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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


Gainesville alcohol laws may change

Even Kangaroo could cater under a proposed change to Gainesville's alcoholic beverage ordinances.

July 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Water service in Gainesville to be interrupted Monday

Gainesville water customers who live on Avery Drive can expect a service interruption on Monday.

July 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Rehabilitation organization celebrates 45 years

It's not easy to get a job these days, but the task is considerably more difficult for people with disabilities.

October 24, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Gainesville schools are changing grading practices

Gainesville schools have changed the way they grade middle school students, but the change is not a drastic one, according to Sarah Bell, the district's chief academic officer.

October 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville Civic Center hosts mother-son Halloween dance

From pirates to rock stars and everything in between, area mothers and sons donned their best Halloween costumes Thursday for a night of dancing at the Gainesville Civic Center. The mother-son dance served as a way for family members to bond with one another, while also continuing a tradition that has gone on for the past 11 years. Every costume from the funny to the scary was seen, as attendees showed off their dance moves for all to see.

October 24, 2014 | Alison Marchman | Local


Hall officials want more info on rail crossing before making next move

The controversy over whether to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing continues unabated after the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night delayed a decision on abandoning the road.

October 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


First ladies reminisce about time in Governor's Mansion

Some people might expect life in the Governor's Mansion to be stuffy or formal, but Georgia's first ladies say it was filled with laughter and family.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Morning wreck injures 4 in North Forsyth

Two adults and two children were hospitalized Thursday morning after a near head-on collision at the entrance to Silver City Elementary School by the Forsyth-Dawson County line.

October 23, 2014 | | Local


Almost 400 jobs available between Wal-Mart, Lanier Islands hiring

Gainesville's jobless rate took a big drop in September, and with Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Wal-Mart hiring for new operations, it's likely to continue falling.

October 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Accident history of railroad crossing in dispute

Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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