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Boy Scouts and Isakson honor 3 leaders

Pete Martin, John Melvin and Martha Nesbitt stand for the Boy Scouts oath in their own way.

March 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville pre-K educators may not see salary cuts

The Gainesville City Schools board will vote Monday on a plan aimed at preserving the system's pre-kindergarten teacher salaries.

March 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bank robbery suspect arrested

A Marietta man was arrested within hours of his alleged Gainesville bank heist and getaway by taxicab, officers said.

March 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Dawson motorsports park wants to drill for its own water

The owner of a motorsports park in western Dawson County says he will drill his own wells to prepare for the development's future water needs.

March 19, 2011 | | Local


Labor department aims to help men get back to work

A new online job training site recently launched in Georgia, offering resources to those struggling to get back to work. But there's one key difference between this campaign and others that have been unveiled during the recession.

March 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


School bus wreck injures 2 adults

Authorities are investigating a collision between a Hall County school bus and a cargo van that injured two adults.

March 18, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weekend temperatures will near 80

A summery weekend will usher in the first official day of spring on Sunday while the forecast for today calls for sun and a high of 80.

March 18, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Dahlonega man dies in tractor accident

A Dahlonega man died in a tractor accident Wednesday at his home, officials said.

March 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fox News reporter recounts mother’s predicament

Twenty-eight gifts, wrapped in snow white paper, surrounded Fox News reporter and weekend anchor Kelly Wright when he took the speaker's podium.

March 18, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Census numbers call for new district

It's time for the tug of war to begin.

March 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall hispanic population up 72 percent

The Hall County Hispanic population surged 72 percent since 2000. But that just-released 2010 census number is only part of the story, according to those familiar with the community.

March 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Newtown, Fair Street residents to clean streets

Gainesville's Newtown and Fair Street residents are hitting their sidewalks this weekend to keep the neighborhood clean.

March 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch approves alcoholic beverage licensing fees

At lower rates than first proposed, caterers now can sell alcoholic beverages at off-premises events, such as weddings and reunions, in Flowery Branch.

March 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Census 2010: Georgia’s growth moves north

Hall County grew 29 percent since 2000, part of a massive swell across North Georgia, according to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

March 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


TV program tells how to take care of hemlocks

Homeowners can find out more about their hemlock trees, and ways to stop the pesky bug that threatens them, on a special television program airing this week.

March 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

BATON ROUGE, La. - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than ...

July 17, 2016 | By Mike Kunzelman Associated Press | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Steve Gilliam

Gilliam, a Gainesville attorney, served as vice chairman of Gainesville Hall '96 and helped oversee the preparations of the venue at Clarks Bridge Park. He ...

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Lanier Tech to tweet for grant money in contest

Lanier Technical College is looking for some help so it can provide more help to its students.

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convened upon Georgia's highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

A group of women in jewel-toned evening gowns sat on patio furniture Saturday outside Downtown Drafts in Gainesville.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota Manufacturing of America is building - again - but the new building is an expansion of the company's operations in Hall County, not a new ...

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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