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Lotto looking for ways to keep people spending in tough economy

In fiscal year 1993, the Georgia Lottery Corp. made more than $19 million from ticket sales. Fiscal year 2011, which ended in June, brought more than $3.5 billion in ticket sales.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 die over weekend on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier turned deadly over the weekend, with a Buford teenager drowning after a boating accident and a Cumming man slipping underwater and never resurfacing.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities have found the body of a Buford boy who had been feared drowned following a Saturday night boating accident on Lake Lanier in North Hall.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man drowns while fishing in Lake Lanier

A 51-year-old Cumming man drowned while wade fishing in Lake Lanier, south of Brown's Bridge in Hall County.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local Salvation Army crew helps Hurricane Irene victims

While Hurricane Irene continued to lash out against the east coast Saturday, a group with the Salvation Army in Gainesville prepared to offer assistance in North Carolina.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Police seeking man who robbed store Friday

Gainesville police continue to search for a suspect they believe robbed the Shell Food Mart on Friday night at West Ridge Road and U.S. 129.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall County fire crews battle home blaze

Hall County fire crews were called Saturday night to battle a house fire south of Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Antique owners learn how to bring their treasures back to life

Your attic is full of old family junk. It can't be worth anything more than sentiment, right?

August 28, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Despite big budgets, Georgia’s lottery-funded programs feel squeeze of economic downturn

The Georgia Lottery Corp. lost more than $65 million between 2009, when ticket sales were highest, and 2011.

August 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No immigrant releases yet in Gainesville

A new policy essentially allowing several illegal immigrants to be released from federal custody has not yet resulted in any releases from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's leased facility in Gainesville.

August 28, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


New 9th district may draw a ‘herd’ to open post

Now that Georgia's new congressional maps are almost final, no one's expecting anything less than a political stampede in Northeast Georgia.

August 28, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Archery tournament keeps bow hunting tradition alive at Wauka Mountain

With archery season just a few weeks away, local hunters take the opportunity to hone their skill with a friendly competition.

August 28, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Gainesville police officers are searching for a man they believe is responsible for the armed robbery of a West Ridge Road convenience store.

August 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tax amnesty deadline set for Wednesday

Hall County's delinquent taxpayers have until Wednesday to apply for amnesty.

August 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lower levels at Lanier may mean no dock permits

If Lake Lanier drops another 2-plus feet, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will revert to its "low water action plan" and stop issuing boat dock permits, an official said this week.

August 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


11 entering auto cases reported in North Hall

Authorities are warning of an entering auto spree in North Hall happening overnight along the U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway corridor.

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch man accused of $9K tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man is accused of accepting payment for tree removal work but not finishing the job.

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch Elementary using GoFundMe page to replace student broadcast equipment

Flowery Branch Elementary School's newsroom is a decade behind.

March 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mental health, murder-suicide at center of domestic violence report

Threats of suicide and other attempts at self-harm is a key finding in a 2016 Georgia review of domestic violence fatalities, when Hall County had ...

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Kiwanis recognizes longtime youth programs manager Beth Morris

The highest honor the Kiwanis Club awards went to a woman who dedicated three decades to helping children.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lanier Islands to hire more than 500 for summer season

Lanier Islands resort is looking to add 531 staff members to prepare for the summer season.

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Students compete at TomeCon literary event at UNG’s Gainesville campus

For some, the TomeCon literary conference is the Super Bowl.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville changes Deshaun Watson Way street sign to green

Gainesville city officials recently put up a green Deshaun Watson Way street sign after they were notified by the Federal Highway Administration that a red ...

March 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Gainesville doughnut shop gets initial OK

A proposed new doughnut shop got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's approval Tuesday night.

March 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recruitment set for Wednesday seeking employees for staffing and employment agency

The Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Career Center will host a third recruitment Wednesday for Flexicrew, a staffing and employment agency, to hire 50 ...

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall kindergarten registration set for March 21-23

Kindergarten registration for Hall County Schools children entering kindergarten in the fall will be held at each of the Hall elementary schools on March 21 ...

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free bra fittings set for March 31 at Belk in Gainesville

Belk and Wacoal are partnering to offer free bra fittings March 31 at the Belk at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville.

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood Chick-fil-A to be closed for month during renovations

Oakwood's Chick-fil-A hasn't had a renovation since it opened nearly 17 years ago.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | 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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