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Four years after last drought, Lanier dangerously low

Four years ago this week, Georgians stood on the steps of the Capitol and asked God to make it rain.

November 19, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


LAMP Ministries provides food to needy residents

More than 200 people had something to be thankful for Saturday when they received a free meal from a local ministry.

November 19, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Enrollment down at Gainesville State, up at North Ga.

More students are enrolled in public Georgia colleges and universities than ever before.

November 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Ga. earns grant to boost college completion rate

As grade schools work toward getting more students in college, colleges are working toward getting more students to stay there.

November 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hospital could end contract with Cigna

Northeast Georgia Medical Center will become "out of network" for Cigna health insurance policyholders if a new managed care contract can't be worked out by Nov. 30.

November 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auction set to help Hall deputy’s daughter who was born prematurely

Some people don't believe in miracles, but Hall County sheriff's deputy Joey Haban and his wife, Kristina, have seen a miracle each day for the past 18 months.

November 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville submits redistricting plan to feds for review

Gainesville officials have submitted a plan to redraw its voting districts to the U.S. Department of Justice, giving residents another opportunity to comment on the proposed ward map.

November 18, 2011 | | Local


Forsyth woman charged with taking $540K from ex-employer

In what investigators are describing as a large white collar crime, a Forsyth County woman was charged Thursday afternoon with embezzling about $540,000 from her former employer.

November 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Family gets videos back after home robbery

Sometimes an emotional value can far outweigh any monetary value.

November 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Blaze chars home and displaces family of 4

A family of four was displaced Thursday morning after a fire charred their northeastern Forsyth home, officials said.

November 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Boomershines honored for donations, charitable efforts

Walter and Winkie Boomershine were honored Thursday at the North Georgia Community Foundation's annual Philanthropists of the Year Luncheon.

November 18, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


24-year-old man injured in Ga. 53 accident

A 24-year-old man was hospitalized late Wednesday after a two-vehicle wreck on a northeastern Forsyth County road.

November 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Merchandise stolen in heist returned to jeweler

Authorities have returned some of the jewelry taken this fall during a $2.5 million heist at a Buford Highway business.

November 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Couple gets award for volunteer work at Boys & Girls Clubs

After the gruesome murder and rape of Alexis Hawks' cousin and best friend last year, the Gainesville High School senior felt she had no other reason to live.

November 17, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Deputies search for taxi robbers

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who robbed a taxi driver Wednesday night.

November 17, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State Route 11/U.S. 129 widening project to require lane closures

Upcoming construction will affect drivers traveling on State Route 11/U.S. 129 through Hall and Jackson counties.

February 14, 2017 | | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hispanic community on alert after immigration sweeps

Fear and distrust have returned to the Hispanic community following a sweep against undocumented immigrants that netted at least 13 arrests in Gainesville over the ...

February 14, 2017 | BY CARLOS GALARZA AND NICK WATSON cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainsevilletimes.com | Local


Roswell man charged with enticing girl

A Roswell man is accused of enticing a girl through social media before he was charged with aggravated child molestation.

February 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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