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Bystanders rescue girl from Lake Lanier; 4-year-old in critical condition

A 4-year-old girl was in critical condition at a Forsyth County hospital Saturday night following the heroic efforts of bystanders to rescue her from drowning in Lake Lanier at Buford Dam.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North Hall parents band to help schools

Rather than watching from the sidelines as state education funding dwindled, a group of North Hall residents banded together to take their children's education into their own hands.

July 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood’s 2008 finances get good report from Winder firm

OAKWOOD - Oakwood's 2008 finances have gotten a clean bill of health from Winder-based accounting firm Hawkins & McNair.

July 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Girl listed as critical after being rescued from Lake Lanier

A 4-year-old girl was in critical condition at a Forsyth County hospital Saturday night following the heroic efforts of bystanders to rescue her from drowning in Lake Lanier at Buford Dam.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Coming Sunday: One Small Step ... One Giant Leap

In Sunday's print edition of The Times, our nine-day series on the Apollo 11 anniversary continues with an expanded look at the moon landing and the future of space exploration.

July 18, 2009 | | Local


Billboards push anti-drug message

Face it: Hall County has a drug problem.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Private colleges see enrollment numbers drop

As many public colleges and universities anticipate an autumn with record high enrollment, local private institutions are keeping an eye on their enrollment figures, which are running slightly behind last year's.

July 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A lesson in confidence

For a few days each summer, the Gainesville Jaycees hope to make a positive difference in the lives of boys in Hall County.

July 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Judge's ruling on Lake Lanier spares Gainesville, Buford

Saying the use of Lake Sidney Lanier has strayed too far from its original stated purpose, a federal judge has given the city of Atlanta three years to win congressional approval to continue withdrawing drinking water from the lake.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


C.C. Cloud Youth Center offers youngsters more than just a daytime hangout

It's an unlikely location for a youth-focused community center - tucked away behind a gas station, in the middle of an industrial area and adjacent to an auto-repair shop.

July 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Old Flowery Branch home gets new look, with plans set for a temp agency office

FLOWERY BRANCH - For more than a century, the two-story home on Atlanta Highway at East Main Street had served as a boardinghouse and family home.

July 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


El Niño’s effect may be minimal

El Niño may be back this fall, but climatologists aren't yet predicting big weather changes.

July 17, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Work to close one northbound lane of I-985 next week

One northbound lane of Interstate 985 in Oakwood will be closed three days next week while state Department of Transportation crews work.

The left, or inside, lane will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday while crews build the road's shoulder, replace guardrails and pave the slopes in the median.

July 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Moonwalk Memories | GENE CORDELL: Worked on satellites used to map the moon

Gene Cordell has a lifetime of fascinating stories to tell, but his face really lights up when he talks about the U.S. space program and his role in it.

July 17, 2009 | By Edie Rogers The Times | Local


Moonwalk memories | PAUL W. SCHMID: In the firing room for every manned flight from 1961 to 1997

It was a pivotal moment in world history, a time when imaginations were stirred and our full attention was given to three men shooting toward the moon.

July 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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2 killed in I-985 wreck in Gwinnett County

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 985.

October 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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