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Fire claims three lives in Forsyth County

A fire killed three people and destroyed a mobile home Saturday night in north Forsyth County.

April 17, 2011 | From staff, regional staff reports | Local


Man charged in scam involving illegal immigrants

A Gainesville man has been charged in a tax return scheme in which he allegedly bilked illegal immigrants of some $465,000.

April 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Civil War at 150: Longstreet left his mark on Gainesville

He became a Republican during the GOP-led, post-Civil War Reconstruction in the South.

April 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont hotel is monument to Gen. Longstreet

To drive past the unassuming, single-story building on Maple Street, one would never guess the Piedmont Hotel once was the high-society hub of Gainesville more than a century ago.

April 17, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


Newtown prays for neighborhood

Residents concerned about the impact of an industrial business on a Gainesville neighborhood joined together and pleaded to God. They prayed Saturday for a change, the kind that heals and strengthens an entire community.

April 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Mountain music comes to town

DAHLONEGA - To say that there is music on every corner of the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival this weekend is not correct - it's way more than that.

April 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Tea Party Patriots rally in Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE - Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 16, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gingrich rallies GOP in Cumming

In what was once a blue state, red has taken hold in Georgia.

April 16, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie alarenzie@forsythnews.com | Local


Fifth-graders learn about life at Brenau

While many college students likely shy away from an early morning chemistry class, a group of fifth-graders excitedly took their places behind lab tables Friday.

April 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Driving programs aimed at young and old

The music blared on the loud- speaker at Johnson High School's stadium, where the play on the field had nothing to do with a game.

April 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Butterfly release honors those victimized by violent crimes

Some butterflies lifted right into the air from cradled palms. Some wings took a bit longer to flutter.

April 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Big crowd expected at Dawsonville tax rally

Organizers say a planned tax rally today in Dawsonville could turn out to be one of the largest in Northeast Georgia.

April 16, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Nonprofit hosts recycling event

Archaic electronics will go to good use today at a community recycling event.

April 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall officials brace for tough cuts

As Hall County officials begin to crunch the numbers, they know services must be cut for the next budget year, which starts July 1.

April 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No one hurt as fires damage 2 Hall County homes

Fire damaged two homes in Hall County Friday night.

April 15, 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


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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