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Publishing company considers Flowery Branch for local history book

A Charleston, S.C.-based publisher of local history books has approached Flowery Branch about the possibility of a book on the small South Hall town, which dates to the 1800s.

February 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Law keeps absentee ballots from inmates incarcerated in home counties

For many years Georgia inmates housed in their county of residence have been unable to vote in elections because of an oversight in state law.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Firefighters battle chimney blaze on Ledan Road

Emergency crews blocked part of Ledan Road in Gainesville while they battled a chimney fire at residence in the 3700 block.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Winter coming back with a bite

Freezing temperatures this weekend will replace the recent warm, springlike weather of the past few weeks.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Bill could smooth path for liquor sale votes

Residents in unincorporated areas of Hall County might gain easier access to a liquor store if a law proposed in the Georgia General Assembly is successful.

February 10, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Food ministry is hit by thieves

Volunteers with Free Chapel's food ministry discovered this week that copper was stolen from a walk-in cooler used to store food for those in need.

February 10, 2012 | Shannon Casas | Local


Powerball jackpot hits $325M thanks to ‘brisk ticket sales’

Looking to become a millionaire quickly? Try your luck at Georgia's Powerball jackpot lottery.

February 10, 2012 | Megan Gill | Local


Judge delays trial of man accused of killing hikers

ASHEVILLE - A federal judge has again delayed the death penalty trial of a twice-convicted killer who's charged with killing a couple from Hendersonville, N.C., in a national forest.

February 10, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Search-and-rescue team nears completion of training

The Gainesville Fire Department believes it is prepared for the next disaster in Northeast Georgia.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Interview reveals inside the mind of a killer

ATLANTA - "I didn't have, like, the intention of killing a kid," Ryan Brunn told police after he pleaded guilty to molesting a girl, slashing her throat and dumping her body in a trash bin.

February 10, 2012 | By Greg Bluestein | Local


Raccoon is county’s 5th confirmed rabies case

Hall County Animal Control has reported the county's fifth confirmed case of rabies this year, a raccoon caught off Wofford Road in South Hall.

February 10, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia gets No Child Left Behind waiver

Georgia is one of 10 states that will be freed from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving the state leeway to improve how it prepares and evaluates students.

February 10, 2012 | BY ASHLEY FIELDING AND AARON HALE afielding@gainesvilletimes.com, ahale@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warm winter could cause an early mosquito season

The unseasonably warm temperatures this winter could cause certain insects, like mosquitoes, to come out earlier than normal this year.

February 10, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Georgia Council for the Arts discusses new mission, goals

A group of local artists and arts organization leaders described themselves Thursday as "artist missionaries."

February 10, 2012 | Shannon Casas | Local


US District Magistrate Judge Cole to retire

After nearly 10 years at the helm, Magistrate Judge Susan S. Cole has decided to hang up her cloak and retire from her position in U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Johnson High School sends off its senior class

Johnson High School marked the graduation of its senior class Friday afternoon with commencement exercises at Free Chapel Worship Center. The school graduated 285 seniors.

May 27, 2017 | | Local


18-year-old extradited to Hall County on rape, molestation charges

An 18-year-old man is facing rape and aggravated child molestation charges in a case involving three underage victims which occurred over a period of three ...

May 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Seniors bid farewell to old center, await new one

It's been an emotional roller coaster ride this week for participants and workers at the Senior Life Center in Gainesville.

May 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Brazilian friends ready to chase dream in a food truck

The Oba! Brazilian food truck is coming to a place near you.

May 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Chestatee track coach struck by car reaches $1 million settlement

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck, who was struck by a vehicle while running with students last year, received a $1 million settlement, her ...

May 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


The adventure begins as North Hall High School class of 2017 graduates

Johnson High School graduating class of 2017 received their diplomas with smiles and pride for their accomplishments. 285 graduates walked the stage at Free Chapel ...

May 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Farmers Market now open

The Gainesville Farmers Market opened for the first time this year on Friday afternoon downtown. Various farmers will now have their produce up for sale ...

May 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


20-year-old killed in Browns Bridge head-on collision

A 20-year-old Gainesville driver was killed in a wreck Friday afternoon on Browns Bridge Road/Ga. 369 at Memorial Park Drive, according to authorities.

May 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One person killed in motorcycle wreck in Dawson County

May 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


19-year-old jogger tells authorities she was raped near Dahlonega reservoir trails

A 19-year-old woman told authorities she was raped Wednesday night by a man while on the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega.

May 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid raccoon reported near Price Road in North Hall

Another case of rabies in a raccoon was confirmed Thursday, the second confirmed case in the past week and the sixth of 2017.

May 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall senior learns how to manage her peers as stage manager

Tatum Smith is a jack of all trades when it comes to theater.

May 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Barron, Georgia’s first female Blackhawk pilot, honored in Gainesville

With eyes on Memorial Day, retired Army Lt. Col. Terry Barron intended to present the Peach State Bank with a flag that flew with her ...

May 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: West Hall High conducts commencement ceremony

West Hall High School conducted its 2017 commencement ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | | Local


Slideshow: 214 graduate from East Hall

East Hall High had 214 seniors graduate in its commencement Thursday at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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