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Lake’s watercraft population tops 40,000

If all the people who had boats stored in Hall, Gwinnett, Forsyth and Dawson counties took them all out on Lake Lanier on the same day, the waters would be filled with more than 40,000 watercraft, ranging from million dollar houseboats to Jet Skis and homemade skiffs.

May 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Business leaders smiling as Lake Lanier rises

Rick Skoglund usually loses money in April at Skogie's, his seasonal restaurant at Gainesville Marina off Dawsonville Highway.

May 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drought may have helped fish population

The drought and subsequent return of water to Lake Lanier may have made for fatter fish this summer and a larger population of fish next year, said Nick Jamison, a fisheries biologist for the state's Department of Natural Resources.

May 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lake Lanier is up, but status quo or full pool still uncertain

What a difference a year - and about 8 feet of water - can make.

May 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Memorial Day events

As we pause to remember the sacrifices made by the men and women of the armed forces this Memorial Day, let us also remember to protect that for which they so valiantly gave all, our freedoms.

May 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton committee examines pay, pumps, police

HOSCHTON - City well repairs, wastewater stimulus funding, employee health insurance and the police department's future were among issues discussed at three recent Hoschton committee meetings.

May 23, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


JAKES Day helps youngsters get hooked on the outdoors

Jeremy Martin, 8, cradled the 20-gauge shotgun in his arms and yelled out "pull!" before blasting away at a flying fluorescent orange disc under the close supervision of a firearms instructor.

May 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charred churches get some help rebuilding

When a church is burned down, it can be a tragic experience for the congregation. That is why one local group is dedicated to supporting and helping those churches rebuild.

May 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Holiday weekend warm, but storms may butt in

As you head out this weekend to the various Memorial Day activities, you may want to be sure to have an umbrella handy.

May 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DNR ready for increased boat traffic

Like the water level, the number of boating accidents, boating under the influence arrests and drownings in 2008 all were down on Lake Lanier from previous years.

May 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Now in his second tour of duty for his second branch of the military, Army Spc. Andy "Sully" Sullens isn't ready for a roadside bomb to keep him from his mission.

May 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire and police departments investigate bus yard fire

Nine Gainesville city school buses were damaged by an early-morning fire Friday that investigators said could have been caused by arson.

May 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rabid fox confirmed in North Hall; county's 11th case

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has reported the 11th confirmed rabies case this year, the latest linked to a fox in the Payne Road area of North Hall County.

May 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Area teachers earn Master Teacher honors

Four local teachers have gained Master Teacher certification, a honor bestowed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission based on gains in student achievement.

May 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Deal fills key roles on campaign staff

Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, has filled three key leadership positions on his campaign staff in his bid for governor in 2010.

May 23, 2009 | | Local


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Winter storm downgraded; black ice possible on roads

A winter storm that dropped a slushy mix Wednesday on North Georgia was downgraded overnight, though light snow and black ice may still cover some roadways, making travel dangerous early in the day.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Shoppers stock up as storm approaches

A quick drive on Wednesday morning down Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville revealed just how seriously local residents were taking the prospect of a major snowstorm bearing down on the region.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Lake Lanier DNR officer gets award

An officer patrolling Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Papa’s Pizza To-Go seeks to leave Clermont, convert to sports bar

In a rare request, a North Hall County pizzeria is seeking to leave Clermont so it can convert to a sports bar and serve alcohol.

February 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Weather closings, delays, cancellations

Friday

February 25, 2015 | | Local


State lawmakers eye taxes, alcohol, criminal justice reforms

As state lawmakers push closer to Crossover Day - the 30th day of the 40-day session when bills have to pass out of either the House or Senate, which is tentatively set for March 13 - a grab bag of news is coming out of Atlanta.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ruling leaves area immigrants in limbo

Hall County's Latino communities were left in limbo after a federal judge's ruling last week blocked President Barack Obama's executive action to protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Johnson High School students improving church playground

Playing in nature is a proven way to improve a child's development.

February 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities search for man in CVS robbery

February 25, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Man charged with enticing girl following undercover operation

Authorities arrested a Dahlonega man accused of enticing a child for sexual purposes.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Green group says transit needs emphasis in new roads bill

City and county government officials statewide aren't the only ones upset about the General Assembly's proposed Transportation Funding Act of 2015.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Career coach helps boost area employment

With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, there wasn't a rush on the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's Workforce Development Career Coach as it opened its doors Tuesday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Power outage at 911 center during ice storm sparks concerns

For nearly 48 hours last week, Hall County's emergency 911 center relied on a generator to remain operational as a crippling ice storm brought down trees, knocked out power for tens of thousands of residents and made many residential streets impassable.

February 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students learn at home during snow days

While a dusting of snow kept teachers and students at home Tuesday, it didn't keep them from teaching and learning.

February 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State investigating 5-year-old's injury at Gainesville child care center

A Department of Early Care and Learning investigator spent Tuesday in Gainesville looking into allegations concerning a child's injury at a local child care provider.

February 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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