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Mills' English-only driver's license bill loses steam

The Georgia House on Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that would require Georgia driver's license exams for permanent residents to be given only in English.

February 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Downed power lines snarl traffic on E.E. Butler

Downed power lines briefly suspended traffic on E.E. Butler Parkway around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Gainesville Police said.

February 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local




Tornado drill held this morning in Georgia counties

The National Weather Service held its annual tornado warning drill this morning as part of Georgia's Severe Weather Awareness Week.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County may sell properties to raise money

Hall County is considering getting rid of its unused or unwanted properties to raise money.

February 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT offering signs as way to remember loved ones lost in wrecks

Those touching and often elaborate roadside tributes to friends and loved ones lost in traffic accidents may soon become a thing of the past.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Authorities are investigating what they say is the apparent murder-suicide of a Dawson County couple over the weekend.

February 08, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Dawsonville teen dies from rappelling accident

A Dawsonville teen died Sunday while rappelling with friends in western North Carolina.

February 08, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


5 arrested in drug raid

At least five people were taken into custody following a Tuesday afternoon raid on a Gainesville residence at Brandon Place Apartments off Thompson Bridge Road.

February 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Students compete for Youth of the Year

Teens shared powerful stories of perseverance Tuesday as they competed for the Youth of the Year title for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


School board discusses current, long-term topics at retreat

The Gainesville City Schools board discussed ways to handle personnel issues and collect more input from the community, among other topics, during a two-hour retreat Tuesday.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Regions Bank plans new branch

Regions Bank will soon build a new branch on E.E. Butler Parkway.

February 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Early voting for SPLOST starts today

Early voting for the March 15 special purpose local option sales tax begins today and will continue to March 11.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Planning board gives red light to full-color sign

The Lanier Charter Career Academy is facing a temporary setback in placing a high definition sign on its property to publicize events and public safety alerts.

February 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




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Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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