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Festivals and leaves bring in tourists

When fall festivals and activities dot the landscape of Northeast Georgia, it's not only fun but good for the local economy, too.

October 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man returns after helping in Pakistan relief trip

A Gainesville man who heads an international humanitarian aid group has returned from Pakistan, where historic floods this summer displaced as many as 1.2 million people.

October 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2nd bomb threat this week interrupts Hall school

Nothing suspicious was found after a second bomb threat in three days in the Hall County school district, this time at Johnson High School.

October 27, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Downtown concert canceled due to weather threat

Today's Blue Sky Concert in Downtown Gainesville, featuring Jameson Grounds and Lunch from 2 Dog, has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.

October 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bomb threats handled seriously, school officials say

Even if a bomb threat Monday at East Hall High School was the work of a prankster, school officials say they will not take the incident lightly.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Sale of old county jail has ‘excellent prospects’

With 502 beds, the old Hall County jail is a bit larger than the typical real estate listing.

October 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County Sheriff's cruiser ignites; deputy hurt

A Jackson County Sheriff's patrol car erupted into flames Monday morning when a deputy was responding to a call north of Jefferson.

October 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech opens new Forsyth center

Lanier Technical College held the grand opening of its long-awaited Forsyth Conference Center & Healthcare Building on Tuesday.

October 26, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Vehicle break-ins are on the rise in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is seeing an increase in vehicle break-ins, and officers are reminding residents to lock their car doors in every location.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Da Vinci Academy is 1st stop for education excellence tour

History came to life at Da Vinci Academy on Tuesday as more than 100 people stopped in Hall County as part of the annual Bus Trip Across Georgia education innovation tour.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch man goes to extremes to find work

Perhaps an example of how far the economy has fallen, David Gibbons of Flowery Branch resorted Tuesday afternoon to handing out resumes on street corners in downtown Gainesville.

October 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Inmate captured after manhunt that put some schools on lockdown

Hall County sheriff's investigators found an inmate who walked away from the work release facility on Barber Rod in southern Hall County this morning.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Governor visits North Hall High to congratulate students on graduation rate

North Hall High School cheerleaders, band members and students painted in school colors loudly announced Gov. Sonny Perdue's entrance into a packed gym Tuesday morning. and everyone in the school rose for a standing ovation.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Traffic light signals hope to busy Duncan Corners intersection

At long last, a traffic light at Duncan Corners.

October 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman "shaken up" after vehicle strikes porch at home off Old Dahlonega Highway

A woman was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center to be checked out Monday afternoon after she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the porch of a home on Old Dahlonega Highway, officials said.

October 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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More workers may become eligible for overtime under new federal rule

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Centennial Arts Academy groundbreaking set for Thursday

Centennial Arts Academy will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the school.

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pan Am opening ceremonies today at Brenau

The world of competitive paddling returns to Lake Lanier this weekend with the Pan American Championships canoe and kayaking event, set Thursday through Sunday at ...

May 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Rape charge dismissed in 2015 case

A Lithia Springs man had the sexual assault allegations against him dismissed Tuesday after the examination of pretrial evidence, according to authorities.

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One of first two black Gainesville Police officers remembered for paving way to future

When Frank Hooper was just a 6-year-old hanging around the Gainesville Police Department, he always remembered seeing Earnest Eugene Earls Sr., a well-respected officer working ...

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Bus shelter art project gets OK from Gainesville City Council

City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to Hall Area Transit's plan to begin displaying works of art on or around Gainesville Connection bus shelters ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Airport Parkway changes approved by Gainesville council

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday OK'd final changes to improve traffic flow along Airport Parkway and alleviate congestion.

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Melody Marlowe retiring as Gainesville CFO, taking financial position in Dahlonega

Melody Marlowe is retiring as Gainesville's chief financial services officer and administrative services director June 17. She will begin work as finance director for ...

May 17, 2016 | | Local


Hall County political forum set for Saturday

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell's 20/20 Club will host a political forum at noon Saturday for county candidates ahead of the Republican ...

May 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal: Obama’s letter on school bathrooms a ‘federal overreach’

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday called the Obama administration's letter citing Title IX law to protect transgender students an "abuse of federal executive authority."

May 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lula considering whether to allow liquor sales, Sunday alcohol sales

Lula residents may get the chance this November to vote on several issues concerning alcohol sales, including liquor by the drink.

May 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville signs off on Atlanta Street housing redevelopment

Gainesville City Council gave the final sign-off Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawyer wants some charges dismissed in jewelry store heists

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - An attorney for a woman accused in a string of armed jewelry store robberies across the South says some of the charges ...

May 17, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Hall schools won’t do Milestones retesting, except in summer school

Because of a lag in getting back test results, Hall County Schools has decided not to conduct Georgia Milestones retesting this school year, which ends ...

May 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tentative Gainesville City Schools budget includes 3 percent raises

Gainesville City Schools employees will get 3 percent raises for 2016-17 and the school district will spend $66.4 million for its general fund - using ...

May 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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