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Soccer complex planned in Dawson County

If all goes as planned, about 15 acres in southern Dawson County will become home to a new soccer complex later this summer.

June 03, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Fresh veggies sold in the downtown shade

Every Friday this summer, local farmers will be selling their produce under the shade of trees on the square in downtown Gainesville.

June 03, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Army Corps recommends replacing old life jackets

Kids grow so fast. That's why local authorities joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Charleston Park in Forsyth County last weekend to check life vests before children went on Lake Lanier.

June 03, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


9-year-old girl drowns in Chattahoochee

June 03, 2011 | | Local


Mechanical failure causes 3 shelter dogs to suffocate

A mechanical failure caused three dogs to suffocate while they were being transported from the Hall County Animal Shelter to New York for an adoption event.

June 03, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Competitors take to the skies in balloon race

HELEN - Piloting hot air balloons has taken Bud Person all over the world. This week it brought him and his wife Wendy from Gainesville, Fla., to the alpine village of Helen.

June 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Ga. man falls off Glacier park cliff

June 03, 2011 | | Local


Good News van driver charged after wreck

Gainesville Police have identified Thomas Ramirez, 52, as the driver of the Good News at Noon van that ran a red light and collided with a dump truck Wednesday afternoon.

June 03, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall officials propose deep cuts to 2012 budget

Hall County's proposed 2012 budget would slash spending by closing nearly all county parks and four of its six libraries to make up an $11.5 million deficit.

June 03, 2011 | BY JACOB DEMMITT AND JEFF GILL | Local


Hall County residents react to proposed budget cuts

CLERMONT - Emotions ran high Thursday night as area residents not only voiced opinions on Hall County's proposed budget cuts but shared how the economy has fractured their lives.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council split on use of surplus

Gainesville City Council is split over whether to spend a budget surplus to beef up its reserves or cut taxes.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch may slow effort to relocate department

Although Flowery Branch City Council members can see the benefits of unifying the public works department in a single location, they are having second thoughts about immediately funding the project.

June 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Clermont couple wins 2011 Farmer of the Year

Allen and Doris Conner moved to a 9 acre plot of land in Clermont in 1977.

June 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


GED test prices won’t increase yet

The cost of taking the GED test will remain the same for now while the company that administers the test resolves technical issues with giving the test by computer.

June 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall animal shelter taking 50 dogs north

The Hall County Animal Shelter has 50 dogs that are about to find a new home, but it won't be Hall County - or even in the South, for that matter.

June 02, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




Tornado warning expires for Hall

Update: The tornado warning has expired.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Skunk in North Hall is county’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2016

A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court to weigh whether 1st amendment protects Hall student’s 'Columbine' threat

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student accused of threatening to get "the chopper out and make Columbine look childish" will take his case to ...

November 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Feldman named executive director for Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Heather Feldman has been named executive director of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. She had served as the interim executive director since August before being ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Grant to fund leadership course for African-American males at UNG

The University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative will fund a course this spring at the University of North Georgia aimed at helping African-American ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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