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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


Hall County fire crews battle home blaze

Hall County fire crews were called Saturday night to battle a house fire south of Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Antique owners learn how to bring their treasures back to life

Your attic is full of old family junk. It can't be worth anything more than sentiment, right?

August 28, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Despite big budgets, Georgia’s lottery-funded programs feel squeeze of economic downturn

The Georgia Lottery Corp. lost more than $65 million between 2009, when ticket sales were highest, and 2011.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No immigrant releases yet in Gainesville

A new policy essentially allowing several illegal immigrants to be released from federal custody has not yet resulted in any releases from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's leased facility in Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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White House announces 3 federal judge nominees in Georgia

Three Georgians are among 11 intended federal judge nominees announced by the White House.

July 13, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Contractor picked for $1.6 million Gainesville sewer upgrade

Aging and corroded sewer pipes identified through routine maintenance will be retrofitted using trenchless technology that officials say will make the sewer lines efficient with ...

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula faces vote on county service agreement

The mayor of Lula this week called on city council members to "remain firm" and not approve a new service delivery agreement with Hall County.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Enota community meeting set to discuss school construction

Parents, students, teachers, staff and residents of the surrounding community have an opportunity to get updated information and ask questions about the construction of the ...

July 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Official: 125 families await public housing

More than 100 families are on a waiting list for public housing in Gainesville, a number lower than it's been for the past decade.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Inmates building welding shop to offer job training for prisoners

Motivated Hall County inmates are being given the chance to end their sentences with a foot in the door of a living-wage job.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it's only the start of economic ...

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


With all candidates in, Georgia governor’s race has pulled in more than $7.6 million

Georgia's six major candidates to replace Gov. Nathan Deal have tipped the $7 million mark in early fundraising.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrated 20 years of operation Wednesday as employees and volunteers came together for pizza, snow cones and a chance to look back at ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch Special Olympian receives honorary ESPY

While many of the top athletes in sports received recognition at the 25th annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night before a national television audience, a Flowery ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | 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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