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Kids in hot cars a lethal summer trend

As temperatures continue to rise, and spring gives way to summer, local safety officials are wary of a tragic epidemic - children left in hot cars.

June 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Relay for Life participants march to help cancer research

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade for cancer research - or barbecue, oil changes or race car rides for that matter.

June 04, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Clean dinner plate replaces food pyramid

The food pyramids that helped a generation of kids learn how to eat balanced diets are no more.

June 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Schools’ Web blocks raise questions

Blocking educational websites in public schools could mean legal trouble for some school systems.

June 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Judge revokes Forsyth’s wastewater permit

Forsyth County officials will consider their options next week while reviewing a judge's decision to revoke a wastewater discharge permit.

June 03, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Soccer complex planned in Dawson County

If all goes as planned, about 15 acres in southern Dawson County will become home to a new soccer complex later this summer.

June 03, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Fresh veggies sold in the downtown shade

Every Friday this summer, local farmers will be selling their produce under the shade of trees on the square in downtown Gainesville.

June 03, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Army Corps recommends replacing old life jackets

Kids grow so fast. That's why local authorities joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Charleston Park in Forsyth County last weekend to check life vests before children went on Lake Lanier.

June 03, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


9-year-old girl drowns in Chattahoochee

June 03, 2011 | | Local


Mechanical failure causes 3 shelter dogs to suffocate

A mechanical failure caused three dogs to suffocate while they were being transported from the Hall County Animal Shelter to New York for an adoption event.

June 03, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Competitors take to the skies in balloon race

HELEN - Piloting hot air balloons has taken Bud Person all over the world. This week it brought him and his wife Wendy from Gainesville, Fla., to the alpine village of Helen.

June 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Ga. man falls off Glacier park cliff

June 03, 2011 | | Local


Good News van driver charged after wreck

Gainesville Police have identified Thomas Ramirez, 52, as the driver of the Good News at Noon van that ran a red light and collided with a dump truck Wednesday afternoon.

June 03, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall officials propose deep cuts to 2012 budget

Hall County's proposed 2012 budget would slash spending by closing nearly all county parks and four of its six libraries to make up an $11.5 million deficit.

June 03, 2011 | BY JACOB DEMMITT AND JEFF GILL | Local


Hall County residents react to proposed budget cuts

CLERMONT - Emotions ran high Thursday night as area residents not only voiced opinions on Hall County's proposed budget cuts but shared how the economy has fractured their lives.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Skunk in North Hall is county’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2016

A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court to weigh whether 1st amendment protects Hall student’s 'Columbine' threat

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student accused of threatening to get "the chopper out and make Columbine look childish" will take his case to ...

November 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Feldman named executive director for Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Heather Feldman has been named executive director of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. She had served as the interim executive director since August before being ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Grant to fund leadership course for African-American males at UNG

The University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative will fund a course this spring at the University of North Georgia aimed at helping African-American ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks holiday cups facing less uproar this year

While the uproar over this year's holiday cups at Starbucks is a bit quieter than last year, it still exists.

November 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trail tunnel construction could start in early December

Work on a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel under Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near the Georgia Department of Labor could begin in early December.

November 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits' North Hall home destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed the expansive lakeside home of community leaders Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit.

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s Office investigating stolen flags in Gainesville subdivision

The American flag has been flying in front of Matthew Youngelman's home since he moved to Summer Creek Estates off Lee Land Road.

November 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Water main break causes traffic delays

Georgia Department of Transportation crews worked to repair a water main under Ga. 11/U.S. 129 near Casper Drive on Monday night, leading to ...

November 29, 2016 | | Local


Opportunities to volunteer during the holidays

The holidays are a time for giving. What better way to spread holiday cheer than volunteering?

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Times seeks memories of Pearl Harbor

The Times is planning coverage of the 75th anniversary of Japan's Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor.

November 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville selects superintendent search firm

The Gainesville school board has chosen a search firm to represent it in the search for a superintendent to replace Wanda Creel, who is leaving ...

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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