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Water slide death ruled a drowning

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has ruled the Monday death of an Illinois man at Lake Lanier Islands Resort an accidental drowning, Sheriff's Office spokesman Col. Jeff Strickland said Thursday.

July 08, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Boy who died after wreck in lake identified

The 10-year-old boy who died Wednesday evening after being hit by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier has been identified as Conor Tierney of McLean, Va.

July 07, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school system gets serious about bonds

The Gainesville City Schools board is getting together today not to teach but to be taught.

July 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Federal grant provides classes to low-income residents

Gainesville residents are about to get schooled in the importance of credit scores - but these aren't lessons they'll get from television jingles.

July 07, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


State park on Lanier inching toward construction

Plans for Don Carter State Park are moving along slowly but are on track to be advertised to contractors by the end of the month.

July 07, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Program gives kids glimpse of life at Gainesville State

Naomi Martinez wants to go to college one day and become a lawyer.

July 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Flowery Branch hikes water and sewer rates

Flowery Branch residents and businesses will pay more for their water and sewer service in the coming months.

July 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rezoning postponed again for Lanier Golf Course property

The owners of Lanier Golf Course have agreed to another extension for Forsyth County's court-ordered rezoning of their property.

July 07, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Odd noise Thursday morning still a mystery

Hall County Sheriff's deputies patrolled Thursday morning in response to multiple reports of a mysterious noise.

July 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tuesday drownings cause confusion for rescuers

What happened on Lake Lanier Tuesday afternoon was tragic, rare and confusing.

July 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Kids read for chance to see Zoo Atlanta’s ZooMobile

Getting reading logs checked at the library already earns kids prizes, but now there's an extra incentive - a chance to win a seat at the Zoo Atlanta ZooMobile presentation later this month.

July 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


State senator’s property not foreclosed on

Jack Murphy said he was never worried about losing a 1-acre property in downtown Cumming to foreclosure.

July 07, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Dawson County schools propose tax hike

The Dawson County Board of Education has scheduled several public hearings this month on a proposed tax hike.

July 07, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


New cycling law takes effect on roads

Georgia legislators are trying to teach drivers how to share nicely - the road that is.

July 07, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Local schools score well in language skills on CRCT

Test scores released Wednesday show most Gainesville and Hall County schools are improving but have far to go to beat or even meet statewide results in some areas.

July 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Gainesville lawmakers to work on health care, construction committees

Gainesville's state representatives have landed seats on committees studying Georgia health care and construction.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Brenau to expand art collection

Brenau University is expected to add more than 2,000 works of art to its collection with the pending acquisition of assets belonging to a ...

July 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County adds 4 new ambulances into service

Harking back to the era of horse-drawn transportation, Hall County Fire Services celebrated Friday the arrival of four new ambulances with a "push-in" ceremony.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville to weigh plans for 65 townhomes on South Enota

A Buford-based homebuilder is looking to get almost 22 acres rezoned to develop 65 townhomes on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.

July 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Workers rescued from Cargill silo after lift malfunction

Two employees doing maintenance work inside a Cargill silo were helped down by Gainesville firefighters after their lift malfunctioned, according to authorities.

July 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


ADA Memorial road race set for Saturday in Gainesville

The 16th annual ADA Memorial 5- and 10-kilometer and 1-mile road race is set for Saturday in Gainesville, marking the 27th anniversary of the Americans ...

July 21, 2017 | | Local


Ask The Times: Old house at Queen City and Jesse Jewell to be torn down

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State: Hall County, cities ineligible for funding

Hall County and its cities will be ineligible for all state funding and permitting until its Service Delivery Strategy agreement is approved by the Georgia ...

July 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville sees increase in English, math scores on Milestones

Gainesville City Schools officials said they were pleased that results from the Georgia Milestones testing showed increases in both English/Language Arts and mathematics, while ...

July 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Agencies acclimate to new school for shooter training

With eyes in every direction, a quintet of officers stay in step with one another in the halls of Mundy Mill Academy, checking every classroom ...

July 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Plans change: Sardis-Ledan intersection to stay open other than some nights during roundabout work

A day after announcing the intersection of Ledan and Sardis roads would close July 31 for construction of roundabout, Hall County changed course and said ...

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

July 20, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


Alleged driver in April armed robbery arrested

The alleged driver in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station in April was arrested this week.

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flooring company with Gainesville plant files for bankruptcy

A Dalton-based, family-owned flooring company with a plant in Gainesville has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court in Rome.

July 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


FLW Tour professional fishing tournament coming to Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is welcoming back one of the more well-known professional fishing circuits in 2018. The lake will play host to a Fishing League Worldwide ...

July 20, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


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