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Gainesville man is OK after experiencing Japan earthquake

Mark Thompson's Friday afternoon coffee break ended abruptly when the building he was in began to sway.

March 12, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Jury returns not guilty verdict in gang fight case

A Hall County jury found two men not guilty of fighting during a quick battle between rival gangs last June that left several men injured and one man dead.

March 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Students get in touch with technology

Backpacks are getting a lot lighter for sixth-graders at Gainesville Middle School as items such as pencil and notebooks are being left at home.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County may face 2012 budget cutbacks

Hall County officials have told the Board of Commissioners to brace themselves for a tough budget year ahead.

March 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local agriculture groups help students get farm-life feel

Alexis Delacruz squealed as she held a day-old chicken.

March 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Authorities say cooking oil thefts were widespread

The man and woman accused of stealing used cooking oil in Braselton also worked fast in Oakwood, police said, where investigators believe six restaurants and food stores were targeted in one February day.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Woman arrested in hit-and-run

A Gainesville woman was arrested this week in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured a 74-year-old pedestrian on a downtown street.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Frost warning issued for early Saturday

ATLANTA - Forecasters say a freeze warning covering a large part of Georgia, including the Gainesville area, will be in effect from 4 a.m. until 8 a.m. Saturday.

March 11, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


School bus wrecks; no one injured

No one was injured this afternoon when a Hall County school bus was clipped by a van as the bus tried to exit Interstate 985.

March 11, 2011 | | Local


Hall and Gainesville school chiefs defend SPLOST tax at South Hall meeting

Hall County and Gainesville school chiefs went on the defensive Thursday on a couple of key sticking points involving the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax for schools.

March 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early voting on SPLOST will end at 5 p.m. today

Early voting on a 1-cent sales tax for education ends at 5 p.m. today, and about 1,300 votes were cast as of Thursday.

March 11, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Trial witness enlightens jury about gang dispute

Gang members understand what being disrespected by rivals requires.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Attempt to downgrade Cool Springs Park fails

An attempt to change the plan for the baseball fields at Cool Springs Park failed following a spat at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday evening.

March 11, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Consolidation helping Gainesville save cash

Gainesville City Council members began listening to budget presentations Thursday and heard positive reports from three departments.

March 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recent rains have Lake Lanier above summer full pool

At one point during the storm that raked across Georgia this week, water was traveling down the Chattahoochee River in Cornelia at 10,000 cubic feet per second, or the equivalent of a maximum release at Buford Dam.

March 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Officials give update on Hall County road projects schedule

While some construction barrels already line some Hall County roads, other traffic relief appears on the way in the form of some big transportation projects.

March 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


University of North Georgia holds mock disaster drill simulating tornado aftermath

The University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus held a mock disaster event Wednesday to help students, faculty and staff gain practical experience in how ...

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall state lawmaker Emory Dunahoo continues push for ‘FairTax’

A Hall County state lawmaker has introduced "FairTax" legislation that would convert Georgia's tax code from a state income tax to a statewide consumption ...

March 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Katt Williams to pay almost $87K in damages for ‘outrageous publicity stunt’ in Gainesville

The man allegedly assaulted by comedian Micah "Katt" Williams in Gainesville last year was awarded $86,715 in damages in a civil case Wednesday.

March 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Another doughnut shop could be coming to Gainesville

Fans of specialty doughnuts could have another place to get their fix soon.

March 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gaines Ferry Road back open after brief closure for fire

Gaines Ferry Road between McEver Road and Ga. 13 South is back open after a small fire at a gas station caused a brief closure ...

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision made to demolish Barker House after 6-month postponement

March 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man charged in Monday wreck that shut down pair of I-985 exits

A Gainesville man has been charged with failure to maintain lane after a single-car crash that sent him to the hospital and shut down exits ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local


Man pinned by car, injured in Stan’s Biscuits parking lot

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning after a vehicle went off the road and struck a vehicle in a Gainesville restaurant parking lot, pinning ...

March 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents raise concerns about Dawsonville Highway traffic

Pat Horgan, a resident in the Lakeshore Drive community in Gainesville, took to the podium at the Gainesville City Council meeting Tuesday to remind elected ...

March 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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