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Gainesville netting more business

While a few downtown Gainesville shops closed their doors in 2009, overall the downtown district had a net gain of two new businesses in 2010, a sign of strength for the local economy, said Angela McFarlin Thompson, Main Street manager for the city of Gainesville.

December 23, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Pheasant shoot benefits Dawson senior center

The Dawson County Senior Center is steps closer to having a new elevator at the facility after a pheasant shoot last week raised more than $8,500 for the cause.

December 23, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Local group gathers 40 tons of trash

Keep Hall Beautiful officials who set a goal to collect 10 tons of garbage in 2010 found out this week that they far surpassed their mark, bringing in more than 40 tons for the year.

December 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New law may affect property value

Starting in January, a new state law will take effect, creating a few changes in the way property values are assessed.

December 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


South African enjoys Christmas from different continents

Etienne Joubert fondly remembers Christmas Eve as a child, enjoying balmy evenings with family on his aunt's porch.

December 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville studying taxes and fees for 2011

Gainesville officials are taking a look at every tax and fee as they evaluate revenues and expenditures going into the new year.

December 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


White Christmas is in the forecast

Dreaming of a white Christmas? There's a good chance that you'll get your wish this year.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cause of deadly fire not determined

Officials have yet to determine the cause of last week's fire on Pinewood Trail that killed an elderly Dawsonville woman and displaced 10 other people, including seven children.

December 22, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Holiday travelers increasing in Georgia

On the day after Christmas, D'ete Sewell will load up her car and drive with her husband and son to visit family in Coleman, Ala.

December 22, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Bears for Blue helps children during stressful times

Gainesville's police officers are gathering teddy bears to hand out to the children they encounter while on duty - and they're finding help in the community.

December 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public helps replace stolen gifts

Volunteers at the Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation say they are hugely relieved by the public response to the theft of about $6,000 worth of Christmas gifts last week.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Sheriff’s officials charge stabbing victim with falsely reporting a crime

Hall County Sheriff's officials have now arrested a Flowery Branch woman who claimed she was stabbed in the stomach last week but who they say actually stabbed herself.

December 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Census reflects Georgia’s growth

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 census Tuesday, revealing that the United States is now a country of more than 300 million and Georgia is a state of nearly 9.7 million.

December 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


West Hall High student gets $220,000 scholarship

West Hall High School senior Malcom Moon said he has always set his sights on fame, possibly by becoming an actor.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Celebrating a new tradition

As she stepped off the plane from Vietnam, 11-year-old Amy Bui looked past signs that made no sense and faces unlike her own. At the arrivals gate, she saw someone holding a piece of paper with her family's name on it.

December 22, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

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


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