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Gainesville author, commentator Gordon Sawyer dies

Gordon Sawyer, a Gainesville author, radio commentator and history buff, died Thursday at the age of 89.

November 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Plane crash kills 3 in Habersham County

It was still unclear as of late Thursday what happened to a small-engine aircraft that fell from the sky in Habersham County during the early morning hours, killing all three occupants on board.

November 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

5-car wreck shut down Ga. 365 at Howard Road

Six people suffered minor injuries in two wrecks involving five vehicles Thursday morning at Ga. 365 and Howard Road.

November 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Police: Probe widens in Bobbi Kristina Brown fake nurse case

ATLANTA - The investigation of a woman accused of posing as a nurse and giving hospice care to Bobbi Kristina Brown widened Wednesday as police sought more information about other patients she may have treated.

November 05, 2015 | Associated Press | Local

Work may start Monday to widen Ga. 400 south from Forsyth

The widening of Ga. 400 between the exits for McFarland Parkway and Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth County will begin Monday, weather-permitting.

November 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Queen City homeless camp devastated by heavy rains

The homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has flooded before. But this time seems worse than ever.

November 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Dawsonville will get state's first Culver’s burger joint

A restaurant chain specializing in burgers and frozen custard will open its first Georgia location in Dawson County.

November 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Suspect slips out of handcuffs, leads deputy on pursuit

A man slipped out of handcuffs Monday and led a Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy on a foot chase, according to authorities.

November 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lula mobile home fire ruled accidental

A Lula mobile home fire that destroyed the residence Saturday night was deemed accidental, according to Hall County Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black.

November 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Senate backs resolution to get rid of EPA clean water rules

WASHINGTON - Despite White House objections, the Senate voted for a resolution Wednesday to scrap new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution.

November 04, 2015 | Times staff, wire reports | Local

Buford homebuilding company bought by Clayton

A Tennessee-based homebuilding group has purchased Chafin Communities, located in Buford, in a deal that includes about 1,100 developed, undeveloped and contracted building lots.

November 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Lack of candidates means Clermont’s not done with election yet

A March 1 election has been set to replace Clermont Town Councilman John Brady, whose term ends Dec. 31.

November 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Helen tourists’ trash lands Chattahoochee on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

"Shooting the 'Hooch" in Helen is enjoyed by thousands of swimsuit-clad tourists each summer, but trash produced by the activity on the Chattahoochee River has landed the river on a "Dirty Dozen" list.

November 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kubota gift to fire department likely for ‘parade purposes’

Hall County Fire Services added another vehicle to its fleet last week - a Kubota utility vehicle.

November 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Turnout continues to lag in Hall County, only 9 percent Tuesday

Voter turnout in local elections continues to be poor across Hall County.

November 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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Report: Man shot after fight over card game at Buford home

A woman shot in the arm Saturday in Buford said she recalled an argument over a card game before hearing gunshots, according to a Gwinnett ...

November 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Business says its litter trap could clean up Chattahoochee in Helen

Gary Hopkins didn't need the Georgia Water Coalition's "Dirty Dozen" list to know how bad trash was along the Chattahoochee River in Helen.

November 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville man dies in South Forsyth crash

A Gainesville man succumbed to injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday at McFarland Parkway and Ga. 400 in South Forsyth County.

November 18, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Clermont could have hard time doing business come Jan. 1

Clermont may have little wiggle room to conduct town business between Jan. 1 and March 1, when the North Hall County town holds a special ...

November 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

West Hall High holds vigil for Paris victims

The French flag, alongside the American flag, hung against the front glass doors at West Hall High School, illuminated by flickering candlelight.

November 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 ways (and counting) you can help others this holiday season

The following are a few ways to help your neighbor this holiday season. If you have information about such an effort, email the details to ...

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Georgia politicians debating Syrian refugee issue cite national security, compassion

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to halt the resettlement of 10,000 Syrian refugees in the country over ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Murder convict asks for new trial in Peppers Market shooting

Video evidence and a trial attorney's effectiveness were at the center of testimony Tuesday in a motion for a new trial for a man ...

November 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Chicopee kindergarten teacher named teacher of the year for Hall County

A kindergarten teacher at Chicopee Woods Elementary School is the top educator this year in the Hall County School District.

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Industries of the year honor their teams' work

Whether the industry is big or small, many company leaders feel there's one common denominator that makes a business successful: having good people.

November 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

With floodwaters gone, cleanup at homeless camp begins

The homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville are finally drying out after floodwaters swamped their encampment following recent heavy rains. Now the ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lula house fire causes major damage, no injuries

No injuries were reported as a 4,100-square-foot house in the 5000 block of Latty Road in Lula was 75-percent damaged in a fire Monday ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local French speakers say ‘seed of love’ will grow in wake of Paris attacks

Montine Whelchel Smith, who has a trip to Paris written on her bucket list, said the feelings of love will overpower hatred after attacks Friday ...

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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