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Feeling the heat: Fire departments struggle with staffing levels

Furloughs can burn when there are not enough firefighters to staff an engine.

April 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times ad department wins awards

The Times advertising department won 21 awards, including 12 first-places, during a recent ceremony at the Georgia Press Association's annual advertising conference in Athens.

April 24, 2010 | | Local


Shelter pets hit the road for good homes

Sixty dogs are getting ready for the road trip of a lifetime.

April 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch camp helps those with disabilities

After working together at a summer camp for those with developmental disabilities, Paul and Jessica Freeman got an idea.

April 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Habersham courts weather judicial storm

In the span of four months, Habersham County's two superior court judges stepped down amid investigations into possible ethical violations.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tornado watch issued for Hall, other North Georgia counties

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 30 counties in North Georgia until 3 a.m., including Hall, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White.

April 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rain doesn't deter grillers, chicken lovers at festival

It may have been a soggy day, but the chicken was just right.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former Lumpkin commissioner Ridley dies in wreck

A former Lumpkin County commissioner was killed Friday in a car accident in Dawson County, officials said.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Public utility revenues continue downward trend

As is the case with many governmental departments, revenue for Gainesville's public utilities department is down and has been declining for several years.

April 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Volcanic ash extends Clarkesville couple’s trip to Scotland

Scotland has been nice, but it's time to get home.

April 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Look for the smokin’ rooster at today's festival

The multicolored monument in the Shehans' front yard is more than a dedication to our area's poultry pride.

April 24, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Woman convicted of robbing sickly 65-year-old woman

A woman was convicted of robbery by intimidation for forcing a sickly woman to give her money in a case tried this week in Hall County Superior Court.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two men convicted of drug trafficking

A traffic stop for an illegal U-turn led Oakwood police to find nearly a quarter-pound of cocaine with a street value of $10,000 in 2008.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two churches busy with acts of service

Two area churches will be separately fanning across Hall County today to beautify, clean up and participate in other community service activities.

April 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterfly release honors crime victims rights

Dozens of butterflies fluttered their wings and took to the skies Friday, a symbol of freedom and hope for victims of violence shackled by the bonds of trauma.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic Dahlonega building nearing demolition

The fate of the historic Jeremiah Payne House, also known as the Parks Clothing building, in downtown Dahlonega is slowly getting etched in stone.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of 3 kids killed in wreck: ‘Remember them as who they were’

Teresa Arriaga will remember the way her 16-year-old cousin Luis Carmona-Zepeda got $80 for his birthday and didn't use it for himself. He spent ...

June 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Man charged with impersonating Atlanta police officer

A Winder man is accused of impersonating an Atlanta police officer in May when pulled over in Oakwood, according to police.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board leader explains meeting where Enota decision was made

Gainesville's Board of Education discussed the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy building project at a June 2 called meeting because "new information from the faculty ...

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau thanks supporters for strong year

Lake Lanier is the biggest tourist attraction for Hall County and much of North Georgia, and it takes a team to manage visitors to it ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Veterans recall service on Flag Day

Camaraderie and pulling together as a unit to get the job done were cited by veterans as dominant experiences of their time in the military.

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities ID man killed in boating incident Sunday on Lake Lanier

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials identified a Maryland man killed in a boating incident Sunday evening on Lake Lanier.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents wonder about future of Church Street Manor

Residents of Church Street Manor in Gainesville have received the notice before.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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