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Federal stimulus funds help local businesses grow

The clatter of construction at the Gainesville Bowling Center is one sign of federal stimulus funding in the private sector.

May 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville lays off six employees; tax hike may be next

Despite reducing the city's work force and its spending, Gainesville City Council likely will have to raise property tax rates in June to keep the city budget afloat.

May 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No arrests made after child porn search

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents searched an Oakwood home Wednesday night for evidence of child pornography, authorities said Thursday.

May 13, 2010 | | Local


North Hall band director resigns

North Hall High School is looking for a new band director.

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Former Dawson County clerk of court arrested for tax evasion

Authorities have added tax evasion to the litany of charges against Dawson County's embattled former clerk of courts.

May 13, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Arrested fugitive accused of $1M theft

A Clarkesville man was arrested by U.S. Marshals this week on charges he embezzled more than $1 million from a former employer in California.

May 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County may ban sex offenders from door-to-door sales

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering a law that would make it illegal for convicted sex offenders to solicit or sell door to door.

May 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Longtime wrecker service gone from Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Terry's Auto Towing Service, a longtime fixture off Atlanta Highway, is no more - at least for now, its owner declares.

May 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County OKs improvements for Spout Springs Road

Spout Springs Road in South Hall may be years from a full-blown widening, but some minor traffic-relieving projects should happen this year, possibly starting as early as this month.

May 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local students meet Olympic gold medalist

Michelle Lanz's third-grade class gathered near the front office of New Holland Core Knowledge Academy on Wednesday morning.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


ARC co-chairman takes a look at what grant money bought

When visiting Lanier Technical College's Manufacturing and Development Center, a quick look around shows how funds from an Appalachian Regional Commission grant were spent.

May 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities identify fatal wreck victim

The Georgia State Patrol on Wednesday identified the victim of a Tuesday afternoon fatal wreck on Browns Bridge Road as Michael Lamar Stamps of Dahlonega.

May 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood robbery suspect wanted by police

Oakwood police are looking for a man who robbed the United Community Bank on Mundy Mill Road Wednesday. No one was hurt.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Police seize 91 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Gwinnett County police intercepted a minivan carrying 91 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 85 near Flowery Branch, officials said Wednesday.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Authorities work lead in Cornwell abduction case

As authorities continue to investigate the suicide of an accused rapist as a possible lead in the abduction of Kristi Cornwell, the missing Blairsville woman's family remains vigilant but cautious.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Carjacking case goes forward with kidnapping charge included

A Gainesville man accused of an attempted carjacking told police he thought the victim had been following him for days, according to testimony Monday.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Motion to table Enota school project fails, another meeting coming on issue

The Gainesville school board agreed to hold a meeting discussing the building of a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy after a motion to "table the ...

July 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Mary Hart Wilheit

Mary Hart Wilheit served as executive director of Gainesville/Hall '96 and its efforts to bring the Olympics to Gainesville. She shares her memories of ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Two people, dog killed by fire Monday morning in Clarkesville

Two people and a pet died Monday morning after a mobile home caught fire in Clarkesville, according to authorities.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

BATON ROUGE, La. - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than ...

July 17, 2016 | By Mike Kunzelman Associated Press | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Steve Gilliam

Gilliam, a Gainesville attorney, served as vice chairman of Gainesville Hall '96 and helped oversee the preparations of the venue at Clarks Bridge Park. He ...

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Lanier Tech to tweet for grant money in contest

Lanier Technical College is looking for some help so it can provide more help to its students.

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convened upon Georgia's highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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