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Tax season puts ‘Lady Liberty’ on display

For years, the Statue of Liberty has been a beacon of hope, welcoming travel-weary immigrants to the United States from New York harbor.

February 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bethel Park battle pits residents vs. YMCA

As the legal battle continues over the fate of Bethel Park, officials on one side of the bitter divide are attempting to clear up what they say are some of the main misconceptions that form the basis of the opposition. Their opponents aren't convinced and the matter has moved to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

February 14, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Local band leader makes Hall of Fame

One of Hall County's own has been inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Georgia Bandmasters Hall of Fame.

February 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Church plans new student ministry center

OAKWOOD - An Atlanta Highway fixture, the old South Hall Community Center, could get an extreme makeover this year.

February 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County patrol cars rolling up the miles

Every weekday, at least five Hall County Sheriff's patrol cars are given a thorough looking-over at the county's fleet maintenance shop.

February 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More snow possible overnight; up to 2 inches could fall

There's a chance of more snow late tonight in the Gainesville area, with the possibility of up to 2 more inches to fall.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of North Georgia, including Gainesville. The weather service says about one inch of snow could fall overnight north of a line from Columbus to Jackson to Washington. Up to another inch could fall Monday.

February 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County man returns from Haiti, Dominican Republic visit

Jack Wehmiller heard that she could sing, so he asked the young Haitian woman, through an interpreter, for a song.

February 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program founders hope to help more men recover

By mid-year, Gainesville could be the home of another recovery residence for men.

February 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire grant could cause budget issues

Questions still surround a federal grant that allowed the city of Gainesville to hire 18 new firefighters and how it could affect the city's furlough program.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye leaves behind a legacy

Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye will leave behind an eight-year legacy leading a college he helped grow into one of the state's strongest technical institutes. The outgoing president will take the reigns as Central Georgia Technical College President in Macon, the second-largest technical college in the state.

February 13, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Snow and ice melting, but few slick spots remains

Most road hazards have melted away with sunny skies and temperatures above freezing today following a Friday blanketing of snow, but officials say a few slick spots remain.

About 3 inches of snow fell in the Gainesville area Friday afternoon and night, according to the National Weather Service.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Winter-related closings and cancellations

Winter weather has forced the following closings and cancellations:

February 13, 2010 | | Local


A winter weather punch: Northeast Georgia walloped with snow

Instead of surprising her daughter with an unexpected visit, Lynn Brinson was the surprised party on Friday.

February 12, 2010 | BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS AND ASHLEY FIELDING | Local


South Hall still unhappy about sewer rates

Hall County Public Works is trying once again find a solution to South Hall's sewer woes.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boy, 14, indicted as adult in child molestation case

Leonardo Tobar, 14, has been indicted as an adult on an aggravated child molestation charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

February 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Ex-deputy sentenced for taking bribes; ex-jailer sentenced for smuggling cocaine

Former Hall County Sheriff's Office Deputy David Treadwell was sentenced Friday to just more than a year in prison for taking bribes from a ...

September 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Flowery Branch council incumbents face challengers in Nov. 3 election

With no new qualifiers Friday, the Nov. 3 elections in Flowery Branch and Gillsville are set. Flowery Branch Post 2 incumbent Mary Jones faces challenger ...

September 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Baby found in car seat on side of road in Rabbittown

Two arguing parents are accused of leaving a baby on the side of Old Cornelia Highway in Rabbittown, according to Hall County authorities.

September 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch moves to ban panhandling, camping in public places

Flowery Branch is cracking down on "aggressive" panhandling and people regularly camping out in public places, such as streets and sidewalks.

September 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Men armed with gun, baseball bat threaten victim, take his cellphone

Two Hall County men are accused of using a gun and baseball bat to threaten a man and then take his cellphone and other items ...

September 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask The Times: Animal authorities respond to ‘active, imminent complaints’

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 ...

September 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eli Ligon experiences the relief of remission

The radiation made it difficult to swallow, but Eli Ligon is breathing easier now.

September 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


More candidates enter council races

Four more candidates entered city council races during qualifying Thursday.

September 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


SAT scores decrease in Gainesville, Hall systems

The Gainesville and Hall County school systems saw SAT scores decline this year across the board, except for one steady score in writing for Gainesville.

September 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Town hall meeting Sept. 15 will feature Gary Black, state agriculture commissioner

A town hall meeting Sept. 15 in North Hall will include a meet and greet with a host of elected officials, a presentation by state ...

September 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of having meth valued at almost $100,000

A Gainesville man accused of having 2 pounds, 2 ounces of meth was arrested Monday.

September 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man killed after deer crashes through vehicle

A Winder man was killed Thursday morning after a deer he struck near Oakwood went completely through his vehicle.

September 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hiking, horse trails being added at Don Carter State Park

Work has started on more than 20 miles of hiking and horse trails at Don Carter State Park in North Hall.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody

A suspect was arrested late Wednesday morning after a robbery at a Shell gas station earlier that morning.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State, college leaders visit King’s Hawaiian

Visiting leaders from the University of Georgia, the state legislature and the department of agriculture donned white smocks, hair nets and hardhats as they toured ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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