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Homer's Garrison Easter Egg Hunt ends after 50 years

After 50 years, an area Easter tradition is coming to an end.

April 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New homes at Eagle Ranch offer more new beginnings

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Those first few steps across the wide front porch may clop a little louder under the weight of a heavy heart.

April 04, 2009 | Ben Holcombe Times regional staff | Local


Cleveland egg hunt draws big crowd and the prizes disappear quickly

How long does it take to pick up 18,000 Easter eggs in Cleveland?

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2 cry foul over Ponzi scheme equipment seizure

So far the only things federal authorities have found worth seizing from admitted Ponzi schemer Wendell Spell are 10 pieces of heavy equipment worth perhaps $300,000.

April 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water war lands in lap of scientists

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall addressed the National Academy of Sciences on Friday in Washington, asking the academy to let "good science" solve the issue of how water should be distributed in the Chattahoochee River basin.

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


It's the return of the rowers

Rowing is back on Lake Lanier today when the John Hunter Regatta returns for the first time in four years.

April 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 Legion posts find a home with merger

Two area American Legion posts with pasts linked to the segregation era plan to steer a new course in the future.

April 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers hunt for old courthouse treasures

JEFFERSON - Armed with rubber gloves, face masks and flashlights, members of the historic courthouse restoration committee braved the dark rooms and corridors of the old Jackson County courthouse last weekend in search of important documents and artifacts.

April 04, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Only Lanier, Hartwell basins are in drought

Almost all of Georgia has escaped from the epic drought.

April 04, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Rising lake gives boaters a boost

It's been a soggy week, but all the rain has helped the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers open many boat ramps on Lake Lanier that had been closed because of the low water level.

April 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Pilgrimage aims to support immigrants

Some activists will kick off Holy Week in Gainesville by calling attention to immigration reform.

April 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Three charged with influencing a witness

Three Forsyth County residents were arrested Thursday and charged with attempting to influence a witness, Sheriff Ted Paxton said.

April 04, 2009 | | Local


Rite Aid pharmacy damaged in fire to reopen on Monday

The Rite Aid pharmacy in Dahlonega that was damaged by a deliberately set fire March 2 will reopen Monday.

April 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


2 men charged with burglarizing home

Two Cleveland men were arrested after they allegedly were caught burglarizing a Candler Road home Friday morning, Hall County Sheriff's officials said.

April 04, 2009 | From Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local student has a grand time on ‘Millionaire’

Fashion proved to be Justin Floyd's downfall.

April 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Local artists and performers remember Robin Williams' legacy

After legendary comedian Robin Williams' death Monday, local artists and performers, including some who had the privilege of knowing the late actor personally, joined in the outpouring of grief from all corners of the world.

August 13, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Charges dropped against Times staff photographer Gurley

Obstruction charges against Times photographer Nat Gurley stemming from an incident with Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies last Sept. 13 have been dismissed.

August 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Repair efforts are moving slowly on Gainesville sinkhole

Efforts to repair a Gainesville sinkhole are going slow because the work space "is extremely tight."

August 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Granddaughter of Gen. Longstreet dies at age 84

Jamie Louise Longstreet Paterson, a Gainesville native and granddaughter of Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, died on Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Experts shed light on health care law

Change was the overarching theme at a Tuesday forum on health care law at Brenau University's downtown center in Gainesville.

August 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County still pressing Gainesville to annex 'islands'

Hall County officials are still jabbing at Gainesville's decision to annex unincorporated "islands" last year, asking the city for an update on its plans with regard to additional properties.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two Hall County schools placed on state’s alert list

Two Hall County schools are on the state's radar as a result of a lack of progress in student achievement over a three-year period.

August 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Planning board tables talk of Broad Street abandonment

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tabled a request Tuesday from Medical Arts Properties, a local real estate firm, to have the city abandon a portion of Broad Street between Prior and Spring streets.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | 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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