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Eagle Ranch graduate now a successful businessman

Feb. 20, 1989, may not be a date of any significance for some people, but for Shane Sullards, it represents the first day of the rest of his life.

May 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Eagle Ranch: Keeping the dream alive and strong

In 1982, it would be tough to call Eddie Staub's idea a plan - a work in progress would be a better description.

May 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Marchers unite to raise funds for healthier babies

Emma Gilreath is a fighter.

May 01, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Bouncing balls boost Our Neighbor fundraising efforts

For Nick Cain, a 21-year-old born with a rare genetic disorder known as Costello syndrome, life has changed since he moved in with other young adults with disabilities in a house on Gainesville's Prior Street.

May 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Child in critical condition after rescue from pool

A 3-year-old boy was in critical condition today after being found unresponsive in a residential swimming pool Friday night.

May 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bill allows more access to DFCS records

When State Court Solicitor-General Stephanie Woodard's staff wanted to find out more about a Hall County couple who allegedly let dead dogs rot in a home where children lived, they asked for records from the local office of the Division of Family and Children Services.

May 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County hopes to talk through water issues

Hall officials plan to sit down with the city of Gainesville next week in hopes of finding a solution to the area's water issues.

May 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Guardsman visits students who sent care packages

It's not often that kids get to meet real-life superheroes, but that's what happened Friday at Lula Elementary School.

May 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton trail reopens

BRASELTON - Phase I of Mulberry RiverWalk, a more than two-mile trail in Braselton, recently reopened following flood damage in October that closed it for more than six months.

April 30, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Local schools race solar-powered model cars

BRASELTON - Lanier National Speedway normally packs its race calendar with high-octane events, but on Friday, the track welcomed a new style of racing.

April 30, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Falcons associates pitch in at local nonprofit groups

Instead of stopping at the Atlanta Falcons training facility in Flowery Branch, team executives on Friday traveled farther up Interstate 985 to lend a helping hand in Gainesville.

April 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Burn ban aims to reduce pollution

People welcome warm weather in many ways.

April 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mount Airy man pleads guilty in child molestation case

A Mount Airy man pleaded guilty Friday to coercing a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct captured by a webcam.

April 30, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Census return rates up for most of Northeast Georgia

More Hall County and Northeast Georgia residents participated in the census this year than in 2000, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The mail participation rate for Hall County went up three percentage points to 75 percent.

April 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs program introduces kids to digital arts

Instead of disrupting class, A.J. Espino now has a constructive channel for his musical interests.

April 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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