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Corps working to improve parks

Seven tent sites are expected to reopen at the popular Old Federal Park campground off Lake Lanier this month, but 18 remaining sites won't be operational until next camping season.

July 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deadline to apply for school choice program coming up

Georgia House Bill 251 allows parents to pick their child's school, but the number of charter schools and programs of choice in Hall County might complicate the process.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Fire damages home on Tommy Aaron Drive

Fire caused heavy damage to a home on Tommy Aaron Drive Wednesday evening, but the occupants and their pets evacuated safely without injuries, Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall may create virtual charter school

Traditional classroom learning might become a thing of the past for Hall County Schools.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Former Hall County deputy running for sheriff

Rickey Tumlin, a longtime veteran of Hall County law enforcement, is running for sheriff against two other candidates.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Gainesville woman who was missing is found safe

A missing Gainesville woman was found safe Monday night in Spaulding County.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


11 schools fail to meet AYP standards

Eleven area schools have not made Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary results released by Hall County and Gainesville school boards this week.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville board OKs exception to stream buffer

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board voted unanimously to approve an exception to the city's stream buffer mandates.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Remains of missing man are identified

Skeletal remains found late last fall in northeastern Forsyth County have been confirmed as those of a 44-year-old man reported missing more than a decade earlier.

July 13, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


National Weather Service issues heat advisory as temperatures rise

As temperatures creep to their highest point for the summer, most should seek refuge indoors with a cool drink and plenty of air conditioning.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Lawrenceville man drowns in lake

A Lawrenceville man drowned on Lake Lanier Tuesday while attempting to retrieve a beach ball in about 32 feet of water, officials said.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Prayers up for stabbing victim

Fellow church members and neighbors were reeling Tuesday from the attack on Gretchan Pearce, asking for prayers for her speedy recovery.

July 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents shocked when man kills mom, stabs aunt

When Gretchan Pearce got a call from her sister-in-law Monday evening, Mary Pearce said her son was having "an episode" and she needed help at her home in the upscale Harbour Point Yacht Club neighborhood off Dawsonville Highway.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Victims, suspect in Harbour Point shooting identified

Hall County deputies shot and killed a man they believed stabbed two women, killing one of them in a scene that ended in the street of an upscale lakeside community Monday night.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing Gainesville woman found safe

A missing Gainesville woman was found safe overnight in Spaulding County.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant

Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their 4-month-old child in their car.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were ...

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new ...

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


YMCA works to make wellness easy

Change is hard.

January 03, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local




Man accused of trying to sell fake gold bars

An Anderson, S.C., man is accused of trying to sell fake gold bars at a Gainesville pawn shop, according to authorities.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner IDs kids killed in Sunday wreck

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck has identified the two children killed Sunday afternoon in a southeast Hall County wreck.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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