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Gainesville High celebrates Blue Ribbon Award

The U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award is a major honor that's hard to come by, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Thursday.

January 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Norton: North Georgia pressing on ‘through the jungle’

During his annual Native Intelligence forecast, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. stressed that "hope is not a business plan" and that despite economic uncertainty, opportunities are available to those brave enough to take a risk.

January 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch readies for future snowstorms

Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew told the City Council Thursday night he is looking at certain ways to prepare for the next snowstorm, including having a "standing agreement" with a contractor to clear roads.

January 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former banker guilty in banking fraud case

A former Cornelia banker pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a conspiracy charge related to fraud at the Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust he once led as its executive vice president and chief credit officer.

January 20, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Portion of Memorial Park Drive closes due to collapsed roadway

Part of Memorial Park Drive closed Wednesday after a portion of the road collapsed. Motorists should expect delays in the area today as repairs are made.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber honors industries for impact on local economy

Three area companies were named as industries of the year Wednesday by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

January 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Untapped resources exist for affordable housing

The car was traveling at 60 mph when the crash happened. After six weeks in a coma, David Ball woke up with his hip broken in 13 places and a blood clot in his brain.

January 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall prepares to abandon park plans

Construction on the Cool Springs park was just getting started, but the park may never see completion.

January 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville council members encourage help for homeless

A few Gainesville City Council members are encouraging the community to help the city's homeless population, especially during cold weather.

January 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Art teacher on the mend after shooting

A Dawson County art teacher is recovering after he was reportedly shot by his wife Sunday night at their Lumpkin County home.

January 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Astronaut teaches students about heights they can reach

Riverside Military Academy cadets were given a glimpse into space travel Wednesday from a man who's been there.

January 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cause of a mobile home fire confirmed

Firefighters confirmed an unattended space heater caused the fire that destroyed most of a residential mobile home in the 3000 block of Clarks Bridge Road and tied up traffic along the Lake Lanier route late Tuesday afternoon.

January 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


State senator is sued after bank failure

State Sen. Jack Murphy of Cumming, chairman of the state Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, has less than three weeks to respond to a civil lawsuit filed against him and seven other executives and directors of the failed Integrity Bank.

January 19, 2011 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Hall school board members take office

New and veteran members of the Hall County School Board were sworn into office Tuesday night.

January 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


DOT on snowstorm: ‘We know we can improve’

Georgia Department of Transportation workers' response to last week's snow and ice storm was "valiant," but the department also has ideas on how to improve future winter weather responses, top state transportation officials said today.

January 19, 2011 | | Local


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Big Bear Cafe back open under new management

A big banner hanging from the front posts outside let everyone know that the landmark Big Bear Cafe is back serving its Southern-style country breakfast ...

June 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Student growth in Hall, Gainesville is mostly among Hispanics

With Hispanic students accounting for almost all increased local school enrollment over the past five years and the growing uncertainty over the future of immigration ...

June 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Authorities: Woman falsely reported rape at Dahlonega trail

A woman who told authorities she had been raped at the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega is now accused of falsely reporting the crime ...

June 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Work to replace Thompson Bridge could start as early as 2024

Replacement of the northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River in North Hall is one of several road projects that ...

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 students graduate without missing a school day in 13 years

Earning any distinction that includes the word "perfect" takes focus and effort. To earn that recognition for more than a decade takes an even stronger ...

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


UNG, Lanier Tech prepare for campus carry

With Georgia's campus carry law set to take effect July 1, officials at the University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College are working ...

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Shooting victim in stable condition at hospital

An adult man was shot in the stomach by another man Sunday morning in what Gainesville police are saying "was not a random crime."

June 11, 2017 | | Local


UNG offers money management help to students

With a baby on the way last fall, Rachael Oliver wanted to get better control of her finances, but didn't know where to start.

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Dog-centric business set to open on Skelton Road in Gainesville

Scot Rucker needed a place to keep his customers' dogs while training them, and that's how Fido's World was born.

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County remodels home to ease market crunch

On Lula Road, an investor is remodeling a modest home to sell it at a loss.

June 11, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Wider Friendship Road has led to a rise in crashes

When the officer arrived for duty through the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant in January, Hall County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Todd Casper had ...

June 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Seniors embracing their golden years in Hall

Seniors searching for active adult living are finding it in full measure in Hall County.

June 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Earth Sense: Check of history shows big variations in temperatures

It's difficult to see the presence or absence of climatic change from looking at temperature records alone, as a quick analysis of data has ...

June 11, 2017 | Rudi Kiefer | 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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