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Lanier Tech marks 50 years of success stories, job training from ‘A to W’

CUMMING - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on Thursday night the celebrations shined solely on the school itself.

June 09, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Flowery Branch planning director resigns, takes job in Tucker

John McHenry, Flowery Branch's community development director, has resigned to take a similar position with the newly formed city of Tucker.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Fire destroys home in North Hall County

A home in North Hall County was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon, but no one was home and there were no injuries resulting from the blaze.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SKF increasing Flowery Branch presence

SKF USA Inc. is expanding its operations in Flowery Branch as it prepares to close manufacturing facilities in San Diego, Calif., and Baltimore, Md., to improve efficiency and cut costs.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


High school students gaining night classes option in Hall

A new evening program for high school students is taking registration and will open in July at the Lanier Charter Career Academy.

June 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sex offender pleads guilty to kidnapping 14-year-old girl

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. - A convicted sex offender accused of luring a 14-year-old East Tennessee girl away from home has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and other charges in federal court.

June 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Authorities: Male jogger dies after being hit by vehicle

A male jogger died after being hit by a vehicle in Jefferson on Wednesday night, according to authorities.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Insurer joins fights against prescription drug abuse

Fighting prescription drug abuse, an epidemic in the United States responsible for taking half a million lives between 2010 and 2014, has become an all-hands-on-deck approach.

June 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Program gives fans to keep seniors cool in summer

As forecasts this weekend show temperatures nearing 95 degrees, many in North Georgia will likely try to stay cool inside.

June 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


1 injured in fall exiting house fire

A person trying to escape from a Thornbush Drive house fire sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital, according to authorities.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Home invasion suspect arrested after climbing fence with handgun

A home invasion suspect climbed a fence with a handgun in Buford May 23 and tried to force his way into the home, police said.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Georgia Heart Foundation to kick off 'Raise the 8' campaign Friday

Each year, about 365,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest outside the safety of a hospital.

June 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


John Simpson gets new position at Lakeview Academy

John Simpson, who has been at Lakeview Academy for a decade, has been named enrollment and external relations director.

June 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Traffic light being installed at busy Park Hill-Lakeview intersection

Relief is on the way for drivers at the busy intersection of Park Hill and Lakeview drives in Gainesville.

June 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia's Board of Visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


United Way collecting donations Tuesday for Day of Action

United Way of Hall County is seeking donations Tuesday as part of its Day of Action.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


One adult killed, one child seriously hurt in Friday rollover wreck in Braselton

A Jefferson woman died and a child suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


White County ends partnership with YMCA

The Georgia Mountains YMCA, headquartered in Gainesville, is losing its White County operations after the White County Commission voted 3-2 to take back its parks ...

June 19, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and J.K. Devine news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expect delays this week on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake

Motorists can expect some delays this week on Spout Springs Road as road crews clear brush and vegetation in preparation for a traffic light at ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Firefighters battle fire in northwestern Hall County

Hall County Fire Services responded Sunday afternoon to a residential fire in the 7000 block of Spring Valley Drive off Barkers Bend in northwestern Hall ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Group seeks to plant seeds of healing for women escaping sex trafficking

For women escaping the sex trafficking industry, opportunities to start over new are slim, and places they can go to heal fully are even fewer.

June 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Father-son bridge builders span generations

Jacob Greer has at least one very good reason to be thankful on Father's Day.

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch student has designs on national tech prize

A junior at Flowery Branch High School will be the first student from her school to compete at the national conference of the Technology Student ...

June 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Water loss from leaks can drain big bucks from cities, customers

Gainesville recovered nearly 59 million gallons of water in the first five years of a leak detection program, saving an estimated $126,000 in the ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge recommends dismissal of jail immigration lawsuit

A federal magistrate judge recommended this month the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the immigration program in place at the Hall County Jail, according to ...

June 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton family-run frame shop offers many creative options

Whether it's a piece of art, a limited edition print or a family heirloom, preserving it properly is important to those who own it.

June 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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