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Alumni group honors 2 local graduates by breaking tradition

The Fair Street-Butler Alumni Association normally hands out academic scholarships when it holds its reunion every two years.

June 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Supreme Court to hear Hoschton’s appeal

The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in an appeal by the city of Hoschton over a sewer dispute.

June 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hurdles remain before transportation tax is passed

A penny sales tax for transportation could generate some $25 million for Hall County alone, but government leaders have a few hurdles to clear first.

June 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


High school students' search for career starts here

Some high school students see class as an obstacle standing in the way of the life that they dream of, while others see it as a key that unlocks a world they never knew would embrace them.

June 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Study: Craigslist a hotbed for illegal sex acts

An ad on the Internet classified website Craigslist under the "casual encounters" category leaves little to the imagination.

June 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


World War II veteran Fisher, 90, takes his long journey home

For several minutes, Verl Duane Fisher sat in the wheelchair, wiping away tears and accepting the embraces of friends and loved ones.

June 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge rejects self-defense claim

A man accused of killing his half-brother with a tree branch will face trial in September unless the Georgia Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal that he acted in self-defense.

June 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Car show helps stock food pantry for needy

Oldies music filled the corners of downtown Flowery Branch early Saturday morning.

June 05, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Consumer spending takes slow but steady strides

As a business owner, Dave Goodrich has seen far better times, but this year has been better than last.

June 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Angel of mercy on a fateful day

On June 6, 1944, American soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy in France to stake the Allies' claim to Europe in World War II.

June 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mentors to be honored for turning boys to men

In their own ways, Gene Beckstein and Nathaniel Shelton have been working for years to teach Hall County boys how to be men.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Clear skies greet balloonists in annual Helen to Atlantic race

At dawn Friday, nearly 20 hot air balloon pilots sat in the pilots lounge at the Helendorf River Inn waiting on the weather report in hopes of a crystal clear launch in the 37th annual Helen to the Atlantic race.

June 04, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Downtown market draws produce lovers to square

Families piled out of their cars to snag veggies while they lasted.

June 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Late soldier was ‘Army through and through,’ mother says

Staff Sgt. John DeLong was looking forward to his deployment next month to Afghanistan, the second tour of duty in a combat zone for the Gainesville native, when tragedy struck last week a few miles from his base at Fort Carson, Colorado.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Swafford now West Hall Middle’s biggest booster

Karla Swafford weaved her way through the halls of West Hall Middle School on Friday, taking a look at her new home this fall.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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