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Heat is OK for cookies, not for kids

Local public safety officials will be baking cookies and roasting s'mores today - inside a car.

July 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


AARP: Gainesville one of nation’s top affordable retirement spots

As a Southern town with county charm and urban sophistication, it's no surprise Gainesville was recognized as one of the best places to retire.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Coming Sunday: The '96 Olympics revisited

Fifteen years ago this week, Clarks Bridge Park was teeming with thousands of spectators, athletes and media members in town for the 1996 Olympics.

July 22, 2011 | | Local


Police seek store robbers

Police are seeking information on two masked men who robbed a Gainesville convenience store at gunpoint late Wednesday night.

July 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New fire marshal sees challenge in job

Chad Payne laughs as he talks about being inside of a burning building. But despite his jovial nature, he takes the job seriously.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Attorney: Graves’ loan agreement invalid

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves' attorney says the disputed loan agreement between his client and a Northwest Georgia bank is not valid because the bank should have known the Georgia congressman couldn't repay the money and it cut the lawmaker some slack when his company couldn't make payments.

July 22, 2011 | BY ANDY JOHNS Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local


Veteran in Times article remembered as a ‘patriot’

A Hiawassee man profiled in a July 3 story in The Times about veterans coping with old war wounds died Wednesday. He was 62.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cockfighting investigation leads to marijuana bust

Hall County authorities were investigating a suspected cockfighting site at a Flowery Branch home when they discovered a patch of 88 marijuana plants with a street value of $176,000.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI probe of July 11 shooting is ongoing

Apart from a state probe of two deputies' actions in a July 11 suspect shooting, Charlie Pearce knows for certain how he feels about the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most Hall schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress levels

Hall County schools fared better than most in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary statewide numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education. Gainesville, however, fared worse.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Program teaches kids to fight back

More than 700,000 kids younger than 18 are reported missing each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dawson County talks of taking a stance on park, reservoir

Officials are considering a series of public hearings to gauge interest in a park and proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

July 20, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Foundation seeks Philanthropist of the Year nominations

The North Georgia Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year award.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Unhealthy air quality blamed on hot weather

As the region sweltered through its 24th day exceeding Code Orange air quality Wednesday, forecasters say there's no relief in sight.

July 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


2040 roads plan near final approval

Hall County's 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is on track for final approval Aug. 9.

July 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville homeowners raise concerns over townhomes project

A spokesman for homeowners at The Woodlands on Lake Brenau said Wednesday that property owners will regroup after failing this week to slow down a ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Millie’s Drapery & Decorating celebrates reopening one year after fire

John Kinsey recalled the tragic day, as he held the ribbon that would be cut and mark a new day for Millie's Drapery & Decorating ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


15 Hall schools named to ‘America’s Healthiest Schools’ list

Hall County was well-represented on the "America's Healthiest Schools" list released this week by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lidl grocery store one step closer to coming to Gainesville

A local attorney representing a relatively new grocer in the United States that wants to open a 36,000-square-foot store on busy Dawsonville Highway offered ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Liberty Utilities opens new Gainesville office

Liberty Utilities has opened new offices at 1766 Cleveland Highway in Gainesville.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall residents in federal exchange won’t have Blue Cross option in 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Healthcare Plan won't be available in 2018 for Hall County residents insured through the Affordable Care Act ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Attorneys: Fatal soccer park shooting sparked by events more than 30 years earlier

Revenge for alleged wrongs more than 30 years ago in El Salvador led to a Father's Day 2013 shooting at a Gainesville park, according ...

August 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall set to study prospect of new multimillion-dollar recycling center

Hall County is exploring a new, multimillion-dollar recycling center at the Candler Road Landfill.

August 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Citizen leader forced off transportation advisory group

The leader of a transportation citizens advisory group resigned Tuesday in a clash with government leaders over the creation of a subcommittee to study a ...

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demo workers busy Tuesday at century-old house on busy corner

Demolition began in earnest Tuesday on the historic Pierce House overlooking Jesse Jewell and Queen City parkways in Gainesville.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities looking for suspects in boat thefts; 2 suspects arrested

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a series of boat thefts on the north end of Lake Lanier in which the boats were ...

August 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in Sunday I-985 wreck

A Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in a five-vehicle wreck Sunday night that killed two people and injured eight others, including himself, on ...

August 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Dawsonville Highway widening moves closer to short-term project list

An early step was taken Tuesday to put the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 on a short-term project list.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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