's greenway is close to fruition.

February 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Program uses 2 languages toward 1 goal

Like all kindergarten students, kids in Carolina Chacon's class are learning the alphabet, numbers and simple words. But this isn't your average classroom.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Fake bills are rare but costly

Raven Lingerfelt doesn't bother running a special pen across cash. She can see fake money and feel it, too.

February 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Firings of 3 top officials cost Hall County $146,000

The recent removal of three top Hall County officials will cost the county more than $146,000 over the next six months.

February 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall firefighters battling several outdoor blazes

Hall County Fire Services with support from the Georgia Forestry Commission are battling several open air fires, said Chief David Kimbrell.

February 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Brenau opens new occupational therapy center

Brenau University celebrated the opening of its new occupational therapy facility on the "Brenau East" campus Friday.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gas station coming to Gainesville intersection

A project that once elicited contentious debate is now under way at the corner of Browns Bridge and McEver roads.

February 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Immigration debate comes to Gainesville

A state Senate immigration committee will be in Gainesville on Tuesday to get an idea of how people in the business community feel about immigration bills currently in the legislature.

February 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville metro area housing gains rank No. 2 in the nation

The Gainesville metro area ranks second in the nation for home value gains last year, according to Zillow.com's fourth quarter Real Estate Market Reports.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Hall, Gainesville government merger will appear on fall ballot

Residents across Hall County will be asked on Election Day whether they want a study conducted to determine the cost and feasibility of consolidating local ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Riverside honors community giants Wilheit, Cleveland

Riverside Military Academy's Alumni Hall, housing the Gainesville school's elegant mess hall, was filled Thursday evening with cadets and Gainesville civic and business ...

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Venue multipurpose center opens doors in South Hall

One group of folks certainly excited about newly opened The Venue at Friendship Springs in South Hall is nearby active-adult community Village at Deaton Creek.

August 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DEA ruling on marijuana frustrates activists

Better count Hall County resident Katie Harrison among the millions of Americans stung by the Drug Enforcement Administration's decision on Thursday to keep marijuana ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Night of Awareness set for Saturday at First Baptist

Proceeds from a Saturday night barbecue dinner at First Baptist Church will benefit local programs that help hungry children and women recovering from sex trafficking.

August 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in critical condition after assault under Queen City bridge

Gainesville Police are investigating an assault Wednesday night on a man under the Queen City Parkway bridge.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Cleveland man's death as homicide

Authorities are investigating a Cleveland man's death as a homicide after his body was discovered at his home.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at ...

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water ...

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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