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Hall commission rehires its former law firm

The Hall County Board of Commissioners chose Stewart Melvin & Frost, a firm it fired in January, as its new legal team.

April 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

College students in Ala. rattled by funnel clouds

Jessica Berzack was on the 11th floor of her dormitory when the tornado sirens sounded. She fled with about 50 other students to the basement of the theater department, which was built years ago as a nuclear fallout shelter.

April 28, 2011 | Mitch Clarke | Local

Deal says tornado damage is 'heart-wrenching'

Although Hall County was spared serious damage from the worst outbreak of tornadoes in nearly 40 years, other parts of Georgia were not as fortunate.

April 28, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local

Sunday sales will be on Gainesville ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Thursday morning allowing communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores, and Gainesville City Council members agreed they will put it on the ballot.

April 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Governor tours storm's devastation throughout Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal is touring storm-ravaged areas in north Georgia and pledging state resources to help storm victims rebuild.

April 28, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local

Body found in 1980 is identified

In the summer of 1978, Juanita Adams left the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to protest legislation going through Congress as part of the American Indian Movement.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Strong storms roll through Northeast Georgia

A line of strong overnight thunderstorms - some producing tornados, frequent lightning, strong winds and large hail - moved through Northeast Georgia and Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in some Georgia counties.

April 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville Police charge 2 with burglary

Andreas Garcia, 17, and a juvenile, both of Gainesville, were charged Tuesday with burglary.

April 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Money counseling program begins May 10

Steve Napier has noticed a trend in the clientele he serves as program director at the nonprofit Action Ministries-Gainesville. More and more of their problems stem back to one issue - mismanagement of money.

April 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Cumming could vote on Sunday alcohol sales in November

Voters in Cumming and Forsyth County could get to decide as early as November whether they want the ability to buy alcohol in stores on Sundays.

April 28, 2011 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local

Dawson on board with raising lake level

Dawson is the latest county to sign a resolution in favor of raising the water level of Lake Lanier.

April 28, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local

Chicken festival to benefit environmental programs

No one may be able to pinpoint why the chicken crossed the road, but Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School students can at least answer how it looked during the process.

April 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Freight study has been called off

An effort to produce a regional "freight profile" for the Gainesville-Hall area has been parked because of a lack of money.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood city planner retiring

Larry Sparks already had a long career when he arrived at the city of Oakwood - 32 years in various roles at the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Commission.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lanier Tech team wins literacy spelling bee

They went back and forth for eight rounds, sending words across the stage. In the end, it was a tricky "y" disguised as a vowel that spelled the end for one team.

April 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

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Gainesville pre-schooler reads 1,000 books

Daliyah Marie Arana's face breaks into a smile when asked why she loves to read.

October 09, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Tumbling Creek bridge project being designed

With funding from area governments in the bag, all eyes are now on getting a key east-west connector between Gainesville and Oakwood designed and built.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

‘Poor man’s’ Chevys a hit at Chateau Elan car show

A "poor man's" car once found on every street in America was among good company Saturday at the inaugural Atlanta Concours d'Elegance at ...

October 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fresh style for old site: Vintage Peach Boutique opens in in historic building in Hoschton

Taylor DeLaPerriere loves to shop and loves to find a good deal.

October 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

School officials seek clues to why reading scores dip in fourth grade at local, state levels

Across the board, fourth-graders scored lower than third-graders in reading, according to 2016 Milestones results for Hall and Gainesville students.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

State Patrol officer: ‘I did not want to die’ in struggle with suspect

Jumping down into the creek near Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville, A.J. Allen shouted at a fleeing suspect to stop before using his Taser twice.

October 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

‘We need to tell our story:’ Residents say goodbye to Atlanta Street

Willie Mitchell has made educating children his life's mission, but he laments failings that he believes contributed to the breakdown of social bonds at ...

October 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A smelly debate over Mincey Marble's expansion

Pungent or pleasant, it's a smell in automobile exhaust, copier machines and yes, even brand new cars.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winning sweet, but ‘it’s all about fun’ at Special Olympics State Games

Ten weeks and at least 25 hours worth of training led up to the moment when Dustin Thomas entered the dust-floored ring of the Chicopee ...

October 08, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Gainesville man charged with vehicular homicide

A Gainesville man is accused of backing a pickup truck Wednesday over a Gainesville woman, according to authorities. The woman died later at the hospital.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Geologist uses meteorites, other samples to take students on tour through time

From a crystal cave filmed for the original "Journey to the Center of the Earth" to seven weeks in Antarctica, Linda Welzenbach, senior research associate ...

October 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Mule Camp Market vendors heat up the square downtown

Breaking out from his day job, Lloyd Hendricks forged a new passion in a bygone profession.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

No one injured in school bus wreck on Cleveland Highway

No injuries were reported in a school bus wreck Friday afternoon in front of Poor Richards' restaurant in Gainesville.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Area emergency responders head for coast to offer hurricane aid

The Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force, including 13 members of the Gainesville Fire Department and eight from Hall County Fire Services, were on the ...

October 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Man charged with murder in shooting of ex-roommate in North Forsyth

October 07, 2016 | Forsyth County News | Local

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