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Athens shooting sparks nationwide manhunt

ATHENS - Police still are searching for a University of Georgia marketing professor in the shooting deaths of three people, including his wife, Saturday at a community theater near the college campus.

George Zinkhan III, 57, approached a gathering of the Town and Gown Players performance group at Athens Community Theater at noon and fired multiple times before running away, according to Alan Brown, assistant police chief for Athens-Clarke County.

April 26, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Sunny, warm and tasty, events fill the weekend

A warm, sunny afternoon, a plate of grilled chicken and candy falling from the sky - it's hard to imagine a better spring day in Hall County than Saturday.

April 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Competition gives young bird watchers chance to search for a few feathered friends

BRASELTON - With binoculars poised, heads tilted back and eyes trained on the treeline above, Esther Lloyd, 11, Jamie Pearce, 11, and Lindsey Pearce, 10, scan the sky intently until a small body flits past them.

April 26, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Fundraiser planned for emergency shelter

What do motorcycle riders, a singles group and shelter volunteers have in common?

April 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Antiques examined, restored at history center

Appraiser Richard Williams made a few people's day and left others crestfallen.

April 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Plans firming up for annual Memorial Day parade

This year's Memorial Day Parade on Green Street could get off to a soaring start, with a possible flyover by an Army Black Hawk helicopter.

April 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch class views the world through special ed students

The environmental science class at Flowery Branch High School celebrated Earth Day for an entire week and learned a lot about their peers in the process.

April 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier advocates oppose increased water flows

Two Lake Lanier advocacy groups are upset with a decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume regular water discharges from Buford Dam into the Chattahoochee River.

April 24, 2009 | BY HARRIS BLACKWOOD AND ASHLEY FIELDING | Local


Judicial review panel faces budget cut

Budget cuts are threatening the ability of a state commission to effectively investigate complaints against sitting judges, officials say.

April 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle's spinal surgery set for Monday

The spinal surgery that led to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's sudden departure from the governor's race has been scheduled for Monday at Emory University Hospital in an Atlanta.

April 24, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hoschton residents want say in property tax changes

HOSCHTON - Hoschton resident Kelley Gary wants his neighbors to have a voice when it comes to the possibility of Hoschton having a property tax.

April 24, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Heads Up: ‘Candy Bombing’ today in Flowery Branch

Uncle Wiggly Wings is coming to Flowery Branch.

April 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Laurel Park ramp is ready for boaters

The newly minted Laurel Park Boat Ramp is now open to the public in time for a sunny spring weekend.

April 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Arrest near Murrayville school prompts lockdown

The arrest of a former Dawson County sheriff's investigator near Lanier Elementary School on Friday prompted an evacuation of the playground and a lockdown of the school.

April 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Councilman to challenge Braselton mayor in fall

BRASELTON - Braselton councilman Ralph Richardson Jr. announced this week that he will run for mayor in the town's Nov. 3 election.

April 23, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


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Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cleanup finally coming to Flat Creek

Funding to improve Flat Creek's water quality has finally been approved in what city officials called a "monumental" agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

December 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Male stabbed on East Ridge Road

A male was stabbed Tuesday evening in the 1100 block of East Ridge Road, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


BYOB painting concept comes to Gainesville

The Gainesville community now has another option of what to do on Saturday night, or Thursday or Friday.

December 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Free gun locks available for pickup through Friday

Gun locks are available for free at three Gainesville locations.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville city schools to renovate district’s central office

The Gainesville Board of Education wants to improve the district's central office.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Volunteer with U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is asking people to volunteer with him Thursday at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank to prepare food boxes.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Area government offices to close for Christmas, New Year’s

Gainesville and Hall County offices have set hours around the upcoming holidays.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Fire Services wants to help victim who lost house in Saturday's blaze

Members of the Hall County Fire Services are hoping to reach a man displaced by a Saturday afternoon fire.

December 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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