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Missing girl, 3, found by rescuers

About 200 rescuers spent hours this weekend searching for a Dawsonville child who, when found, had strayed maybe 200 or 300 yards from the family camp site.

July 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Code enforcement boss Niles works to put violators at ease, get them up to speed

Code Enforcement Field Supervisor André Niles said when it comes to his job, it's all about staying positive.

July 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton revamping 90-year-old charter

HOSCHTON - In less than a month, Hoschton's existing city charter will turn 90 years old, a milestone that has influenced the City Council to revise the aging document.

July 26, 2009 | By Katie Dunn | Local


Jefferson schools welcome students for registration, open house

The Jefferson City school system is just about ready to welcome students back for the first day of school on Aug. 3.

July 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Charters could shake up education

China now has more gifted students than the United States has students.

July 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


White County man found guilty of murder after lengthy trial

Ending one of the longest criminal trials in the history of White County, a jury found Jonathan Hart guilty of murder Saturday in the shooting death of his estranged wife.

July 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Company installs gym floors the old-fashioned way

JEFFERSON - Although he never attended Jefferson High School or played on its basketball team, Bobby Tippett has a strong connection to the hardwood floors in the school's gym.

July 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pets, bikers unite for a good cause

Motorcyclists and animal lovers gathered Saturday to raise money for the Hall County Humane Society in its second annual "Ride for Paws" event.

July 25, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Mysterious bank swindle becomes a first novel

Sometimes a story is too good not to write.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Police officers accused of crimes can face tough scrutiny

Local law enforcement has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately.

July 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Middle school set for debut Aug. 11

More than 1,300 Gainesville Middle School students will report to a sparkling new school on Aug. 11.

July 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Planned reservoir could ease water worries in future

A reservoir decades in the making may be crucial for Hall County in light of the recent court ruling on Lake Lanier.

July 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Court ruling could leave Gainesville short on water

Absent a successful appeal, a negotiated deal or an act of Congress, Gainesville faces the possibility of losing more than half of the water it now draws from Lake Lanier.

July 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deal: Health reform needs more time, common ground

While Democrats in Congress worked Friday to salvage a health care reform plan and repair dissension in their ranks, leading Republicans were less than supportive of the majority party's efforts so far.

July 25, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


DNR assists bear in a pickle

A bear with a plastic pickle bucket on his head had been wandering the area since early June but was recently caught, "de-bucketed" and released again by Department of Natural Resources officials.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


Gainesville pushing ahead with “rain tax”

Gainesville officials are pushing forward with a plan to create a stormwater utility and implement a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging drainage infrastructure.

May 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge hears testimony in aggressive driving case

Charges are headed to Superior Court in the case of a Gwinnett County man accused of weaving toward and forcing a Hall County deputy's patrol car off the road after a wild chain of events.

May 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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