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Oil spill may take a toll on Gulf tourism

Whether the vacationing hoardes that the Gulf states rely on so much for tourism dollars will show up this Memorial Day weekend is largely guesswork, but there doesn't seem to be many local travelers worried about the impact of the BP oil spill just yet.

May 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wife, 2 others charged in Belton Bridge Park murder

A medical clinic administrator plotted with a co-worker and a personal trainer to murder her husband in a remote North Hall park, authorities believe.

May 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lumpkin officials meet to clear the air on KKK incident

A compromise was reached Tuesday between community and school leaders on a plan of action after four students dressed up in Ku Klux Klan garb for a Lumpkin County High School history project last week.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


West Hall Middle School principal retiring

West Hall Middle School Principal Sarah Justus announced her retirement Tuesday at a faculty meeting.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Visitors flocking to Crawford Long museum

JEFFERSON - Since its grand reopening in January, the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson has seen a dramatic spike in attendance.

May 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Library begins summer reading push

As many prepare for summer vacations, librarians are preparing for their busiest time of the year.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City plans public hearings on tax hike

The city of Gainesville is getting ready to hold a number of public hearings on its proposed property tax increase.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


By starting refresher classes early, schools save on costs

At noon Tuesday, students at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School eagerly lined up to board buses and head home.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


West Hall principal announces retirement

West Hall High School Principal Jackie Adams announced her retirement Monday at a faculty meeting.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jones teachers cruise on to a final hoorah

It was perfect weather for a boat ride.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Grant helps Quinlan continue dedication to arts

With everyone keeping close tabs on their budgets these days, a recent grant awarded to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center gives the organization a little breathing room.

May 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


False alarm? That could cost you

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to reduce the number of false fire alarms with a new resolution that would penalize repeat offenders.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Four teens charged in Gainesville burglaries

Four people have been charged in a series of burglaries that took place this spring in the Willow Ridge subdivision.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


KKK costumes at school rile Lumpkin County residents

DAHLONEGA - Community members in Dahlonega called for diversity training in reaction to a group of students wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes at school as part of history project.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch mayor resigns to retire

Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling is resigning effective Memorial Day.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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This week's rain just a drop in the bucket

We're not out of the woods yet, even after heavy rainfall the last two days of November. Both days brought little lasting difference to ...

December 02, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia tax officials say preventing fraud requires changes

ATLANTA - Georgia officials say changes to prevent fraud could mean it will take more than three months to process Georgians' income tax returns and issue ...

December 02, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Green Street closed Sunday evening for annual Christmas event

Green Street and part of Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 8:30 ...

December 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bales is choice as new assistant superintendent for Hall County Schools

Kevin Bales will be recommended as assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Hall County Schools, Superintendent Will Schofield announced Friday.

If approved by the ...

December 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Katt Williams banished from Hall, Dawson counties as part of plea agreement

Katt Williams entered a plea of no contest to multiple counts Thursday stemming from an incident earlier this year involving a bodyguard allegedly assaulted with ...

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stolen American flag returned to Gainesville owner

A week after his American flag was stolen, Matthew Youngelman was flying the red, white and blue again Thursday in Summer Creek Estates in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver hot lunches to senior citizens in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

PORTLAND, Maine - A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides ...

December 01, 2016 | By David Sharp Associated Press | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


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