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Gainesville High celebrates Blue Ribbon Award

The U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award is a major honor that's hard to come by, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Thursday.

January 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Norton: North Georgia pressing on ‘through the jungle’

During his annual Native Intelligence forecast, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. stressed that "hope is not a business plan" and that despite economic uncertainty, opportunities are available to those brave enough to take a risk.

January 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch readies for future snowstorms

Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew told the City Council Thursday night he is looking at certain ways to prepare for the next snowstorm, including having a "standing agreement" with a contractor to clear roads.

January 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former banker guilty in banking fraud case

A former Cornelia banker pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a conspiracy charge related to fraud at the Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust he once led as its executive vice president and chief credit officer.

January 20, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Portion of Memorial Park Drive closes due to collapsed roadway

Part of Memorial Park Drive closed Wednesday after a portion of the road collapsed. Motorists should expect delays in the area today as repairs are made.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber honors industries for impact on local economy

Three area companies were named as industries of the year Wednesday by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

January 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Untapped resources exist for affordable housing

The car was traveling at 60 mph when the crash happened. After six weeks in a coma, David Ball woke up with his hip broken in 13 places and a blood clot in his brain.

January 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall prepares to abandon park plans

Construction on the Cool Springs park was just getting started, but the park may never see completion.

January 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville council members encourage help for homeless

A few Gainesville City Council members are encouraging the community to help the city's homeless population, especially during cold weather.

January 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Art teacher on the mend after shooting

A Dawson County art teacher is recovering after he was reportedly shot by his wife Sunday night at their Lumpkin County home.

January 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Astronaut teaches students about heights they can reach

Riverside Military Academy cadets were given a glimpse into space travel Wednesday from a man who's been there.

January 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cause of a mobile home fire confirmed

Firefighters confirmed an unattended space heater caused the fire that destroyed most of a residential mobile home in the 3000 block of Clarks Bridge Road and tied up traffic along the Lake Lanier route late Tuesday afternoon.

January 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


State senator is sued after bank failure

State Sen. Jack Murphy of Cumming, chairman of the state Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, has less than three weeks to respond to a civil lawsuit filed against him and seven other executives and directors of the failed Integrity Bank.

January 19, 2011 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Hall school board members take office

New and veteran members of the Hall County School Board were sworn into office Tuesday night.

January 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


DOT on snowstorm: ‘We know we can improve’

Georgia Department of Transportation workers' response to last week's snow and ice storm was "valiant," but the department also has ideas on how to improve future winter weather responses, top state transportation officials said today.

January 19, 2011 | | Local


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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


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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