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Times ad department wins awards

The Times advertising department won 21 awards, including 12 first-places, during a recent ceremony at the Georgia Press Association's annual advertising conference in Athens.

April 24, 2010 | | Local


Shelter pets hit the road for good homes

Sixty dogs are getting ready for the road trip of a lifetime.

April 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch camp helps those with disabilities

After working together at a summer camp for those with developmental disabilities, Paul and Jessica Freeman got an idea.

April 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Habersham courts weather judicial storm

In the span of four months, Habersham County's two superior court judges stepped down amid investigations into possible ethical violations.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tornado watch issued for Hall, other North Georgia counties

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 30 counties in North Georgia until 3 a.m., including Hall, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White.

April 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rain doesn't deter grillers, chicken lovers at festival

It may have been a soggy day, but the chicken was just right.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former Lumpkin commissioner Ridley dies in wreck

A former Lumpkin County commissioner was killed Friday in a car accident in Dawson County, officials said.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Public utility revenues continue downward trend

As is the case with many governmental departments, revenue for Gainesville's public utilities department is down and has been declining for several years.

April 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Volcanic ash extends Clarkesville couple’s trip to Scotland

Scotland has been nice, but it's time to get home.

April 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Look for the smokin’ rooster at today's festival

The multicolored monument in the Shehans' front yard is more than a dedication to our area's poultry pride.

April 24, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Woman convicted of robbing sickly 65-year-old woman

A woman was convicted of robbery by intimidation for forcing a sickly woman to give her money in a case tried this week in Hall County Superior Court.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two men convicted of drug trafficking

A traffic stop for an illegal U-turn led Oakwood police to find nearly a quarter-pound of cocaine with a street value of $10,000 in 2008.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two churches busy with acts of service

Two area churches will be separately fanning across Hall County today to beautify, clean up and participate in other community service activities.

April 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterfly release honors crime victims rights

Dozens of butterflies fluttered their wings and took to the skies Friday, a symbol of freedom and hope for victims of violence shackled by the bonds of trauma.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville man indicted in fatal wreck

A Gainesville man accused of causing a fatal multicar wreck while under the influence of methamphetamine was indicted on felony vehicular homicide charges this week.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man stole more than $12,000 of property

A Buford man is charged with stealing more than $12,000 worth of property in incidents on Lakeshore Road.

February 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


N. Hall, S. Hall subdivision plans face opposition at planning board meeting

Two subdivision plans featuring more than 150 lots each ran into opposition from neighbors and questions from the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday night.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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