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Habersham Bank seized by regulators

One of the oldest financial institutions in Northeast Georgia, Habersham Bank, was seized Friday by federal regulators.

February 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Woman is badly injured at outlet mall

A 55-year-old Dawson County woman was seriously injured around 11 a.m. Friday at the 800 block of North Georgia Premium Outlets.

February 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Bill would allow public-private reservoirs in Georgia

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's administration or local governments could contract with private partners to build reservoirs and other water projects in Georgia under legislation proposed by state lawmakers.

February 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Flowery Branch OKs street light contract, road turnaround survey

A Flowery Branch neighborhood's street light bill will be cut by more than half, thanks to City Council action Thursday night.

February 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire destroys Hall home on Benefield Road

Fire destroyed a 1,200-square-foot home in the 4500 block of Benefield Road Thursday night, but no injuries were reported.

February 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Haiti’s past is key to understanding challenges, speaker says

Before Haiti can look forward following the devastating 2010 earthquake, it must look back.

February 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Woman charged with leaving son in car

Police charged a Lula mother with reckless conduct Thursday after officers reported she left her infant son in the car and went off to shop for beauty supplies.

February 18, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Friends recall former college president Owen

It rarely took John Owen more than a minute to make up his mind.

February 17, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall students tour Governor’s Mansion

When it comes to living in the Governor's Mansion, the biggest adjustment so far has been laundry, First Lady Sandra Deal told visiting Hall County students Thursday.

February 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Trapped infant freed from vehicle, unhurt

A 13-month-old infant was freed from a locked vehicle parked at a Flowery Branch department store where his mother was shopping at the time, said Lt. David Spillers of Flowery Branch Police Department.

February 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


GOP plan would cap HOPE awards

February 17, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Sheriff wants former county attorney to handle cases

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic has asked county commissioners for permission to continue using former county attorney Bill Blalock in ongoing cases.

February 17, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fair Street group pushes for single-family zoning

Several Gainesville residents are pushing plans to make their neighborhood a better place.

February 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Transportation plan projects $2B in revenue for county

Hall County is developing a transportation plan that projects $2 billion in revenues through 2040, not factoring in a potential transportation sales tax vote next year.

February 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sparks fly at panel discussion of artwork removal

A monthlong controversy came to a boiling point Wednesday at Gainesville State College.

February 17, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convened upon Georgia's highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

A group of women in jewel-toned evening gowns sat on patio furniture Saturday outside Downtown Drafts in Gainesville.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota Manufacturing of America is building - again - but the new building is an expansion of the company's operations in Hall County, not a new ...

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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