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Inspirational music instructor dies

Jimmy Cutrell, a beloved instructor who had struggled with a disabling spinal condition since 2008, died Wednesday. He was 66.

October 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Taser maker issues advisory

The foil-covered targets used by law enforcement agencies for the trademarked Taser-brand electric shock guns have a bull's-eye on the chest area of a human silhouette.

October 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal says water meeting 'is a beginning'

While a meeting between lawmakers from Georgia, Florida and Alabama did not end the tri-state water wars Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, said it was a start.

October 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Corps’ dock permit lottery excites select few

BUFORD - With her hopes high, Diane Teaver drove to Buford on Wednesday morning, stopped at Starbuck's Coffee and settled in at a meeting room at the Spring Hill Suites Hotel.

October 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial shows off for state educators

A bus load of educators from across the state stopped at Centennial Arts Academy to get a look a what's working in Georgia schools.

October 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Dawsonville: New Gas station planned for Ga. 400

Officials with RaceTrac convenience stores are putting the finishing touches on a site plan for a new gas station along Ga. 400.

October 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton city clerk resigns

HOSCHTON - Several city officials confirmed Wednesday that Hoschton City Clerk Kristen Mahan has resigned her post.

October 28, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


College students seeking knowledge across nation, globe

These days, dental student Kaley Peek spends much of her time indoors studying.

October 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local tech schools leading the surge in enrollment

Allen Johnston knew exactly what he wanted to do after he lost one of his jobs - hit the books.

October 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Regions to close 121 branches

A Regions Bank branch in Gainesville is one of 121 Regions branches that will close early next year.

October 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Child serves as key eyewitness to Oct. 5 shooting

A 7-year-old boy re-enacted for police a fatal shooting he said he witnessed at a Gainesville public housing project, according to court testimony Wednesday.

October 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lumpkin's Steve Gooch wins seat on DOT board

Steve Gooch, the former chairman of the Lumpkin County Commission, was elected as the third person to serve out the rest of a five-year term representing the state's 9th Congressional District on the state Department of Transportation board.

October 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT exec reflects on completed I-985 improvements

OAKWOOD - Traveling to see Russell McMurry speak Tuesday morning got a lot easier thanks to just-finished improvements he has overseen the past three years.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


EMC wants to test your knowledge

Students with a little math and science know-how could earn themselves a free trip to the nation's capital.

October 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County: Government offices, libraries to close Friday for furlough day

Hall County government offices will be closed Friday for a monthly county-mandated furlough day.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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1st round of Milestones testing ends

After a week and a half of assessments, area elementary and middle school students can breathe easy.

May 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Soldier comes home to surprise mom at graduation

It's amazing the difference one minute can make.

May 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High-wire walker to appear at Georgia gorge, but won't walk

May 02, 2015 | By Jeff Martin Associated Press | Local


Lanier Tech seeks room to grow at new location

Within a matter of months, relocation of the Lanier Technical College campus in Oakwood to another site in Hall County became more than just an idea, with $10 million allocated in the state budget for design and land acquisition costs.

May 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school officials make case for AD change

A new Gainesville student activity director is expected to be hired Monday, weeks after the announcement that high school athletic director Wayne Vickery's position is changing.

May 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Crowds flock to debut of Smithgall botanical garden

As she arrived at the garden Saturday evening, Lessie Smithgall was greeted with smiles, hugs, kisses and a hundred echoes of the same sentiment: gratitude.

May 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dust explosion, fire damages Pilgrim's Pride building; no one hurt

A dust explosion caused "significant damage" to a Pilgrim's Pride chicken feed plant in Gainesville on Saturday evening, according to city fire department Division Chief Keith Smith, but no injuries were reported.

May 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Firefighting ‘sisterhood’ makes local history

Each of the five female recruits graduating this month from training with Hall County Fire Services has her own reason for wanting to be a firefighter.

May 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Officials celebrate opening of senior community

State officials and group leaders showed up in Gainesville on Friday to celebrate a multi-agency milestone on Myrtle Street that's been more than two years in the making.

May 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Old drag strip now a housing development

There used to be a drag strip in Cumming back in the 1960s and 1970s. What happened to it and where was it?

May 01, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Court testimony reveals how drug suspect escaped custody

Child locks in cars are for the big kids, too.

May 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of armed robbery at McDonald's, stealing tip jar at coffee shop

A Gainesville man was charged Thursday with armed robbery following an April 10 incident at McDonald's on Limestone Parkway and an April 27 incident at Inman Perk coffee shop on the square.

May 01, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Man dies in fiery crash involving Gainesville pickup truck

A driver was killed in a fiery crash in Atlanta early Friday morning after authorities say he led Georgia Capitol Police on a chase.

May 01, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Annual safety fair arms kids with knowledge before summer break

It was a harrowing 15 seconds for four Flowery Branch Elementary students, as they struggled to get life jackets on while saving a drowning peer in a rickety boat.

May 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Education museum opens doors in Flowery Branch

"I guess the main thing I need to say is, 'Welcome home.'"

May 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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