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Flowery Branch may limit access on problem dirt road

Bragg Road, once a two-lane country dirt road, is now a busy cut-through and nuisance to its neighbors, the sprawling, suburban-like Sterling on the Lake subdivision.

February 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial Arts Academy officials give pig $50K kiss

How does it feel to kiss a pig in front of an entire school?

February 16, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall woman found innocent in traffic fatality

A Hall County jury found a woman innocent of charges related to a single-car wreck that killed her roommate in 2009.

February 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Homeless woman taking back her life

Denese Humphries is focusing on her future.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gillsville woman missing for 6 months

A Habersham County family is in anguish over a loved one who has not called or visited home in nearly six months.

February 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Money recovered from weekend robbery along Cleveland Highway

Cash stolen during a weekend store robbery was recovered Monday in a wooded area near a Cleveland Highway home, deputies said.

February 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


3 arrested in connection with computer thefts

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested three teenagers Monday in connection with a theft of laptop computers at Lyman Hall Elementary School.

February 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Flat Creek stream restoration gets a boost

Gainesville officials are moving forward with Flat Creek stream restoration.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Longtime president of NGCSU dies

John Owen, longtime president of North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, died Tuesday at age 88.

February 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Medical emergency puts school bus driver in hospital

A Hall County bus driver was found parked on the side of Interstate 985 and taken to the hospital this afternoon.

February 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Car strikes building at Gainesville shopping plaza

A car jumped the curb and hit a brick column outside of a chiropractor's office today in Gainesville.

February 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Medical center to close New Horizons West

A new home is on the horizon for the residents of one Gainesville nursing facility.

February 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Local schools unlikely to see changes to class size

The Georgia Board of Education will once again allow school districts to decide how large class sizes should be next school year, but Gainesville and Hall school officials believe that will have little local impact.

February 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State rep. proposes bringing casinos to Lake Lanier

Legislation could bring gambling to Lake Lanier, but the idea will first face plenty of discussion.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Friendship Elementary putting weight on wellness program

Teachers at Friendship Elementary are replacing classroom chairs with exercise balls as part of a new wellness program.

February 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Law enforcement operation cracks down on distracted driving

About 90 citations were issued by Gainesville Police officers Thursday during the first three hours of a traffic operation running through this weekend.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Rotary Club reaches key giving milestone

All 182 members of the Gainesville Rotary Club have committed to contributing $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation, a first for the club.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Windows to healing: Braselton hospital unveils themed stained-glass

Five story-themed stained glass windows were recently installed at the chapel of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Braselton campus.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Supreme Court's 4-4 vote sinks Obama's immigration policy

WASHINGTON - An ideologically deadlocked Supreme Court dealt a severe blow Thursday to President Barack Obama's immigration reform plan, casting the November election as a ...

June 23, 2016 | By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


2 from DeKalb charged with meth trafficking in Hall

Two people from DeKalb County have been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, according to Hall County authorities.

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Truck driver rescues victims from fiery crash; 5 hurt

A truck driver witnessing a crash Thursday afternoon in Gainesville helped three people out of their vehicle before it was engulfed in flames, according to ...

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


State program expands to Gainesville, Hall schools to help poor students attain higher education

A state educational program designed to increase access to higher education is expanding to 25 new school systems, including Gainesville and Hall County, and launching ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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