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Bomb-sniffing dog celebrates 7th birthday

For the past several years, Hall County sheriff's deputy Rusty Blalock and his German shepherd, Olaf, have worked together to scour for bombs and other dangers. But at 7 years old, the dog is ready to retire.

October 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Halloween on Sunday causes some confusion

Trick-or-treaters may double up on goodies this year. Although Halloween falls on Sunday, many Gainesville and Hall County residents will dress up and walk door to door on Saturday.

October 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students learn about communication, leadership at annual conference

No matter how the dozens of teenagers entered the Gainesville Civic Center on Friday morning, when they left, they were better leaders than when they arrived.

October 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 Gainesville teens charged in stabbing

Three Gainesville teens were charged with aggravated assault after a teen was attacked at his home Tuesday.

October 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Flat Stanley’ mailed back to Gainesville after visiting with Obama

Second-graders from Randi Orr's class sent an art project named "Flat Stanley" to the White House last month, and a few weeks later, President Barack Obama wrote back that he took it with him throughout his daily activities.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville High homecoming gives community feel

Families had a new reason to stay downtown after Gainesville High School's homecoming parade ended Thursday.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Book store owner hopes hundreds will come to read-a-thon

Today, reading will not only be fundamental, it will also serve as a fundraiser for the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance for Literacy.

October 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Almost $1.5 million in drugs found at Buford storage facility

An Atlanta man faces two cocaine charges after the Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad found 15 kilograms of cocaine in a storage unit in Buford.

October 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch building approved for batting cages

Flowery Branch City Council gave its OK Thursday night to an indoor batting cage operation in a warehouse/office building off Atlanta Highway.

October 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire damages home in Hall County

Fire damaged a house in the 200 block of Crescent Circle off Old Cornelia Highway Thursday night, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Buford Dam Road to open Friday

A freshly repaved Buford Dam Road is set to reopen at 3 Friday, ahead of schedule.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Huckabee rallies for Deal in Atlanta

October 21, 2010 | | Local




Parade tonight closes parts of some downtown roads

Parts of the downtown Gainesville square will be rerouted starting at 4 p.m. today for the Gainesville High School homecoming parade.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sardis students learn history from local legend

The morning gloom had given way to sunshine as local golf legend Tommy Aaron stepped onto the green Wednesday.

October 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Christy Crumbley's company doesn't look for lonely roads to put up a storefront.

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial is top pick for city students as school of choice

Two lanes of cars stretched bumper to bumper from the main entrance of Centennial Arts Academy as parents and other legal guardians waited in line ...

February 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County pension suit: Plaintiff’s payoffs a third of another plan

Payouts from another government employee retirement plan in Georgia are nearly triple what is received by the lead plaintiff in a $75 million class-action lawsuit ...

February 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Zumba dancers move to the groove at fitness event

Never stop moving.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN - When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and ...

February 11, 2017 | BY ALEXANDER POPP and HAILEY VAN PARYS apopp@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won't be able to see your loved one again.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | 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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