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Gainesville hospital's first baby of 2012 born to Winder couple

Elisha Jacob Tamas greeted the world with his first breath early Sunday morning, just 25 minutes after his parents shared a kiss at midnight to bring in the new year.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Businessman remembered as ‘unsung’ hero who brought growth to Hall

Miller Watkins, former district manager for Georgia Power and a prominent Gainesville businessman, died on Friday.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall remembers those lost in 2011

Hall County said goodbye to several business leaders, educators and other notable local figures in 2011. The following is a list of some of those the community lost in the past year.

January 01, 2012 | From staff and wire reports | Local


More budget challenges expected in local governments

For good reason, 2011 will be a year that many involved in Hall County government will want to forget.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Fire agencies seek to recover training costs for lost workers

Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians must undergo extensive training, leaving a significant bill for fire services to pay.

January 01, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Did we leave Iraq too soon?

Master Sgt. Dean Smith gave three years of his life to Army service in Iraq - three years he could have spent at home, helping his wife raise two young children.

January 01, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville news veteran signs off

Ken Stanford never intended to get into the news business.

January 01, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


'Polar bears' take the plunge into 2012

It's a year-end tradition that sets teeth to chattering.

December 31, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Capital punishment cases on the decline

In 2011, 78 people convicted of murder were sentenced to die.

December 31, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville woman's time given freely to 2 causes

Gail Schneider has a magnet on her refrigerator that says, "Stop me before I volunteer again."

December 31, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


1 person hurt in 4-vehicle wreck

One person was injured in a four-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon on Green Street in Gainesville.

December 31, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


It’s not too late to donate to charity for 2011

Making donations to charities is always a good thing. Not only does it provide resources for a worthy cause but it can also give you a tax break.

December 30, 2011 | Savannah King | Local




Drivers, beware: Police will be out in force tonight

2012 is less than 24 hours away.

December 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Greeting 2012 with a blast? Do it safely

Many people are looking to begin the new year with a bang.

December 30, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Guest column: Budget cuts could threaten legal services for state’s poor

We recently helped a mother and her five children avoid eviction from their home that was scheduled to happen the following day. All in a ...

April 28, 2017 | By Wendy Glasbrenner Georgia Legal Services Program | Local


Police ID body found in car along I-85

Police identified a man found dead Wednesday in a car along Interstate 85 in Jefferson.

April 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Contractor chosen for $1.5M Senior Life Center makeover

With a contractor lined up, the director of the Senior Life Center in Gainesville expects attendance to remain steady when a $1.5 million makeover ...

April 28, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula threatens legal action against Hall County over sewer agreement

Lawyered up and ready for a legal fight, Lula city officials made it clear they want Hall County to honor a sewer agreement the parties ...

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Boater involved in 2012 wreck that killed 2 boys is back in jail

A Forsyth County man convicted of BUI in a 2012 boat wreck that killed two boys is back in jail after authorities say he violated ...

April 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$20K reward offered in Banks deputy shooting; suspect may be in Atlanta

Authorities said Thursday they believe the suspect who shot a Banks County Sheriff's Office deputy may now be in the Atlanta area.

April 27, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


$27K in heroin, other drugs seized in Hall bust

Two Gainesville residents were accused of trafficking heroin after the seizure of more than $27,000 in drugs, according to authorities.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents group to explore potential North Hall Parkway

Not waiting for some traffic study to plot out potential routes, a residents group is pushing ahead with a look of its own at a ...

April 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Prisoners working on courthouse annex demolition

Prisoners are demolishing the Hall County courthouse annex.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 charged in seizure of more than 400 animals in Habersham

Two Habersham County residents have each been charged with 340 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals after county animal control seized more than 400 dogs ...

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall unemployment falls to 4 percent in March

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in March fell to 4 percent, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

April 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood family recovering after double disaster

Woken by wind, Kevin Combs paced around his home in the small hours of April 5.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Families mourn loss of Gainesville women, baby in Friendship Road wreck

Since the beginning, Paige Wilson said she has "pretty much been inseparable" from her cousin Hannah Simmons since she was born.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG panel offers advice to immigrants encountering law enforcement

What should immigrants do if federal agents come knocking at the door, or if they are pulled over by law enforcement?

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lottery winner apparently beaten, left for dead near downtown Cumming dies

April 26, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


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