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Co-founder of Betty's Country Store in Helen died Sunday

Betty Fain was known for her country store, now a downtown Helen institution, but she was remembered for being a caregiver.

January 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Church unveils street sign honoring longtime preacher, school chief

New Holland Baptist Church has on its property a couple of memorials to the late Henry Grady Jarrard, including a Hammond organ dedicated in his memory in October 1973, after his passing.

January 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman’s death remains mystery after 31 years

Hall County sheriff's investigators are asking for help to solve a murder mystery that happened more than 30 years ago.

January 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Holiday ends quietly after one area death, Saturday deluge

Another holiday season is in the books, this one was marred by a fatal South Hall wreck and a soggy New Year's Day.

January 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


City implements changes to trash pickup

Gainesville's trash pickup changes start today, and officials want to help the transition run smoothly.

January 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Library, park top year’s 1st agenda for commission

Hall County commissioners will start off the new year with a bang Thursday, taking a likely vote to move the North Hall library from Nopone Road to the town of Clermont.

January 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library programs touch on varied topics

The library is for more than books and quiet reading.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Inaugural day of service to begin in Gainesville

Community service projects are scheduled to begin across the state Saturday as the lead-off to Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's swearing-in ceremony Jan. 10.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Regional roads group meets this week

As a road paver for the Hall County government, Jerry Neace said he is familiar with regional transportation issues.

January 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools find new way to track homeless students

They may sleep in hotels, shelters or on the sofas of friends or relatives.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


New state laws affect taxes, roads

The start of 2011 will usher in several new state laws.

January 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Mall doctor’ takes on Lakeshore’s renewal

Debbie Overholt calls herself "the mall doctor."

January 01, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


'Polar Bears' start 2011 with a cold plunge

A cool, rainy day in January is not the ideal time to take a dive into Lake Lanier, you would think.

January 01, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Year’s first baby delayed a bit – by pizza

Salvador Zuniga wasn't thinking about the time when he and his wife drove to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

They'd just eaten a late pizza dinner and planned to suffer through Maria Louisa Zuniga's initial labor contractions at home as long as possible.

January 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


New year gets off to soggy start in North Ga.

More than an inch of rain fell in the Gainesville area Saturday as the vertical line of storms stretching throughout the U.S. cut its way to the East Coast.

January 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


When to give chase? Police steered by discretion in pursuit policy

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




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