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Bridge-jumping survivor, rescuers reunited as TV crews filmed

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Falcons mascot offers healthy message for students

Staying fit includes fueling up with the right foods and being active for at least 60 minutes every day.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Moss: Sales tax could help pay offset paratransit costs

Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center's director is asking that Hall Area Transit's paratransit service also benefits from the state's proposed 1-cent sales tax for transportation.

February 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Churches making progress to help homeless

A handful of Hall County churches are inching closer to helping Gainesville's homeless population get off the streets.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville High’s graduation rate projected at 71 percent

The latest update for this year's Gainesville High School graduation rate showed a slight increase from 68.9 percent in October to about 71 percent in late January.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gary Michael Hilton sentenced to death in Florida case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A man found guilty in the 2007 slaying and decapitation of a nurse has been sentenced to death by a jury.

February 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Bridge survivor now in national media whirlwind

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Smile’ program will offer braces to kids in need

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal came home to Gainesville to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics this afternoon.

February 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man dies in weekend wreck

A Gainesville man was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle wreck in White County.

February 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Quarter of Hall County residents not being active

The Gainesville area has a lake, at least 443 acres of parkland and fitness centers galore, yet up to a quarter of Hall County residents are just spending their free time not doing physical activity.

February 21, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Group holds tribute for Washington on Tuesday

Ed Rigel Sr. concludes some of his notes with "Kind Patriotic Regards."

February 21, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Rep. Graves holding open house

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves will hold an open house Tuesday at his new Gainesville district office.

February 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Basketball tourney, concert close Black History Month

The Newtown Florist Club is closing Black History Month by remembering a long-standing Gainesville school.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hospital officials determining what they want in a CEO

Northeast Georgia Health System officials began work last week to develop a checklist of traits they're looking for in a new CEO.

February 21, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


911 dispatchers handling more foreign-language calls

Call taker John Hanes recognized the sounds on the other end of his telephone line, even if he didn't know the words being spoken.

February 21, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Investigator details Gainesville man’s alleged crime spree

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Monday about three hours of what the department called an "erratic crime spree" last month around Gainesville.

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food Lion in Gainesville closing next week

For the past 10 years, Robert Dowell has leaned on the Food Lion store as his source for groceries.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall home damaged by fire

An East Hall home was severely damaged Monday afternoon by what firefighters believe is an accidental fire started by a faulty gas grill.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: University of North Georgia remembers 9/11

The University of North Georgia held a vigil at its Dahlonega campus Sunday night to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public forum on Enota school site design set for Sept. 22

The Gainesville school system will hold a public forum Sept. 22 to discuss the site design for a new school at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


DNR: Man pulled from Lake Lanier Saturday has died

A 48-year-old Atlanta man pulled from Lake Lanier on Saturday during a family outing has died, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources official said Sunday.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Murder suspect sought in shooting death of Gainesville man

Authorities are searching for a 33-year-old man suspected of murder in the Friday night shooting death of a Gainesville man.

September 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch teens crossing their tees by launching business that aids nonprofit

Tyler Blaylock and Cameron Holmes have set out on a journey of their own. The Flowery Branch High School students launched Travlr, their own T-shirt ...

September 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Hydrant fix will keep Hall insurance rates steady

The temporary fix for formerly out-of-service North Hall fire hydrants is satisfactory to the Insurance Services Office, authorities said last week.

September 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


South Hall sewer network could ramp up in next few years

In an ironic twist, South Hall land once used for as a sewer discharge site could be a revenue boost for Hall County's sewer ...

September 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Terrorized by fear: As nation remembers 9/11, safety worries leave many on edge

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks brought violence "home," but changes in how society reacts to violence more recently cause more common and more frequent ...

September 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dragon Boat Festival's cultural buffet churns Lanier’s waters

The dragons have indeed found a home on Lake Lanier.

September 10, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Lula celebrates its crafty ways at annual festival

This year's theme for Lula's fall festival was "Arts, Crafts and Pottery," and most vendors had one of those aspects to offer.

September 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee’s annual Snake Day draws reptile lovers, and a few converts

If it slithers, hisses or has scales, there's a good chance that animal was on display at Saturday's Snake Day at Elachee Nature ...

September 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville police seek clues to fatal shooting

Police are seeking information in the death of a Gainesville man who was shot multiple times Friday night on Athens Street in Gainesville.

September 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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