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Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office earns national awards

For the third time in six years, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has captured top spot in the nation for its efforts in promoting traffic safety.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Superfan duo dedicated to community, not just Lions

Travis Rogers and wife Janice Rogers are a different breed of sports fan. Not only are they fans of the Lakeview Lions and the individual athletes, but also of the whole community.

October 23, 2009 | By Coulter Burch | Local

H1N1 vaccine production lags behind expectations

According to top health officials, current productions of the H1N1 vaccine are not going as planned.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Mothers and sons have a spooky good time

Mothers and sons got to celebrate Halloween early Thursday night, dressing up in costumes for the Mother and Son Dance Spooktacular at the Gainesville Civic Center.

October 23, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local

Miniature golf tournament benefits youth foundation

A hole-in-one won't be all that's celebrated Saturday at The Oaks Miniature Golf in West Hall.

October 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Humane society to hold launch party

The Georgia Bulldogs may be off on Saturday, but you still can enjoy some Varsity food and hang out with dogs at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's celebration.

October 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local

Flowery Branch wants residents’ help improving travel

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has maintained its small-town charm, the fact of the matter is that Flowery Branch's population continues to grow.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Residents speak out on Northern Connector

Plans for a proposed route that would connect Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 with Ga. 365 has led a group of residents to appeal to a citizen's group for help.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Luncheon to showcase film on area's health care history

It may be hard to imagine that a regional hospital with 557 beds and state-of-the-art medical equipment had such humble beginnings.

October 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Dawsonville terror defendant can represent self at sentencing

ATLANTA - Syed Haris Ahmed has one of Georgia's top criminal defense lawyers to represent him when he is sentenced for providing material support to terrorists, but the 24-year-old former Georgia Tech student insisted Thursday he wanted to go it alone.

October 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

St. Mary Magdalene relic on display

Saint Mary Magdalene's relic arrived Thursday morning in Gainesville at Saint Michael Catholic Church and will be there for viewing until just after 9 a.m. Mass today.

October 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

3-Day Walk brings family together for support

One family is coming together from across the country to support their sister and participate in the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

More charges filed in Avita scheme

More charges were filed this week against a former employee of a nonprofit agency accused of stealing money to pay for extracurricular activities for dozens of children.

October 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Neighborhood asks city to help stop speeders


October 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Basin group to take on water wars

After nearly 20 years of litigation and no resolution concerning the allocation of water shared by Georgia, Alabama and Florida, a group involving parties with vested interests in those states plans to

October 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Father of girl killed in White County wreck partners for driving course

A White County man whose daughter died this year in a car crash has partnered with another group for free defensive driving courses this weekend.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter Adventure features snowy slides, ‘magical lights’ and Knockerball

Employees at Lanier Islands have turned the water park and surrounding beach area into a winter-themed wonderland, complete with mounds of snow and an ice ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

One person hurt in Cleveland aircraft crash

One person was taken to the hospital after an aircraft crash in Cleveland.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Heather McConnell named Gainesville teacher of the year

The recently selected top teacher in Gainesville City Schools is a dedicated autism teacher at Gainesville Middle School.

November 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 places those in need can find a Thanksgiving meal in Gainesville

There are many in Gainesville who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local Syrian native: Refugee threat to US legitimate but exaggerated

A Gainesville surgeon and Syrian immigrant says the anxiety some Americans feel over the possible resettlement of refugees from his war-ravaged, native country is a ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rabid skunk found in East Hall

A skunk in East Hall County tested positive for rabies Wednesday, making it the 16th confirmed case in 2015.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

NTSB: Residents reported fog after Habersham plane crash that killed 3

A preliminary federal report lists heavy fog conditions near a small plane crash Nov. 5 that killed three near the Habersham County Airport.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

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