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Responders recover body of drowning victim

Emergency responders have recovered the body of a 19-year-old male drowning victim at Van Pugh Park, according to Hall County Sheriff's Office Col. Jeff Strickland.

July 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Man dies after accident at Lake Lanier Islands

An Illinois man died Tuesday after a water-related accident at Lake Lanier Islands Resort Monday.

July 05, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Forsyth County may help pay for ambulance effort

Forsyth County may help foot the bill for a pediatric neonatal ambulance, which has been marked as a community need by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

July 05, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


Week may be stormy

It's still summertime, so it'll still be hot. But the week ahead will be slightly less oppressive than the last few days, and it could be wet and stormy.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Well water can be contaminated, but study shows many don't test it

Well water might smell and taste fine, but that doesn't always mean it is fine, according to the University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Laboratories.

July 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Jackson County ambulances get new CPR devices

Jackson County Emergency Services is now the first emergency medical service in the state of Georgia with an automated CPR device on each of its ambulances.

July 05, 2011 | LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


3 killed in accidents, house burns down and man drowns on Fourth weekend

Three people were killed in accidents, another person drowned and a house was destroyed by fire during the July Fourth holiday weekend in Hall County, officials said.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


2 teens killed in Hall accident

Three people were killed in traffic accidents in Hall County during the July Fourth holiday weekend, including two teenagers on Monday.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville residents mark the Fourth with barbecues and fireworks

Gainesville residents celebrated Independence Day with barbecues, picnics and fireworks.

July 05, 2011 | | Local


Public officials honored at annual barbecue

Every Fourth of July for the past 18 years, Hall County residents have flocked to Memorial Park, drawn by a sense of patriotism and the aroma of grilled burgers and pulled pork.

July 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Deal: Water ruling bodes well for Georgia

A court ruling that gives Georgia renewed access to drinking water from Lake Lanier is a decision Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday could lead to favorable consequences for the state.

July 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Forsyth County wastewater discharge permit is appealed

Forsyth County officially kicked off its appeal of a recent court ruling that revokes its wastewater discharge permit for a facility expansion.

July 04, 2011 | By ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


More students seek GED to avoid cost hike

A delay in the expected cost increase for testing has led more students to seek their GED before year's end.

July 04, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Brenau hosts Patriotic Pops Concert

Independence Day celebrations got an early start Sunday evening with the Patriotic Pops Concert at Brenau University Amphitheater.

July 04, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Couple rebuilding after husband’s war wounds

Jill and Andrew "Sully" Sullens aren't just building a new home - they're building a new life after Andy's life-changing 2009 injuries while serving in Afghanistan.

July 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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