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Body of slain soldier returns home today

The body of a Lula soldier killed last week in Afghanistan will be brought home today.

June 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


EPD declares drought over

Georgia residents from the hills to the sand dunes can water their landscapes at any time of day now that state officials have declared the state's two-year drought has ended.

June 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawsonville man found guilty in terrorism trial

ATLANTA - Syed Haris Ahmed may not have posed an imminent threat to the United States with his e-mails discussing violent Jihad, his amateurish videos of Washington landmarks or his implausible plots to attack domestic targets, but his acts supported terrorism just the same, government prosecutors said.

June 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Maranatha suspect charged in Methodist church burglary

The man accused in the May 11 burglary of Oakwood's Maranatha Christian School was charged Wednesday with a church burglary that occurred 10 days later.

June 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Work continues at Rock Creek Park

Area residents and visitors soon will be able to travel along a trail from Rock Creek Park to Ivey Terrace Park and even stop to take in a little music along the way.

June 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville again talking annexation

Talk of annexing the unincorporated county islands in the Gainesville city limits returns to the City Council's table today - albeit not as expansive as before when the council considered annexing all of its islands.

June 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Winder man was victim in Friday wreck on I-85

Georgia State Patrol officials have identified a Winder husband and father as the victim of an accident on Interstate 85 near the Dry Pond exit 140.

June 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ga. 53 closed after fatal wreck

One person is dead after a fuel tanker and pickup truck collided this afternoon in northeastern Forsyth County.

The wreck, which happened about 3 p.m. at Porter Lane and Ga. 53, involved a white Isuzu pickup and a tanker that authorities say was carrying 400 gallons of diesel fuel.

June 10, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Students OK after school placed on lockdown

Gainesville Parks and Recreation officials say no one was harmed when four juvenile males carrying BB guns came near a day camp at Fair Street Elementary school, even though the school was locked down as a precaution.

The department said staff saw the boys passing the basketball courts where day campers were playing at the school around 3:30 this afternoon.

June 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


I-985 southbound jammed below airport

One lane of southbound Interstate 985 has been blocked for road work between mile markers 17 and 18, according to Georgia Department of Transportation officials.

June 10, 2009 | | Local


State schools superintendent checks in with local programs

It is one thing to create a program, but it is something totally different to see it in action.

June 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


County receives 2 reports of roaming lion in North Hall

Authorities have found no evidence to confirm a lion was out on the prowl on Ga. 60 early Tuesday morning after a motorist reported seeing just that.

June 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Easing drought may mean rule changes on water use, docks

Water use and lake recreation could begin to return to normal as Georgia appears to be pulling out of a two-year drought.

June 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


1 charged in Maranatha school burglary; more arrests expected

One person was charged Tuesday in connection with last month's burglary at Maranatha Christian Academy, and authorities expect more arrests.

June 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Experts don't see gas topping $4 a gallon this year

With ever-rising prices on gas station signs, it's easy to get concerned we might be in for a repeat of last summer's $4-a-gallon gasoline.

June 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Applications open for NGCF Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Community Impact Grants.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s budget solid, future less clear

The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.

April 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flight center honors late instructor at ceremony

Family and co-workers of the Lanier Flight Center instructor who died after an October plane crash honored the passionate aviator Saturday in the most fitting way: teaching people to fly.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents say ‘no’ to state milestones test

It's arguably a question of parental rights.

April 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Laurel Park hosts Five Points of Life Kids marathon

Gainesville is the newest of the 10 cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to host the Five Points of Life Kids marathon. The Five Points of Life Foundation, started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, hosted the marathons as a fun way to get kids active. Participants walk or run 25 miles over a specified amount of time logging their distance as they go.

April 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Incidents put new focus on security in Hall courtrooms

Like their adult counterparts, juvenile offenders can pose potential threats for deputies working to secure the Hall County Courthouse.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water wars’ latest chapter is big legal affair

Typically, the real legal maneuvering begins once a lawsuit is filed.

April 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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