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Gingrich looks to Ga. to fuel comeback

Moments after he addressed a Gainesville crowd Wednesday evening, Newt Gingrich got word of a headline on a news website that he, like "Lazarus," might be rising again.

March 01, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Texting error leads to lockdowns at West Hall middle, high schools

An auto corrected text message, accidentally sent to the wrong number, was the catalyst to lockdowns Wednesday at West Hall middle and high schools.

March 01, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Judge who pulled gun out in Lumpkin courtroom retires

Judge David Barrett, who last week pulled a gun out during a court hearing in Lumpkin County, has retired, according to a letter to Gov. Nathan Deal dated Wednesday.

March 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Sardis Road Connector gets funding

The Sardis Road Connector picked up a little steam last week, but the long-awaited road project is still about five years from starting.

February 29, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tornado season has stormy start

In a fitting start to Georgia's official tornado season, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued severed weather warnings with the chance of tornadoes Wednesday night and into this morning.

February 29, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


DUI training available for local law enforcement, prosecutors

A free six-hour course on investigating and prosecuting DUI cases will be offered to local law enforcement and prosecutors next week in Gainesville.

February 29, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Assistance offered for those out of work

Georgia Mountains Workforce Development will hold information sessions today for those out of work and eligible for assistance.

February 29, 2012 | | Local


North Forsyth student charged with threats

February 29, 2012 | | Local


Woman honored for putting Dahlonega ‘on the map’

More than 20 years after her death, Madeleine Kiker Anthony is still regarded as a major force in turning this former gold-rush town into a major tourist draw.

February 29, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gingrich to speak at Gainesville rally today

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich comes to Gainesville today as part of an effort to rally voters in his home state.

February 29, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gun-wielding Lumpkin County judge not hearing cases this week

The Enotah Circuit chief judge, who drew a handgun in open court in Lumpkin County last week, is not hearing cases this week, according to a spokesman for the 9th District Court Administration.

February 29, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Valedictorian's mother wants school system 'held accountable'

Valerie Stephens' son, Cody, is officially the sole valedictorian for Gainesville High School. But Stephens said she is not done fighting the school system.

February 29, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Sherman named second in command at Gainesville Police Department

Gainesville Police Department named its new second in command Tuesday morning.

February 29, 2012 | BY SAVANNAH KING AND SHANNON CASAS | Local


Class Notes: Hall school board district maps move forward

Hall County school officials displayed a proposed map of the new Board of Education districts at Monday night's meeting, primarily to determine if anyone wanted to offer public comment.

February 29, 2012 | | Local


Former Dawson County deputy pleads guilty to misconduct

A former longtime Dawson County deputy accused of inappropriate sexual conduct while on duty has pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

February 29, 2012 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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Enota community meeting set to discuss school construction

Parents, students, teachers, staff and residents of the surrounding community have an opportunity to get updated information and ask questions about the construction of the ...

July 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Official: 125 families await public housing

More than 100 families are on a waiting list for public housing in Gainesville, a number lower than it's been for the past decade.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Inmates building welding shop to offer job training for prisoners

Motivated Hall County inmates are being given the chance to end their sentences with a foot in the door of a living-wage job.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it's only the start of economic ...

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


With all candidates in, Georgia governor’s race has pulled in more than $7.6 million

Georgia's six major candidates to replace Gov. Nathan Deal have tipped the $7 million mark in early fundraising.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrated 20 years of operation Wednesday as employees and volunteers came together for pizza, snow cones and a chance to look back at ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch Special Olympian receives honorary ESPY

While many of the top athletes in sports received recognition at the 25th annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night before a national television audience, a Flowery ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Closed portion of West Academy Street reopens

West Academy Street from Washington Street to Oak Street reopened Wednesday afternoon.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

A turn lane project is underway on frequently congested Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road in Gainesville.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$41K in drugs found at Buford campsite

Two people are accused of having $41,800 of heroin, methamphetamine, pills and other drugs at a Buford campsite, according to authorities.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville-based McEver Meats to see supply disruption

Customers likely will see a temporary disruption in supply of Gainesville-based McEver Meat products, beginning this month, because of a recent fire at a meat ...

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pets lost as fire destroys Lula mobile home

An early-morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Lula Wednesday, killing two pets and leaving two people displaced.

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Cherokee Bluff, Sidney Lanier potential names for new middle/high school

Cherokee Bluff and Sidney Lanier are two names being considered for the new middle/high school set to open next year in South Hall, according ...

July 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Plan that includes Fazoli’s restaurant gets conditional OK

The developer of a proposed shopping strip on busy White Sulphur Road and Jesse Jewell Parkway got the green light Tuesday from the Gainesville Planning ...

July 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


3 new suits filed in Scouts abuse case

Three new lawsuits have been filed in Cobb County Superior Court by men claiming they were sexually abused by a former Gainesville scoutmaster.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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