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Once billed as ‘world’s largest,’ Garrison egg hunt is no more

Mack Garrison Jr. had hoped somebody or some group would pick up his family's 50-year tradition of putting on a community Easter egg hunt in Homer, once billed as the "world's largest."

April 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville scraps garbage plan for now

Gainesville City Council has trashed - at least for now - a plan to move to curbside pickup.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville may raise fines for some parking violations

Illegally parked residents may be paying much stiffer fines for their transgressions if the City Council approves an ordinance proposed Thursday.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia will appeal Magnuson's water ruling

Georgia has asked a federal appeals panel to overturn the landmark ruling that threatens to restrict water supply to metro Atlanta - a move that was not a surprise to local officials.

April 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspects arraigned in man’s death

Four people accused of helping a Cumming man end his life in 2008 pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday morning.

April 01, 2010 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Census bus aims to educate and entertain

The U.S. Census bus will be rolling into Hall County on Saturday, and local officials are rolling out the red carpet with an afternoon filled with activities.

April 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch looking at planning grant

Flowery Branch could begin exploring with neighboring South Hall cities the possibility of getting some planning money under a new federal program.

April 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters check Hall County hydrants in biannual ritual

You know it's springtime when the fire hydrants are being checked.

April 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council upholds denial of license

The Gainesville City Council on Thursday upheld a decision by the city's Municipal Court to deny the owners of a Shell station on Monroe Drive a license to sell alcohol.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Census forms are due in the mail today

Have you mailed in your census form?

March 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch High School students construct a 7-year-old’s dream playhouse

When Olga Riano bought the raffle ticket, she had in her mind the perfect place for the grand prize, a life-size playhouse.

March 31, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Boy suffers broken leg after being hit by truck

The Georgia State Patrol said Wednesday that no charges will be filed against the mother of a toddler who was hit Tuesday by a truck she was operating.

March 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Soldier returns home to house gutted by fire

Fire has destroyed the home of a soldier returning home from Afghanistan.

March 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Kids, seniors get a kick out of Easter egg hunt

The Lanier Village Estates on Wednesday got a head start on Easter by inviting the kids from Challenged Child and Friends over for an Easter egg hunt.

March 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Forsyth demotes lead fire investigator

Following nearly a month's suspension, Forsyth County's former fire marshal has been demoted and issued a warning.

March 31, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


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A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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