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Man dies in early morning house fire in Lula

A 62-year-old invalid man died in an early Sunday house fire in Lula that might have been caused by a lightning strike.

April 25, 2010 | | Local


Junior Achievement raffle offers chance to win vacation

Junior Achievement of Georgia will sell $5 raffle tickets for four vacation prizes - a two-night stay in either Savannah, Virginia Highlands, Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville or Glen Ella Springs in Clarkesville.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber seeks small, family business awards nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Small Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau community classes enrollment starts May 6

The Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute summer program begins registration at 4 p.m. May 6.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Confederacy celebrations stir passion

Visit Redwine United Methodist Church in South Hall this afternoon and you may feel as if you have entered an eerie time warp.

April 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Feeling the heat: Fire departments struggle with staffing levels

Furloughs can burn when there are not enough firefighters to staff an engine.

April 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times ad department wins awards

The Times advertising department won 21 awards, including 12 first-places, during a recent ceremony at the Georgia Press Association's annual advertising conference in Athens.

April 24, 2010 | | Local


Shelter pets hit the road for good homes

Sixty dogs are getting ready for the road trip of a lifetime.

April 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch camp helps those with disabilities

After working together at a summer camp for those with developmental disabilities, Paul and Jessica Freeman got an idea.

April 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Habersham courts weather judicial storm

In the span of four months, Habersham County's two superior court judges stepped down amid investigations into possible ethical violations.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tornado watch issued for Hall, other North Georgia counties

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 30 counties in North Georgia until 3 a.m., including Hall, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White.

April 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rain doesn't deter grillers, chicken lovers at festival

It may have been a soggy day, but the chicken was just right.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former Lumpkin commissioner Ridley dies in wreck

A former Lumpkin County commissioner was killed Friday in a car accident in Dawson County, officials said.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Public utility revenues continue downward trend

As is the case with many governmental departments, revenue for Gainesville's public utilities department is down and has been declining for several years.

April 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Volcanic ash extends Clarkesville couple’s trip to Scotland

Scotland has been nice, but it's time to get home.

April 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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House passes bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, math

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Local sports bars offer deals, raffles on Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you're a fan of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos or you just love those quirky commercials, there are a number of ...

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County crews restoring log cabin for Cherokee Bluffs Park

Piece by piece, officials with Hall County Parks and Leisure are rebuilding a historic log cabin home dating back to the 1840s as an educational ...

February 03, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Buford prison employee pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into kitchen

A College Park woman working in a Buford prison was the first of more than 80 defendants Wednesday to plead guilty to smuggling drugs into ...

February 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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