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Mecum still marshal, new selection likely

When Barack Obama was elected president in November 2008, former Hall County Sheriff Dick Mecum figured his days as the U.S. marshal for the Northern District of Georgia were likely numbered.

January 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


By a show of hands

Forget aerobics.

January 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Former hostage turns event positive

Despite reports of snow, WomenSource drew its largest crowd to date at Thursday's Brown Bag luncheon featuring Atlanta hostage hero Ashley Smith Robinson.

January 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


RADAR: The latest on the snow

January 07, 2010 | | Local


Schools closing early with threat of snow, ice

Area schools are releasing students early today in anticipation that snow will fall this afternoon.

January 07, 2010 | By Jessica Jordan and Melissa Weinman jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local students to track US bobsledder in 2010 Winter Olympic games

Yes, the United States has an Olympic bobsled team.

January 07, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham DA says judge’s acts not criminal

The chief prosecutor for the North Georgia circuit where a Superior Court judge suddenly resigned last week said he has no indication a crime was committed.

January 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal: GOP input unlikely on final health care bill

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal told a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce committee Wednesday that he is displeased with the way President Barack Obama and Congress are handling the health care bill.

January 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boy Scout working his way up in the ranks

Being a Boy Scout can lead to friendships that will last a lifetime; however, participating in this organization is no easy task.

January 06, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Soldier gets 5 years in prison

A Gainesville man whose role in setting fire to an Atlanta strip club led to a sting that ensnared four other Dahlonega-based soldiers was sentenced this week in federal court.

January 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter weather increases the price of gas

Below-normal temperatures, a weakened dollar and crude oil price increases have created a recipe for emptier wallets at the gas pumps.

January 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


This pipe dream came true

Pipe after pipe, members of First Presbyterian Church took part in the creation of future music Wednesday.

January 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New council takes over in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - A new era of government began Wednesday in Flowery Branch as three City Council members were introduced and the council agreed to switch to night meetings as a way to better involve the public.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecaster: Conditions ‘perfect’ for snow on Thursday

There's a good chance that Northeast Georgia will be covered in snow Thursday.

January 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch swears in mayor, new city council members

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling, re-elected to a second four-year term, was sworn in on Wednesday morning along with three new city council members.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Local, state leaders reflect on legislative session

Transportation and education dominated much of the debate and media coverage coming out of this year's state legislative session, which ended April 2, but what about those rabid raccoons populating Hall County?

April 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Healan’s Mill may get restored with SPLOST funding

A historic gristmill may get new life after years of decaying off a dusty road in rural East Hall County.

April 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville prepares for upcoming budget adoption

The Gainesville City Council will meet for a work session Thursday to discuss setting the property tax rate for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1, as well as adopting the proposed budget.

April 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trial starts in child sex trafficking case

Jury selection began Monday in the case of two Gainesville residents charged with the sex trafficking of a girl.

April 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police: Man charged with murder in drug death case

A Winder man was arrested and charged with felony murder for allegedly distributing a drug that caused another Winder man's death, according to Gainesville Police.

April 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Challenged Child and Friends using $25,000 grant for scholarships

More children in the Gainesville-Hall County area will have access to specialized services at Challenged Child and Friends, thanks to the Harris Products Group.

April 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


No bond set for teen charged in nephew’s death

No bond was set for a 19-year-old Gainesville man charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the death of his 2-year-old nephew Sunday.

April 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New senior living community to open Friday in Gainesville

A ribbon cutting will be held 11 a.m. Friday for an independent senior living community in Gainesville.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 qualify Monday to run for open seat on Flowery Branch council

Two people qualified Monday to run for one of two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Cleveland man accused of wire fraud files to suppress seized documents

A Cleveland man accused of making fictional real estate deals has filed through his attorney a motion to suppress documents seized recently by FBI agents.

April 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Newtown Florist Club renames girls program in late member’s honor

The Newtown Florist Club has been a key player in the Gainesville-Hall area for decades, and Mozetta Whelchel was one of its hardest-working, founding members.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Work underway on Central Hall trail link

In the making for nearly a decade, a major link in the Central Hall Multi-use Trail is now under construction.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Animal Shelter puppies provide stress relief to Brenau students

While Brenau University students spent the last week in final exams, the Hall County Animal Shelter provided them with some on-campus stress relief.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2-year-old hit by car, killed in East Hall

A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday and a teen charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the incident, according to authorities.

April 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets clean sweep

The Great American Cleanup has swept through Hall County.

April 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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