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Tuesday drownings cause confusion for rescuers

What happened on Lake Lanier Tuesday afternoon was tragic, rare and confusing.

July 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kids read for chance to see Zoo Atlanta’s ZooMobile

Getting reading logs checked at the library already earns kids prizes, but now there's an extra incentive - a chance to win a seat at the Zoo Atlanta ZooMobile presentation later this month.

July 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


State senator’s property not foreclosed on

Jack Murphy said he was never worried about losing a 1-acre property in downtown Cumming to foreclosure.

July 07, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Dawson County schools propose tax hike

The Dawson County Board of Education has scheduled several public hearings this month on a proposed tax hike.

July 07, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


New cycling law takes effect on roads

Georgia legislators are trying to teach drivers how to share nicely - the road that is.

July 07, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Local schools score well in language skills on CRCT

Test scores released Wednesday show most Gainesville and Hall County schools are improving but have far to go to beat or even meet statewide results in some areas.

July 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Boy dies after being hit by Jet Ski

A 10-year-old boy died Wednesday evening after being hit by a Jet Ski on Lake Lanier.

July 06, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Mom, boyfriend indicted in infant’s death

A grand jury indicted Deanna Renee Kipp, 24, and her boyfriend Stephen Clark West, 22, in the murder of Kipp's 18-month-old daughter Kaylee.

July 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Key member of child porn ring sentenced

A 26-year-old Forsyth County man was sentenced to 11 years in prison Tuesday for his role in an international child pornography ring.

July 06, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Fair Street school emptied, Wood’s Mill campus readied for students

The sounds of metal cabinets, wooden tables and cardboard boxes being wheeled onto moving trucks echoed through the empty halls of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School Tuesday as the school began its transition to the Wood's Mill campus.

July 06, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No injuries in Hall house fire

A Lake Lanier summer home was destroyed in a fire around 5 p.m. Monday evening but nobody was injured.

July 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Authorities investigating July 4 wreck

Officials are investigating an accident in which a Jeep carrying five unbuckled teenagers flipped on Whelchel Mill Road Monday afternoon, ejecting several passengers and killing two.

July 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Fired traffic bureau supervisor had backlog of cases

Before she was fired last month, the supervisor of the traffic bureau in Hall County's Clerk of Courts office was warned more than once about the backlog of cases in her division.

July 06, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Our Neighbor opens art studio, gift shop

Patty Williams quietly rolled clay into toothpick-sized shapes Tuesday and smashed them into a small Styrofoam bowl. She was building a clay bird nest as part of a class all about birds at The Porch at Mainstreet Market.

July 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Shoplifting arrests spike over holiday weekend

The holiday weekend saw an unusual spike in the number of shoplifting cases as Gainesville Police tallied at least 13 arrests.

July 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Weather goes from ice to nice in just a week

A week after snow, ice and sleet fell over North Georgia, parks around Gainesville were filled with people of all ages Saturday, running, relaxing and ...

January 14, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Black business brunch highlights minority entrepreneurs

From the Newtown neighborhood to Morningside Heights, black-owned businesses have a long, proud history in Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No one hurt in overnight mobile home fire

No one was hurt in an overnight mobile home fire south of Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders trying to stem tide of unhappy teachers leaving profession

In the fall of 2015, Georgia school officials became aware of an alarming trend - 44 percent of the state's public school teachers were leaving ...

January 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Man in shooting case to pay $15,000 in restitution

A Buford man is ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to a man previously accused of stalking his wife.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pedestrian killed in Gwinnett

A Gainesville man walking Tuesday in Gwinnett County was struck by a car and killed, according to police.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

January 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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