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Phony check is main lure in realty scam

The deal sounds like a real estate agent's dream. An international oil man e-mails his interest in a Lake Lanier property listed around $800,000. He offers to buy the house, sight unseen, then asks for instructions on sending an earnest check for $640,000 to place the home under contract.

March 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gas price hikes may set back economy

Bryce Elliot's quick hit of financial news in the morning has become a sobering part of his day. As analysts dissect turmoil taking place half a world away, Elliot watches and speculates what it's going to mean for the bottom line at his Gainesville business.

March 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Army Reserve unit gets homecoming welcome

You could say it through a speech or a proclamation. You could say it through song.

March 05, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Weekend rains likely to overcome shortfall

Heavy rainfall this weekend will help North Georgia make up a rainfall deficit but also could cause minor flooding.

March 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Crews set to repair some of Gainesville's worst streets

Gainesville Public Works crews are ready to tackle potholes, cracks and bumps that are making the city's roads tough to travel.

March 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run

Gainesville Police officers are searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck a Gainesville woman on a downtown street Friday.

March 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Community to celebrate Army Reserve unit’s return

A homecoming celebration for the Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company Army Reserve unit is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville.

March 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hands-on lesson helps students learn about physics

The rain wasn't the only downpour Friday at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville.

March 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Home Expo opens today for home work needs

Building industry vendors arrived Friday afternoon to booths walled off with plain fabric and tables covered with crisp white linens. When they left the Georgia Mountains Center later that day, the same booths looked like home.

March 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hamilton State Bank sells stock

A Hoschton bank closed a stock sale with New York investors earlier this week and will use some of the cash to buy struggling institutions and pay down government aid.

March 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Graves breaks ankle during ‘spirited’ game

Rep. Tom Graves is recovering after breaking his ankle playing basketball Wednesday night with other Republican freshmen.

March 05, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mom of ill Forsyth County twins faces drug charges

The mother of twins who fell mysteriously ill earlier this week is facing felony drug charges.

March 04, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Our Neighbor repairs leaky roof with $5K donation

Nick Cain and Jason Hare are glad to have a new roof over their heads.

March 04, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Pit bull impounded after attacking Chihuahua and woman

A pit bull has been impounded and its Hall County owner cited after a one-sided dog attack injured a woman and severely injured her dog, an officer said.

March 04, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Food Lion partners with South Hall food pantry

Employees from a Dawsonville grocery store spent their Tuesday morning volunteering in South Hall.

September 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ga. 400/Ga. 53 interchange in Dawson to be complete in May

Construction and development crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have been occupying the Ga. 400 and Ga. 53 intersection for nearly 20 months, working ...

September 20, 2016 | Allie Dean Dawson County News | Local


First REACH scholars announced, paired with mentors in Gainesville

Five Gainesville Middle School students joined about 680 others in Georgia as REACH scholars Tuesday. The state program to encourage students to attend college also ...

September 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia groups now seek to have voice heard in Georgia-Florida water case

Multiple groups from Georgia, including the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association, are following the lead of some Florida organizations in wanting to chime in on the ...

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business summit set for Oct. 5 in Gainesville

A business summit called "Employers In The Know" will be held in Gainesville on Oct. 5. The summit is one in a series of 12 ...

September 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board again delays decision on naming facilities

Naming school facilities for Gainesville City Schools continues to be a source of dispute - six months after the issue was raised. The Gainesville Board of ...

September 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


186-home development off Spout Springs Road gets initial OK

A 186-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall got the Hall County Planning Commission's recommendation for approval Monday night.

September 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


FBI agrees to fund new firing range and training center in Hall County

The FBI has agreed to pay up to $1.7 million for a new firing range and training facility in Hall County that it will ...

September 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lakeview senior is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Dhruv Gaur, a senior at Lakeview Academy, has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He is the only Hall County student on the list.

September 19, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Davis Middle School seeks more business reps for career fair

Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch is seeking more business representatives for its Davis Discovery Career Fair on Oct. 28.

September 19, 2016 | | Local


Attempted rape case hearing postponed

A Gainesville man's probable cause hearing for charges of attempted rape and false imprisonment was postponed two weeks.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Gas stations across Gainesville, Hall County and the entire state were reporting fuel shortages Monday after a pipeline company in Alabama reported a break over ...

September 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two people robbed in Gainesville Waffle House parking lot

Two people were robbed in a Waffle House parking lot Monday morning, police said.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Arbendette Van quit her job of nearly 25 years to follow her passion: early childhood education.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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