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Mental health court celebrates milestones

It took Mike 20 years of up and down struggles with a bipolar condition before he was able to get a handle on his mental illness. And a trip to jail was the first step in his journey of recovery.

June 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Farmers market draws huge crowds in S. Hall

Flowery Branch has a new source for home-grown fruits and veggies.

June 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Teenager hit by boat in Dawson County dies

A metro Atlanta teen struck by a boat on Lake Lanier over the weekend in Dawson County has died.

June 25, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

Women gear up for vehicle education

When Laura Haynes asked a group of women about their interests, the answer she got back was something a little unexpected.

June 24, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Wreck sends 2 injured to Atlanta by helicopter

Four people were injured Thursday when their southbound vehicle went off Lanier Valley Drive, struck a tree and overturned down an embankment, Gainesville Police reported.

June 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Divers recover body of man drowned in lake

Hall County divers on Wednesday recovered the body of a 67-year-old North Carolina man who drowned in Lake Lanier Tuesday afternoon.

June 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Local school systems see ups, downs in CRCT results

Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores for Hall County Schools slightly increased from last year, but Gainesville City Schools saw drops in reading and English/language arts in most grade levels.

June 24, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Carolyn Crist | | Local

DOT hands out awards to area employees

The Georgia Department of Transportation has presented awards to area employees.

June 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Banks County native leads DOT in Northeast Georgia

After 26 years in the trenches, Todd McDuffie now leads the Georgia Department of Transportation's efforts in Northeast Georgia.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Changes to Gainesville city schools presented at conference

Gainesville City Schools needed a turnaround, and they've come a long way.

June 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

College student with cancer wants to return to school in fall

For Robert James Upchurch, it's all about his love of football.

June 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gwinnett judge to pick who hears Clermont library suit

The issue of whether Hall County commissioners abused their discretion in choosing not to build a library branch in Clermont won't be decided until it's determined which judge will hear it.

June 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville nudges tax rate to support fire services

Gainesville City Council raised taxes Tuesday for fiscal 2011 to help meet requirements under a federal grant for fire department services.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall may ask voters to weigh in on fire services, tax bills

Voters will have a number of questions to mull this election season, possibly including two from the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Tennis camp hits the mark with special needs kids

Tyler Whitmire, 13, had never played tennis before, but on Tuesday he was lobbing the ball over the net like a professional.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

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4 tips for those seeking work this season

It's that time of year again.

November 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

You Heard It Here: Police take selfies with area shoppers

Standing in long lines, shoppers were primed to jump on the Black Friday deals at stores across Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Jefferson plant's solar panels lead the way in catching some rays

A food processing manufacturer in Jefferson has placed one of the largest solar panel systems in North Georgia on its roof.

November 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammers posing as IRS agents

Hostile calls coming from the Internal Revenue Service are likely a scam that has resurfaced again in Hall County, according to authorities.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Stand Down event at St. John's offers items to those in need

A Stand Down for homeless, veterans and others in need is set for Dec. 5 at St. John's Baptist Church in Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Teen charged with taking car, cellphone at gunpoint on Aug. 16

A 16-year-old accused of hijacking a car with a handgun was indicted last week in Hall County.

November 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New app makes Hall library ebooks easier for all

Checking out library books online should be easier than going to the library itself.

November 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Cleanup under the bridge fosters fellowship among volunteers, homeless

Standing atop a pile of ruined, waterlogged mattresses stuffed into a big dumpster gave Hines a new perspective on the devastation that recently visited the ...

November 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Love Light tree lightings set for both campuses of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

In its 36th year of lighting a tree in honor of those served by its hospice, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will host two Love Light ...

November 27, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin | Local

Metro Gainesville unemployment rate stays at 4.7 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for October was 4.7 percent, which was unchanged from September, according to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Retailers relish profit-making sales on Black Friday

Perhaps it was the long operating hours and crazed early-morning shoppers that prompted REI, the venerable outdoor retailer, to close all its stores today in ...

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Motor vehicle renewal notices won't have billing info in December

If your birthday is in December, you may need to take note of a statewide change.

November 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall Sheriff’s Office seeks grant for night vision equipment

Night vision equipment, flashlights and first aid kits - these are a few things the Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking to renew or purchase ...

November 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Thrift stores offer holiday deals for savvy shoppers, low-income families

Sandy Phelps has a tradition all her own this holiday season, and it was on full display at Park Avenue Thrift in Gainesville this week.

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: What are protocols for officers in unmarked vehicles?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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