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Man who restored ‘Miss Daisy’ car dies at 80

Tolbert N. Lester Jr. had his favorite car, a 1957 Ford Ranchero, but the Gainesville man was best known for another set of wheels - a maroon Hudson featured in the movie "Driving Miss Daisy."

November 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall deputy says teen assault victim was ‘targeted’

A 17-year-old girl who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted Sunday escaped her alleged captor when a neighbor knocked on the door, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

November 05, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Voter demographics reveal GOP’s success

So much for a resurgent Democratic Party in Georgia.

November 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mechanic killed after car 'lunged forward'

A mechanic was killed Tuesday when a car lunged forward and rolled on top of him, according to the shop's owner.

November 05, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville firetruck undergoing precautionary repairs

The Gainesville Fire Department truck used to rescue three Hall County firefighters injured in July after falling 44 feet in a collapsing ladder is now undergoing repairs as a precaution against the same kind of accident.

November 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Perdue win validates anti-Obama strategy

November 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Deal pledges education review in second term

November 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County draws 56 percent of registered voters

Turnout was steady at polling places across Hall County on Election Day as voters cast ballots in highly competitive races for governor and the U.S. Senate.

November 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia voters opt for a second-term Deal

ATLANTA - There will be no additional campaign for Nathan Deal, no runoff in December, no more long days on the trail stumping for votes.

November 05, 2014 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Cagle earns 3rd term in state’s No. 2 post

ATLANTA - Hall County Republican Casey Cagle won re-election as the state's lieutenant governor by a wide margin, and will again lead the state Senate as one of Gov. Nathan Deal's top legislative leaders.

November 05, 2014 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Humane Society of Northeast Georgia names Julie Edwards as executive director

Julie Edwards wants people to adopt their pets from local shelters.

November 04, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could tie up traffic today

Traffic will be affected today as workers get busy making the new Clarks Bridge at Lake Lanier a complete structure.

November 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Perdue keeps Senate seat in GOP hands

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has kept Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in GOP hands, beating his Democratic challenger on the strength of white voters in the reliably Republican state.

November 04, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Deal, Cagle both re-elected in one-sided victories

Incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal earned a second term in the governor's mansion Tuesday with a victory over Democratic challenger Jason Carter.

November 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Collins earns 2nd term in US House

Gainesville Republican Doug Collins won a second two-year term to Congress on Tuesday night, soundly defeating Democrat David Vogel of Hull.

November 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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List of government closings for Thanksgiving holiday

Many county and city government offices will be closed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 26, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Doggone good therapy: Program helps students read aloud

For a child who has trouble reading, it can be embarrassing to read out loud at school.

November 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cornelia closing roads for tree removal, water line installation

The city of Cornelia has closed two roads so work can be performed on the thoroughfares.

November 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Agency urges precautions during holiday rush

Once belts get a bit looser from Thanksgiving feasts, some shoppers start seeking bargains on Black Friday, and the people doing that at places such as the outlet mall in Dawsonville have drawn the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

November 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Potential suspect sought in robbery of CVS pharmacy in Blairsville

A CVS pharmacy in Blairsville was robbed Monday, and authorities are still seeking a potential suspect.

November 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Cumming: Autopsy results expected today for body found in lake

Results from an autopsy on the body of a man found Monday on the Lake Lanier shoreline at Mary Alice Park in Cumming are expected today, authorities said.

November 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Local merchants prepare for Black Friday

Black Friday, the national shopping extravaganza on the day after Thanksgiving, is coming early to the city of Gainesville.

November 26, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Minor work still to be done on Ga. 347

Traffic has been flowing since late September on Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between Interstate 985 and McEver Road in Flowery Branch, but some minor work, or "punch list" items still could take place.

November 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State legislators working on transportation funding suggestions

After hearing largely from constituents for the past few months, a state legislative committee now is ready to huddle over ways Georgia could boost

November 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local leaders work to defuse tensions after Ferguson

Reaction to the grand jury decision this week not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown was immediate and widespread - and left opinions at odds.

November 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent and Nick Watson The Times | Local


Woman killed in overnight Browns Bridge Road crash

Gainesville police are investigating a fatal Monday night crash on Browns Bridge Road near Ivy Road.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police seek two suspects in West Avenue shooting

Gainesville police are looking for two suspects in the Nov. 19 shooting death of a 21-year-old Gainesville man on West Avenue.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lost in Translation: Interpreter prevents miscommunications in court

Starting almost 20 years ago in translation, Guillermo Arenas often works as the middleman between the judge and the defendant.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Corps seeks input on Ahaluna dock permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving residents still opposed to the development of a 199-lot subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville a new angle in their fight.

November 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Road projects through 2040 win approval

A new long-range transportation plan for the Hall County area has taken a big step forward with officials' approval of a projects list through 2040.

November 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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