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Sewerage spill affects Flowery Branch subdivision

A grease blockage at a sewer line in a Flowery Branch subdivision caused a sewerage spill of about 1,000 gallons, some of which poured into Flowery Branch Creek, officials said.

City Manager Bill Andrew said today that the spill occurred about 3:30 p.m. Thursday at a manhole about 150 yards from the Victoria Court cul-de-sac.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Jefferson Academy Principal puckers up for pig after students raise Relay money

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Academy Principal DeMaris Gurley did it.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Dawson County breaks ground on new courthouse

Tractors began moving dirt within moments of Dawson County officials breaking ground on a new courthouse and government center Thursday afternoon.

January 28, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

Safe Kids hosts helmet giveaway, offers safety tips

Every year in January and February, Hall County and Gainesville second-graders learn about helmet safety.

January 28, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local

Commissioners approve Lake Lanier Islands Parkway road name change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved changing the name of Holiday and Friendship roads to Lanier Islands Parkway.

January 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gainesville school board discusses community partnerships

Huddling Thursday night for a retreat away from school system offices, the Gainesville City Board of Education discussed ways it can improve community partnerships.

January 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville officials consider contract between golf course, country club

Gainesville officials are on the verge of signing a 10-year agreement that guarantees at least $300,000 of revenue to the Chattahoochee Golf Course annually.

January 28, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Police give more details of tip letter

A North Carolina law enforcement agency has released new information about an anonymous letter that could be the key to solving the case of a missing Blairsville woman.

January 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Winter storm watch issued; snow, sleet and ice possible

No, it's not déjà vu. Forecasters are predicting a weekend snowfall - again.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Acceleration issue sparks Toyota recall

If you own a Toyota that was made after 2003, there is a good chance that it is on one of two recall lists.

January 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Embattled Obama vows progress in State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama gave his first State of the Union address Wednesday evening, urging Congress to not give up on reform.

January 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Ministry accepts items, not cash, for Haitian relief effort

As Gee Ge and London Goldman searched for ways to help Haitian earthquake victims, they discovered many agencies and organizations were only accepting money.

January 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Turner remembered as helpful, influential

Renowned local businessman Roy Turner Sr. was laid to rest Wednesday in Alta Vista Cemetery.

January 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Panel will watch public defenders

The appointed panel that decides who leads the local public defender's office will get some new members and a new name.

January 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Man gets 7 years for fatal punch

One punch left a family in mourning.

January 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Cleanup under the bridge fosters fellowship among volunteers, homeless

Standing atop a pile of ruined, waterlogged mattresses stuffed into a big dumpster gave Hines a new perspective on the devastation that recently visited the ...

November 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Love Light tree lightings set for both campuses of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

In its 36th year of lighting a tree in honor of those served by its hospice, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will host two Love Light ...

November 27, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin | Local

Metro Gainesville unemployment rate stays at 4.7 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for October was 4.7 percent, which was unchanged from September, according to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Retailers relish profit-making sales on Black Friday

Perhaps it was the long operating hours and crazed early-morning shoppers that prompted REI, the venerable outdoor retailer, to close all its stores today in ...

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Motor vehicle renewal notices won't have billing info in December

If your birthday is in December, you may need to take note of a statewide change.

November 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall Sheriff’s Office seeks grant for night vision equipment

Night vision equipment, flashlights and first aid kits - these are a few things the Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking to renew or purchase ...

November 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Thrift stores offer holiday deals for savvy shoppers, low-income families

Sandy Phelps has a tradition all her own this holiday season, and it was on full display at Park Avenue Thrift in Gainesville this week.

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: What are protocols for officers in unmarked vehicles?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Thanksgiving brings out volunteers to distribute meals

It was a day of giving, of service and of fellowship.

November 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Police presence ramps up ahead of Black Friday shopping

In and around stores, law enforcement will have a heavier presence ahead of the Black Friday shopping weekend.

November 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bike helmet giveaway set for Monday

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County and Hall County Fire Services are sponsoring a bike helmet giveaway for children ages 5-10 from 5-7 p.m. Monday ...

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Teen faces DUI, other charges after crashing into Cumming steakhouse

November 25, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Lakewood Baptist opening coffee shop in downtown Gainesville

Lakewood Baptist Church has plans to open a 5,000-square-foot coffee shop and deli at the corner of Washington and Green streets in downtown Gainesville.

November 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Food programs help families make ends meet

Brenda Vargas is thankful today that two of her children who attend Fair Street Elementary in Gainesville receive free lunches every school day.

November 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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