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Several of Lake Lanier’s creeks and streams are ‘impaired’

Lake Lanier is the big tourist draw, with huge spans of water filling visitors' views from many a vantage point.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


ACF Stakeholders' plan draws muted reaction from states in 'water wars'

A private water group's new leader doesn't have the job of getting 56 members to buy into a tri-state water management plan - a work that took nearly six years to complete.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


County must step in when bodies go unclaimed

Marion Merck cannot get a return phone call.

May 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville natives start business connecting people through sports

Louis Hokayem and Graham Williams first saw their picture in the newspaper 13 years ago.

May 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Class Notes: North Georgia Technical College recognizes exceptional alumni

Four alumni from North Georgia Technical College will be recognized by their alma mater for their professional accomplishments.

May 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kickball tourney benefits cancer-stricken co-worker, friend

Sunday's gathering at North Hall Community Center & Park was all fun and games, but the mission was serious.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fish from Lanier are OK, but mercury can be a concern

Ernie Aldridge of Alto has been fishing off the waters of Lake Lanier at bridges, parks and shorelines since the late 1960s.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


What’s in Lake Lanier's waters?

Lake Lanier is safe - mostly.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier beaches are mostly safe for swimming

Jessica Braswell sat on the beach at Van Pugh Park on Lake Lanier with a friend earlier this month as her three children played in the water where it hits the sandy shore.

May 31, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Executive action on immigration could take years to resolve

Political conservatives scored a victory this past week when a federal appeals court in New Orleans rejected the Obama administration's request to allow the president's plan to shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation to proceed.

May 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI’s slow turnaround on DNA testing can add time to local investigations

For those police investigations that depend on DNA testing, a backlogged Georgia Bureau of Investigation can stop a case in its tracks.

May 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teenagers’ sexting can lead to trouble with the law

In a world of selfies and smartphones, the way children communicate with each other is changing rapidly.

May 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Big crowd enjoys a lakeside serenade at John Jarrard concert

Music lovers came by land and water on Saturday to enjoy the first Lake Show starring Shawn Mullins at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue at Clarks Bridge Park in Gainesville, hosted by the John Jarrard Foundation.

May 30, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Learning and fun at nexus of FLUXUS

Families of all sizes were out in the community Saturday, visiting Gainesville museums and attractions for free or reduced rates.

May 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




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Latinos, African-Americans to rally Monday to end at-large voting in Gainesville

Latino and African-American political organizers will meet Monday afternoon for what is being called a historic alliance to protest Gainesville's at-large voting system.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hobby Lobby, Chipotle officially coming to Dawsonville Highway development

Plans are moving forward for a large development on Dawsonville Highway, where Hobby Lobby, Chipotle and Academy Sports + Outdoors are all slated to open this fall or winter.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High court upholds federal insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

More than 412,000 Georgians can receive federal tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby coming to Gainesville

Hobby Lobby is set to open a new store in Gainesville. Construction has begun on the 55,000-square-foot building at 1146 Dawsonville Highway NW near Ahaluna Drive in North Lake Square.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Reports of rabid coyote in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is warning the public about a possible rabid coyote.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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