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For a lucky few lottery players, small investments mean big payouts

Vernon Broom started playing the lottery about 12 years ago. Four years ago, he bought a $2 Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket at Petrofast Food Store in Gainesville.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Tight budget forces some corps park changes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close three Lake Lanier recreation areas and alter the schedule of two others, including one in Hall County, in 2012.

August 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Longstreet to be remembered at site of Manassas battle

The Longstreet Society's president says the group plans to "cheat" a little in this year's annual seminar, which has the overarching theme of the Civil War's 150th anniversary.

August 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Coin group in town to collect currency, metals, antiques

Your loose change may be more valuable than you think.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lula reopens Rafe Banks Park

The city of Lula reopened Rafe Banks Park Friday.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville school board will meet with council on voting maps

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education is one step closer to finding a solution to redistricting.

August 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Brenau students start class today

Today marks the first day of class for students at Brenau University and Brenau Academy. It's also the first day at the university for new Provost Nancy Krippell.

August 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Château Élan hosts festival offering unique wines, standout fare

Stomping grapes, sipping national, international and Georgia wines and brewskies, and sampling harvest barbecue delicacies kept visitors entertained at the 15th annual Vineyard Fest at Château Élan on Sunday afternoon.

August 29, 2011 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Ga. has sold $45 billion in lottery tickets

At Flowery Branch Convenience on Spout Springs Road, early morning customers come in for three things - coffee, a newspaper and a lottery ticket.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lotto looking for ways to keep people spending in tough economy

In fiscal year 1993, the Georgia Lottery Corp. made more than $19 million from ticket sales. Fiscal year 2011, which ended in June, brought more than $3.5 billion in ticket sales.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 die over weekend on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier turned deadly over the weekend, with a Buford teenager drowning after a boating accident and a Cumming man slipping underwater and never resurfacing.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities have found the body of a Buford boy who had been feared drowned following a Saturday night boating accident on Lake Lanier in North Hall.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man drowns while fishing in Lake Lanier

A 51-year-old Cumming man drowned while wade fishing in Lake Lanier, south of Brown's Bridge in Hall County.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local Salvation Army crew helps Hurricane Irene victims

While Hurricane Irene continued to lash out against the east coast Saturday, a group with the Salvation Army in Gainesville prepared to offer assistance in North Carolina.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Police seeking man who robbed store Friday

Gainesville police continue to search for a suspect they believe robbed the Shell Food Mart on Friday night at West Ridge Road and U.S. 129.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Cars roll through new stop sign on Bradford Street

Four-way stop signs are now up at at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tell us where you find community

Christmas has a way of bringing people together, and The Times wants to celebrate that feeling of community this season.

December 07, 2016 | | Local


Stalking charge dismissed in 2015 shooting case

A man accused of stalking a Buford woman from a Gwinnett County park no longer faces prosecution, according to court documents.

December 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville approves additional sewer reimbursement costs

Gainesville officials on Tuesday approved an additional $34,000 in reimbursement costs to Grelove LLC for work to expand sewer access to commercial properties along ...

December 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Heating assistance program full

About 400 residents in Hall County have already been approved for assistance in paying their heating bills this winter, but the demand has been so ...

December 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plans made for Enota, Centennial students’ 2017-18 class space

All students from Centennial Arts Academy and Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy will be housed in four buildings at Centennial during the 2017-18 school year.

December 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch family will tell story of children with diabetes, epilepsy for radiothon

The Reese family has had more than its share of medical struggles.

December 06, 2016 | Emily Williams | Local


Bilingual ballots in Gwinnett renew calls for same in Hall

Calls have renewed for Hall County to provide Spanish-language ballots for Latino voters after the U.S. Census Bureau applied a new designation to Gwinnett ...

December 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


75 years after attack, Pearl Harbor still resonates with area residents

Henry T. "Jeep" Woodliff didn't know it yet, but history was about to be made - and very near his Army base.

December 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools will take week off in February next school year

Gainesville City Schools will have a one-week winter break in February of the 2017-18 school year.

December 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Love Light tree lighting held at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Rain moved Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Love Light tree lighting indoors on Monday night. It was held in the rotunda at the North Patient ...

December 05, 2016 | | Local


Attorney tells state Supreme Court school threat was about 'overcrowding'

ATLANTA - Attorneys from Hall County argued Monday before the Supreme Court of Georgia regarding an alleged terroristic threat referencing Columbine posted in 2014 on Facebook ...

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigator: Drug deal cost a man his eye in shooting

A bullet entering the victim's eye during an alleged drug deal exploded and was lodged in his head, according to a Gainesville Police investigator.

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Browns Bridge Road discussed as line determining Mundy Mill Academy district

Browns Bridge Road could be the geographic line determining whether students go to the new Mundy Mill Academy, which will open in August. A 15-member ...

December 05, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man indicted on murder charges in sister’s death

A Gainesville man was indicted Friday on multiple murder charges stemming from his sister's death last month in Chicopee Village of Gainesville.

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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