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Drowning, boat fire mar busy weekend

With the exception of a boat fire on Lake Lanier Sunday afternoon, the Memorial Day weekend ended on a relatively quiet note, officials said.

May 30, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s Memorial Day parade returns with nice weather

After storms canceled last year's big event, the annual Memorial Day parade in Gainesville returned Monday in full vigor, with veterans streaming down sun-baked Green Street amid fluttering flags and loud claps of applause.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planned pump station’s location hits a slight snag

Flowery Branch is counting on a section of railroad right of way to remain open so the city can reach a planned pump station that's part of a sewer line extension project.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials ID 17-year-old drowning victim

The 17-year-old who drowned Saturday at Burton Mill Park in South Hall County was Quavante Combs of Lawrenceville.

May 30, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Relay for Life kicks off Friday

The teams descending upon the Road Atlanta track in Braselton this weekend aren't driving fast cars, but they are reaching for a finish line. That finish line is a cure.

May 30, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Woman recalls time as Eisenhower secretary

The war had passed her by, but a young Frances Smith got to spend the months following World War II working for one of the most prominent military figures in the world - Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Inmate work plan could save county money

When Hall County is facing a tough budget year, any small change can make a huge difference.

May 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth County panel approves youth center

A proposed youth community center in a northeast Forsyth neighborhood sparked tense discussion before clearing the Forsyth County planning board last week.

May 30, 2011 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Programs help feed children in summer

More than 500 local families will be getting supplementary food this summer, thanks to the new Summer Kids Feeding Project.

May 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


College aims to inspire women to leadership

Women in the United States received the right to vote when the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920. But in the 91 years since, they have made relatively small strides into entering public service.

May 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville police will keep policy

The U.S. Supreme Court has broadened rules allowing officers to break into residences without warrants, but it's a ruling Gainesville police say likely won't change the way they operate.

May 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Unit provides hope for addicts and mentally ill

Juanita Nicely craved cocaine four years ago. Now she leads support groups and helps others with their addictions.

May 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Start of summer brings crowds to Lake Lanier

Like a college sports team that always draws the big recruits, it seems Lake Lanier can always be counted on to attract large summer crowds.

May 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen drowns at Burton Mill Park in South Hall

The first big holiday weekend of the summer season at Lake Lanier produced the first tragedy when a teenager drowned Saturday at Burton Mill Park in South Hall County.

May 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Parade will disrupt traffic Monday

Monday brings the annual Memorial Day parade that is a delight for spectators but can cause headaches for motorists.

May 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Growth allowing Oakwood to bring back old positions

A boom in development has Oakwood looking to bring back several key staff positions it froze during the throes of the Great Recession.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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