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For a lucky few lottery players, small investments mean big payouts

Vernon Broom started playing the lottery about 12 years ago. Four years ago, he bought a $2 Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket at Petrofast Food Store in Gainesville.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Tight budget forces some corps park changes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close three Lake Lanier recreation areas and alter the schedule of two others, including one in Hall County, in 2012.

August 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Longstreet to be remembered at site of Manassas battle

The Longstreet Society's president says the group plans to "cheat" a little in this year's annual seminar, which has the overarching theme of the Civil War's 150th anniversary.

August 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Coin group in town to collect currency, metals, antiques

Your loose change may be more valuable than you think.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lula reopens Rafe Banks Park

The city of Lula reopened Rafe Banks Park Friday.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville school board will meet with council on voting maps

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education is one step closer to finding a solution to redistricting.

August 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Brenau students start class today

Today marks the first day of class for students at Brenau University and Brenau Academy. It's also the first day at the university for new Provost Nancy Krippell.

August 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Château Élan hosts festival offering unique wines, standout fare

Stomping grapes, sipping national, international and Georgia wines and brewskies, and sampling harvest barbecue delicacies kept visitors entertained at the 15th annual Vineyard Fest at Château Élan on Sunday afternoon.

August 29, 2011 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Ga. has sold $45 billion in lottery tickets

At Flowery Branch Convenience on Spout Springs Road, early morning customers come in for three things - coffee, a newspaper and a lottery ticket.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lotto looking for ways to keep people spending in tough economy

In fiscal year 1993, the Georgia Lottery Corp. made more than $19 million from ticket sales. Fiscal year 2011, which ended in June, brought more than $3.5 billion in ticket sales.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 die over weekend on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier turned deadly over the weekend, with a Buford teenager drowning after a boating accident and a Cumming man slipping underwater and never resurfacing.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities have found the body of a Buford boy who had been feared drowned following a Saturday night boating accident on Lake Lanier in North Hall.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man drowns while fishing in Lake Lanier

A 51-year-old Cumming man drowned while wade fishing in Lake Lanier, south of Brown's Bridge in Hall County.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local Salvation Army crew helps Hurricane Irene victims

While Hurricane Irene continued to lash out against the east coast Saturday, a group with the Salvation Army in Gainesville prepared to offer assistance in North Carolina.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Police seeking man who robbed store Friday

Gainesville police continue to search for a suspect they believe robbed the Shell Food Mart on Friday night at West Ridge Road and U.S. 129.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Spin it forward: Clocks spring ahead for daylight saving time

Sunday is when we pay back that extra hour of sleep we earned last fall, daylight saving time again resetting our inner and outer clocks ...

March 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime local doctor, clinic founder dies at 94

Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. saw the potential in Gainesville.

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Program to provide legal aid to undocumented immigrants

Julie Gonzalez is a U.S. citizen who lives in Gainesville, but her husband Jose Manuel, an undocumented immigrant, is now back in his native ...

March 11, 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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