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A touchdown for the tastebuds

Potatoes, peaches and barbecue may sound like tailgate fare. But in today's kickoff game for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Boise State Broncos, the food is part of another battle.

September 02, 2011 | | Local


Police ready for transition as Crown Victoria production ends

It's been shot at, rammed and on countless other adventures, but the Crown Victoria - an icon of police departments across the country - is now retiring.

September 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


High traffic weekend is already busy

The Labor Day travel period got a running start Friday in Hall County as a car fire on Interstate 985 backed up traffic near Exit 16 and an early evening one-vehicle wreck critically injured a woman in her 30s.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Forecasters: 3 inches of rain to hit Labor Day

Robert Garcia, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said after today, the chances for a clear and sunny Labor Day weekend on the lake don't look too good for Hall County.

September 02, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville offers rebates for energy use upgrades

If you've been thinking about making your home or office more energy efficient but haven't because of the cost, the city of Gainesville may be able to help.

September 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Finnish exchange student learns American culture in Gainesville

Tua Hytonen had never shopped in a Walmart or attended a football game. She's never been camping in an RV or studied U.S. government.

September 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Tag office packed ahead of holiday

Genard Keith, after 45 minutes in a plastic chair in the hallway of the Joint Administration building, acknowledged that on a Friday afternoon, he'd been waiting "too long for a tag."

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Raccoon confirmed as rabid in East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Emory Griffin road area of East Hall County after a raccoon in the area was confirmed as rabid.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


2 Hall cities set for contested races as qualifying ended Friday

Voters can look forward to some contested races in November after multiple candidates qualified Friday for seats on the city councils in Flowery Branch and Clermont.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hawkins to run for Collins' state House seat

Lee Hawkins, a former state senator from Gainesville, announced today that he plans to run for the state House seat currently held by Doug Collins.

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vehicle fire shuts down exit 16 off Interstate 985 at Atlanta Highway

All lanes have reopened after a car fire under the overpass at exit 16 on Interstate 985 temporarily shut down one lane.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall's home fields: Bobby Gruhn Field has winning memories

The year was 1959.

September 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Rep. Collins is candidate for U.S. House

Doug Collins, a state House member from Gainesville, on Thursday became the first to officially proclaim himself a candidate for Georgia's new seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Community fondly remembers 6th-grader who died from Wednesday wreck

North Hall Middle School has an empty seat and many aching hearts this week after a sixth-grader there died from injuries sustained in a wreck Wednesday morning.

September 02, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Brenau University could lease Georgia Mountains Center

The Georgia Mountains Center in downtown Gainesville may soon become part of the Brenau University campus.

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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