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Late soldier was ‘Army through and through,’ mother says

Staff Sgt. John DeLong was looking forward to his deployment next month to Afghanistan, the second tour of duty in a combat zone for the Gainesville native, when tragedy struck last week a few miles from his base at Fort Carson, Colorado.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Swafford now West Hall Middle’s biggest booster

Karla Swafford weaved her way through the halls of West Hall Middle School on Friday, taking a look at her new home this fall.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New cancer treatments drive up expenses, yet save more lives

You may surprised to learn that medical costs associated with cancer have nearly doubled in the last 20 years.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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


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Man flown to Atlanta hospital after being burned in South Hall fire

A man was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta with second-degree burns after an early Monday fire in South Hall.

January 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in school bus wreck in North Hall

No one was injured in an early Monday school bus wreck on Jim Hood Road near Sutton Road in North Hall.

January 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia legislature opens session focused on schools, health

January 09, 2017 | Associated Press | 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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