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Ninth District Opportunity offers weatherization services

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. is accepting applications for home weatherization.

July 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Girardeau wins award for drug court work

After more than a decade as a superior court judge, John Girardeau was frustrated and disheartened after seeing the same faces in court year after year.

July 25, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Educators group creates learning center for shelter

Having a computer is something many people take for granted. For women and children living in a shelter, having a computer can mean a new life.

July 25, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Emerson's killer pleads not guilty to NC killings

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - A drifter convicted of killing Buford's Meredith Emerson pleaded not guilty today to charges that he killed two more people on a national forest trail in North Carolina.

July 25, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


15-year-old charged in vehicle break-in

A Flowery Branch juvenile is accused of breaking into a car and having some $1,000 in stolen items in his possession.

July 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


University spending continues to increase

While billions have been cut from state government's budget during the Great Recession, the University System of Georgia has been on a comparative spending spree.

July 24, 2011 | By James Salzer and Laura Diamond The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


Amicalola Falls competes to be named America's Favorite Park

The honor of America's Favorite Park is up for grabs and a park in Dawsonville is in the running.

July 24, 2011 | MICHELLE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Factors lead to higher gas prices

Local drivers are taking notice of escalating gas prices and many aren't sure of what they can do to ease the strain.

July 24, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lake at its lowest level since 2007-09 drought

Lake Lanier's elevation has dropped to a level it hasn't been at since before a historic two-year drought that ravaged Georgia ended on Oct. 14, 2009.

July 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board to vote on energy-saving measure

The Hall County school board is set to vote on implementing phase one of a districtwide energy-saving plan at its meeting tonight.

July 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall progressing with road studies

One study has been finished on a major Hall County road project, while another is about to crank up.

July 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Readers share memories of the '96 Games

I remember watching the Olympic torch being carried into town. I worked at a company located on U.S. 129, and the owners kindly allowed us employees to go out and see the torch pass through. I brought my camera to work with me that day to take pictures. To this day I can remember the excitement of that moment when the torch passed by me. I took pictures of the torch run, of course. On the night the opening ceremonies were broadcast, I got very emotional and wept for joy when scenes of the Atlanta area, the Georgia coast ...

July 24, 2011 | | Local


Lanier venue is key to Hall's Olympic legacy, but faces uncertain future

Fifteen years ago this week, Gainesville-Hall County was awash in international attention.

July 24, 2011 | BY JEFF GILL AND LINDSEY ROBINSON | Local


Recalling '96 Olympic Games from ‘the bunker’

For the last 15 years, I've been the old-timer in the newsroom who conjures up memories from those surreal two weeks in 1996 when the Olympics came to town.

July 24, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


Local residents and leaders remember the ’96 Games

One could say William Fields, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1952 for his rowing exploits, had a strong say in where the Atlanta 1996 Games' flatwater competition should take place.

July 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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How not to give up: A lesson from three-time Youth of the Year winner

Jayla Williams thought she was a loser.

February 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


2 suspects in custody following alleged armed robbery at Oakwood store

Two Louisiana men have been charged in Tuesday's armed robbery of a Dollar General store on Atlanta Highway in Oakwood.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall to seek $300K grant for Healan’s Mill expansion

Hall County officials remain very much committed to turning the historic Healan's Mill in East Hall into a tourist attraction.

February 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


30 applicants seek Gainesville superintendent job

Gainesville school officials will be taking a closer look in the coming days at 30 applicants who want to be the district's next superintendent.

February 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Planning commission approves 45-lot subdivision off Flat Creek Road

The Hall County Planning Commission gave approval Monday night to a 45-lot subdivision on the south side of Flat Creek Road.

February 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Groundbreaking held for three new Habitat for Humanity homes

The three families still have a way to go until they reach home ownership.

February 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police: Fake immigration attorney stole $30K

A man allegedly posing as an immigration attorney is accused by authorities of taking more than $30,000 from people.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged in killing of visiting Montana man

HOLLY SPRINGS - A Gainesville man has been accused of fatally shooting a Montana man who was visiting family and friends.

February 06, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Police investigating Sunday armed robbery

Two men approached another man at the Country Hearth Inn and robbed him Sunday in Gainesville, according to police.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s Ashley Bell sworn in as special assistant to US secretary of state

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell was sworn in Monday as a special assistant to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He will be working as ...

February 06, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville Police seek to ID suspects who allegedly took money from vehicles

Gainesville Police are seeking help in identifying two suspects they say entered three vehicles and stole money on Riverside Drive in the early hours of ...

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free health screenings, smoke detectors to be offered Wednesday

Free health screenings and smoke detectors will be offered from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Lula Assembly of Praise.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closures set for overnight Wednesday

More overnight lane closures are set as part of work on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 near the Hall-Forsyth county line.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford woman dies in South Hall wreck; Lilburn man charged with DUI

A Buford woman was killed by an allegedly drunken driver Sunday night at Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 and McEver Road in South Hall.

February 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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