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Power restored to area customers after storm

A strong thunderstorm struck in the Gainesville and North Hall County area late Saturday afternoon, knocking over trees and power lines and leaving thousands of residents without power.

June 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Jumpers avoid injury while escaping Dawson County fire

DAWSONVILLE - An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.

June 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Church vows to carry on after blaze

An East Hall County church first built in 1875 had much of its structure destroyed by a fire late Friday night.

June 19, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


State senator from Forsyth County faces property foreclosure

CUMMING - Financial troubles don't seem to be improving for state Sen. Jack Murphy of Forsyth County.

June 19, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Event puts focus on independence for disabled

Charles Roberts' life changed dramatically after a car accident in 1984.

June 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lake volunteers live, work at village near Buford Dam

BUFORD - The retired couple gets the question all the time: "You have a house in Florida and you come up here to live?"

June 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dads getting involved in kids’ schools

A generation ago, mothers were the ones who came to parent-teacher conferences, who diligently appeared at Parent-Teacher Organization meetings, who brought cupcakes for birthdays and holiday parties for their children's classmates to enjoy.

June 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Ex-Dawson clerk of courts pleads guilty to tax evasion, fraud

Dawson County's former clerk of courts pleaded guilty Friday to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.

June 18, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall school lunches will go up a nickel

A new federal guideline means a 5 cents increase in the price of Hall County school lunches.

June 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 killed, another hurt in Forsyth wrecks

Two people, including a teenager, were killed over an 11-hour span in unrelated wrecks on Forsyth County roads.

June 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Lightning can strike without warning

After lightning shows this past week and a weather forecast with plenty of thunderstorm chances ahead, emergency management officials are reminding residents not to underestimate the dangers of lightning.

June 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Program links kids with bikes and exercise

Children and bicycles just seem to go together, and that is the way a few area organizations would like to keep it.

June 18, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Bugle and drum corps plays at Riverside Military Academy

As the sun set behind them, 150 of the country's best young drummers, buglers and color guard members raced across Maginnis Field at Riverside Military Academy.

June 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Nearly $11K missing from Hall clerk of courts office

A woman in charge of collecting traffic fines for the Hall County Clerk of Courts Office was fired after nearly $11,000 was discovered missing from her department, a county official said Friday.

June 18, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall fire crews battle blaze in Harmony Hall Church

No one was injured Friday night when a fire broke out in Harmony Hall Church in East Hall County.

June 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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‘I want my child back’ — Gainesville mom struggles to help child through health ordeal

Djustus Cobb has a lot of dreams.

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Photo slideshow: Juneteenth — A historic celebration of freedom

Gainesville residents celebrated a historic landmark of freedom Saturday with the annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom at the Midtown Greenway.

June 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools now ‘growing our own’ bilingual teachers

With an increasing need for bilingual teachers and a limited field of candidates, Hall County School officials are taking a new approach to recruitment - raising ...

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


No IDs, arrests yet in shooting after East Hall home invasion

The names of those involved in an East Hall shooting late Thursday that left a deputy and child injured have yet to be released, and ...

June 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Officials reviewing state draft of school needs assessment

Closing achievement gaps for some groups of students has been identified as a top priority by both Gainesville City and Hall County school officials in ...

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lula buys full-page ad to blast Hall County

The relationship between Lula and Hall County is in the toilet.

June 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Flowery Branch graduate recognized for Air Force Academy appointment

Before going to Flowery Branch High School, Braden Parks said he had never considered military service.

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Child molestation case moves on to Superior Court

A Gainesville man's case of alleged child molestation moved on to Superior Court after a committal hearing, according to court officials.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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