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AARP: Gainesville one of nation’s top affordable retirement spots

As a Southern town with county charm and urban sophistication, it's no surprise Gainesville was recognized as one of the best places to retire.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local

Coming Sunday: The '96 Olympics revisited

Fifteen years ago this week, Clarks Bridge Park was teeming with thousands of spectators, athletes and media members in town for the 1996 Olympics.

July 22, 2011 | | Local

Police seek store robbers

Police are seeking information on two masked men who robbed a Gainesville convenience store at gunpoint late Wednesday night.

July 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

New fire marshal sees challenge in job

Chad Payne laughs as he talks about being inside of a burning building. But despite his jovial nature, he takes the job seriously.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local

Attorney: Graves’ loan agreement invalid

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves' attorney says the disputed loan agreement between his client and a Northwest Georgia bank is not valid because the bank should have known the Georgia congressman couldn't repay the money and it cut the lawmaker some slack when his company couldn't make payments.

July 22, 2011 | BY ANDY JOHNS Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local

Veteran in Times article remembered as a ‘patriot’

A Hiawassee man profiled in a July 3 story in The Times about veterans coping with old war wounds died Wednesday. He was 62.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Cockfighting investigation leads to marijuana bust

Hall County authorities were investigating a suspected cockfighting site at a Flowery Branch home when they discovered a patch of 88 marijuana plants with a street value of $176,000.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

GBI probe of July 11 shooting is ongoing

Apart from a state probe of two deputies' actions in a July 11 suspect shooting, Charlie Pearce knows for certain how he feels about the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Most Hall schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress levels

Hall County schools fared better than most in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary statewide numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education. Gainesville, however, fared worse.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Program teaches kids to fight back

More than 700,000 kids younger than 18 are reported missing each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Dawson County talks of taking a stance on park, reservoir

Officials are considering a series of public hearings to gauge interest in a park and proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

July 20, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local

Foundation seeks Philanthropist of the Year nominations

The North Georgia Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year award.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Unhealthy air quality blamed on hot weather

As the region sweltered through its 24th day exceeding Code Orange air quality Wednesday, forecasters say there's no relief in sight.

July 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local

2040 roads plan near final approval

Hall County's 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is on track for final approval Aug. 9.

July 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

School officials plan strategies for coming year

The first day of class is less than a month away, and Gainesville school administrators are busy preparing for the challenges ahead.

July 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

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Woman denied new trial in 2015 slaying of taxi driver

A Gainesville woman testified Monday about how the medication she received while incarcerated made her "confused" while attempting to fight a murder charge.

October 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville High students learn about cosplaying

For serious cosplayers, making things work in creative ways is the name of the game.

October 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Man transported with gunshot wounds from Dawsonville LongHorn Steakhouse parking lot

October 24, 2016 | By Allie Dean | Local

Name suggestions sought for Mundy Mill elementary school in Gainesville

Gainesville City Schools is taking suggestions for the name of the new elementary school being built in Mundy Mill subdivision. It will include kindergarten through ...

October 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Residents hold Gainesville rally, march against violence

With chants of "Kids are our future, let them live," some 35 people marched on Gainesville streets Sunday afternoon to protest violence that's rocking ...

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County seeks input on growth plan

The recent opposition from homeowners over Mincey Marble's plans to construct a new facility on Browns Bridge Road adjacent to its current operations might ...

October 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

As Lake Lanier levels drop, other concerns rise

With Lake Lanier 8 feet below full pool and falling, Val Perry has a message for Lake Lanier Association members: Move your dock.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Stats show violent crime increase, property crime decrease in Gainesville

The data-driven nature of modern policing is a far cry from what Gainesville Police Chief Carol Martin and Sgt. Kevin Holbrook when coming up the ...

October 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

New women’s boutique offers higher-end, quality clothing

Joining a list of new, women's clothing boutiques in Gainesville is Wool and Flax, offering something a little different from the others.

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Commercial growth plan off Ga. 365 in Lula stirs up sewer dispute

Proposed development in one of Hall County's hottest areas for growth has scratched at old wounds over sewer between Lula and Hall County.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Full STEAM ahead: Flowery Branch High adds arts to mix as schools pursue science, technology, math

Imagine reading "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe and actually hearing the thumping of the heart under the floor, thanks to virtual reality.

October 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Ballot study would explore government merger for Gainesville-Hall County

Voters will have their say on Election Day about a little political posturing and a long simmering difference of opinion between Hall County and Gainesville ...

October 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

CASAblanca gala raises bids for kids

For some children, a trip to grandmother's is not picturesque.

October 22, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Elachee offers treetop lessons in loving nature

Surely the Lorax would have been proud to see the Elachee Nature Center on Saturday, and how its trees were carefully climbed, lovingly observed and ...

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

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