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Entrances to Flowery Branch, Oakwood to get facelifts

Flowery Branch has received a $50,000 Georgia Department of Transportation grant for landscaping along a major entrance into the city.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


War Hill park on Lanier gets makeover

Evan Curry arrived to a campsite at the newly renovated War Hill Park last Thursday to spend the week fishing with his young sons and enjoying some time with his extended family.

May 02, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


McEver draws up plans for arts academy for next school year

Instead of just being after-school offerings, next school year intensive music and art instruction could be a part of the regular school day at McEver Elementary School.

May 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Program expands Buford Park & Ride options

An $8 million expansion of the Park & Ride lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is part of a larger state plan to improve congestion on Interstate 85 through Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man presumed drowned in Lake Lanier

Forsyth and Hall County authorities spent Sunday searching for a Lawrenceville man who went missing in the choppy, frigid waters of Lake Lanier earlier in the day.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stormy weather should fade by tonight

Thunderstorms were expected to strike the Hall County area overnight Sunday, bringing with them possible flooding and damaging winds.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spring festival helps budding artists

April may be known for showers, but it is the April flowers that help make the Spring Fling festival in Dawsonville a gardener's dream come true.

May 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Eagle Ranch resident has learned to listen to others, focus on schoolwork

For a teenager that is used to less structure, Lashawna Couch says life at Eagle Ranch hasn't been as bad as she expected.

May 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Nurses get their turn in the spotlight

They often work long, strenuous hours and deal with impatient patients, and yet don't seem to get the same attention as doctors.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eagle Ranch graduate now a successful businessman

Feb. 20, 1989, may not be a date of any significance for some people, but for Shane Sullards, it represents the first day of the rest of his life.

May 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Eagle Ranch: Keeping the dream alive and strong

In 1982, it would be tough to call Eddie Staub's idea a plan - a work in progress would be a better description.

May 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Marchers unite to raise funds for healthier babies

Emma Gilreath is a fighter.

May 01, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Bouncing balls boost Our Neighbor fundraising efforts

For Nick Cain, a 21-year-old born with a rare genetic disorder known as Costello syndrome, life has changed since he moved in with other young adults with disabilities in a house on Gainesville's Prior Street.

May 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Child in critical condition after rescue from pool

A 3-year-old boy was in critical condition today after being found unresponsive in a residential swimming pool Friday night.

May 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bill allows more access to DFCS records

When State Court Solicitor-General Stephanie Woodard's staff wanted to find out more about a Hall County couple who allegedly let dead dogs rot in a home where children lived, they asked for records from the local office of the Division of Family and Children Services.

May 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Polling site change unnerves minority voters

The Hall County Board of Elections approved several voting precinct consolidations and polling location changes Tuesday, but objections from Latino and African-American political organizers could ...

September 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school cosmetology program launches student futures in industry

A mason jar full of fresh lavender sits near neatly stacked bags of handmade potpourri on the check-in counter at Reflections Salon and Spa.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Immigrants with disputed status sue for Georgia driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - A group of immigrants whose legal residency is disputed sued Georgia's state government Monday for refusing to issue them driver's licenses.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


More candidates enter 2015 fall elections

Tuesday wasn't as busy as Monday, but it still saw multiple candidates officially putting their name in the mix for 2015 city council elections ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegations involving Gainesville artist

Gainesville artist Benn Zaricor said Tuesday that Tokyo Olympic organizers should be proud they scrapped a logo for the 2020 Games following plagiarism allegations involving ...

September 01, 2015 | From Times, wire reports | Local


State giving out books to young students

Many children don't have access to books at home, but every Georgia pre-kindergarten and kindergarten student will receive their own book to take home ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau to mark opening of North Florida location

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Fla., today in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boswell ‘a shining example’ of Greatest Generation

Cecil Boswell never misses the chance to march in Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade.

August 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets life sentence for Forsyth boy’s beating death

August 31, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Glades environmental impact report delayed again

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has been delayed yet again, the third postponement in ...

August 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: $30,800 worth of meth found in crashed car on I-985

A Flowery Branch man is accused of leaving 11 ounces of methamphetamine in a car he crashed earlier this month in the Interstate 985 median ...

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood facility faces $141,100 in fines after 2 employees lose fingers

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood could face $141,100 in penalties after two employees' middle and ring fingers were amputated by shearing machines earlier this ...

August 31, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Pregnant Dollar General employee bitten while trying to stop shoplifter

A Gainesville woman is accused of shoplifting from the Dollar General and fighting a pregnant store employee, according to Hall County authorities.

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Decatur man charged in Lanier Islands birthday party shooting

A Decatur man was charged Saturday with shooting a man in the chest at a birthday party at a Lanier Islands lake house in Buford ...

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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