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Lotto looking for ways to keep people spending in tough economy

In fiscal year 1993, the Georgia Lottery Corp. made more than $19 million from ticket sales. Fiscal year 2011, which ended in June, brought more than $3.5 billion in ticket sales.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 die over weekend on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier turned deadly over the weekend, with a Buford teenager drowning after a boating accident and a Cumming man slipping underwater and never resurfacing.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities have found the body of a Buford boy who had been feared drowned following a Saturday night boating accident on Lake Lanier in North Hall.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man drowns while fishing in Lake Lanier

A 51-year-old Cumming man drowned while wade fishing in Lake Lanier, south of Brown's Bridge in Hall County.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local Salvation Army crew helps Hurricane Irene victims

While Hurricane Irene continued to lash out against the east coast Saturday, a group with the Salvation Army in Gainesville prepared to offer assistance in North Carolina.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Police seeking man who robbed store Friday

Gainesville police continue to search for a suspect they believe robbed the Shell Food Mart on Friday night at West Ridge Road and U.S. 129.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall County fire crews battle home blaze

Hall County fire crews were called Saturday night to battle a house fire south of Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Antique owners learn how to bring their treasures back to life

Your attic is full of old family junk. It can't be worth anything more than sentiment, right?

August 28, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Despite big budgets, Georgia’s lottery-funded programs feel squeeze of economic downturn

The Georgia Lottery Corp. lost more than $65 million between 2009, when ticket sales were highest, and 2011.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No immigrant releases yet in Gainesville

A new policy essentially allowing several illegal immigrants to be released from federal custody has not yet resulted in any releases from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's leased facility in Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


New 9th district may draw a ‘herd’ to open post

Now that Georgia's new congressional maps are almost final, no one's expecting anything less than a political stampede in Northeast Georgia.

August 28, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Archery tournament keeps bow hunting tradition alive at Wauka Mountain

With archery season just a few weeks away, local hunters take the opportunity to hone their skill with a friendly competition.

August 28, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Gainesville police officers are searching for a man they believe is responsible for the armed robbery of a West Ridge Road convenience store.

August 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tax amnesty deadline set for Wednesday

Hall County's delinquent taxpayers have until Wednesday to apply for amnesty.

August 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lower levels at Lanier may mean no dock permits

If Lake Lanier drops another 2-plus feet, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will revert to its "low water action plan" and stop issuing boat dock permits, an official said this week.

August 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier

Flowery Branch is looking at developing a pedestrian link between its downtown roundabout and Lake Lanier.

April 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall superintendent aiming for larger employee pay raises

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield said a recent 3 percent cut in expenses could pave the way for a 2.5 percent raise for ...

April 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Authorities: Woman distracted by radio causes wreck that snarls Dawsonville Highway traffic

A woman distracted by her radio caused a wreck that backed up Dawsonville Highway traffic for most of Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

April 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man found hiding in pharmacy by cleaning staff

A Gainesville man was found hiding under a table inside a Gainesville pharmacy, police said.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Committee keeps close tabs on SPLOST VII funding

Members of the SPLOST VII Citizen Review Committee take their job seriously.

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Fire adding security measures amid statewide station thefts

After fire station theft reports in neighboring counties, Hall County Fire Services said it would be increasing security measures.

April 26, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Mexican diplomat feels at home in Gainesville

Since being named Consul General of the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta last summer, Javier Diaz admits he wanted to know more about this place called ...

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tourism study: Consolidate Hall County's brand

Flowery Branch would be the new tourism gateway to Hall County as part of a proposal from Georgia tourism officials.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


3 killed in Friendship Road wreck, including an infant

Three people, including an infant, were killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Ga. 347/Friendship Road near Jones Drive, according to authorities.

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


TV show examines Hall Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire case

The case of three people convicted in a Feb. 14, 2010, murder-for-hire plot will be revisited Wednesday on "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen."

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Martin Road widening alternative is crowd pleaser

By a large show of hands, Martin Road residents gave their approval Tuesday night to an alternative to a much-despised widening of the South Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in northwest Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Puppies provide relief during Brenau exam week

Who doesn't like puppies?

April 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall schools have canceled more than 20 field trips to Atlanta after bridge collapse

Hall County Schools officials have canceled more than 20 field trips to the downtown Atlanta area amid traffic and safety concerns since a portion of ...

April 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Students evacuated briefly at Martin school

Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science was evacuated for about 10 minutes Tuesday morning after smoke was reported in the first-grade classroom pod area.

April 25, 2017 | | Local


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