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For bike racers, third time through Gainesville is deja vu again

For the third time this spring, professional cyclists sped through Gainesville hunched over aerodynamic bikes traveling at top speeds of 40 mph.

June 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flowery Branch grad got started early on Army career

While many recent high school graduates will venture off to college this fall with only a vague idea of their career plans, Chaston Stewart has his plan to become a military intelligence analyst all ironed out.

June 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Fire guts empty house in North Hall

A vacant home was nearly destroyed by fire in the early hours of the weekend.

June 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hundreds attend new library's grand opening

FLOWERY BRANCH - A crowd of about a thousand people enjoyed food and fun at Saturday's grand opening of the Spout Springs Library in Flowery Branch.

June 04, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Keep the Memorial Day celebration safe

Law enforcement officers promise to be out in force this holiday weekend as the summer recreational season gets under way despite rising gasoline prices that could keep more people off the roads.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


So long school, welcome summer

Students at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy stepped out of school and into summer Friday when they were dismissed from their last day of classes.

June 04, 2008 | | Local


Clarkesville apiary buzzes with visitors

CLARKESVILLE - Carl Webb got into beekeeping as a hobby. By the end of the year, he and his wife, Virginia, will have harvested 20,000 pounds of honey.

June 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


South Hall High grads celebrate 50 years

The first graduates of South Hall High School will celebrate their 50th year with a reunion today, though they technically never attended the school.

June 04, 2008 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Little House a new haven for children

Representatives from the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children and the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocates broke ground Friday morning on a new combined facility called the Little House.

June 04, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Murder suspect denies shooting role

The man charged in the home invasion slaying of a West Hall retiree admitted to being at the victim's home on the day of the killing but denied going inside or shooting anyone, according to court testimony Friday.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Looking elsewhere for care: ER payment plan seeks to redirect nonemergency cases

If Northeast Georgia Medical Center's new payment policy works as planned, it could have a ripple effect on the rest of the local health care community.

June 04, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Police: Man’s fake IDs may be part of con

At best, Ronald Lee Elrod has an overactive imagination; at worst, he's a con artist, authorities believe.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Most students ace end-of-course exams

Nearly all of area middle school students passed the End-of-Course Tests as part of high school-level classes.

June 04, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech student goes to state Student of the Year competition

Lanier Technical College student Karen Nowakowski has been named one of 12 semifinalists in the Technical College System of Georgia's 37th annual Student of the Year competition.

June 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Exhibit honoring fallen heroes comes to Gainesville

One was a Little League coach for his son's baseball and football teams. Another was a guitarist who recorded his own music. A computer geek, a bicycle racer, a triathlete champion - the diverse list of talents and passions goes on, but these men all had one thing in common: They were Georgia soldiers who gave their lives for America while in combat.

Portraits and stories of 40 soldiers are featured at the Northeast Georgia History Center from now until June 6 in the traveling exhibit, "Art from the Heart: Georgia's Fallen Heroes."

June 03, 2008 | | Local


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Dawson County commissioners seek back taxes from hotel

April 10, 2014 | From regional reports | Local


Construction continues on new Clarks Bridge

Work continues on a new Clarks Bridge across Lake Lanier in Gainesville. The project, which also calls for a new pedestrian tunnel under Ga. 284, is set for completion by Dec. 31, 2015. When completed, the new bridge will have 12-foot lanes and an 8-foot shoulder in each direction.

April 10, 2014 | | Local


Fire damages home on Tulip Drive

A fire caused by unattended cooking damaged a home in the 1800 block of Tulip Drive in Gainesville, but the occupants got out without injury, authorities said.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville parks department proposes increased budget

As it looks to expand recreational opportunities, renovate park facilities and increase staff, the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has proposed a $5.261 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Emerging partnership benefits local housing programs

A partnership between the Gainesville Nonprofit Development Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Hall County to build and rehabilitate homes and neighborhoods across Gainesville is beginning to pay big dividends.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Camp Merrill debate alive in US House

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville argued Wednesday before the House Armed Service Committee for control of Camp Frank D. Merrill near Dahlonega to be transferred from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza business owners oppose redevelopment

Aurelio Guzman has fond childhood memories of the El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ex-jailers, former inmates enter mediation

Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees have entered into mediation with three then-inmates alleging civil rights violations in a Dec. 22, 2010, incident at the jail.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Badge and Bar: Trial date set on child sex trafficking charges

A tentative May trial date has been set for three Gainesville residents accused in a child sex trafficking case in Hall County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


UNG-Gainesville project brings students, seniors together

It may seem an odd pairing: College students, from the nearby University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, showing older adults at the Senior Life Center how to bowl digitally.

April 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local




Family increases reward to $10K in missing person case

Thomas Funk of Gainesville has been missing since Oct. 1, 2011, and his family and the Hall County Sheriff's Office want answers.

April 09, 2014 | | Local


Double-wide damaged in early morning fire

A mobile home was damaged by a fire early Wednesday but the residents escaped safely.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Luncheon pays tribute to Gainesville native Mike Banks

Mike Banks, a Gainesville native and banker, was honored by the University of North Georgia on Tuesday during a luncheon at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming.

April 09, 2014 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


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