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Memorial Day vigil shows some true meaning of the holiday

For the first time, Flowery Branch resident Marc Jones discovered the meaning of Memorial Day.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville asks residents for input on tax increase

The city of Gainesville will offer its residents three opportunities to share their thoughts on a proposed tax increase, starting at 6 p.m. today at the Georgia Mountains Center.

May 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helping out can be a breeze with annual program

As the Memorial Day weekend typically brings on summer's heat, the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center is starting a program to cool seniors down.

May 31, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth officials plan to 'PROPEL' graduation rate

An 88 percent graduation rate is nothing to scoff at. Still, Forsyth County Schools can improve, say system and community officials.

May 31, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


'Green cards' get a high-tech makeover

The manufacture of fake identity cards for illegal immigrants is big business, but it just got a lot tougher.

May 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain dampens parade, but not spirits

Thanks to summer thunderstorms, Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade was a wash Monday.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GPS units, other valuables lead to uptick in car break-ins

As long as there have been cars, there have been car break-ins.

May 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Monument tells local WWII history, in stone

For some, history is something learned from textbooks or college lectures. But then there's the history learned from those who lived it.

May 30, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Traffic rerouted today through downtown Gainesville

Traveling in and around downtown Gainesville today?

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Parade's grand marshal is a man who took action

Gainesville's Mack Abbott witnessed a history-changing event as it flashed by the window of his Marine Corps barracks on Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Splash Zone’ gets and stays busy after slow start

The crowds came despite the clouds.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School programs provide food for kids in the summer, too

With summer school under way and summer camps starting up, there's more than just education provided - there's also free food.

May 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville special olympian travels to Morocco

Some athletes aren't very vocal; they would rather let their physical abilities do their talking.

May 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson County Relay for Life teams close in on goal

The threat of rain may have forced Relay for Life inside Dawson County High School, but little could have dampened the celebration.

May 30, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Business owners optimistic for summer with lake at full pool

From his perch on a hill at the Gainesville Marina, Rick Skoglund has a clear view of Lake Lanier.

May 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elton Maddox named Workhorse of the Year at Poultry Expo

ATLANTA - Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Oakwood-based Wayne Farms and a past U.S. Poultry & Egg Association chairman, was named USPOULTRY's Workhorse of ...

January 25, 2016 | For The Times | Local


Gainesville Police charge man with rape at Motel 6

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Gainesville motel.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trio accused of at least 7 car break-ins

Three men are accused of entering cars around the Chestatee area, according to authorities.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall performing arts center still set for fall opening

Work on the new performing arts center at North High School remains on schedule for the facility to open in time for next school year.

January 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Comprehensive plan updates will include new focus on housing

Affordable housing will be a major consideration when Hall County and other local cities begin the arduous process this year of updating their comprehensive plans ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year Jayla Williams driven to succeed

Jayla Williams was born with drive.

January 25, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville selects new director of water resources department

Gainesville has named a new director of the Department of Water Resources.

January 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gun control proposal would require training for carry license

A bill before the state legislature that would enact bans on assault rifles if passed has generated lots of buzz and controversy in recent weeks.

January 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local families feel stuck as cost of renting climbs

As rental rates climb, two Flowery Branch families feel stuck in the middle.

January 24, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Woman convicted of sex trafficking denied new trial; appeal filed

A Gainesville woman convicted last year of child sex trafficking and other charges was denied a new trial, according to court documents.

January 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Housing leaders say Hall County lacks sustainable supply of affordable housing

In real estate, "location, location, location" is the old adage that wins the day.

January 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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