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Festivals and leaves bring in tourists

When fall festivals and activities dot the landscape of Northeast Georgia, it's not only fun but good for the local economy, too.

October 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man returns after helping in Pakistan relief trip

A Gainesville man who heads an international humanitarian aid group has returned from Pakistan, where historic floods this summer displaced as many as 1.2 million people.

October 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2nd bomb threat this week interrupts Hall school

Nothing suspicious was found after a second bomb threat in three days in the Hall County school district, this time at Johnson High School.

October 27, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Downtown concert canceled due to weather threat

Today's Blue Sky Concert in Downtown Gainesville, featuring Jameson Grounds and Lunch from 2 Dog, has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.

October 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bomb threats handled seriously, school officials say

Even if a bomb threat Monday at East Hall High School was the work of a prankster, school officials say they will not take the incident lightly.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Sale of old county jail has ‘excellent prospects’

With 502 beds, the old Hall County jail is a bit larger than the typical real estate listing.

October 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County Sheriff's cruiser ignites; deputy hurt

A Jackson County Sheriff's patrol car erupted into flames Monday morning when a deputy was responding to a call north of Jefferson.

October 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech opens new Forsyth center

Lanier Technical College held the grand opening of its long-awaited Forsyth Conference Center & Healthcare Building on Tuesday.

October 26, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Vehicle break-ins are on the rise in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is seeing an increase in vehicle break-ins, and officers are reminding residents to lock their car doors in every location.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Da Vinci Academy is 1st stop for education excellence tour

History came to life at Da Vinci Academy on Tuesday as more than 100 people stopped in Hall County as part of the annual Bus Trip Across Georgia education innovation tour.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch man goes to extremes to find work

Perhaps an example of how far the economy has fallen, David Gibbons of Flowery Branch resorted Tuesday afternoon to handing out resumes on street corners in downtown Gainesville.

October 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Inmate captured after manhunt that put some schools on lockdown

Hall County sheriff's investigators found an inmate who walked away from the work release facility on Barber Rod in southern Hall County this morning.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Governor visits North Hall High to congratulate students on graduation rate

North Hall High School cheerleaders, band members and students painted in school colors loudly announced Gov. Sonny Perdue's entrance into a packed gym Tuesday morning. and everyone in the school rose for a standing ovation.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Traffic light signals hope to busy Duncan Corners intersection

At long last, a traffic light at Duncan Corners.

October 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman "shaken up" after vehicle strikes porch at home off Old Dahlonega Highway

A woman was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center to be checked out Monday afternoon after she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the porch of a home on Old Dahlonega Highway, officials said.

October 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Planned Buford Corn Maze expansion scaled back

Plans to expand the Buford Corn Maze have been scaled back from an original proposal.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


GO VIDEO: Back in time in Sautee Nacoochee

Savannah King takes you to four historic places you can visit in Sautee Nacoochee. Which is your favorite?

April 28, 2016 | | Local


185-lot North Hall subdivision off Lake Lanier approved

A 185-lot subdivision off Buffington Farm Road in North Hall was approved Wednesday by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


More unemployed residents set to lose their food stamp benefits

Nearly 200 Hall County residents have lost their food stamp benefits since the beginning of the year after a work requirement was reinstated.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rape kits now being submitted to GBI regardless of investigation's status

Ahead of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, some 160 rape kits have been sent by Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement ...

April 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

April 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High to join pilot program with Comcast, GPB

"Gainesville's TV station" could be the result of a pilot project that will involve audio and video technology students from Gainesville High School. That ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Water is life. In Hall County, it's also money.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student spending: Hall, Gainesville below state, national averages

Georgia spends less per student than the national average, Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said. And Hall County and Gainesville schools fall below ...

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville teacher among 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year award

Heather McConnell, special education teacher at Gainesville Middle School, is one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year award.

April 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announces campaign to ‘unmask’ sex traffickers

With Atlanta as one of the largest centers of sex trafficking in the country, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Tuesday a campaign to target ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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