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Final resting places for sale, a surplus during recession

The recession has caused many people to sell their jewelry, cars and homes in an effort to make ends meet. Now cemetery plots are among the unexpected items popping up often in classified ads.

July 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Company seeks OK for quarry expansion

Maybe not as rocky as the mined materials in its quarry off Candler Road, but the road to Monday's Hall County Planning Commission meeting has not been a smooth or straight one for Hanson Aggregates Southeast.

July 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall drug unit targets vice crimes

Tiny Lula park, which has a history as a meeting place for casual sexual encounters, was the scene of more arrests last week when four men were charged with indecent exposure or criminal trespass.

July 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


NE Georgia shows high rates of medically uninsured

Although working two part-time jobs helps Layla Jones pay her bills, it doesn't help her much when she has to visit the doctor.

July 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall schools share teachers through video connections

In Hall County schools, teachers may be in more than one place at a time this fall.

July 31, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Woman injured in one-vehicle North Hall accident

A 21-year-old woman is being airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after a one-car rollover accident in North Hall.

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said the crash occurred about 4 p.m. on U.S. 129 near Turner's Produce, about a half-mile from the White County line.

July 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Thunderstorms possible tonight in NE Georgia

Several counties in Northeast Georgia are under a severe thunderstorm watch this afternoon and tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued the watch until 10 pm. for the northern third of the state, including Hall, Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Towns, Union and White counties.

July 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lunch program aims to get healthy meals to kids

Friday wrapped up a month-long program to bring healthy lunches to kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

July 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fieldale heir voted off board after a lawsuit

Fieldale Farms officials are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by one of its largest shareholders, saying her claims are moot after she was voted off the board of directors.

July 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


‘Super speeders’ not the cash cow expected

When Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Dean Allen pulls motorists over for driving more than 85 miles per hour on Ga. 365, drivers know it's going to cost them.

July 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Female doctors buck trend in cardiology

Although male cardiologists outnumber their female counterparts 9 to 1, the Northeast Georgia Heart Center in Gainesville has gained two new female cardiologists.

July 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Teens ready to tackle underage drinking problem

If Hall County students have an alcohol problem, two Gainesville High School students want to help.

July 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


With community garden, Newtown leaders hope to encourage healthier living

With some shoveled soil and a big vision for the future, the seeds have been planted for growth, health and life in Gainesville's Newtown neighborhood.

July 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Grant allows local homeless program to expand

New grant money will extend the services one Gainesville organization can provide for those who are homeless and have a disability.

July 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Dawsonville man found drowned in home pool

Emergency officials say a Dawsonville man drowned Thursday evening while swimming in the pool at his house.

July 30, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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