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Residents shocked when man kills mom, stabs aunt

When Gretchan Pearce got a call from her sister-in-law Monday evening, Mary Pearce said her son was having "an episode" and she needed help at her home in the upscale Harbour Point Yacht Club neighborhood off Dawsonville Highway.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Victims, suspect in Harbour Point shooting identified

Hall County deputies shot and killed a man they believed stabbed two women, killing one of them in a scene that ended in the street of an upscale lakeside community Monday night.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing Gainesville woman found safe

A missing Gainesville woman was found safe overnight in Spaulding County.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Heat advisory issued for most of Georgia

Temperatures may hit triple digits across parts of North Georgia today, as the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for northern and central parts of the state.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall's Bell has $13K in campaign war chest

In a non-election year, Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell is reporting more than $13,000 in campaign contributions.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville hires new tourism and trade manager

Vicki Wineland has been hired as Gainesville's new tourism and trade manager, the city announced Monday.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State gets favorable affordability ranking

With decreasing coverage from the HOPE scholarship and increasing costs, students and parents are paying more and more attention to the affordability of attending college.

July 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Oakwood OKs changes to allow for insurance business

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to pave the way for an insurance company to set up business in a residential area off McEver Road.

July 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Panel says Figueras owes for late report; she says it was filed on time

When it comes to running for the Gainesville City Council, war chests don't usually look like change purses, and fines for not reporting those contributions on time usually don't add up to much.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board split on future of landfill in Hall County

A growing heap of garbage was at the bottom of a discussion Monday at the Hall County Board of Commissioners work session.

July 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Lula to get lease to keep Rafe Banks Park open

At a special meeting Monday night, Lula City Council and Hall County agreed to a 25-year lease agreement to keep Rafe Banks Park open.

July 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Brazil investigating Gainesville man in sex tour scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is investigating allegations that a Gainesville fishing tour operator was using expeditions in the Amazon to cover up the sexual exploitation of underage indigenous girls, the country's minister for women's rights said Monday.

July 11, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Man arrested after 12-year-old girl reports kidnapping attempt

A 43-year-old homeless man has been charged with trying to abduct a 12-year-old girl outside a Gainesville business.

July 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Young teen charged in Memorial Park Drive burglary

A 13-year-old boy has been charged in Friday's burglary of a home in the 2100 block of Memorial Park Drive. The child was arrested following an investigation at the home.

July 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Glades project may be delayed by up to 2 years

Hall County officials could be waiting as long as two years for a permit to build the proposed Glades Reservoir.

July 11, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Student coalition voices concern over KKK sign in Dahlonega

A business owner's decision to put a Ku Klux Klan banner on a downtown building has led to several days of protests, and now ...

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’

Gainesville has come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession when the economy tanked and projects screeched to a halt for lack ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Airport upgrades could start in summer

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Tuesday he hopes improvements can begin at Lee Gilmer Airport this summer.

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council finalizes honor for Deshaun Watson

It's official - the gateway to Gainesville High School between Pearl Nix Parkway and Century Place has been renamed Deshaun Watson Way in honor of ...

February 21, 2017 | | Local


Criminal justice council recommends changes to probation

State officials are recommending changes to help reduce what they say is the highest rate of felons on probation in the country.

February 21, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Poverty workshop looks to fill gaps in outreach services

Organizers are expecting a large gathering for a workshop Friday that will look at what services are available and which ones are lacking to address ...

February 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Former Hall firefighter killed off duty in tree-trimming accident

ATHENS - An Athens firefighter who previously worked as a firefighter in Hall County is dead after he was injured in a tree-trimming accident.

February 21, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Gaur, Kelly named STAR students

Dhruv Gaur and Jackson Patrick Kelly aren't just great students. They were named STAR student school system winners, as part of the Student Teacher ...

February 21, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia DNR encouraging hunters to kill coyotes

Georgia hunters are encouraged to thin the state's population of coyotes.

February 21, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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