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Unit provides hope for addicts and mentally ill

Juanita Nicely craved cocaine four years ago. Now she leads support groups and helps others with their addictions.

May 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Start of summer brings crowds to Lake Lanier

Like a college sports team that always draws the big recruits, it seems Lake Lanier can always be counted on to attract large summer crowds.

May 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen drowns at Burton Mill Park in South Hall

The first big holiday weekend of the summer season at Lake Lanier produced the first tragedy when a teenager drowned Saturday at Burton Mill Park in South Hall County.

May 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Parade will disrupt traffic Monday

Monday brings the annual Memorial Day parade that is a delight for spectators but can cause headaches for motorists.

May 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Kids get a shot at the great outdoors

Today's kids may use their thumbs more than their arms and legs, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't put down the controller for a real bow and arrow or fishing pole.

May 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Officials warn drivers to be safe this weekend

Amid poolside barbecues, family vacations and day trips, officials are reminding residents to stay safe on the roads.

May 27, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Sheriff’s office, DNR prepare for busy holiday on Lake Lanier

As the mercury on the thermometers stretches higher, it can mean only one thing for Lake Lanier law enforcement - time to scrape the cobwebs off the citation books.

May 27, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Opinions mixed for privatized landfill

Once Hall County commissioners vote on a final budget in upcoming weeks, they'll turn their eyes to the county's landfill fund.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County faces hard calls on budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners now has three choices to consider for the 2012 fiscal year: drastically cut expenses, raises taxes or fall somewhere in the middle.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Reading instructor takes junket to learn new methods

Ava White knows how to teach slow readers, and she wants to help Hall County's students on a large scale.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fallen trees cause damage, power outages

Storms whipped through the region Thursday night bringing some much needed rain but also some damage and power outages.

May 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Wreck in Dahlonega kills man, 76

A two-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon west of Dahlonega killed a 76-year-old resident of Ben West Road.

May 27, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Brenau Academy changes give kids head start in college

When students begin class at Brenau Academy this fall, they will not have the option to take typical high school level courses. Instead, they will be dual-enrolled at Brenau University.

May 27, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Alumni remember Lyman Hall High after 65 years

Peggy Roper-Phillips can remember her high school graduation like it was yesterday.

May 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant helps to fund midtown trail

Hall County has received $645,000 in state transportation grants intended to "enhance communities and improve quality of life."

May 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | 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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