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Ex-Hall sheriff Mecum retires as U.S. marshal

Richard Mecum, former Hall County sheriff, is retiring today from his position as U.S. marshal.

October 08, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dahlonega teen shot, killed in Mexico

A Dahlonega native was shot and killed while traveling to visit family in Mexico last week.

October 08, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hall, Gainesville school officials say bus drivers are trained well

Local school transportation officials say parents of Hall County and Gainesville students should feel reassured about their children's commute to school following a fatal bus crash earlier this week.

October 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Boling Bridge stays open tonight; DOT project ‘slightly ahead of schedule’

Boling Bridge motorists will get a reprieve tonight from a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance project.

October 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to close on land for government buildings

Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to go forward with buying about 7 acres of downtown property for a future city government complex.

October 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 injured in I-985 accident

Three people were injured in an accident Thursday afternoon on Interstate 985 northbound when the SUV they were in overturned.

October 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Violence and victims come in many forms

Victims of domestic violence may not look how you expect.

October 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Boling Bridge opens early to traffic

The State Route 53 Boling Bridge over Lake Lanier at the Hall-Forsyth County line was finished early over the weekend and is now open.

October 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Shore Sweep trash collection up this year

Volunteers ended up collecting 31 tons of debris and trash from Lake Lanier during the Lake Lanier Association's 22nd annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 24.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expo offers remedies for health issues

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce pulled out all the stops for its fourth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health and Wellness Expo.

October 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Construction crews break ground on Varsity Jr. in Dawsonville

Construction crews broke ground Friday on the new Varsity Jr. restaurant, which will sit on 2 acres along Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

October 06, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance unit could be home in November

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company could return home from Afghanistan in November.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford Dam Road now to close Monday for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has postponed the closing of Buford Dam Road for repairs to Monday.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Physician from Bangladesh on mission for women

Taslima Nasrin wants to help the millions of oppressed women in the world.

October 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawsonville may annex adjacent properties

DAWSONVILLE - In the coming weeks, the city of Dawsonville could see its population grow, if by just a little.

October 06, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


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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


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legion commander explains etiquette used in lowering American flag to half-staff

In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies across the nation, it's not uncommon to see the American flag flying at half-staff.

July 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Green Street study reveals difficulty of widening, redesigning road

More than 33,000 automobiles travel up and down historic Green Street in Gainesville each day, and heavy trucks account for 16 percent of all ...

July 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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