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Retired Clermont trucker wins $150K in lottery game

Tommy Lee of Clermont, a retired truck driver, won a $150,000 top prize in the Georgia Lottery instant game Giant Jumbo Bucks.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fire destroys home in North Hall

Five family members were left homeless Tuesday when a fire ripped through their house on Pete's Drive in North Hall.

March 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: New Ga. 347 section partially open in South Hall

A section of Ga. 347 has partially opened to South Hall County motorists.

March 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Growlers on Main takes next step toward opening on Gainesville square

Gainesville City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve an amendment to the alcoholic beverage ordinance that will allow Growlers on Main, a Flowery Branch establishment that serves draft beer to go, to open a new location in the downtown square.

March 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police searching for antiques shop thief who 'walks like a penguin'

Oakwood police are searching for a short man "who walks like a penguin," who is suspected in an antiques shop burglary.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Community comes together after fire damages Irish pub

Neither rain nor fire can keep Shenanigans Irish Restaurant & Pub from celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

March 18, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Boy Scouts award 3 area leaders

Boy Scouts make a pledge "to help other people at all times." It's a trait Scouts honor when others exemplify the value as well.

March 17, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


DNR rolls out new interactive map

With a little technological know-how, Georgia residents and visitors now can electronically find the state parks that match their recreation interests.

March 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville council to weigh allowing growlers

Gainesville City Council will hear a proposed amendment to the alcoholic beverage ordinance when it meets today for a regularly scheduled session.

March 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bill on island annexations dies in General Assembly

A bill that would have established a mediation process for dealing with Gainesville's next round of "island" annexations appears to be dead in the Georgia General Assembly.

March 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Possible murder-suicide involved East Hall couple

Authorities are investigating what appears to be the murder-suicide of an East Hall couple.

March 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Field trade between Gainesville, school board still in progress

A land transfer between Gainesville City Schools and Gainesville Parks & Recreation isn't final - yet.

March 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


GBI investigating possible suicide at Hall jail

An inmate at the Hall County Jail is dead in what appears to be a suicide, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

March 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Gainesville wants DOT to buy right of way at busy corner

"For sale" signs at a property overlooking one of Gainesville's busiest intersections have more than caught the city's attention.

March 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | 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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