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Civil Air Patrol, Hall County EMS conduct drill preparing for emergency response

Even after two weather delays, the Civil Air Patrol and Hall County EMS teamed up for a search and rescue training exercise Saturday morning at Wauka Mountain Elementary School.

January 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Jedi master recruits new knights at Lakeshore Mall Kids Club event

Jeff McClure, owner and founder of Got Magic? Entertainment, is secretly a Jedi Master. In fact, he says you can call him Jedi Master Jefferson Starship.

January 17, 2016 | By Alexander Popp The Times | Local


New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., family

In a new memoir, "My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement," retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes civil rights flashpoints she covered in the 1960s and details her close relationship with the movement's leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his family.

January 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Sheriff’s Office sergeant ties own tire flipping record in charity event

Sgt. Greg Cochran attempted to break his own world record Saturday for most tire flips in one hour using a 555-pound tire at the "Tire to Inspire" event hosted by the Hall County Sheriff's Office and Chestatee High School.

January 16, 2016 | BY ALEXANDER POPP apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Martin Luther King Jr. events keep the dream alive

The Newtown Florist Club, the historic civil rights advocacy organization in Gainesville, has revived the Martin Luther King holiday celebrations for 2016, including a day of volunteer action, worship services and a unity march through the city.

January 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter's first flakes may fall in some areas, followed by big chill

Northeast Georgia residents could see a few snowflakes overnight into the early morning hours as a cold front brings rain and colder temperatures to the state.

January 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Upsy Daisy shop brings faith-inspired gifts to Gainesville square

As its name suggests, the Upsy Daisy Boutique is designed to uplift its customers, not just sell to them.

January 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities detail December shooting at hearing

A woman returning to a friend's home later suffered a gunshot wound and played dead in a ditch, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

January 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall Middle School students video chat with author of Leo Frank book

In Marietta in 1913, it wasn't unusual for a 13-year-old girl to work at a pencil factory.

January 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


You Heard It Here: Father’s speech puts Judge Deal late to trial

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

January 16, 2016 | | Local


Prominent Gainesville attorney Dan Summer dies at 55

Chandelle and Dan Summer shared a birthday before they ever thought about sharing a life together.

January 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Day care worker found guilty of battery, child cruelty in case of burned toddler

A day care worker accused of scalding a 16-month-old boy was found guilty Friday afternoon of battery and child cruelty.

January 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jackson County sheriff's office investigates mysterious cattle mutilations

BRASELTON - A cattle owner has reported finding two of his black Angus cows dead in the Braselton area in the past several weeks suffering from similar injuries.

January 15, 2016 | LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Authorities: Braselton man placed hidden camera in bathroom

A Braselton man is accused of putting a small camera in a private residence's bathroom and recording a victim undressing, according to authorities.

January 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Phyllis Leet remembered for volunteerism, philanthropy

Phyllis Combs Leet meant a lot of things to a lot of people.

January 15, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


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Local sports bars offer deals, raffles on Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you're a fan of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos or you just love those quirky commercials, there are a number of ...

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County crews restoring log cabin for Cherokee Bluffs Park

Piece by piece, officials with Hall County Parks and Leisure are rebuilding a historic log cabin home dating back to the 1840s as an educational ...

February 03, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Buford prison employee pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into kitchen

A College Park woman working in a Buford prison was the first of more than 80 defendants Wednesday to plead guilty to smuggling drugs into ...

February 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges added in case involving teen shot in back

More teenagers were charged in an incident Saturday night involving a teenager shot in the back, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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