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Civil Air Patrol, Hall County EMS conduct drill preparing for emergency response

Even after two weather delays, the Civil Air Patrol and Hall County EMS teamed up for a search and rescue training exercise Saturday morning at Wauka Mountain Elementary School.

January 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Jedi master recruits new knights at Lakeshore Mall Kids Club event

Jeff McClure, owner and founder of Got Magic? Entertainment, is secretly a Jedi Master. In fact, he says you can call him Jedi Master Jefferson Starship.

January 17, 2016 | By Alexander Popp The Times | Local


New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., family

In a new memoir, "My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement," retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes civil rights flashpoints she covered in the 1960s and details her close relationship with the movement's leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his family.

January 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Sheriff’s Office sergeant ties own tire flipping record in charity event

Sgt. Greg Cochran attempted to break his own world record Saturday for most tire flips in one hour using a 555-pound tire at the "Tire to Inspire" event hosted by the Hall County Sheriff's Office and Chestatee High School.

January 16, 2016 | BY ALEXANDER POPP apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Martin Luther King Jr. events keep the dream alive

The Newtown Florist Club, the historic civil rights advocacy organization in Gainesville, has revived the Martin Luther King holiday celebrations for 2016, including a day of volunteer action, worship services and a unity march through the city.

January 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter's first flakes may fall in some areas, followed by big chill

Northeast Georgia residents could see a few snowflakes overnight into the early morning hours as a cold front brings rain and colder temperatures to the state.

January 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Upsy Daisy shop brings faith-inspired gifts to Gainesville square

As its name suggests, the Upsy Daisy Boutique is designed to uplift its customers, not just sell to them.

January 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities detail December shooting at hearing

A woman returning to a friend's home later suffered a gunshot wound and played dead in a ditch, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

January 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall Middle School students video chat with author of Leo Frank book

In Marietta in 1913, it wasn't unusual for a 13-year-old girl to work at a pencil factory.

January 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


You Heard It Here: Father’s speech puts Judge Deal late to trial

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

January 16, 2016 | | Local


Prominent Gainesville attorney Dan Summer dies at 55

Chandelle and Dan Summer shared a birthday before they ever thought about sharing a life together.

January 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Day care worker found guilty of battery, child cruelty in case of burned toddler

A day care worker accused of scalding a 16-month-old boy was found guilty Friday afternoon of battery and child cruelty.

January 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jackson County sheriff's office investigates mysterious cattle mutilations

BRASELTON - A cattle owner has reported finding two of his black Angus cows dead in the Braselton area in the past several weeks suffering from similar injuries.

January 15, 2016 | LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Authorities: Braselton man placed hidden camera in bathroom

A Braselton man is accused of putting a small camera in a private residence's bathroom and recording a victim undressing, according to authorities.

January 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Phyllis Leet remembered for volunteerism, philanthropy

Phyllis Combs Leet meant a lot of things to a lot of people.

January 15, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


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Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elton Maddox named Workhorse of the Year at Poultry Expo

ATLANTA - Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Oakwood-based Wayne Farms and a past U.S. Poultry & Egg Association chairman, was named USPOULTRY's Workhorse of ...

January 25, 2016 | For The Times | Local


Gainesville Police charge man with rape at Motel 6

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Gainesville motel.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trio accused of at least 7 car break-ins

Three men are accused of entering cars around the Chestatee area, according to authorities.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall performing arts center still set for fall opening

Work on the new performing arts center at North High School remains on schedule for the facility to open in time for next school year.

January 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Comprehensive plan updates will include new focus on housing

Affordable housing will be a major consideration when Hall County and other local cities begin the arduous process this year of updating their comprehensive plans ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year Jayla Williams driven to succeed

Jayla Williams was born with drive.

January 25, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville selects new director of water resources department

Gainesville has named a new director of the Department of Water Resources.

January 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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