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Mills' English-only driver's license bill loses steam

The Georgia House on Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that would require Georgia driver's license exams for permanent residents to be given only in English.

February 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Downed power lines snarl traffic on E.E. Butler

Downed power lines briefly suspended traffic on E.E. Butler Parkway around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Gainesville Police said.

February 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local




Tornado drill held this morning in Georgia counties

The National Weather Service held its annual tornado warning drill this morning as part of Georgia's Severe Weather Awareness Week.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County may sell properties to raise money

Hall County is considering getting rid of its unused or unwanted properties to raise money.

February 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT offering signs as way to remember loved ones lost in wrecks

Those touching and often elaborate roadside tributes to friends and loved ones lost in traffic accidents may soon become a thing of the past.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Authorities are investigating what they say is the apparent murder-suicide of a Dawson County couple over the weekend.

February 08, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Dawsonville teen dies from rappelling accident

A Dawsonville teen died Sunday while rappelling with friends in western North Carolina.

February 08, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


5 arrested in drug raid

At least five people were taken into custody following a Tuesday afternoon raid on a Gainesville residence at Brandon Place Apartments off Thompson Bridge Road.

February 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Students compete for Youth of the Year

Teens shared powerful stories of perseverance Tuesday as they competed for the Youth of the Year title for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


School board discusses current, long-term topics at retreat

The Gainesville City Schools board discussed ways to handle personnel issues and collect more input from the community, among other topics, during a two-hour retreat Tuesday.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Regions Bank plans new branch

Regions Bank will soon build a new branch on E.E. Butler Parkway.

February 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Early voting for SPLOST starts today

Early voting for the March 15 special purpose local option sales tax begins today and will continue to March 11.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Planning board gives red light to full-color sign

The Lanier Charter Career Academy is facing a temporary setback in placing a high definition sign on its property to publicize events and public safety alerts.

February 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




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North Hall senior Will Barrett speaks publicly to spread awareness of autism

At 18 years old, Will Barrett commands a stage.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestatee senior Brooke Gilbert discovered art amid the pain of an eating disorder

Brooke Gilbert knows the value of art and wants to share it with others.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vietnam veterans were bonded by war 50 years ago

Having graduated from high school in the mid-1960s and just starting lives in small-town Gainesville, 22 young men, mostly in their late teens, didn't ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta garden gun case won’t affect Gainesville site

The case involving a visitor carrying weapons in the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been remanded back to Fulton County Superior Court.

May 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Olympic Park venue manager comes full circle with Pan Am Games

As 9-year-old Morgan House watched the Centennial Olympic Games from the shores of Lake Lanier, the world's best kayakers paddled through the lake's ...

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local buy, global effect: Shop on Gainesville square offers international products

For more than a decade, Connie Rock wanted her purchases to have purpose.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Data puts parts of Gainesville at top threat level for lead poisoning

The painters are brushing up as Melvean Strickland looks over the renovation of her family's home in the historic Newtown neighborhood of Gainesville.

May 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ducks zoom across Lanier to deliver rich prize

All it took was two ducks and 10 bucks.

May 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


VIDEO: Lawman hauls a heavy load at Sheriff's Office job fair

Heavy-lifting Sgt. Greg Cochran with the Hall County Sheriff's office is back at it again, performing feats of almost superhuman strength for a crowd ...

May 14, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch students join others to create apps

Flowery Branch High School students, and three other schools, combined technology and compassion in an online project, "Mad about Mattering," seeking to "change the world ...

May 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville judge to speak at Vatican summit

A U.S. District Court judge from Gainesville will join a selection of other judges to speak at the Vatican for a summit on human ...

May 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cancer survivors, supporters march toward a cure in annual Relay for Life fundraiser

It's touched thousands of people in Hall County alone.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lane closures set next week on Spout Springs at I-985

Lane closures are expected through next week on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch between the Interstate 985 southbound and northbound ramps, the Georgia Department ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Woman charged with ramming another car, injuring driver

A Gainesville woman is accused of ramming her car into another woman's car until it struck a power pole, police said.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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