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Tight budget forces some corps park changes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close three Lake Lanier recreation areas and alter the schedule of two others, including one in Hall County, in 2012.

August 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Longstreet to be remembered at site of Manassas battle

The Longstreet Society's president says the group plans to "cheat" a little in this year's annual seminar, which has the overarching theme of the Civil War's 150th anniversary.

August 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Coin group in town to collect currency, metals, antiques

Your loose change may be more valuable than you think.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lula reopens Rafe Banks Park

The city of Lula reopened Rafe Banks Park Friday.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville school board will meet with council on voting maps

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education is one step closer to finding a solution to redistricting.

August 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Brenau students start class today

Today marks the first day of class for students at Brenau University and Brenau Academy. It's also the first day at the university for new Provost Nancy Krippell.

August 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Château Élan hosts festival offering unique wines, standout fare

Stomping grapes, sipping national, international and Georgia wines and brewskies, and sampling harvest barbecue delicacies kept visitors entertained at the 15th annual Vineyard Fest at Château Élan on Sunday afternoon.

August 29, 2011 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Ga. has sold $45 billion in lottery tickets

At Flowery Branch Convenience on Spout Springs Road, early morning customers come in for three things - coffee, a newspaper and a lottery ticket.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lotto looking for ways to keep people spending in tough economy

In fiscal year 1993, the Georgia Lottery Corp. made more than $19 million from ticket sales. Fiscal year 2011, which ended in June, brought more than $3.5 billion in ticket sales.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 die over weekend on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier turned deadly over the weekend, with a Buford teenager drowning after a boating accident and a Cumming man slipping underwater and never resurfacing.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities have found the body of a Buford boy who had been feared drowned following a Saturday night boating accident on Lake Lanier in North Hall.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man drowns while fishing in Lake Lanier

A 51-year-old Cumming man drowned while wade fishing in Lake Lanier, south of Brown's Bridge in Hall County.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local Salvation Army crew helps Hurricane Irene victims

While Hurricane Irene continued to lash out against the east coast Saturday, a group with the Salvation Army in Gainesville prepared to offer assistance in North Carolina.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Police seeking man who robbed store Friday

Gainesville police continue to search for a suspect they believe robbed the Shell Food Mart on Friday night at West Ridge Road and U.S. 129.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall County fire crews battle home blaze

Hall County fire crews were called Saturday night to battle a house fire south of Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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DOT extends emergency response program up I-985

Motorists stranded on Interstate 985 north of Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch now can get help from the Georgia Department of Transportation's Highway ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Tuition increase coming for UNG students after Board of Regents decision

Students at the University of North Georgia campuses in Gainesville and Dahlonega will be paying more for school next year - the result of a 2 ...

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DeKalb firefighters thank Hall County counterparts for recovering their co-worker’s body

Just days before next week's one-year anniversary of the death of one of their own, DeKalb County firefighters returned to Hall County to say ...

April 20, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hiker rescued from ledge at Raven Cliff Falls

Authorities rescued a Barrow County man who slipped and fell onto the last ledge before Raven Cliff Falls' main drop Wednesday afternoon.

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Hall County Jail clerk sentenced for stealing from inmates' accounts

A former Hall County Jail clerk was sentenced last week for taking money out of inmate accounts.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


More charges for Flowery Branch man in alleged ID theft case

Seven forgery charges were added among others in the case of a Flowery Branch man allegedly in possession of several stolen checks from mailboxes, according ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham County dogs arrive in Gainesville as seizure tally grows

Three dozen dogs from the largest-ever animal seizure in Habersham County arrived in Gainesville on Wednesday.

April 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting grant requests through June 30 for projects funded through its Community Impact Fund.

April 19, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Survey responses guided Gainesville superintendent search

Surveys completed by more than 500 Gainesville City Schools employees, school resource council members and community residents played a role in developing the profile used ...

April 19, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Clothes trickling back to customers of abandoned cleaners

Frustrated customers of a shuttered Shallowford Road dry cleaners were again blocked from getting their items back on Wednesday, but property managers said the end ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


19-year-old charged with molesting girl

A 19-year-old Hall County man faces child molestation and incest charges for incidents that allegedly occurred between March and April.

April 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman dies in North Forsyth crash

A Gainesville woman died Tuesday in a wreck in North Forsyth County.

April 19, 2017 | Times regional reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closure set for overnight Wednesday

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

April 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn't going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville doctor describes month in warzone hospital in Mosul, Iraq

Behind the 14-foot blast wall surrounded in razor wire, Dr. Jim Froehlich heard the "not-so-distant" sounds of a mortar attack at a hospital near Mosul ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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