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2 men drown in Lanier in unrelated incidents

The Hall County Fire Department responded to two unrelated drowning incidents within minutes of each other on Lake Lanier Tuesday afternoon.

July 06, 2011 | By Jacob Demmitt and Lindsey Robinson jdemmitt@gainesvilletimes.com | lrobinson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Businesswoman to run for Gainesville council

Downtown Gainesville business owner Debra Harkrider has resigned as chairman of the Main Street Advisory Board to run for City Council, offering the first source of opposition to Ward 2 Councilman Bob Hamrick in years.

July 06, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Local man, 24, wins $1 million on scratch-off ticket

A 24-year-old Gainesville man recently won $1 million in the Georgia Lottery.

July 06, 2011 | | Local


Responders recover body of drowning victim

Emergency responders have recovered the body of a 19-year-old male drowning victim at Van Pugh Park, according to Hall County Sheriff's Office Col. Jeff Strickland.

July 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Man dies after accident at Lake Lanier Islands

An Illinois man died Tuesday after a water-related accident at Lake Lanier Islands Resort Monday.

July 05, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Forsyth County may help pay for ambulance effort

Forsyth County may help foot the bill for a pediatric neonatal ambulance, which has been marked as a community need by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

July 05, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


Week may be stormy

It's still summertime, so it'll still be hot. But the week ahead will be slightly less oppressive than the last few days, and it could be wet and stormy.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Well water can be contaminated, but study shows many don't test it

Well water might smell and taste fine, but that doesn't always mean it is fine, according to the University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Laboratories.

July 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Jackson County ambulances get new CPR devices

Jackson County Emergency Services is now the first emergency medical service in the state of Georgia with an automated CPR device on each of its ambulances.

July 05, 2011 | LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


3 killed in accidents, house burns down and man drowns on Fourth weekend

Three people were killed in accidents, another person drowned and a house was destroyed by fire during the July Fourth holiday weekend in Hall County, officials said.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


2 teens killed in Hall accident

Three people were killed in traffic accidents in Hall County during the July Fourth holiday weekend, including two teenagers on Monday.

July 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville residents mark the Fourth with barbecues and fireworks

Gainesville residents celebrated Independence Day with barbecues, picnics and fireworks.

July 05, 2011 | | Local


Public officials honored at annual barbecue

Every Fourth of July for the past 18 years, Hall County residents have flocked to Memorial Park, drawn by a sense of patriotism and the aroma of grilled burgers and pulled pork.

July 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Deal: Water ruling bodes well for Georgia

A court ruling that gives Georgia renewed access to drinking water from Lake Lanier is a decision Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday could lead to favorable consequences for the state.

July 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Forsyth County wastewater discharge permit is appealed

Forsyth County officially kicked off its appeal of a recent court ruling that revokes its wastewater discharge permit for a facility expansion.

July 04, 2011 | By ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


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Georgia legislature opens session focused on schools, health

January 09, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Matt Dubnik has worked to prepare for first time in legislature

A learning curve is ahead, but Matt Dubnik has been preparing for his first day under the gold dome for 10 months - or ever since ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Taxes, medical marijuana among Hall legislators’ priorities

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, is once again a top floor leader for Gov. Nathan Deal in the Senate.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Latest winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 08, 2017 | | Local


Building a reputation: Gainesville’s Padgham to be featured on CBS program

Attention to detail is what separates Richard Padgham from other builders.

January 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Crashes, fatalities down in Hall, bucking state trend

Four rose-colored pushpins jut out from Sgt. Todd Casper's map of Hall County in his office at the Sheriff's Office headquarters. Representing traffic ...

January 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Democrats to push ideas on economy, education, equality, environment

For years, Democrats have faced an uphill battle in the Georgia General Assembly. But that is no deterrent to the priorities they have laid out ...

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | 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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