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National Weather Service issues heat advisory as temperatures rise

As temperatures creep to their highest point for the summer, most should seek refuge indoors with a cool drink and plenty of air conditioning.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local

Lawrenceville man drowns in lake

A Lawrenceville man drowned on Lake Lanier Tuesday while attempting to retrieve a beach ball in about 32 feet of water, officials said.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Prayers up for stabbing victim

Fellow church members and neighbors were reeling Tuesday from the attack on Gretchan Pearce, asking for prayers for her speedy recovery.

July 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Residents shocked when man kills mom, stabs aunt

When Gretchan Pearce got a call from her sister-in-law Monday evening, Mary Pearce said her son was having "an episode" and she needed help at her home in the upscale Harbour Point Yacht Club neighborhood off Dawsonville Highway.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Victims, suspect in Harbour Point shooting identified

Hall County deputies shot and killed a man they believed stabbed two women, killing one of them in a scene that ended in the street of an upscale lakeside community Monday night.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Missing Gainesville woman found safe

A missing Gainesville woman was found safe overnight in Spaulding County.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Heat advisory issued for most of Georgia

Temperatures may hit triple digits across parts of North Georgia today, as the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for northern and central parts of the state.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Hall's Bell has $13K in campaign war chest

In a non-election year, Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell is reporting more than $13,000 in campaign contributions.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Gainesville hires new tourism and trade manager

Vicki Wineland has been hired as Gainesville's new tourism and trade manager, the city announced Monday.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville State gets favorable affordability ranking

With decreasing coverage from the HOPE scholarship and increasing costs, students and parents are paying more and more attention to the affordability of attending college.

July 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Oakwood OKs changes to allow for insurance business

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to pave the way for an insurance company to set up business in a residential area off McEver Road.

July 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Panel says Figueras owes for late report; she says it was filed on time

When it comes to running for the Gainesville City Council, war chests don't usually look like change purses, and fines for not reporting those contributions on time usually don't add up to much.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Board split on future of landfill in Hall County

A growing heap of garbage was at the bottom of a discussion Monday at the Hall County Board of Commissioners work session.

July 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local

Lula to get lease to keep Rafe Banks Park open

At a special meeting Monday night, Lula City Council and Hall County agreed to a 25-year lease agreement to keep Rafe Banks Park open.

July 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local

Brazil investigating Gainesville man in sex tour scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is investigating allegations that a Gainesville fishing tour operator was using expeditions in the Amazon to cover up the sexual exploitation of underage indigenous girls, the country's minister for women's rights said Monday.

July 11, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local

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Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

First-grade cancer survivor receives custom basketball hoop

Lining it up from her wheelchair, Addi Bales tosses up a shot in the lobby of the Gainesville Academy Sports + Outdoors.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities searching for missing Hall teenager

Hall County authorities are looking for a teenager last seen Tuesday in Lula.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Early voting in Hall beats expectations

About 8,000 Hall County voters cast their ballots this week for the presidency and local races, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee, a larger-than-expected ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jackson EMC warns members of phone scam

The power utility Jackson EMC is warning its members of a phone scam attempting to con customers into paying phony bills.

October 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Authorities believe child started early morning Gainesville fire

Authorities said they believe a 5-year-old started a fire early this morning at the Harrison Square apartments.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Phil Niekro, 44 teams celebrate 20 years of golf tournament

In the early days of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, attorney Lydia Sartain recalled a young boy coming in to the Gainesville nonprofit.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall man charged with beating 64-year-old man

A Hall County man is accused of hitting a 64-year-old man repeatedly in the face, authorities said.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Halftime Heroes: Family, tradition part of band DNA at East Hall

Family comes up over and over when talking with band members at East Hall High School.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville's plans to buy insurance building move forward

The Gainesville Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved a bond resolution to help fund the acquisition of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for ...

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Boys & Girls Clubs, Fair Street celebrate after-school programs

For hundreds of Hall County and Gainesville children, it's important to keep the lights on after school.

October 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lakeview Academy kicks off construction of new middle school building

Two years of planning and fundraising led to an official start of construction for a new middle school classroom building at Lakeview Academy on Thursday.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Wreck that injured Flowery Branch teen’s mother leads student to organize road safety event

The Rally for Road Safety at Lanier Charter Career Academy this Saturday has a direct link to a traffic accident in March.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Browns Bridge closing for 2 weekends for repairs

Browns Bridge, one of Hall County's few links to neighboring counties over Lake Lanier, is slated to be closed for repairs the next two ...

October 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Suspect in September fatal shooting arrested

Authorities have arrested the suspect in the September shooting death of a Gainesville man.

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

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