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Ceremony at college notes Mathis' accomplishments

James Mathis Sr. understood what was important in life. The family man lent his business and marketing prowess to supporting education and preserving the history and natural beauty of Northeast Georgia.

October 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teens get lesson in homelessness

Even with a few creature comforts from home, life in a cardboard box is no fun.

October 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New roof or new school?

The Gainesville school board reviewed its financial options Friday as it plans to repair four school building roofs and possibly construct a new Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

October 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Costumed candy-seekers take downtown

"I'm my cat, Mr. Jewy," said 5-year-old Tori Mullins.

October 30, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


South Hall student continues recovery

South Hall Middle eighth-grader Alberto Diaz left Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite this week and is now in intensive therapy.

October 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lula breaks ground on new wastewater plant

LULA - Lula officials ceremoniously broke ground on the much-anticipated wastewater treatment plant Friday.

October 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Halloween made scarier by drunken drivers

Nearly 1 in 3 adults plans to attend a Halloween party tonight, and that gives some folks the shivers.

October 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Don’t forget to set your clocks back, check smoke alarms

After helping the kids tally how much Halloween loot they gathered, folks should be sure to set their clocks back an hour.

October 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Police charge 4 with burglary

Four people, including three juveniles, were charged with burglary after Gainesville police caught them in the Chestatee Road area after a brief foot chase Thursday.

October 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local




No major injuries in Browns Bridge wreck

A wreck that closed down Browns Bridge Road during rush-hour traffic this morning did not result in any life-threatening injuries, the Georgia State Patrol said.

October 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


‘Buford’ has always been a Vikings superfan

If you go to an East Hall High School football game and ask for Keith Smith, you may get a questionable look.

October 30, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Students celebrate drug-free lives

Red Ribbon Week has become much more than pinning on a looped piece of cloth and making a pledge to stay off drugs.

October 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mayor opposes fitness room plan at aquatic center

A proposal to fashion one of the meeting rooms at Gainesville's nearly new Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center into a fitness room was met with opposition Thursday by the city's mayor.

October 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Father and son are charged in assault

A Flowery Branch man has been charged with pointing a shotgun at employees from a repossession company Monday, and his father has been charged with giving him the weapon, according to a news release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

October 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Downed tree, explosions delayed firefighters’ efforts at large house fire

Firefighters had to clear a downed tree, shuttle water, work in frigid temperatures and beware of exploding ammunition as they battled a large house fire late Thursday night.

February 20, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Case moves forward for man accused of shooting at police

The case against an Oakwood man accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun in the direction of Oakwood Police moved on to Superior Court on Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Another blast of winter may be headed our way

Whether you've recovered from your latest bout with winter weather or not, brace yourself: More may be on the way.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trees took a hit after ice, wind during the week

It's been a tough week for all of North Georgia.

February 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Many local events rescheduled due to ice storm

  • The University of North Georgia's College Goal Georgia event, originally set for Thursday at the Cumming campus, has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. March 5. The free event helps college-bound students and their parents complete forms required to apply for federal financial aid. The campus is located at 300 Aquatic Circle in Cumming.

February 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Three entrepreneurs inducted into the Business Hall of Fame

Three local entrepreneurs were inducted into the 2015 Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame at a banquet Thursday at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

February 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Folks in Hall County struggling to find places to stay warm overnight

For once, it's OK to sleep in church.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dozens of South Hall County residents attend Spout Springs Road meeting

South Hall residents Frank and Judy Margavio don't live on Spout Springs Road but sure drive it enough.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council approves sewer amendment with Buford

An amendment to an agreement between Flowery Branch and Buford exchanges two sewer service areas between the cities.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Proposed tax would help Flowery Branch redevelopment

A visit to downtown Flowery Branch will often provide a view of a city employee crossing Main Street, going from one government office to another on opposite sides of the street.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula City Council OKs June election to fill Vicky Chambers' seat

Lula officials approved a special election June 16 to replace late Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia House passes bill to change age of kindergarten eligibility

ATLANTA - A bill to raise the age children must reach before entering kindergarten in Georgia passed the state House on Thursday but appears to face an uncertain future in the Senate.

February 19, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Play It Again Sports to close in March

After 23 years in business, Pat Ghastin is ready to retire.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Prayer lawsuit moves ahead

The parties in the Chestatee High School prayer lawsuit filed their initial disclosures last week in terms of potential witnesses and discoverable information.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials give tips for staying warm, protecting home during freeze

Harsh winds and freezing temperatures have been a growing concern for Hall County officials since the storm began Monday evening.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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