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Season tickets offered for GHS elephant’s return

Gainesville High School officials have sweetened the pot in the case of the school's missing elephant.

April 12, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Ernst benefit concert raises $7,200

A benefit concert honoring Brian Ernst, a West Hall student who died from cancer one month ago, raised $7,200.

April 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board studies textbook alternatives

Gainesville City Schools officials are pondering how to increase learning and decrease costs at the same time.

April 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cell phones making a comeback at Hall school

Cell phones were once frowned upon in schools, but they are making a positive impact at one Hall County school.

April 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood works to maintain roads

Oakwood is about to gear up its road maintenance program this year after the economic downturn delayed it in 2009.

April 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Great Decisions series takes look at building a lasting peace

Building a peaceful and stable nation is no easy task.

April 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Kilgore pleads guilty to slaying of couple

The Dawson County man accused of killing his stepdaughter and her husband late last year admitted Monday he was the triggerman in the slayings.

April 12, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


I-85 resurfacing begins near South Carolina line

The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin at 6 tonight resurfacing a 7.2-mile stretch of Interstate 85 up to the South Carolina state line.

April 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Committee revamps efforts to restore historic Jackson County courthouse

JEFFERSON - Work continues on restoring the historic county courthouse in Jefferson, but the committee leading the efforts is coming close to depleting its $2 million budget.

April 11, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Commerce man accused of collectible con

Kerry Haggard's love of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolf Man made him many friends in collecting circles.

April 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deadline for taxes looming

For those still flipping through 2009 receipts and W-2 forms, there are just a few days left to file their taxes.

April 11, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Warmer temperatures don’t guarantee safe swimming

Though it will be warm and sunny all week, a dip in Lake Lanier may not be as pleasant as it seems.

April 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City schools may lose Mundy Mill school property

Gainesville school Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is hopeful that future developers of the Mundy Mill village plan to keep an elementary school in the mega development.

April 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teeth-whitening fundraiser will aid Good News Clinics

Good News Clinics are getting a boost from local dentists.

April 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Friends, supporters chip in to help Ernst family

Sunday marked one month since Brian Ernst, a 19-year-old former West Hall High baseball player, died from cancer.

April 11, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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