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Lottery sales boosted by many who don’t use education programs

HOPE is a burden carried mostly by Georgia's lower income, its uneducated and its minorities.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


For a lucky few lottery players, small investments mean big payouts

Vernon Broom started playing the lottery about 12 years ago. Four years ago, he bought a $2 Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket at Petrofast Food Store in Gainesville.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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


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Lanier Islands still mulling what to do with old PineIsle site

The idea of a technology-oriented training and conference center at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall has been given a thumb's down by a ...

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Where the money from Hall County's increased taxes is going

If you're on a desktop, scroll down to read the infographic.

June 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


When dad is on call: As firefighters and fathers, public safety pros seek balance

Pulling on the navy blue uniform, Lt. Chad Dean knew it was going to be strange Tuesday to be away from his son, Parker, for ...

June 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


There's no summer break for homelessness in Hall

In the course of a month, Ray Rochell has gone from living with a roof over his head to sleeping on a dirty mattress tucked ...

June 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘I want my child back’ — Gainesville mom struggles to help child through health ordeal

Djustus Cobb has a lot of dreams.

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Photo slideshow: Juneteenth — A historic celebration of freedom

Gainesville residents celebrated a historic landmark of freedom Saturday with the annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom at the Midtown Greenway.

June 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools now ‘growing our own’ bilingual teachers

With an increasing need for bilingual teachers and a limited field of candidates, Hall County School officials are taking a new approach to recruitment - raising ...

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


No IDs, arrests yet in shooting after East Hall home invasion

The names of those involved in an East Hall shooting late Thursday that left a deputy and child injured have yet to be released, and ...

June 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Officials reviewing state draft of school needs assessment

Closing achievement gaps for some groups of students has been identified as a top priority by both Gainesville City and Hall County school officials in ...

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lula buys full-page ad to blast Hall County

The relationship between Lula and Hall County is in the toilet.

June 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Flowery Branch graduate recognized for Air Force Academy appointment

Before going to Flowery Branch High School, Braden Parks said he had never considered military service.

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Child molestation case moves on to Superior Court

A Gainesville man's case of alleged child molestation moved on to Superior Court after a committal hearing, according to court officials.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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