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Former policeman’s badge returned after 10 months

Ten months ago, Charles Bishop lost his wallet after his car door swung open on the highway, nearly tossing him out as well.

March 10, 2012 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Traffic citations down in Hall County

Hall County's traffic violation cases have sharply declined in the last five years, a trend that seems to follow the recent economic downturn.

March 10, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


They said it: Readers thoughts on Daylight Saving Time

Readers chime in on the switch to daylight saving time. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency also reminds people as they spring forward an hour to also change the batteries in their smoke alarms and weather radios.

March 10, 2012 | | Local


War Eagles step up for war hero

During times of hardship and tragedy, communities bond, forming a united front to overcome obstacles they may encounter.

March 09, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Stabbing suspect released on bond

A Hall County magistrate court judge has granted bond to a man charged with stabbing a reality show producer.

March 09, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Judge considering health concerns of terror suspect

A federal judge has set an April 10 court hearing to consider claims that a terror plot suspect's physical and mental health are continuing to deteriorate.

March 09, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Dawsonville mourns mayor Cox

Dawsonville is mourning the death of a passionate public servant whose political career spanned nearly four decades.

March 09, 2012 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Ask the Times: A flood of memories rest at bottom of Lake Lanier

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get it answered. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

March 09, 2012 | | Local




Piedmont College trustees release Hollingsworth as president

The president of Piedmont College was released by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, according to a statement from school leaders.

March 09, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Medical pros discuss improving response time for heart attacks

The emergency medical service community in North Georgia knows that time is critical during a heart attack.

March 09, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Lady Trojans rally schools for support

The Lady Trojans made the rounds in the North Hall educational community on Thursday, fueling the already rampant excitement about their state final four appearance.

March 08, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Flowery Branch gives OK for smaller homes in Sterling on the Lake

Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to allow the developer of the city's largest neighborhood to build smaller homes than planned, including ranches, in a section near the front of the community.

March 08, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula claims Hall broke wastewater plant deal

The city of Lula is suing the Hall County Board of Commissioners, accusing it of not paying promised construction costs for a wastewater treatment facility.

March 08, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Teen called 911 during armed home invasion

A 15-year-old dialed the authorities Tuesday night while four masked, armed men ransacked her home.

March 08, 2012 | BY SHANNON CASAS AND LEE JOHNSON scasas@gainesvilletimes.com | ljohnson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Investigator details June shooting at mobile home party

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the Magistrate Court judge Friday of the fatal shooting last month at a mobile home party.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One dead, two injured in Forsyth crash

July 14, 2017 | | Local


Council on Aging honors Miller

Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, was named outstanding legislator of the year by the Georgia Council on Aging on Thursday.

July 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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