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‘Crown Royal Bandit’ pleads guilty

A Blairsville man pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville to a string of bank robberies over 11 years that netted him more than $300,000.

August 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Cable outage affecting nearly 200 homes

Nearly 190 area homes are without telephone, internet or cable television service today as a result of problems at a Charter Communications cable plant in Gainesville, said a Charter representative.

August 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville State continues to boom

OAKWOOD - You don't have to tell John Schmidt that Gainesville State College is in the midst of an ongoing growth explosion.

August 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Local utilities warn of possible scams

Local utilities are warning customers to be wary of giving out personal and financial information to just anyone.

August 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Area colleges rank high in report

Brenau University, North Georgia College & State University and Piedmont College ranked among the nation's best in higher education, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges.

August 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

How does work affect you? Get your story in the paper

The Times is planning a series of stories during Labor Day weekend on how we work in Northeast Georgia. To help with our coverage, we'd like input from our readers. How has your work status changed in the last year? Have you been laid off or changed what do you for a living? Are you holding down extra jobs to pick up more money? Are recent graduates finding it tough to land a job in today's labor market? Drop us a line at (with "work" in the subject line) or send to Work, Times Newsroom ...

August 20, 2009 | | Local

Defendants ask judge to dismiss motorsports park lawsuit

DAWSONVILLE - The parties named in a lawsuit aimed at blocking plans for a motorsports country club in western Dawson County hope a judge will dismiss the case next month.

The city of Dawsonville, EHK (Ernie Elliott) Investments and Jeremy Porter, founder of Atlanta Motorsports Park, have filed motions to dismiss the civil suit.

August 20, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local

Probe continues in shooting death of robbery suspect

CUMMING - The investigation continues into the fatal shooting of a suspected bank robber at a south Forsyth gas station.

August 20, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

Conference aims to help those who help kids

The Children's Center for Hope & Healing will hold its first educational conference today for people who work with young victims of sexual abuse.

August 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Rain, lower temperatures help stabilize Lake Lanier

At last, rain has returned to summer in Hall County, bringing with it slightly lower and more bearable temperatures.

August 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Jobless rate shows glimmer of hope for economy

Unemployment rates may be higher now than they were at this time last year, but labor officials are optimistic that things are starting to turn around.

August 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Ponzi schemer Spell gets a dozen years in federal prison

A self-described "master of deceit" who bilked dozens of investors out of at least $16 million in the largest fraud in Hall County history was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in federal prison.

August 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Four lanes now open on Ga. 13 across I-985 in South Hall

Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway in South Hall is now open to four lanes of travel - two lanes in each direction - between Frontage Road and Blackshear Place Baptist Church.

August 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Rabid skunk in North Hall is county's 15th case this year

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department today confirmed the county's 15th rabies case of the year involving a skunk in North Hall.

The rabid skunk came in contact with three dogs Monday in the Green Drive area. The animal was shipped the next day to the Georgia Public Health Lab-Virology Section in Decatur, where it was confirmed to be rabid.

August 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Bridge club members celebrate new location

The Lanierland Duplicate Bridge Club is holding a grand opening Sunday to celebrate its new building and introduce people to the game of bridge.

August 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Authorities: Man posed as Comcast worker to steal meds in Forsyth County

November 12, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Georgians encouraged to give to nonprofits Thursday

A group overseeing a statewide fundraiser that aims to drive awareness and donations for nonprofits is asking residents to come together for 24 hours of ...

November 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Strategic plan will be discussed at University of North Georgia meeting

A town hall meeting Friday invites students, faculty and the public to hear the progress of academics at the University of North Georgia.

November 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Judge allows federal racial slur claim to move forward

A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday dismissed one fair housing claim but allowed another to continue in a case of former Gainesville residents ...

November 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Students honor veterans, country at school gatherings

The halls of DaVinci Academy ring with the sound of young voices chanting "USA! USA! USA!"

November 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Missing man found dead in vehicle on side of I-985

The body of a man previously reported missing was found in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon near Interstate 985 in Buford.

November 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Local innovators honored during Masters series event

The 10 entrepreneurs honored Wednesday at Featherbone Communiversity may have come from different backgrounds. The products and services they offer may vary - from interior design ...

November 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Veterans honored at Rock Creek, Lakewood ceremonies

The spotlight was on men and women in military uniform, as patriotic music played, stirring speeches were given and wreaths were laid in their honor.

November 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Slideshow: Students commemorate Veterans Day

Students are honoring veterans in a variety of ways today. These photos were submitted by school staff. Photos can be sent to ...

November 11, 2015 | | Local

Parent hospitalized after accident at Centennial school

A parent was taken to the hospital in serious condition after a wreck Wednesday morning at Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville, according to Gainesville City ...

November 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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