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Mental health court celebrates milestones

It took Mike 20 years of up and down struggles with a bipolar condition before he was able to get a handle on his mental illness. And a trip to jail was the first step in his journey of recovery.

June 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Farmers market draws huge crowds in S. Hall

Flowery Branch has a new source for home-grown fruits and veggies.

June 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Teenager hit by boat in Dawson County dies

A metro Atlanta teen struck by a boat on Lake Lanier over the weekend in Dawson County has died.

June 25, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

Women gear up for vehicle education

When Laura Haynes asked a group of women about their interests, the answer she got back was something a little unexpected.

June 24, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Wreck sends 2 injured to Atlanta by helicopter

Four people were injured Thursday when their southbound vehicle went off Lanier Valley Drive, struck a tree and overturned down an embankment, Gainesville Police reported.

June 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Divers recover body of man drowned in lake

Hall County divers on Wednesday recovered the body of a 67-year-old North Carolina man who drowned in Lake Lanier Tuesday afternoon.

June 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Local school systems see ups, downs in CRCT results

Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores for Hall County Schools slightly increased from last year, but Gainesville City Schools saw drops in reading and English/language arts in most grade levels.

June 24, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Carolyn Crist | | Local

DOT hands out awards to area employees

The Georgia Department of Transportation has presented awards to area employees.

June 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Banks County native leads DOT in Northeast Georgia

After 26 years in the trenches, Todd McDuffie now leads the Georgia Department of Transportation's efforts in Northeast Georgia.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Changes to Gainesville city schools presented at conference

Gainesville City Schools needed a turnaround, and they've come a long way.

June 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

College student with cancer wants to return to school in fall

For Robert James Upchurch, it's all about his love of football.

June 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gwinnett judge to pick who hears Clermont library suit

The issue of whether Hall County commissioners abused their discretion in choosing not to build a library branch in Clermont won't be decided until it's determined which judge will hear it.

June 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville nudges tax rate to support fire services

Gainesville City Council raised taxes Tuesday for fiscal 2011 to help meet requirements under a federal grant for fire department services.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall may ask voters to weigh in on fire services, tax bills

Voters will have a number of questions to mull this election season, possibly including two from the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Tennis camp hits the mark with special needs kids

Tyler Whitmire, 13, had never played tennis before, but on Tuesday he was lobbing the ball over the net like a professional.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

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Heather McConnell named Gainesville teacher of the year

The recently selected top teacher in Gainesville City Schools is a dedicated autism teacher at Gainesville Middle School.

November 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 places those in need can find a Thanksgiving meal in Gainesville

There are many in Gainesville who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local Syrian native: Refugee threat to US legitimate but exaggerated

A Gainesville surgeon and Syrian immigrant says the anxiety some Americans feel over the possible resettlement of refugees from his war-ravaged, native country is a ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rabid skunk found in East Hall

A skunk in East Hall County tested positive for rabies Wednesday, making it the 16th confirmed case in 2015.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

NTSB: Residents reported fog after Habersham plane crash that killed 3

A preliminary federal report lists heavy fog conditions near a small plane crash Nov. 5 that killed three near the Habersham County Airport.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Stand Down Event for veterans set for Saturday

The Hall County Veterans Coalition and American Legion Post 328's Stand Down Event for veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Challenged Child and Friends getting new playground thanks to donations

Molly Abbruzzese walked into Challenged Child and Friends Wednesday morning $10,000 short of her goal.

November 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Report: Man shot after fight over card game at Buford home

A woman shot in the arm Saturday in Buford said she recalled an argument over a card game before hearing gunshots, according to a Gwinnett ...

November 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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