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Accident shuts down I-985

A section of northbound Interstate 985 was shut down around 8:30 Sunday night from a rollover accident that sent a man to a local hospital.

August 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


'Shaving cream' effort helps save lives in Afghanistan

Through a common, everyday household item, not a high-tech device with a big Pentagon price tag, area residents can help save military lives in one of Afghanistan's deadliest regions.

August 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau Academy starts its new life Aug. 29

College might be starting early for Brenau Academy girls this year, but classes are going to start later than usual.

August 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Backup plan for Hall County parks is in works

Hall County's leaders still won't say exactly what will happen to taxpayer-funded recreation programs in the county at the end of the month, but they say they aren't going to let Parks and Leisure Services completely disappear.

August 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


As classes begin, Hall school board looks ahead

The school year is just starting, but Hall County Schools Board of Education members already have projects in the works to discuss at Monday's work session.

August 06, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Versatile Nix wears many hats for Hall

Marty Nix's roots run deep in Hall County.

August 06, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Kids enjoy learning about work vehicles at Touch-a-Truck

Joanie Compton, 7, and her brother R.J., 5, play in the back of ambulance. Joanie giggles as she pretends to heal her little brother by telling him to lie down on the stretcher.

August 06, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Hall Democrats gather to celebrate Obama's 50th birthday

Democrats got together Saturday to have a party in honor of President Barack Obama's birthday.

August 06, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Flowery Branch council members run for re-election

Two Flowery Branch City Council members plan to seek re-election in November.

August 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property sold by Deal to be turned into a pawn shop

ATLANTA - The California businessman who purchased property from Gov. Nathan Deal owns several adult businesses but plans to turn the Habersham County site into a large-scale pawn shop for boats and cars, his attorney said Friday.

August 06, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey The Associated Press | Local


Intersection change at Ga. 400, Ga. 53 ahead of plans

State transportation officials on Thursday said plans to renovate Dawson County's busiest intersection are ahead of schedule.

August 06, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Helen native teaches Northerners to ride bulls

CANAAN, Conn. - Anticipation hangs in the ring, suddenly calm and quiet. That lasts just a moment, until, after a deep breath, the rider offers a slight nod. The bucking chute opens, and all hell breaks loose.

August 05, 2011 | | Local


Community organizations host redistricting meeting

Community members will get an extra opportunity Monday to look over and comment on proposed City Council district lines.

August 05, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Hall leaders to review use of county-owned vehicles

In a continuing effort to cut local government costs, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will review county vehicle use in the coming days.

August 05, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Avita employee pleads guilty to taking funds

A guilty plea last week ended the case against a former employee of a nonprofit agency who was accused of improperly using funds to allow dozens of children to participate in extracurricular activities.

August 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son's fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that ...

February 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Protesters maintain vigil on Gainesville corner in support of immigrants

Arturo Adame held his homemade sign up high Saturday evening alone on the side of Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Humane Society fundraiser combines paintings, patrons and puppies

Everything in the name of rescuing animals.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA - Emotions are still running hot in this Lumpkin County town after a controversial pro-Ku Klux Klan banner was hung from a building off of ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Groups seek combined $187K from Gainesville

Three organizations that do their part to enhance quality of life for local residents and visitors alike presented the Gainesville City Council this week separate ...

February 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Warmest winter in years has plants blooming early

When General Beauregard Lee exited his stately white-columned manor on the grounds of the Yellow River Game Ranchon Groundhog Day morning he signaled to the ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville man gets 25-year prison sentence for child molestation

A Gainesville man must serve 25 years of a life sentence after being convicted of molesting a girl continuously for three years, according to officials.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man acquitted of aggravated assault

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing his older brother was acquitted on a more serious charge by a jury Friday.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Yoga station added to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

It took three pairs of hands to hopefully encourage kids to relax.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Charges dismissed for co-defendants in rape, sodomy case

A Magistrate Court judge dismissed the sexual assault case against two co-defendants at a committal hearing Friday in Hall County.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


KKK sign could return to Dahlonega building

DAHLONEGA - A sign removed from a Dahlonega building featuring Ku Klux Klan imagery could make a return.

February 17, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Georgia House approves state budget increasing teacher pay

ATLANTA - Georgia teachers and other state employees would get a 2 percent salary increase while staff overseeing child welfare cases will see a 19 percent ...

February 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Army Corps announces park and campground schedule

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced its 2017 schedule for day-use parks and campgrounds.

February 17, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Jaycees choose Greene, Fowler as Young Man, Woman of Year

Reliability is a trait that both the winners of the Gainesville Jaycees' prestigious Young Man and Young Woman of the Year have.

February 17, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green's Tavern in Flowery Branch won't be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

February 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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