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Gainesville man breaks record in tiring feat

Greg Cochran says in his workout routines he prefers lifting objects such as tires and sledgehammers to the usual dumbbells. And the 40-year-old recently proved to be pretty good at it.

November 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State patrol aims to save gas money

The Georgia State Patrol has stepped up patrols this weekend for the busiest travel period of the year.

November 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Firefighters mix fun with work on Thanksgiving

The "Dirty Dozen" sat down to eat Thursday, fitting in a bite of Thanksgiving between medical and fire calls.

November 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Good News at Noon’s Mr. B recovering from surgery

While Gene Beckstein recovered from surgery, volunteers carried out his Thanksgiving Day tradition of feeding hundreds of hungry mouths.

November 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rain now will help stave off a summer drought

Northeast Georgia will need some healthy rainfall within the next few weeks, state climatologist David Stooksbury said.

November 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Court battle over library location has been costly

Nothing settled in court is cheap.

November 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Judge may halt motorsports park construction

Read the full story here.

November 25, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Small shops seek to cash in on holiday spending

Big-box retailers may have their annual Black Friday deals, but smaller businesses have their day in the sun, too.

November 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Annual Christmas concert highlights local diversity

Each year, the Christmas Is One Language concert draws quite a crowd, between 700 and 900 people, organizers say.

November 25, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Municipal Court employees relish new space

The last group left to move into Gainesville's new public safety complex, Municipal Court, is settling in before holding the first court date next week.

November 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ellen Rogers continues a serving tradition at Good News

For more than a decade, 83-year-old Ellen Rogers has helped the less fortunate have a traditional Thanksgiving meal to eat.

November 24, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Graves: Tax cuts renewal will help region

As others slow down for the holiday season, Congress is taking one last shot at tackling some big issues during its final session of the year.

November 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Crowds turn out for DC-bound Capitol Christmas tree

Hundreds of cheers and hands went into the air when Jeff Underwood drove the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree into the downtown Dahlonega square Wednesday night.

November 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Humane society trims adoption fees Friday

In the spirit of Black Friday, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia will be cutting 50 percent off of the adoption fee for all pets at the shelter.

November 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


International students enjoy Thanksgiving in different ways

As local college students take a trip home with thoughts of a turkey dinner, those with parents on another continent are trying Thanksgiving meals for the first time, traveling across the nation or sticking on campus to study.

November 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials unveil 2017 budget proposal, which includes employee raises, no property tax increase

The public got its first look Monday at Hall County's proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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