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Johnson High students learn how to solve crimes with physics, biology

Ninth-grade students in the Johnson International Scholars Academy got a crash course in forensics Wednesday, successfully solving a kidnapping.

January 11, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Three suspects in armored car robbery caught

Reminiscent of a Hollywood movie scene, three suspects led Hall County authorities Wednesday on a chase into Gwinnett County after allegedly robbing an armored vehicle just in front of the Walmart in Oakwood.

January 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Autopsy shows dead man at fire may have shot himself

Following an autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab, authorities determined Wednesday the man found dead Monday outside his burning Flowery Branch home died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


County considering closing part of Shuler Road

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider a request to close off part of a northwest Hall road for residents complaining of trash dumping and speeding.

January 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Deal sets Georgia's 'course to prosperity'

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday conjured the ghosts of explorers Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan to set course of a plan for lawmakers to lead the state out of an economic recession.

January 11, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board of Regents OKs college merger plan

ATLANTA - It was standing room only at Tuesday's Board of Regents meeting as students, faculty and administrators from eight University System of Georgia institutions waited with bated breath to find out the fate of their universities.

January 11, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


State is looking for ‘best’ poultry lab site

The State Properties Commission is working with the Georgia Department of Agriculture "to identify the best site" for the new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters, said Katy Pando, the commission's spokeswoman, on Tuesday.

January 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area residents express wishes about new S. Hall hospital

FLOWERY BRANCH ­- If planners base their design of the new South Hall hospital on suggestions that area residents gave Tuesday night, one thing is likely: The building won't be stodgy, cold and uninviting.

January 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake levels and drought conditions improving

Although a ways off from being back to normal, Lake Lanier's water level has benefited from recent thunderstorms that have soaked the region with rainfall.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


A year after big snowstorm, temperatures heat up

This time a year ago a snowstorm practically shut down Northeast Georgia commerce and prevented safe road travel for days on end, but this year is a completely different story.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Neighbor: Dead man at fire was shot

Valerie Harris awoke early Monday morning to a scene of flashing emergency lights and firefighters attempting to put out a blaze that had consumed much of her neighbor's home just a few footsteps away.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Commissioners to consider building, planning fee increase

At the same time Hall County leaders are hoping to see the economy rebound through increased development, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider proposals to make inspections for building and development more expensive.

January 11, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Deal's goal: Make Georgia No. 1 for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is seeking to trim taxes on businesses to help Georgia draw the eye of industries.

January 10, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dollar store plan raises concerns for Lake Ranch residents

Lake Ranch Estates residents who oppose a proposal to build a Dollar General store at the front of their neighborhood spent their Monday night organizing an effort to stop it.

January 10, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Poultry laboratory won't be built in Oakwood after all

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters won't be built off Oakwood Road in Oakwood as has been long planned.

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown said Monday that he received an email around Christmas from a project manager saying that the planned $13.5 million building wouldn't be built on the site and that the state wanted a refund of sewer connection fees.

January 10, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville High softball field to get $400,000-$500,000 in upgrades as part of Title IX settlement

About $400,000 to $500,000 is expected to be spent on improvements to the Gainesville High School softball complex over the next year as ...

August 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Suspected gas leak in Gainesville turns out not to be leak, some seek medical help

Liberty Utilities staff discovered a suspected gas odor Monday in Gainesville was "not due to a gas leak or any hazardous condition associated with any ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Home prices soaring in Hall County

The inventory of homes affordable to many families - those priced at $150,000 and under - are rapidly disappearing from Hall County and being supplanted with ...

August 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Qualifying for Gainesville elections begins Monday

A three-day window begins Monday for filing to run for mayor, city council and school board in Gainesville elections to be held Nov. 7.

August 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


NE Ga. law enforcement prepping for influx of eclipse watchers

Multiple law enforcement agencies are praying for patience and good fortune on Monday, the day of the total solar eclipse that will bring an estimated ...

August 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slideshow: New UNG recruits get prepared for start of school year

This week is FROG Week at the University of North Georgia. FROG stands for Freshman Recruit Orientation Group. The intensive six-day training is held before ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local


Area businesses hope to capitalize on eclipse

Monday's solar eclipse is going to do more than thrill astronomy lovers.

August 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$5,000 reward offered in Forsyth County Pawn smash-and-grab

August 16, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


UNG to cancel some classes for eclipse Monday

University of North Georgia officials have announced plans to cancel classes from noon to 4 p.m. Monday to give all members of the university ...

August 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Deputy: Man shot, killed in Habersham incident had ‘erratic’ behavior earlier Sunday in White County

A Cleveland man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop in Habersham County Sunday morning displayed "erratic" behavior in an earlier ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local


Authorities: Officer shot, killed suspect who exited vehicle with gun in Habersham

A Cleveland man was shot and killed by a Habersham County Sheriff's Office deputy Sunday morning during a traffic stop stemming from a pair ...

August 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gov. Deal heading to Gainesville brewery to mark law change

Gov. Nathan Deal is planning to start September with a beer at Left Nut Brewing Co.

August 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Revamped alcohol ordinance in the books

Restaurant patrons in downtown Gainesville can start taking their alcoholic beverages outside and stroll around starting at noon Wednesday.

August 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG gets ready for campus carry

With classes set to start Monday, University of North Georgia Police Chief Justin Gaines was at the Gainesville campus Tuesday for a third town hall ...

August 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Attorneys argue tax assessment appeals to Ga. Supreme Court

ATLANTA - The dissection of a 2016 law's language was at issue Tuesday in a case involving Hall County tax assessments and five companies leasing ...

August 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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