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Weekend drowning victim found near Buford Dam

Authorities searched for 1 1/2 days, sweeping an area surrounding Buford Dam, before finally finding a Forest Park man who drowned after attending a church baptism.

June 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge blocks portions of immigration law enforcement

A federal judge responsible for deciding the merits of Georgia's new anti-immigration law has agreed to temporarily block enforcement of some of the law's most embattled parts.

June 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New aquatic center will open today in Cumming

Get your bathing suits, sunscreen and beach towels ready. The Cumming Aquatic Center is opening today.

June 26, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Local


Hall’s interim finance director to leave job July 8

For the past month, the Hall County Board of Commissioners has searched for ways to fill an $11.5 million budget hole.

June 26, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall school system locks into lower diesel price

Filling up the gas tank can seem more like playing the stock market as pump prices fluctuate during warm-weather months.

June 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Administrator leaves Oakwood Thursday

OAKWOOD - Patti Doss-Luna is leaving Oakwood again, but this time, it's for good.

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many are divided on new cigarette labels

Kerry "Smokey" Hicks, owner of the Smokin' Fisherman in Clermont has on his counter a cigarette pack from Mexico, which shows the image of a dead baby lying on a bed of cigarette butts.

June 26, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Commuting options changing for Hall residents

At a time when Hall Area Transit funding is in limbo, Atlanta area commuting options are about to open a little more for Hall County residents.

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Search resumes for possible Lanier drowning victim

BUFORD - Several rescue teams, including the Hall County Dive Team, have resumed searching for a male swimmer reported missing Saturday in Lake Lanier near Buford Dam.

June 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New statute’s effect on schools remains uncertain

On the last day of class at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School this year, Principal William Campbell was approached by a student who wanted to tell him goodbye.

June 26, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Immigration law already hitting Georgia farmers

It takes almost 80,000 workers to harvest Georgia's crops, according to the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Grower's Association.

June 26, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


'People are trembling' over state's new immigration law

An entire wall at Village Wash and Dry Lavanderia on Atlanta Highway is filled with clothes dryers. But on a drizzling Thursday afternoon, only one is occupied with tumbling clothes.

June 26, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Most agree with troop pullout plan

Larry Emmett, whose son-in-law has returned from his second deployment in Afghanistan, said he believes the U.S. should leave the war-scarred country "as soon as possible."

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police give parents a boost on seat safety

The Gainesville Police Department and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety gave away 100 new booster seats Saturday to help ease the transition to a new state law that goes into effect Friday.

June 26, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Fake drugs can lead to real problems

Three pounds of Epsom salt and a Doritos bag was all it took to land three would-be drug dealer suspects in Hall County Jail last week.

June 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Gainesville school district spending expected to rise in 2017-18

Gainesville City Schools officials may have to dip into the district's reserve funds to balance a $70.4 million spending plan in fiscal 2018 ...

April 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle files to run for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Gainesville native, filed on Monday to run for governor in 2018, making him the latest Republican to enter what is ...

April 12, 2017 | By Nick Bowman nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Officials recover body of man who went missing in Lanier

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Critical Incident Reconstruction Team has located the body of 34-year-old Yakov Shteyman near north Forsyth's Six Mile Creek ...

April 11, 2017 | Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville duplex gets first OK to become new Norton office

A Gainesville real estate and insurance firm got the city planning board's blessing Tuesday night to convert a duplex near its main office off ...

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall High getting new football field house

The next time the West Hall High School football team takes the field for a game on its Oakwood campus, its players will emerge from ...

April 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


THC-infused popcorn, brownies seized in $62K bust

Authorities seized more than $62,000 worth of drugs at a South Hall home, including brownies and popcorn infused with THC, the component in marijuana ...

April 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Three local schools removed from state list of low-performing schools

Three local schools were among 74 schools removed from a low-performing list by the state Tuesday.

April 11, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Customers seeking answers, their clothes after dry cleaners’ abrupt closing

Customers of a Gainesville dry cleaners say they've been hung out to dry by the business owner after he disappeared with their clothes still ...

April 11, 2017 | By Nick Bowman nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


New Kubota plant fully operational in northeast Hall

Operations at Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. off Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County are fully underway, and it's been a long time coming.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Reward offered for information on Gainesville slaying

A reward is being offered for information on the fatal shooting last week on Carlton Street in Gainesville.

April 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Most of spending increase in Hall Schools budget going to employee raises

Preliminary estimates for Hall County Schools' 2018 fiscal year budget calls for $12.8 million in additional expenditures, most of which would pay for 2 ...

April 10, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood waives fees in veterans home startup

A Gainesville-based veterans aid group is hoping to open a home in Oakwood to house veterans who are homeless or are otherwise in dire need.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investigator details March stabbing

A stabbing victim returned from the store and faced a man attacking him with a knife, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator ...

April 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Firefighters battle blaze at vacant Gainesville home

Gainesville firefighters battled a fire at a vacant house on Auburn Avenue about 7 p.m. Monday.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Teacher announces Democratic run for 9th District congressional race

A private school teacher in Hall County who is a newbie to the local Democratic Party plans to take on the role of David going ...

April 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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