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Gainesville Police sporting new flag

As words go, honor, integrity and duty are not ones to use lightly, especially when woven into a piece of material that's raised by the Gainesville Police Department.

March 14, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Homeless groups seek more funds

Several Hall County organizations that help homeless people are searching for state and federal funds to extend their programs.

March 14, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Conference to address economic growth in North Ga.

Innovators from Microsoft and Intel will be in Dahlonega on Wednesday at a conference aimed at stimulating economic growth in North Georgia.

March 14, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


DOT annual forum set for Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Transportation is set to give the latest updates on Hall County road projects.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch has plans for historic property

A ragtag collection of deteriorating structures bounded by a long-defunct road that once crossed the

March 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street dealing with crumbling classrooms

After the forecast called for rain Wednesday, Amy Hamilton spread plastic tablecloths over computers in her school's library.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Prescription drug abuse a growing problem

They sat in a log cabin set in the middle of a 68-acre tree farm in Hall County. No getaway, mind you, the sober dwelling represents a hard-core reality that Justin Williams and Patrick True share as users.

March 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall leaders hope state will settle tax board dispute

Hall County officials are hoping Georgia's attorney general will help resolve a dispute over who should serve on the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors.

March 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teens gobble up chance to try turkey calling

Cackle. Yelp. Cluck-purr.

March 12, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville man is OK after experiencing Japan earthquake

Mark Thompson's Friday afternoon coffee break ended abruptly when the building he was in began to sway.

March 12, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Jury returns not guilty verdict in gang fight case

A Hall County jury found two men not guilty of fighting during a quick battle between rival gangs last June that left several men injured and one man dead.

March 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Students get in touch with technology

Backpacks are getting a lot lighter for sixth-graders at Gainesville Middle School as items such as pencil and notebooks are being left at home.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County may face 2012 budget cutbacks

Hall County officials have told the Board of Commissioners to brace themselves for a tough budget year ahead.

March 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local agriculture groups help students get farm-life feel

Alexis Delacruz squealed as she held a day-old chicken.

March 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Authorities say cooking oil thefts were widespread

The man and woman accused of stealing used cooking oil in Braselton also worked fast in Oakwood, police said, where investigators believe six restaurants and food stores were targeted in one February day.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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