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Firefighters take on search and rescue training

Gainesville's firefighters can dig trenches, tie knots and climb through debris.

March 25, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth County supports higher level for Lanier

Forsyth County has joined the effort for a higher Lake Lanier.

March 25, 2011 | Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


Hall County commissioners vote to end suit over tax assessors position

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to stop amassing legal fees over whether the county can replace a member of the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors.

March 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch man arrested on burglary charge

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested a Flowery Branch man Wednesday in connection with a burglary in Country Walk subdivision in South Hall.

March 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall woman charged with manufacturing marijuana

Multi Agency Narcotics Squad agents arrested a Hall County woman after searching a home and discovering 68 potted marijuana plants in the basement, officers said.

March 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Martin elementary students show off science experiments

FLOWERY BRANCH - Science is a big deal at this elementary school.

March 24, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


YMCA thanks staff and volunteers

The Georgia Mountains YMCA thanked staff and volunteers Thursday at an annual appreciation luncheon attended by First Lady Sandra Deal and state Rep. Doug Collins.

March 24, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Benefit held to recognize Judge Smith

Bachelor's degrees offer college graduates only so much in this world. Brenau University must pave a way for students who intend to set the pace for tomorrow, said Judge Sidney O. Smith Jr.

March 24, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Dawson County man led active life

Gene Bishop loved hunting, community service, traveling in political circles and donating time and money.

March 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Coming Sunday: A special interview with Lessie Smithgall

Those who know her best describe her in many terms: Sassy, smart, down-to-earth, generous, wise, funny, feisty and strong.

March 24, 2011 | | Local


Police surround house in Athens cop killer search

ATHENS - Police in Athens say officers searching for the suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer surrounded a house.

March 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Dawson County focusing on crime prevention

A new division at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been tasked with raising the agency's visibility in an effort to suppress and prevent crime.

March 24, 2011 | BY Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch wants to annex, patrol City Park

Parks may be scenic and fun, but because of their relative isolation, they can also become trouble spots.

March 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville's Gene Bishop dies Wednesday

Gene Bishop, a prominent resident of Dawson County, died Wednesday of natural causes.

March 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Shirley Miller emphasizes importance of education

HELEN - If there's a time to push forward with adult literacy programs, it's now, Georgia's former first lady Shirley Miller told a group of educators Wednesday.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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State program expands to Gainesville, Hall schools to help poor students attain higher education

A state educational program designed to increase access to higher education is expanding to 25 new school systems, including Gainesville and Hall County, and launching ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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