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Up all night: Read-A-Thon raises money for literacy

Some marathons don't require months of athletic training.

October 24, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jefferson will take advantage of money

JEFFERSON - Federal stimulus funds have finally trickled down to Jefferson for a road improvement project.

October 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall jury awards $166K to woman injured by drunk driver

A Hall County jury awarded $166,000 this week to a Winder woman who was injured in a car crash caused by a drunk driver.

October 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County confirms 17th rabies case of 2009

Gainesville-Hall Animal Control has confirmed the county's 17th rabies case of the year after contact between a rabid skunk and a dog on Thursdays in the Shoal Creek Road area.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police looking for two men in attempted robbery

Gainesville police are looking for two men who tried to rob a business owner at gunpoint Friday morning.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Dawson County plans fire drill

Dawson County Emergency Services will conduct a countywide home fire escape drill at 10 tonight.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office earns national awards

For the third time in six years, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has captured top spot in the nation for its efforts in promoting traffic safety.

October 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Superfan duo dedicated to community, not just Lions

Travis Rogers and wife Janice Rogers are a different breed of sports fan. Not only are they fans of the Lakeview Lions and the individual athletes, but also of the whole community.

October 23, 2009 | By Coulter Burch news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


H1N1 vaccine production lags behind expectations

According to top health officials, current productions of the H1N1 vaccine are not going as planned.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mothers and sons have a spooky good time

Mothers and sons got to celebrate Halloween early Thursday night, dressing up in costumes for the Mother and Son Dance Spooktacular at the Gainesville Civic Center.

October 23, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Miniature golf tournament benefits youth foundation

A hole-in-one won't be all that's celebrated Saturday at The Oaks Miniature Golf in West Hall.

October 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane society to hold launch party

The Georgia Bulldogs may be off on Saturday, but you still can enjoy some Varsity food and hang out with dogs at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's celebration.

October 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Flowery Branch wants residents’ help improving travel

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has maintained its small-town charm, the fact of the matter is that Flowery Branch's population continues to grow.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Residents speak out on Northern Connector

Plans for a proposed route that would connect Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 with Ga. 365 has led a group of residents to appeal to a citizen's group for help.

October 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Luncheon to showcase film on area's health care history

It may be hard to imagine that a regional hospital with 557 beds and state-of-the-art medical equipment had such humble beginnings.

October 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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The 2 police families of Carol Martin

A math teacher, an accountant or a police chief - of those career options, Carol Martin said she never imagined herself becoming the third.

January 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Area Agencies offer aid for uninsured immigrants

An estimated 398,000 undocumented immigrants currently live in Georgia, according to a report released Thursday by The Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., and most of them lack health insurance.

January 17, 2015 | C. I. Abercrombie | Local


Schools across Georgia launch Milestones tests

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

January 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cannabis oil advocates upset by change in Georgia bill

Proponents of medical marijuana were left feeling deflated last week when politics unraveled parts of a state bill aimed at regulating use of the drug in limited form and scope.

January 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall businessman Bobby Poole owned last full-service gas station

Bobby Poole, a Gainesville businessman and active community member who owned the city's last full-service gas station died Friday at age 83.

January 17, 2015 | C. I. Abercrombie | Local


South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park on track to open this spring

Construction is ongoing at South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park in Flowery Branch.

January 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


State might allow districts to choose traditional math courses

January 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


5 people infected after rabid cat attacks in Lula

Lula and surrounding areas are still on alert after a cat that tested positive for rabies was found to have bitten five people, perhaps more.

January 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Attorneys for Hall County Schools respond to prayer lawsuit

Attorneys for Hall County Schools and others named in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed an answer Friday related to religion in schools.

January 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget.

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


University forum focuses on community-police relations

The key to preventing deaths like those of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is improving the relationship between police officers and the community they serve.

January 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Study: Hall County economy still not back to full strength after recession

Despite recent job growth across Georgia and the nation, Hall County has only recovered to prerecession levels in one of four key economic indicators, according to a new study released this week.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cyclist injured in Oakwood hit-and-run identified as homeless man

The cyclist hit by a car Tuesday on Mundy Mill Road at Fairbanks Drive in Oakwood has been identified by police.

January 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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