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Officials: Reservoir mediation is delayed

Gainesville and Hall County officials have agreed to delay mediation over Cedar Creek Reservoir until a more definite idea surfaces about the fate of Lake Lanier as a source of drinking water.

May 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Owner of store, customers chase robbery suspect

An employee at Cleveland's Kountry Kupboard said Thursday that the owner and some customers chased away a man who attempted to rob the store Wednesday afternoon.

May 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


3 charged with burglary after brief chase

Three Gainesville men have been charged with the Tuesday burglary of an East Hall home.

May 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau’s barbecue championship funds local scholarships

In the Brenau Barbecue Championship's three-year history, the event has managed to do what few others can in infancy - turn a profit.

May 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Suspect ‘pocket dials’ 911 during alleged drug deal in South Hall

Talk about a smart phone. This one called police as its owner, now a drug suspect in jail, was involved in an alleged illegal transaction.

May 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wauka Mountain school raises $2,500 by selling golf balls

It wasn't birds, planes or even Clark Kent falling out of the sky Thursday afternoon at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy. Instead, it was close to 500 golf balls.

May 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Student group honors 2 local businessmen

Jim Walters and Gus Whalen do more than just impact the local economy.

May 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Flowery Branch OKs Sunday alcohol vote

Flowery Branch became the second government in Hall County to move ahead with a vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

May 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Homeowner finds old artillery shell in crawl space

A North Hall property owner this morning found something a little startling in the crawl space of a vacant home under renovation - an old artillery shell.

May 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Valedictorian, salutatorian rules revised in Hall County

Students no longer have to be enrolled at their high school for their entire junior and senior years to be valedictorian or salutatorian in Hall County, thanks to policy changes that will take effect this summer.

May 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Exercise tests agencies in mass casualty scenario

FLOWERY BRANCH -A houseboat collides with another boat on Lake Lanier, about 200 yards from shore.

May 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Schools get $1,500 from pole mixup

As budget woes build, a small silver lining emerged at this week's Hall County Schools Board of Education meeting.

May 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Firms interested in Glades reservoir plans

Nearly 30 engineering firms are interested in having some input in Hall County's Glades Farm project.

May 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local firefighters: Installed smoke detectors are safe

Gainesville Fire Department officials say smoke detectors they've been installing are safe, unlike those in Atlanta that were found to be defective.

May 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


5 arrested in check forgery scheme

Gainesville police have arrested five Atlanta men in connection with a check forgery scam and, with more arrests likely to come, are warning metro Atlanta residents to keep a close eye on their bank accounts.

May 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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State, defense rest Thursday in Gainesville stabbing trial

The final witnesses testified Thursday in the malice murder trial of Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, 49.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Hundreds attend event on Gainesville Square to raise awareness of childhood cancer

Several hundred people attended an event in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Live music, food trucks and a petting zoo ...

September 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Authorities respond to vehicle in Lake Lanier; no people believed to have been in car

Hall County Fire Services responded Thursday to a vehicle submerged in a Lake Lanier cove, and a dive team was dispatched to search for potential ...

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Director leads Riverside Military Academy band into new era

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Giove remembers, as a child in Hollywood, Fla., regular parades through the city put on by a local military academy.

September 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Times staffers earn SNPA video, photo honors

Two staff members of The Times earned awards at the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Hall firefighter raising money for another Louisiana flood relief trip

A Hall County firefighter who is originally from Louisiana went back to his hometown of Central to help flood victims last month. Now Lt. Damon ...

September 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


IRS to add staff at Gainesville office

Staffing shortages at a Gainesville taxpayer assistance office will be remedied next month, according to an announcement from the Internal Revenue Service.

September 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able ...

September 14, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Millie’s opens temporary location on Thompson Bridge Road after fire

It's still overwhelming for June Kinsey to think about all the community support she has received in the five-plus weeks since an Aug. 9 ...

September 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Search continues for UGA student missing on Lake Lanier

Search efforts continued Wednesday for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing while kayaking on Lake Lanier last week.

September 14, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


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