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Heat is OK for cookies, not for kids

Local public safety officials will be baking cookies and roasting s'mores today - inside a car.

July 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


AARP: Gainesville one of nation’s top affordable retirement spots

As a Southern town with county charm and urban sophistication, it's no surprise Gainesville was recognized as one of the best places to retire.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Coming Sunday: The '96 Olympics revisited

Fifteen years ago this week, Clarks Bridge Park was teeming with thousands of spectators, athletes and media members in town for the 1996 Olympics.

July 22, 2011 | | Local


Police seek store robbers

Police are seeking information on two masked men who robbed a Gainesville convenience store at gunpoint late Wednesday night.

July 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New fire marshal sees challenge in job

Chad Payne laughs as he talks about being inside of a burning building. But despite his jovial nature, he takes the job seriously.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Attorney: Graves’ loan agreement invalid

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves' attorney says the disputed loan agreement between his client and a Northwest Georgia bank is not valid because the bank should have known the Georgia congressman couldn't repay the money and it cut the lawmaker some slack when his company couldn't make payments.

July 22, 2011 | BY ANDY JOHNS Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local


Veteran in Times article remembered as a ‘patriot’

A Hiawassee man profiled in a July 3 story in The Times about veterans coping with old war wounds died Wednesday. He was 62.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cockfighting investigation leads to marijuana bust

Hall County authorities were investigating a suspected cockfighting site at a Flowery Branch home when they discovered a patch of 88 marijuana plants with a street value of $176,000.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI probe of July 11 shooting is ongoing

Apart from a state probe of two deputies' actions in a July 11 suspect shooting, Charlie Pearce knows for certain how he feels about the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most Hall schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress levels

Hall County schools fared better than most in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary statewide numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education. Gainesville, however, fared worse.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Program teaches kids to fight back

More than 700,000 kids younger than 18 are reported missing each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dawson County talks of taking a stance on park, reservoir

Officials are considering a series of public hearings to gauge interest in a park and proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

July 20, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Foundation seeks Philanthropist of the Year nominations

The North Georgia Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year award.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Unhealthy air quality blamed on hot weather

As the region sweltered through its 24th day exceeding Code Orange air quality Wednesday, forecasters say there's no relief in sight.

July 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


2040 roads plan near final approval

Hall County's 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is on track for final approval Aug. 9.

July 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Officials give update on Hall County road projects schedule

While some construction barrels already line some Hall County roads, other traffic relief appears on the way in the form of some big transportation projects.

March 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


University of North Georgia holds mock disaster drill simulating tornado aftermath

The University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus held a mock disaster event Wednesday to help students, faculty and staff gain practical experience in how ...

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall state lawmaker Emory Dunahoo continues push for ‘FairTax’

A Hall County state lawmaker has introduced "FairTax" legislation that would convert Georgia's tax code from a state income tax to a statewide consumption ...

March 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Katt Williams to pay almost $87K in damages for ‘outrageous publicity stunt’ in Gainesville

The man allegedly assaulted by comedian Micah "Katt" Williams in Gainesville last year was awarded $86,715 in damages in a civil case Wednesday.

March 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Another doughnut shop could be coming to Gainesville

Fans of specialty doughnuts could have another place to get their fix soon.

March 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gaines Ferry Road back open after brief closure for fire

Gaines Ferry Road between McEver Road and Ga. 13 South is back open after a small fire at a gas station caused a brief closure ...

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision made to demolish Barker House after 6-month postponement

March 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man charged in Monday wreck that shut down pair of I-985 exits

A Gainesville man has been charged with failure to maintain lane after a single-car crash that sent him to the hospital and shut down exits ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local


Man pinned by car, injured in Stan’s Biscuits parking lot

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning after a vehicle went off the road and struck a vehicle in a Gainesville restaurant parking lot, pinning ...

March 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents raise concerns about Dawsonville Highway traffic

Pat Horgan, a resident in the Lakeshore Drive community in Gainesville, took to the podium at the Gainesville City Council meeting Tuesday to remind elected ...

March 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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