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Phony check is main lure in realty scam

The deal sounds like a real estate agent's dream. An international oil man e-mails his interest in a Lake Lanier property listed around $800,000. He offers to buy the house, sight unseen, then asks for instructions on sending an earnest check for $640,000 to place the home under contract.

March 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gas price hikes may set back economy

Bryce Elliot's quick hit of financial news in the morning has become a sobering part of his day. As analysts dissect turmoil taking place half a world away, Elliot watches and speculates what it's going to mean for the bottom line at his Gainesville business.

March 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Army Reserve unit gets homecoming welcome

You could say it through a speech or a proclamation. You could say it through song.

March 05, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Weekend rains likely to overcome shortfall

Heavy rainfall this weekend will help North Georgia make up a rainfall deficit but also could cause minor flooding.

March 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Crews set to repair some of Gainesville's worst streets

Gainesville Public Works crews are ready to tackle potholes, cracks and bumps that are making the city's roads tough to travel.

March 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run

Gainesville Police officers are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck a Gainesville woman on a downtown street Friday.

March 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Community to celebrate Army Reserve unit’s return

A homecoming celebration for the Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company Army Reserve unit is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville.

March 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hands-on lesson helps students learn about physics

The rain wasn't the only downpour Friday at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville.

March 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Home Expo opens today for home work needs

Building industry vendors arrived Friday afternoon to booths walled off with plain fabric and tables covered with crisp white linens. When they left the Georgia Mountains Center later that day, the same booths looked like home.

March 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hamilton State Bank sells stock

A Hoschton bank closed a stock sale with New York investors earlier this week and will use some of the cash to buy struggling institutions and pay down government aid.

March 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Graves breaks ankle during ‘spirited’ game

Rep. Tom Graves is recovering after breaking his ankle playing basketball Wednesday night with other Republican freshmen.

March 05, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mom of ill Forsyth County twins faces drug charges

The mother of twins who fell mysteriously ill earlier this week is facing felony drug charges.

March 04, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Our Neighbor repairs leaky roof with $5K donation

Nick Cain and Jason Hare are glad to have a new roof over their heads.

March 04, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Pit bull impounded after attacking Chihuahua and woman

A pit bull has been impounded and its Hall County owner cited after a one-sided dog attack injured a woman and severely injured her dog, an officer said.

March 04, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Poverty efforts are at focus of local King Day celebration

When you're growing up, there's a natural assumption everyone else in the world lives the same as you do.

January 15, 2017 | | Local


Hall growth still on the move, leaders say

It was a good year - that was the message at the Hall County Republican Party's State of the County forum at the GOP's ...

January 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Weather goes from ice to nice in just a week

A week after snow, ice and sleet fell over North Georgia, parks around Gainesville were filled with people of all ages Saturday, running, relaxing and ...

January 14, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Black business brunch highlights minority entrepreneurs

From the Newtown neighborhood to Morningside Heights, black-owned businesses have a long, proud history in Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No one hurt in overnight mobile home fire

No one was hurt in an overnight mobile home fire south of Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders trying to stem tide of unhappy teachers leaving profession

In the fall of 2015, Georgia school officials became aware of an alarming trend - 44 percent of the state's public school teachers were leaving ...

January 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Man in shooting case to pay $15,000 in restitution

A Buford man is ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to a man previously accused of stalking his wife.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pedestrian killed in Gwinnett

A Gainesville man walking Tuesday in Gwinnett County was struck by a car and killed, according to police.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

January 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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