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Group offers to get holiday revelers, cars home safely

For John Ergovich, getting arrested for driving under the influence was a bigger inconvenience than it ever would have been to get a sober person to drive him home.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Communities celebrate Fourth of July with unique events

Golf carts, streamers and good old-fashioned fun define the Fourth of July for one lakeside community.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville to vote on water treatment plant

A new water treatment plant may soon be on the drawing board for Gainesville.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Agencies stay busy to control pet populations

It wasn't the best day for little Cabo, but Thursday was certainly a proud moment for the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.

July 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Club at Deaton Creek provides receptive audience for candidates

This is a political conservative's gold mine.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State begins new road aid program for governments

LARP, as it was commonly called by local governments around Georgia, faded into history this week.

July 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bryant takes office, calls colleagues

New State Schools Superintendent Brad Bryant was sworn into office Thursday, and local superintendents say they are intrigued about his plans for the next few months.

July 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No one hurt as fire damages South Hall home

No one was injured in a house fire Thursday evening in Sterling on the Lake in South Hall County, Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

July 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. 400 toll violators face stiffer penalty

For the past 17 years, driving through the Ga. 400 toll in Atlanta without paying cost, eventually, $1.50.

July 01, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Grant to keep middle school students afloat

Hundreds of sixth-graders may finally learn to swim this fall.

July 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Elementary school recognized nationally for counseling model

Chestnut Mountain Elementary School is being recognized for a category not often awarded in education - counseling.

July 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville Motel unsafe, torn down for new structure

In its prime, the Gainesville Motel saw celebrities, businessmen, tourists and families.

July 01, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Flowery Branch City Council struggles to meet

Flowery Branch City Council's thinning ranks have put the governing body one member away from being unable to conduct business.

July 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recent sightings of bears reported

As reports of bear sightings in and around Hall County increase, officials are asking residents to stay smart in the face of wildlife.

June 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville seeks design for Cedar Creek Reservoir treatment plant

Gainesville's director of public utilities plans to ask the city council today to choose an engineer to design a water treatment plant at Cedar Creek Reservoir.

June 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Law enforcement operation cracks down on distracted driving

About 90 citations were issued by Gainesville Police officers Thursday during the first three hours of a traffic operation running through this weekend.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Rotary Club reaches key giving milestone

All 182 members of the Gainesville Rotary Club have committed to contributing $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation, a first for the club.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Windows to healing: Braselton hospital unveils themed stained-glass

Five story-themed stained glass windows were recently installed at the chapel of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Braselton campus.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Supreme Court's 4-4 vote sinks Obama's immigration policy

WASHINGTON - An ideologically deadlocked Supreme Court dealt a severe blow Thursday to President Barack Obama's immigration reform plan, casting the November election as a ...

June 23, 2016 | By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


2 from DeKalb charged with meth trafficking in Hall

Two people from DeKalb County have been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, according to Hall County authorities.

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Truck driver rescues victims from fiery crash; 5 hurt

A truck driver witnessing a crash Thursday afternoon in Gainesville helped three people out of their vehicle before it was engulfed in flames, according to ...

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


State program expands to Gainesville, Hall schools to help poor students attain higher education

A state educational program designed to increase access to higher education is expanding to 25 new school systems, including Gainesville and Hall County, and launching ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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