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Taking a lap for life

In the dimming light, they proudly stood shoulder to shoulder.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Fishing arrest faces legal challenge

An attorney has mounted a legal challenge of arrest procedures after a Honduran national was booked into the Hall County jail for fishing without a license and likely faces deportation as a result.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Teen’s death leads to texting ban

A tragic accident last December has led to a state law that the victim's family hopes will help save other families from their pain.

June 04, 2010 | | Local

Storms popping up in area, though not considered severe

Scattered thunderstorms are beginning to strike throughout the Northeast Georgia area and could hamper some commuters' drives home.

Storms are expected before 8 p.m. in the area, some capable of producing heavy rain and lightning, according to the National Weather Service. Though the storms are not considered severe, some could produce small hail and winds gusting to 40 mph.

June 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville police arrest three teens for laundry break-in

Gainesville police arrested three teens on burglary charges early today following a late night break-in at a Aviation Boulevard laundromat.

Lt. Carol Martin said police responded to Amigos Coin Laundry at 1216 Aviation Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. and found that the front glass had been shattered and an undetermined amount of money was taken. Someone also tried to enter the neighboring Salon De Belleza.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

WWII vet gets send-off at Gainesville airport

A World War II veteran got a rousing send-off at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport this morning as he left Gainesville for his native Illinois.

About 50 people, including caregivers, church members and friends, waved U.S. flags as Verl Fisher was helped onto a plane, where he was accompanied by a local doctor, and as the plane taxied down the runway and climbed into the sky.

June 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch Council votes to contract out trash pickup

Flowery Branch is getting out of the trash collection business.

June 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Grant helps teachers steer students toward technical training

What do we do when the state runs short of electrical employees in the next few years?

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Hall County state rep. cited as ‘influential’

State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named one of the most influential Georgians by a statewide political magazine.

June 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hall DA ponders 2 death penalty cases

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh said this week he is "seriously considering" pursuing the death penalty against two teenage gang members charged in a fatal drive-by shooting last summer.

June 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

HAT previews program for free bus rides

Hall County residents who need a ride but can't afford it soon may board the bus for free.

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Boys & Girls Clubs members recieve lessons on drugs, gangs and other topics

A group of students piled into a Hall County SWAT vehicle and another crowded around the Gainesville K-9 car.

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

A long walk for a good cause

Things are off to a promising start for the 2010 Relay for Life, which begins at 7 tonight and runs through 7 a.m. Saturday.

June 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Restrictions lifted for most sex offenders

More than three-quarters of Hall County's registered sex offenders can now live and work wherever they want, after a recently passed state law lifted residency and employment restrictions for the majority of men and women on the registry.

June 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Supreme Court acts to bypass fee hike

The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday responded to a dramatic increase in fees for filing a court appeal by allowing appellants to bypass the local clerk of courts office.

June 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Oakwood school bus rear-ended in early morning incident

An Oakwood Elementary School bus was involved in a traffic incident Friday morning in Oakwood.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Record haul at golf fundraiser to put 3 families in new homes

Three local families were surprised to learn Thursday evening that they are the beneficiaries of this year's Medical Center Open golf tournament, which raised ...

October 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Communities come together to celebrate longtime poultry leader

How do you recognize a lifetime of achievements by someone like Abit Massey?

October 07, 2016 | By David B. Strickland | Local

Book tells stories of Gainesville High School

"The Ghosts of Bobby Gruhn Field" is a "nostalgic collection" of stories connected to City Park and Bobby Gruhn Field, Sammy Smith, the book's ...

October 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Riverside band director, wife welcome 4 Marines who evacuated South Carolina

Four Marines stationed in Parris Island, S.C., are in Gainesville for at least a few days and passing along their musical expertise after having ...

October 06, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local

Halftime Heroes: Chestatee band keeps eyes on performing even as personal crisis hits

The saying goes, "The show must go on," and that's certainly been the case this fall at Chestatee High School.

October 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Man shot in chest at north Forsyth County home

October 06, 2016 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Flowery Branch sets funding for repaving work

Four Flowery Branch streets are being targeted for repaving, as City Council shored up funding for the effort Thursday night.

October 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

DNR: Speed, recklessness main factors in July boat crash that killed 4

Excessive speed, carelessness and recklessness were named as the main factors in a Georgia Department of Natural Resources report detailing the cause of a fatal ...

October 06, 2016 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Community outreach day comes to Challenged Child and Friends

Challenged Child and Friends was abuzz with honking horns, blue lights, fire trucks, an all-terrain vehicle and other attractions that brought smiles to the faces ...

October 06, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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