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Gainesville woman wins $100,000 in lottery

Renae Smith got a big surprise on her 48th birthday, not from her family, but from the Georgia Lottery.

Smith, a Gainesville resident, won $100,000 - the top prize in the lottery's instant Cash Harvest game.

September 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chestatee High uses Obama's speech as learning tool

On Tuesday, a presidential address that was the center of many debates across the country became a live learning opportunity for the students in Danielle Cleveland's class at Chestatee High School.

September 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fatal property feud simmered for decades

DAHLONEGA - The long-standing feud over a disputed property line between Lewis Dempsey and Jewell Crane was no secret to local law enforcement.

September 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fatal wreck suspect arrested after alleged hospital escape

A Gainesville woman who was sought by law enforcement for more than three days in connection with a fatal wreck was booked into the Hall County jail Tuesday night.

September 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Revised Gainesville school deficit is $2.6 million less

The discovery of an accounting error made by the Gainesville finance office, coupled with savings from last school year, means the Gainesville school system deficit is about $2.6 million smaller than first believed.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Stimulus road work won’t interfere with fall football

Good news, football fans.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT proposes upgrades to bridges, railroad crossings in Jackson County

Dozens of residents attended a Georgia Department of Transportation open house Tuesday in Jefferson to learn more about federally funded projects planned for the area.

September 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County man’s story of paralyzing injury told on video

A South Hall man whose May 2008 fall from a ladder resulted in paralysis tells his story as part of a video on the Shepherd Center's Web site.

September 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tech grant aimed at nuclear plant welders

North Georgia Technical College recently received a $119,000 grant that will help local welding students land high-paying jobs in the nuclear energy field.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Wauka school closer to charter status

Wauka Mountain Elementary School's charter petition won approval from the Hall County school board Tuesday, moving it one step closer to becoming a charter school next fall.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville gas line work forcing partial road closure

Travel will be limited on Thompson Bridge crossing Lake Lanier this week.

September 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


North Hall road changes in store this week

Starting today, North Hall motorists will notice some changes in traffic flow on two well-traveled roads.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Couple hopes to hit Lake Lanier dock lottery

A West Hall couple's five-year quest for a dock permit has come down to a lottery.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


1 of 7 holiday traffic fatalities was in Hall County

Seven people have died on Georgia roads this holiday weekend, including one person killed in a Hall County wreck.

September 08, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Better conditions make for better Labor Day on Lanier

As the water returned to Lake Lanier this summer, so did the dollars.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bill in Congress would boost Amtrak funding

Amtrak, which has had a longtime presence in Hall County, could get a serious funding boost if a bill now moving through Congress eventually passes.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon

The new Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon but no later than Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man escapes smoking passenger van

A man smelled smoke Tuesday afternoon while driving and exited the van before it was in flames, fire officials said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Atlanta Street man killed by gunshot wound to head

A Gainesville man killed at the Atlanta Street Apartments June 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


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