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Local choir practicing for Deal’s inaugural prayer service

It takes about an hour and plenty of musical notes to prepare for Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's inaugural prayer service.

December 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Progress could be made in 2011 on new vets clinic

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is moving forward on plans to replace the overcrowded veterans outpatient clinic off Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood.

December 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officer named Safe Kids program director

They don't need fresh images to trigger a child safety lesson. Men and women who respond to emergencies stress prevention because they harbor raw memories.

December 29, 2010 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Officials seek 5-day response for records requests

Local officials are looking for a little leeway on the Open Records Act from state legislators during the upcoming legislative session.

December 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local experts say home values may soon stabilize

Local real estate experts say home prices in Hall County could see signs of stability in the new year after economic uncertainty and unemployment kept many potential home buyers on the sidelines in 2010.

December 28, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Sheriff’s officials still looking for home invasion suspects

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is continuing its search for three men involved in a Sunday home invasion that resulted in an Oakwood woman being shot.

December 28, 2010 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Vacancy ahead for Northeast Ga. on transportation board

Northeast Georgia could be without a representative on the State Transportation Board for a couple of months.

December 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rotary accepts nominations for annual awards

GAINESVILLE -The Rotary Club of Gainesville is accepting nominations for its Man and Woman of the Year awards.

December 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County board: Firing of planning director justified

CUMMING - Forsyth County's former planning director, Jeff Chance, will not be getting his job back.

December 28, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Local zoo asks residents to donate old trees for toys and treats

Humans don't have many practical uses for a browning Christmas tree. But animals, apparently, go nuts over them.

December 28, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Girls Scouts to honor Nesbitt with award

Martha Nesbitt embodies what Girl Scouts hope they grow up to be - a community leader involved in business, education, politics and service.

December 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Census sheds light on small towns

Numbers released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau are giving new insight into how we live - and how we relate to those just down the road from us.

December 28, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


A few area roads still battling ice and snow

Several North Georgia roads are still recovering from the Christmas Day snowstorm.

December 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tips sought in Mary's Grocery armed robbery

The Gainesville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night at Mary's Grocery in the 200 block of Atlanta Highway.

December 28, 2010 | | Local


Funding for Cleveland Bypass thrills residents

A day after the announcement was made by the Georgia Department of Transportation, some 60 to 70 people gathered in Cleveland for a public discussion - and celebration - concerning the Cleveland Bypass project.

December 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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