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Ceremony at college notes Mathis' accomplishments

James Mathis Sr. understood what was important in life. The family man lent his business and marketing prowess to supporting education and preserving the history and natural beauty of Northeast Georgia.

October 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teens get lesson in homelessness

Even with a few creature comforts from home, life in a cardboard box is no fun.

October 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New roof or new school?

The Gainesville school board reviewed its financial options Friday as it plans to repair four school building roofs and possibly construct a new Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

October 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Costumed candy-seekers take downtown

"I'm my cat, Mr. Jewy," said 5-year-old Tori Mullins.

October 30, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


South Hall student continues recovery

South Hall Middle eighth-grader Alberto Diaz left Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite this week and is now in intensive therapy.

October 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lula breaks ground on new wastewater plant

LULA - Lula officials ceremoniously broke ground on the much-anticipated wastewater treatment plant Friday.

October 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Halloween made scarier by drunken drivers

Nearly 1 in 3 adults plans to attend a Halloween party tonight, and that gives some folks the shivers.

October 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Don’t forget to set your clocks back, check smoke alarms

After helping the kids tally how much Halloween loot they gathered, folks should be sure to set their clocks back an hour.

October 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Police charge 4 with burglary

Four people, including three juveniles, were charged with burglary after Gainesville police caught them in the Chestatee Road area after a brief foot chase Thursday.

October 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local




No major injuries in Browns Bridge wreck

A wreck that closed down Browns Bridge Road during rush-hour traffic this morning did not result in any life-threatening injuries, the Georgia State Patrol said.

October 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


‘Buford’ has always been a Vikings superfan

If you go to an East Hall High School football game and ask for Keith Smith, you may get a questionable look.

October 30, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Students celebrate drug-free lives

Red Ribbon Week has become much more than pinning on a looped piece of cloth and making a pledge to stay off drugs.

October 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mayor opposes fitness room plan at aquatic center

A proposal to fashion one of the meeting rooms at Gainesville's nearly new Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center into a fitness room was met with opposition Thursday by the city's mayor.

October 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Father and son are charged in assault

A Flowery Branch man has been charged with pointing a shotgun at employees from a repossession company Monday, and his father has been charged with giving him the weapon, according to a news release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

October 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Ask The Times: No plans to install more sirens in Hall

Why are so many of the county's tornado sirens in South Hall? It seems they overlap a lot.

April 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Body found in Oak Street home

Gainesville Police removed a man's body Friday afternoon from a home on Oak Street.

April 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


2 indicted in Lanier boating crash that injured Forsyth family

April 24, 2015 | Forsyth County News | Local


Breaking the classroom tradition

While most students study and learn within a traditional classroom setting, every year Hall County permits a select group to wander beyond the walls of their high school.

April 24, 2015 | By JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Animal shelters protect against spread of disease

After Gwinnett County's animal shelter closed its doors this month because of a pneumonia-like illness that killed one dog and infected many others, local shelters are taking steps to prevent the same fate.

April 24, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lanier Tech boasts first back-back winners of prestigious award

For the first time, a technical college has back-to-back winners of the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction.

April 23, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Program offers lasting connection with Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center patients

Susie Underwood worked on multiple drafts of the letter to accompany Sally Hull's portrait, a woman in hospice who raised Underwood like one of her own children.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County woman has come long way since 2006 near-fatal wreck

The journey to recovery has been slow for Brittany Walters, but the milestones are coming, one by one, for the Hall County woman.

April 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commercial property owners next in line to protest tax reassessments

It's déjà vu all over again, except with a little twist.

April 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


17-year-old killed by train

A 17-year-old boy walking along the train tracks in Jefferson was struck and killed Thursday by a freight train.

April 23, 2015 | From Times regional, wire reports | Local


Habersham Sheriff’s Office settles with family of toddler burned in raid

The Habersham County government reached a settlement agreement with the family of a toddler critically injured by a flash grenade in May.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall jobless rate down to 4.9 percent, still best in Georgia

Hall County continues to lead the state in putting people into jobs.

April 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lack of foster families leads to temporary hotel housing for few children

In the first three months of 2015, more than a handful of Hall County foster care kids with the Division of Family and Children Services spent an average of two nights in a hotel.

April 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rally raises awareness about suicide among veterans

"I know that lonely, dark feeling," said Chris Dorsey, an Iraq War veteran from Winder.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Butterfly release Friday for National Victims’ Rights Week

Capping off the week honoring crime victims, the Hall County Solicitor's Office and District Attorney's Office will hold its annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Friday.

April 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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