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Study: Craigslist a hotbed for illegal sex acts

An ad on the Internet classified website Craigslist under the "casual encounters" category leaves little to the imagination.

June 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


World War II veteran Fisher, 90, takes his long journey home

For several minutes, Verl Duane Fisher sat in the wheelchair, wiping away tears and accepting the embraces of friends and loved ones.

June 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge rejects self-defense claim

A man accused of killing his half-brother with a tree branch will face trial in September unless the Georgia Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal that he acted in self-defense.

June 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Car show helps stock food pantry for needy

Oldies music filled the corners of downtown Flowery Branch early Saturday morning.

June 05, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Consumer spending takes slow but steady strides

As a business owner, Dave Goodrich has seen far better times, but this year has been better than last.

June 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Angel of mercy on a fateful day

On June 6, 1944, American soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy in France to stake the Allies' claim to Europe in World War II.

June 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mentors to be honored for turning boys to men

In their own ways, Gene Beckstein and Nathaniel Shelton have been working for years to teach Hall County boys how to be men.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Clear skies greet balloonists in annual Helen to Atlantic race

At dawn Friday, nearly 20 hot air balloon pilots sat in the pilots lounge at the Helendorf River Inn waiting on the weather report in hopes of a crystal clear launch in the 37th annual Helen to the Atlantic race.

June 04, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Downtown market draws produce lovers to square

Families piled out of their cars to snag veggies while they lasted.

June 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Late soldier was ‘Army through and through,’ mother says

Staff Sgt. John DeLong was looking forward to his deployment next month to Afghanistan, the second tour of duty in a combat zone for the Gainesville native, when tragedy struck last week a few miles from his base at Fort Carson, Colorado.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Swafford now West Hall Middle’s biggest booster

Karla Swafford weaved her way through the halls of West Hall Middle School on Friday, taking a look at her new home this fall.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New cancer treatments drive up expenses, yet save more lives

You may surprised to learn that medical costs associated with cancer have nearly doubled in the last 20 years.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Taking a lap for life

In the dimming light, they proudly stood shoulder to shoulder.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fishing arrest faces legal challenge

An attorney has mounted a legal challenge of arrest procedures after a Honduran national was booked into the Hall County jail for fishing without a license and likely faces deportation as a result.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teen’s death leads to texting ban

A tragic accident last December has led to a state law that the victim's family hopes will help save other families from their pain.

June 04, 2010 | | Local


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5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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