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Meth busts nab 4 suspects, $700K of drugs

In two unrelated incidents on consecutive days, agents from the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad arrested four suspects on charges related to selling methamphetamine.

August 19, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Lakeview classes start Monday after longer summer break

Lakeview Academy begins class Monday, giving students two extra weeks of summer this year, much to the delight of faculty and parents.

August 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Man drowns after jumping off bridge

Forsyth County firefighters have recovered the body of a 22-year-old man who apparently drowned early Thursday after jumping off a Lake Lanier bridge.

August 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


2 tag offices in Hall county close today

Two tag offices in Hall County close today in the continuing aftermath of severe cuts made to the county's budget.

August 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Couple pleads not guilty in child death

Deanna Renee Kipp, 24, and her boyfriend Stephen West, 22, pleaded not guilty Thursday to the murder of Kipp's 18-month-old daughter, Kaylee Kipp.

August 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Agents: $15K worth of drugs found at home

Agents seized $15,200 worth of crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine and marijuana Thursday from a residence in Flowery Branch, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad

August 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


House and Senate OK district maps

A map of state House districts drawn by Republicans was passed Thursday with an overwhelming majority and the support of all of the representatives from Hall County. A map of proposed Senate districts was also passed Thursday.

August 18, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville students improve ACT scores

Gainesville City Schools students got higher composite scores than last year on their ACT college entrance exams, school board officials announced Thursday.

August 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Officials issue warning about rabid raccoon in South Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Poplar Springs and Cedar Hill roads area of South Hall County after a rabid raccoon was confirmed in the area.

August 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Teen accused of robbing taxi driver in Gainesville

Gainesville Police arrested a Gainesville teen Thursday who is accused of robbing a local taxi driver.

August 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Group of Hall residents begin process to recall Lutz

A group of Hall County residents took the initial step Thursday to recalling Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz.

August 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch mulling street light charges

Flowery Branch is looking at possibly adding a charge to property tax bills to cover the upkeep of the city's street lights.

August 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Dimensional Life helping boys with drug problems

When a teenager has a drug problem the whole family suffers.

August 18, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Poultry producers plan new laboratory

Poultry producers, company representatives and state and national officials all gathered Wednesday to celebrate the industry with the 75th meeting of the Georgia Poultry Improvement Association.

August 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Operation Shaving Cream passes 850-case goal

A homefront campaign to supply U.S. Marines in Afghanistan with an everyday hygiene item that red-flags roadside bombs has more than met its goal.

August 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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The Times' Rogers earns 6 photo awards in AP contest

The Times earned two first-place awards and 11 overall in the annual Associated Press Media Editors contest for newspapers in Georgia.

June 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


South Hall school redistricting opponents might not attend board vote

Residents of South Hall who opposed a Hall County school redistricting plan during public hearings last month might not be on hand for a final ...

June 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Greek restaurant coming to Gainesville

With their lives in Greece behind them, Christos Nicolaou and Sarah Griffin are bringing their culture to Gainesville through a little restaurant at the corner ...

June 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall man appeals murder conviction to Ga. Supreme Court

A Hall County man is appealing his life prison sentence and murder conviction to the Georgia Supreme Court, where his attorney will argue the victim ...

June 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire department recruits show off skills to families

Amid the smoke and smells of burning debris, Luanne Cape and family watch her son go to work.

June 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


GBI seeks help identifying body found in Commerce

Law enforcement needs help from the public to identify a body found in February near Interstate 85 in Banks County.

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to host classic car show Saturday

Dozens of classic cars will be on display in Lula today during the annual Classic Car Show organized by the Downtown Development Authority.

June 23, 2017 | | Local


Slide show: Sometimes team-building calls for a 'redneck regatta'

Employees at internet marketing company GetUWired spent some of their Friday in a "redneck regatta" on Lake Lanier.

June 23, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Jim Grier announces run for Lula mayor

A Lula-based businessman and civic leader will attempt what others have tried and failed to do - oust the city's four-term mayor from office.

June 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Investigator details armed robberies in court

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the court Thursday of two robberies occurring May 13, cases separated by a few miles in Gainesville.

June 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Two inmates at Alto prison granted parole after high school graduation

For Kelli Armstrong and Tammy Kline, the ceremony Thursday at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto didn't just mark the end of their high ...

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commissioners approve tax increase

Property taxes are going up in Hall County.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

In 1982, set to begin his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Farkas heard from a cousin that the Gainesville area was a "great place ...

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man indicted in killing of Gainesville grad in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A 39-year-old man accused of shooting a Gainesville High graduate on an Atlanta street in broad daylight has been indicted.

June 22, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Fundraising page set up for family of father, son drowning victims

More than $25,000 has been raised since a Dahlonega man and his son drowned at a popular Lumpkin County swimming spot.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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