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Heat is OK for cookies, not for kids

Local public safety officials will be baking cookies and roasting s'mores today - inside a car.

July 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


AARP: Gainesville one of nation’s top affordable retirement spots

As a Southern town with county charm and urban sophistication, it's no surprise Gainesville was recognized as one of the best places to retire.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Coming Sunday: The '96 Olympics revisited

Fifteen years ago this week, Clarks Bridge Park was teeming with thousands of spectators, athletes and media members in town for the 1996 Olympics.

July 22, 2011 | | Local


Police seek store robbers

Police are seeking information on two masked men who robbed a Gainesville convenience store at gunpoint late Wednesday night.

July 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New fire marshal sees challenge in job

Chad Payne laughs as he talks about being inside of a burning building. But despite his jovial nature, he takes the job seriously.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Attorney: Graves’ loan agreement invalid

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves' attorney says the disputed loan agreement between his client and a Northwest Georgia bank is not valid because the bank should have known the Georgia congressman couldn't repay the money and it cut the lawmaker some slack when his company couldn't make payments.

July 22, 2011 | BY ANDY JOHNS Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local


Veteran in Times article remembered as a ‘patriot’

A Hiawassee man profiled in a July 3 story in The Times about veterans coping with old war wounds died Wednesday. He was 62.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cockfighting investigation leads to marijuana bust

Hall County authorities were investigating a suspected cockfighting site at a Flowery Branch home when they discovered a patch of 88 marijuana plants with a street value of $176,000.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI probe of July 11 shooting is ongoing

Apart from a state probe of two deputies' actions in a July 11 suspect shooting, Charlie Pearce knows for certain how he feels about the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most Hall schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress levels

Hall County schools fared better than most in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary statewide numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education. Gainesville, however, fared worse.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Program teaches kids to fight back

More than 700,000 kids younger than 18 are reported missing each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dawson County talks of taking a stance on park, reservoir

Officials are considering a series of public hearings to gauge interest in a park and proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

July 20, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Foundation seeks Philanthropist of the Year nominations

The North Georgia Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year award.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Unhealthy air quality blamed on hot weather

As the region sweltered through its 24th day exceeding Code Orange air quality Wednesday, forecasters say there's no relief in sight.

July 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


2040 roads plan near final approval

Hall County's 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is on track for final approval Aug. 9.

July 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Charges dismissed for co-defendants in rape, sodomy case

A Magistrate Court judge dismissed the sexual assault case against two co-defendants at a committal hearing Friday in Hall County.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


KKK sign could return to Dahlonega building

DAHLONEGA - A sign removed from a Dahlonega building featuring Ku Klux Klan imagery could make a return.

February 17, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Georgia House approves state budget increasing teacher pay

ATLANTA - Georgia teachers and other state employees would get a 2 percent salary increase while staff overseeing child welfare cases will see a 19 percent ...

February 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Army Corps announces park and campground schedule

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced its 2017 schedule for day-use parks and campgrounds.

February 17, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Jaycees choose Greene, Fowler as Young Man, Woman of Year

Reliability is a trait that both the winners of the Gainesville Jaycees' prestigious Young Man and Young Woman of the Year have.

February 17, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green's Tavern in Flowery Branch won't be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

February 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Thousands in Hall participate in national ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Thousands of Hispanic students stayed home from school. Hundreds of Hispanic workers did not report to their jobs. Businesses in Hall County's Hispanic community ...

February 16, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Hailey Van Parys cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


$43K in marijuana seized on its way to Habersham; two arrested

Authorities intercepted a package containing 9 pounds of "high-grade marijuana" headed to a Habersham County address.

February 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Boy Scout trailer, $3K in camping supplies stolen from church

A troop of Boy Scouts preparing for its annual camping trip had its trailer stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints property ...

February 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

People passing by could get more than just information about Hillary Truelove's business.

February 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 dead after small plane crash in Barrow County

WINDER - Two people are dead after a small plane crash in Barrow County.

February 16, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Multiple people suffer injuries in 3-car wreck at Jesse Jewell/E.E. Butler intersection

One person was seriously injured and four others had non-life-threatening injuries in a three-car wreck with entrapments at the intersection of Jesse Jewell Parkway and ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Elections Board member accused of stealing boxers resigns position

A Hall County Elections Board member accused of shoplifting two pair of men's boxer briefs from Wal-Mart submitted his resignation Monday, county officials said.

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


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