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Dawsonville embraces its still life

With bottles clinking in their back seats, they ran from the revenuers. Bootleggers once carried 10,000 gallons of moonshine a week on the back country roads from Dawsonville to Atlanta.

December 12, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Service members send holiday wishes

They may be halfway across the world, but military men and women are trying to shorten the distance with loved ones through videotaped holiday greetings.

December 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall government plans for new digs

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a bid for architectural and other work that will be needed to transform for the Liberty Mutual building into the county's new administrative headquarters.

December 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cyberbullying follows kids home, creating 24/7 problem

The advent of the Internet and social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace has changed the world in many ways, but for a growing number of children, this connectedness brings about a terrifying world of 24-hour bullying.

December 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bullies still torment their victims in school hallways

Jacquelyn Helton was hoping for a fresh start for her 10-year-old son as he began his first year in the Hall County school system.

December 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Snow possible Sunday, but not likely to stick

The first snow of the season was expected to hit Georgia early today, with temperatures forecasted to teeter near freezing for the next few days, according to the National Weather Service.

December 11, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Full carts, fuller hearts at Shop with a Cop

Bradley Bryant's father told him he could only buy one toy - and Bradley was going to make that one toy count. For 30 minutes, the 8-year-old wandered the aisles of Target, hitting the buttons on every car and truck within his reach.

December 11, 2010 | By Tricia L. Nadolny and Lauren Blais tnadolny@gainesvilletimes.com, lblais@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Graves joins House panel that guides federal spending

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, has been appointed to the powerful Appropriations Committee, the body that oversees federal spending.

December 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flu spikes in Georgia

Georgia has been hit harder by the flu than any other state, with cases appearing at more than twice the national level, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

December 11, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Group’s attorney attacks assisted suicide law

CUMMING - Attorneys for four people accused of helping a Cumming man end his life in 2008 have challenged the constitutionality of the assisted suicide charge they face.

December 11, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Buford houses part of Gwinnett drug raid

Gwinnett County police arrested 14 people Friday after raiding three Buford houses linked with crack cocaine sales.

December 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ga. reps want immigrant enforcement program now

Seven Georgia congressmen, including U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, are asking federal immigration officials to explain why other states are getting a new enforcement program before Georgia.

December 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Young and giving hearts reach out to community

School children across the area are getting an important lesson in giving as the holiday season continues.

December 10, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State lawmakers meet on future of water supply

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers met this week to discuss how to increase the state's water supply.

December 10, 2010 | The Associated Press | Local


Man injured in wreck with Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a Thursday morning wreck that injured another driver.

December 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Farm Tour visitors get in touch with region’s roots

Some of North Georgia's typically quiet, peaceful farms were buzzing Saturday with visitors eager to learn about the businesses and purchase their products.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Times earns 8 awards at AP banquet, including 2 firsts

The Times earned eight awards Saturday at The Associated Press Media Editors' annual banquet in Atlanta.

June 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County faces appeal in lawsuit over sidewalk bonds

Hall County is facing further court action in a dispute over bonds that were issued to pay for sidewalks in three subdivisions.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dawson County officers dispute claims in citizen journalist’s lawsuit

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office officials named in a federal lawsuit in May by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries ...

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Report shows Gainesville police boosting number of Hispanic officers on force

The Gainesville Police Department accreditation report shows the agency with its "highest level of minority employees."

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Details of Gainesville school board’s Enota discussion not yet released

The controversy over a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has extended to minutes of two Gainesville school board meetings.

June 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Suspect shot, killed after confrontation with state troopers in Gainesville

A suspect was shot and killed after a confrontation with Georgia State Patrol troopers Saturday night in Gainesville that resulted in injuries to three officers.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Brexit vote: How will it affect us here?

The shock waves of British voters' decision to leave the European Union began almost immediately after the polling booths closed Thursday night. The British pound ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


South Hall County residents petition to stop plans for exit 14

The Georgia Department of Transportation's plans to build an interchange connecting Martin Road on the east side of Interstate 985 to H.F. Reed ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man dies after motorcycle wreck

A Flowery Branch man died recently after suffering serious injuries when his motorcycle struck a retaining wall in Flowery Branch, according to Georgia State Patrol.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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