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Robert Croy welcomes you with a smile and a story

Robert Croy's knowledge of local history is more vast than the depths of Lake Lanier.

August 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


National Night Out links residents, crime prevention

The annual National Night Out event makes one thing clear: Just say no to drugs and crime.

August 02, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New facility combines two child-advocacy agencies

The more than 400 Hall and Dawson county children suspected as victims of physical or sexual abuse this year can now undergo medical evaluations in a welcoming new building accented with flowers and toys.

August 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rep. Rogers passes on seat in Senate

State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, said Sunday he no longer has his eye on switching legislative chambers.

August 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools try to make progress while addressing special-needs students

The federal No Child Left Behind mandate was passed in 2001 to hold schools accountable for getting students to meet grade-level standards, earning schools their Adequate Yearly Progress stamp of approval.

August 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Campers earn a longer stay at state parks by volunteering

HELEN - Although they live in Florida, Dorothy and Ron Vedder know more about Unicoi State Park and Lodge in Helen than most Georgia residents.

August 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Genesis Council holds tea

Future debutantes gathered on Saturday for a kickoff tea party, close to 50 years after the last cotillion ball took place in Gainesville.

Ten girls age 15 and 16 have signed up for the event, which will consist of monthly meetings to teach about faith and community service, said organizer Qiana Keith. The monthly classes and service-oriented events will culminate in the spring with The Belles of the Sister You Are Beautiful debutante program.

August 01, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Jefferson church members changed by mission trip to Belize

JEFFERSON - When Rev. Joe McKechnie was trying to figure out where his church, Arbor Pointe United Methodist, should go for its foreign mission trip, Belize kept popping into his mind.

August 01, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Spout Springs Road about to get busier with new Flowery Branch High opening

Here's a simple equation for the coming school year: A new South Hall high school equals a batch of new traffic for already busy Spout Springs Road.

August 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cornelia’s Big E Festival is like a reunion for Elvis tribute artists

CORNELIA - Whether it was the hip-churning moves on stage or the humidity, performers and fans could feel their temperatures rising at Saturday's 10th annual Big E Festival in Cornelia.

August 01, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Wounded vet ‘humbled’ by fundraiser

DAHLONEGA - Spc. Andrew "Sully" Sullens had to come home to see that his efforts overseas were appreciated.

August 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Three gang members charged in June armed robbery

Three suspected gang members have been charged in the June armed robbery of a taxicab driver, authorities said.

Jordan Manzo, 17, of Lula, Antonio Jesus Davila, 17, of Gainesville, and Jesus Alberto Flores, 18, of Gainesville, were arrested Thursday by the Gainesville-Hall County Gang Task Force, officials announced Friday night.

August 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lilburn man drowns in Lake Lanier

A 70 year-old Lilburn man drowned Saturday in Lake Lanier near Sawnee Campground.

The victim was identified as Osvaldo Braziunas of Planters Row in Lilburn, according to Sgt. Eric Silveus of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Division.

August 01, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Plans for homeless shelter may change

The grand opening of a men's shelter in Toccoa and a 21-mobile home unit family shelter was scheduled for today in Gainesville, but Family Unit Recovery Center Founder and CEO Sonya Rose now has a different idea.

July 31, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public input sought on reservoir plan

Area residents are invited to learn about the proposed Glades Reservoir and share their thoughts at a public meeting Thursday.

July 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Van crash kills 3, injures 8 in Jackson County

COMMERCE - Three people were killed and eight were injured Monday when a van carrying members of two heavy metal bands careened off Interstate 85 and down an embankment in Jackson County, authorities said.

April 07, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Chicopee Woods awarded $100K grant for new bike trail bridge

Bikers can rejoice for better bridges on the way thanks to a $100,000 Georgia Department of Natural Resources grant awarded to the Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall sheriff proposes budget increase

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is proposing to spend a little bit more money in the next fiscal year, with the biggest increase coming from the planned reopening of the courthouse annex later this year to serve probate and juvenile cases.

April 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge upholds decision to reinstate fired deputies

A judge has upheld the Hall County Civil Service Board's decision to reinstate two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies who were fired after a 2013 inmate escape.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigation finds day care where child injured was operating legally

An investigation into Rescue 2000 Church, after reports of a child injured there, found that its day care is operating legally, according to the Department of Early Care and Learning.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson County van wreck kills 3

April 06, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


150th Anniversary of the Civil War: Longstreet at hand when curtain fell

Much of the end of the Civil War is focused on Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendering to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

April 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s Office Depot location to close May 16

The office supplies retail trade is about to shrink in Gainesville.

April 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Manufacturers hope to enlist young adults

Tough. Dirty. Low-paying.

April 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Belk department store to offer sales for charity

Shopping is altruistic once again as Belk's annual charity sale is scheduled for May 2.

April 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 displaced after mobile home fire in Hall County

A single-wide mobile home burned down in an accidental fire Sunday morning in the 2000 block of Autry Spur Road.

April 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Injured dog rescued and rehabilitated

One little pup can now run with the big dogs thanks to the critical care she received at the Hall County Animal Shelter.

April 05, 2015 | Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Memorial Park Funeral Home to expand facility

In an effort to accommodate larger services, Memorial Park Funeral Home will be adding a new visitation room at its main location on Memorial Park Road

April 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Mount Vernon Exploratory School receives garden grant

Students at Mount Vernon Exploratory School will be receiving garden lessons, thanks to a recent grant applied for by the school's media specialist, Kristi Crumpton.

April 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Davis Middle School book fair plumbs ocean depths

At C.W. Davis Middle School, the annual spring book fair comes with sharks, mermaids and underwater treasure chests.

April 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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