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Gainesville inches closer to midtown revitalization

Gainesville officials are turning to the midtown district as their main focus for the next year.

December 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 suspected of invading home still are at large

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is searching for three men involved in a late Sunday home invasion that involved a shooting.

December 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chimney blaze destroys Winder Highway home

A chimney fire late Sunday ended up destroying a South Hall home.

December 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall updates GIS aerial photography

Hall County has updated the images in its Geographic Information System to reflect the way the county has developed over the past five years.

December 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Highways clear up in time for safe holiday travel

The Christmas Day snow may have left many wondering if they could return home safely Sunday from holiday trips.

December 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program offers preventive care to would-be moms

More than 110,000 women at the highest risk for delivering low birth weight babies will be eligible for a new preventive care program through the Georgia Department of Community Health starting in January.

December 26, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Winter’s 1st snow brings out playful residents in Hall

Area residents woke up Sunday to a rare sight indeed - snow on the ground the day after Christmas.

December 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chestatee High graduate learns independence on Appalachian Trail

Connor Timpone said it was an easy decision to live outdoors for about five months.

December 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weather slows post-holiday foot traffic at local stores

Saturday's gift of a white Christmas slowed down post-holiday shopping at some Gainesville retailers Sunday morning.

December 26, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Volunteers offer help with taxes

To help low-income families put more of their tax returns in their pockets, one Gainesville group is offering free help working through the paperwork this tax season.

December 26, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Rash of fires leaves no one injured

A rash of fires Sunday did damage but caused no injuries.

December 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Roads clearing, but snow and chilly weather remains

A winter weather advisory has expired, but a wind advisory remains in force until 6 p.m.

December 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School furlough days delay maintenance plans

The Hall County school system is scaling back on maintenance projects over the winter break this year because of furlough days.

December 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Engine No. 209 began as a locomotive for last Russian czar

Gainesville's humble engine that sits at the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway and West Academy Street is getting a bit of attention.

December 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Popularity of canopy tours zipping ahead

Hall County now is home to two of Georgia's three canopy tour companies, giving the county its piece of what tourism experts say is a booming business.

December 25, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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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


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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