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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


Jefferson council debates cutting department director post

JEFFERSON - An impromptu discussion has brought the attention of Jefferson officials to the city's Public Works director position.

March 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gavel changes hands in Flowery Branch court

Michelle Rohan has realized her fifth-grade dream.

March 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School systems struggle to find areas to cut

Although the federal government has announced that Georgia will be receiving an additional $416 million in stimulus funds, area officials welcome the funds with mixed emotions.

March 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School board to hold forum on possible facility closure

Jones Elementary school parents and staff will get the chance in two weeks to share their thoughts about the school possibly closing.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Toddler hurt after being hit by vehicle

A 2-year-old boy was flown from Hall County to an Atlanta hospital after a vehicle struck him Tuesday evening, but initial reports were that his injuries were not life-threatening, according to emergency officials.

March 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | 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


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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