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ADA celebration: 20 years of progress

Twenty years ago, the U.S. Congress took a major step toward ensuring equality with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

July 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Slimmed-down, retooled CVB sets goals through 2015

Moving offices, reducing staff in a tough economy and dealing with a split with the city of Gainesville consumed much of the past 12 months for the Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau.

July 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman gives birth, then spends weeks in coma

She planned on going home with a healthy baby girl, on rocking her daughter to sleep each night, on nursing her when she needed to be fed and holding her when she cried.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


DNR says young bear likely headed north

Multiple Gainesville residents reported bear sightings Friday morning following an unsuccessful trapping effort Thursday afternoon.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Lanier Tech reflects growth at graduation

Lanier Technical College graduated its largest class of students Friday night - and the programs just keep growing.

July 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Leadership-building program puts middle-schoolers to the test

For three days each July, young men in Hall County learn what it means to be confident, disciplined and driven. They learn what it means to be a leader.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville symphony searches for new maestro

The board of the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra has elected to not renew the contract of Gregory Pritchard, who has served as the symphony's music director for the past seven years, and is launching a nationwide search for the new face of the orchestra.

July 16, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


2 teens charged in 911 call prank

Two teenage girls were arrested after making a series of prank calls to 911 falsely reporting emergencies, officials said Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mistrial declared in church driver case

A Hall County State Court judge declared a mistrial in the case of a former church van driver accused of groping a teenage passenger, officials said Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


I-985 wreck ties up traffic

The left-hand lane of a portion of Interstate 985 northbound near Oakwood was shut down temporarily today while the Georgia State Patrol investigated a one-car accident with injuries.

July 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Curbside trash pickup in Gainesville seems unlikely

Gainesville will not likely change to a curbside garbage pickup service, officials said following Thursday's public meeting about solid waste services in the city.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Bear visits downtown Gainesville, eludes authorities

Janice Ludwig's back deck played host to an unexpected visitor Thursday morning.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Flowery Branch gives first OK to public defender appointment

Defendants in Flowery Branch Municipal Court may soon be able to get legal advice on the spot, helping cases get disposed of quicker.

July 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Entertainment venue loses its alcohol license

The Gainesville City Council has upheld a judge's ruling to revoke the alcoholic beverage license for the Armadillo Palace on Cleveland Highway.

July 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Advocates encourage sharing of water

Leaders of Georgia's largest river advocacy groups on Thursday called on the state's gubernatorial candidates to take a new approach to the state's struggle over water supply: Do a little less suing and reservoir planning and seek instead to do a lot more sharing.

July 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

Flowery Branch High School is the most recent to jump on the fishing club bandwagon, thanks mostly to mom Amy Hammock. East Hall High and ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Bull riding can be a dangerous sport.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local UNG student wins Fulbright Scholarship

A Flowery Branch student has become the first recipient this year of the Fulbright Scholarship from the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

April 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Human remains found near site of missing Gwinnett woman’s wrecked car

Human remains and clothing were found Thursday in Dahlonega near where the wrecked vehicle of a Gwinnett County woman was found last year.

April 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


No one hurt in house fire on Ledan Extension in North Hall

No one was hurt Friday in a house fire in northwestern Hall County.

April 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Fire Services reopens station after renovations

One of the busier stations for Hall County Fire Services reopened Thursday, promising more spacious amenities for firefighters.

April 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Free cancer screenings set for Saturday

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Cancer Services is teaming up with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance to provide free screenings for oral, head and ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project

A delayed road project in Flowery Branch is forcing school buses to cross crowded roads "daredevil-style," Mayor Mike Miller said at a City Council meeting ...

April 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Some residents question sharp rise in property tax assessments

Some Hall County property owners are shocked by big increases to their tax assessments as the area continues its post-recession resurgence.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


United Way of Hall County celebrates its 2016-17 accomplishments

United Way of Hall County had a lot to commemorate at its annual year-end celebration at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Passport fairs set for Gainesville, Cleveland on Saturday

The Limestone Parkway U.S. Post Office in Gainesville and the Cleveland post office on Helen Way will hold passport fairs this Saturday.

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Oakwood Chick-fil-A reopens

After a little over a month of waiting for customers, the Chick-fil-A in Oakwood is open for business again.

April 20, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


DOT extends emergency response program up I-985

Motorists stranded on Interstate 985 north of Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch now can get help from the Georgia Department of Transportation's Highway ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


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