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Sizzlin’ fun on the Fourth

More than 230 years after America's forefathers penned the Declaration of Independence, thousands of North Georgians descended on Lake Lanier Saturday to watch the rockets' red glare and celebrate the nation's freedom.

July 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


CASA struggles to handle increasing caseload with decreased funds

JEFFERSON - Officials with an advocacy group for children have noticed an unfortunate trend: Their funding continues to decline as the economy worsens, while their case loads steadily increase.

July 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials brace for deadly weekend

In the first nine years of Lake Sidney Lanier's existence, 60 people lost their lives in the waters of the man-made lake.

July 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dyer's ‘calming spirit’ leads Gainesville schools’ revival

Merrianne Dyer was a final interview away from realizing her dream of becoming an education professor at the University of Georgia when the chairman of the Gainesville school board asked the then Fair Street principal if she would "help out" at the central office.

July 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Cookout will celebrate area’s safety officers

You can recognize your public servants and help them out at the same time.

July 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Palin’s sudden exit stuns local Republicans

The announcement of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's resignation left many Republicans in shock on Friday, including those in Hall County.

July 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Crowds convene to take in patriotic music

Today's scheduled events

July 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Family-owned Citisco, formerly City Ice, marks 80 years

It delivered ice to homes by horse-drawn wagons.

July 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Alabama grant to boost da Vinci Academy

Hall County's da Vinci Academy has received a $20,000 service learning grant from the University of Alabama to jump-start the school's student-run museum.

July 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


People fun can be scary for pets

The Fourth of July offers lots of summer fun for people, but it can be a scary day for many pets.

July 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Few incidents are reported on lakes across state

The state Department of Natural Resources reported only a few incidents on area lakes Friday, the first day of the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


To families of service members, Independence Day takes on special meaning

JEFFERSON - Independence Day is a celebration of freedom for all Americans, but particularly to those with a loved one serving overseas.

July 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


It’s a wild summer: Lions, now bears ... oh my!

Wildlife watchers can now add a bear doing the breast stroke in Lake Lanier to their list of unusual sightings.

July 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


North Hall development back on table

The Hall County Planning Commission soon will hear a request to develop a community that was denied approval in 2007.

July 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New deck is on schedule, built right, contractor says

The Georgia Mountains Center parking deck under construction in downtown Gainesville is being precast according to schedule, and builders say they aren't fazed by this week's deck collapse in Atlanta.

July 02, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Headmaster kisses pig following school's high reading scores

Lakeview Academy Headmaster John Kennedy kissed Purdy the Tamworth pig Wednesday at the Gainesville school as a reward for first- through fifth-grade students, who exceeded their goal in the Scholastic Reading Counts challenge.

October 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Talks underway between lawyers for Hall firetruck maker over training accident

Legal representatives for the maker of the the firetruck involved in a July 22 Hall County training incident have begun discussions with County Attorney Bill Blalock.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge and Bar: Man indicted in officer obstruction

A Gainesville man previously indicted on a kidnapping charge has been indicted on charges of kicking two correctional officers in a later incident.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents remember lost children in candlelight service

There are no words to describe the loss of a child.

October 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Early projects list shows Ga. 211 widening as top priority

A Norcross consultant helping to develop a long-range transportation plan for Gainesville-Hall County has ranked the widening of Ga. 211/Old Winder Highway in South Hall as the area's No. 1 priority.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


High school students learn about careers

Local high school students took a break from the books Wednesday during a career success day to learn how to be successful in the world of work.

October 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class aims to boost efficiency in spotting storms

Many people may underestimate their ability to save their neighbors with a single call.

October 15, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


State poultry industry gets good news in trade ruling

The World Trade Organization has ruled against India in its yearslong ban on U.S. poultry imports, including meat and eggs, a first step toward reopening access to the subcontinent's lucrative market.

October 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Lanier Islands CID director dies in car wreck

A Roswell man who had worked to create a self-taxing district along Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County has died.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville elementary evacuated due to kitchen fire

Gainesville Exploration Academy was evacuated Wednesday when some boiler equipment in the kitchen set off the fire alarm, Superintendent Wanda Creel said.

October 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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