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67 years afterward, D-Day still holds a deep meaning

Blood-stained beaches on a French coastline told a story in 1944. Nazi oppression of Europe had to end.

June 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Budget cuts to take big bite out of Hall County parks

As the possibility of a 78 percent budget cut casts a cloud of uncertainty over Hall County's 24 parks, government officials seem confident of only one thing: Change is coming.

June 04, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Kids in hot cars a lethal summer trend

As temperatures continue to rise, and spring gives way to summer, local safety officials are wary of a tragic epidemic - children left in hot cars.

June 04, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Relay for Life participants march to help cancer research

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade for cancer research - or barbecue, oil changes or race car rides for that matter.

June 04, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Clean dinner plate replaces food pyramid

The food pyramids that helped a generation of kids learn how to eat balanced diets are no more.

June 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Schools’ Web blocks raise questions

Blocking educational websites in public schools could mean legal trouble for some school systems.

June 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Judge revokes Forsyth’s wastewater permit

Forsyth County officials will consider their options next week while reviewing a judge's decision to revoke a wastewater discharge permit.

June 03, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Soccer complex planned in Dawson County

If all goes as planned, about 15 acres in southern Dawson County will become home to a new soccer complex later this summer.

June 03, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Fresh veggies sold in the downtown shade

Every Friday this summer, local farmers will be selling their produce under the shade of trees on the square in downtown Gainesville.

June 03, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Army Corps recommends replacing old life jackets

Kids grow so fast. That's why local authorities joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Charleston Park in Forsyth County last weekend to check life vests before children went on Lake Lanier.

June 03, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


9-year-old girl drowns in Chattahoochee

June 03, 2011 | | Local


Mechanical failure causes 3 shelter dogs to suffocate

A mechanical failure caused three dogs to suffocate while they were being transported from the Hall County Animal Shelter to New York for an adoption event.

June 03, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Competitors take to the skies in balloon race

HELEN - Piloting hot air balloons has taken Bud Person all over the world. This week it brought him and his wife Wendy from Gainesville, Fla., to the alpine village of Helen.

June 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Ga. man falls off Glacier park cliff

June 03, 2011 | | Local


Good News van driver charged after wreck

Gainesville Police have identified Thomas Ramirez, 52, as the driver of the Good News at Noon van that ran a red light and collided with a dump truck Wednesday afternoon.

June 03, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Bales is choice as new assistant superintendent for Hall County Schools

Kevin Bales will be recommended as assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Hall County Schools, Superintendent Will Schofield announced Friday.

If approved by the ...

December 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Katt Williams banished from Hall, Dawson counties as part of plea agreement

Katt Williams entered a plea of no contest to multiple counts Thursday stemming from an incident earlier this year involving a bodyguard allegedly assaulted with ...

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stolen American flag returned to Gainesville owner

A week after his American flag was stolen, Matthew Youngelman was flying the red, white and blue again Thursday in Summer Creek Estates in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver hot lunches to senior citizens in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

PORTLAND, Maine - A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides ...

December 01, 2016 | By David Sharp Associated Press | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




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