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21-year-old man drowns in Lake Lanier

A 21-year-old man drowned Sunday night while attempting to swim across a cove in the area of Big Creek Park in Lake Lanier in Buford, authorities said.

September 06, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Amtrak to make passenger fixes at Gainesville station

Some work improving passenger flow at Amtrak's Gainesville station is scheduled to be completed this month.

September 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall, Gainesville plan 9/11 memorial events

A firefighter who worked the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center had moved by Sept. 11, 2001, but lost multiple friends that day.

September 06, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Local workers learn their labor rights

Language barriers are not the only immediate challenges facing immigrants in the United States.

September 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Feelings split on district voting among Gainesville council candidates

African-American and Latino political organizers, including local civil rights leaders and students from the University of North Georgia, have rallied in recent months to call for replacing Gainesville's current at-large electoral system with a district voting process.

September 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Experts offer solutions to childhood stress

Stress may seem like an adult concern, a result of work, finances or other obligations. But studies show it's a concern for children, too.

September 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Dilapidated boats, docks dot Lake Lanier’s shoreline, but remedies aren’t easy to come by

Time was no big issue for retiree John Barker, who lives on the Chestatee River arm of Lake Lanier at the Hall-Lumpkin County line.

September 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville’s Nona Whitmire remains active, involved as she turns 106

Walking into the den with a little help from daughter Joyce Lewallen and daughter-in-law Mary Sue Whitmire, the keyboard cover is lifted and Nona Whitmire starts to warm up the ivory keys on her upright piano.

September 05, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Court helps vets find better path as civilians

Jan. 13 will be the day Ezzard Charles Smith can take one step closer to his new life.

September 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Crush Fest attendees put their best feet forward

The weather held over Saturday and even offered a slight breeze as hundreds trekked to Cleveland for the sixth annual Yonah Mountain Vineyard Crush Fest.

September 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Pizza joints bank on football season

Some things just go together: A dog and a bone. The sun and the shade. Football and pizza.

September 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Cat lovers purr-sue purr-fection in international show at UNG

Cat lovers from across the nation gathered Saturday for the Ocicat International Cat Show at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

September 05, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys | Local

UNG to hold global leadership simulcast

The University of North Georgia will soon host academic, business and military leaders for an open discussion about ethics in these fields.

September 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Advocates tour Healan's Mill during inaugural meeting to plan renovation

Mother Nature reclaims what is hers.

September 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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College bowl raises funds for Food Bank

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

September 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Window shutter maker coming to Gainesville, will employ 200 workers

The president of a national window shutters holding company is consolidating operations and coming to Gainesville as part of a move that could bring 200 ...

September 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Accused Georgia State Patrol post shooter is indicted

The Army veteran accused of firing a high-powered hunting rifle at the Georgia State Patrol post in Gainesville last summer was indicted Tuesday by a ...

September 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Shore Sweep set for Saturday on Lake Lanier

The Lake Lanier Association and volunteers from the community will pick up trash along the lake's shores in the group's 27th annual Shore ...

September 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Body found Wednesday in Lake Lanier identified as Flowery Branch man

A body found earlier this week in a shallow area of Lake Lanier has been identified as that of a Flowery Branch man. Exactly how ...

September 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

UGA political expert: Boehner got ‘tired of fighting’ right wing

Ultra-conservatives celebrating House Speaker John Boehner's departure from Congress might want to tap the brakes a bit, University of Georgia political science professor Charles ...

September 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Commerce man killed in Friday morning wreck

A Commerce man died following a two-car wreck Friday morning near the intersection of Shirley and Mount Vernon roads in North Hall, according to Sgt ...

September 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall Commission OKs rezoning for disabled adults community

"Just" People scored a big victory Thursday night at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville council candidates share thoughts on transportation, taxes, voting districts

It was seen as a win for the city of Gainesville.

September 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: Schools have parking security guards

I read that a security guard at a local school contacted the school resource officer about a man on West Hall High School's campus ...

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Family thought man's BB gun was real gun

A man driving with his family told Hall County authorities he was afraid a fellow driver had a real gun pointed at him, according to ...

September 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Planned Savannah port expansion could affect Hall

Gainesville may be nearly 300 miles from the Port of Savannah, but the impact of a planned $142 million expansion and improvement project could hit ...

September 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Indictments: Prisoners used cellphones to run crime rings

ATLANTA - Gangs at some Georgia prisons have been using cellphones to traffic drugs, smuggle in contraband, steal identities and, in at least one case, to ...

September 24, 2015 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local

Wood’s Mill, Gainesville students get lifelong skills through joint class

There's a class at Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville that teaches a variety of job readiness skills, including resume building, professionalism and ...

September 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Former Cumming police sergeant focus of FBI probe

September 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

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