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Former Braselton policeman will not appeal his termination

A Braselton police officer is leaving the department instead of appealing his termination.

February 25, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local

Smoke in downtown Gainesville caused by HVAC problem

Gainesville firefighters responded to the Jackson Building around 1:30 p.m. Thursday to what amounted to be a malfunction with the heating and air conditioning unit.

February 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville budget for 2010 projects on target

Gainesville City Council is closing the books on fiscal 2010 projects, leaving a balance of about $2.5 million.

February 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Professor: Liberty is costly and raises questions

A hefty price tag is attached to liberty. That's why so many questions surround U.S. national security today and its policy priorities, a historian said Thursday.

February 25, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Hall County’s first female public official dies at age 91

Kathleen Murphy, the first female to be elected to public office in Hall County, died Wednesday. She was 91.

February 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Georgia Ports Authority hires former Hall finance director

Former Hall County Finance Director Michaela Thompson has accepted a job with the Georgia Ports Authority.

February 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Hall County board votes for ballfields at Cool Springs Park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 at Thursday's board meeting to build competition baseball fields on the Cool Springs Park property and keep the tax assessor's and tax commissioner's offices in downtown Gainesville when the county relocates to the Liberty Mutual Building next year.

February 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Students’ essays to be part of Memorial Day display

Dennis Smalley said he doesn't recall the number of times the Huey helicopters he served aboard were shot down or crashed during the Vietnam War.

February 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Kids share opinions on Cool Springs Park

The grown-ups who run Hall County decided the fate of Cool Springs Park on Thursday night. But local kids who will be most affected by that choice shared their thoughts earlier that morning.

February 25, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local

Middle East expert: End is near for Gadhafi

The Gainesville head of an international relief organization said Wednesday he believes Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi's regime could topple within a couple of weeks.

February 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Residents worried about rising fuel costs

Chad Browning parked his white Jeep next to the gas pump, got out of his vehicle and made a face as he looked at the per-gallon price.

February 24, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Interstate shut down from spotty grass fire

A spotty grass fire caused a lane of Interstate 985 at the Hall/Gwinnett county line to be shut down for a while Wednesday night.

February 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Keep Hall Beautiful celebrates new space

Keep Hall Beautiful's board members and staff stretched out a string of plastic bags, bottles and aluminum cans in front of Gainesville's City View Center Wednesday afternoon.

February 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Work on Central Hall trail could start in December

Construction could begin in December on the first two sections of the Central Hall Multiuse Trail, a planned 14-mile paved path that eventually would loop between downtown Gainesville and the Oakwood/Gainesville State College area.

February 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Business leaders, Latino advocates speak out against immigration bills

A Senate committee on immigration heard hours of impassioned testimony Tuesday about how proposed immigration legislation would adversely affect the business community.

February 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Authorities suspend burn permits, warn of campfire dangers

Fall has come to North Georgia, and with it cooler temperatures and changing leaves, but some remnants of summer still remain.

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Cornelia woman convicted of vehicular homicide in 2014 crash

A Cornelia woman was convicted by a jury Thursday on charges stemming from a deadly motorcycle wreck in October 2014.

October 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Isakson maintains Trump support in fiery Senate debate

ATLANTA (AP) - Johnny Isakson, the front-runner in Georgia's U.S. Senate race, maintained support for his party's presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday ...

October 22, 2016 | | Local

Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

First-grade cancer survivor receives custom basketball hoop

Lining it up from her wheelchair, Addi Bales tosses up a shot in the lobby of the Gainesville Academy Sports + Outdoors.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities searching for missing Hall teenager

Hall County authorities are looking for a teenager last seen Tuesday in Lula.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Early voting in Hall beats expectations

About 8,000 Hall County voters cast their ballots this week for the presidency and local races, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee, a larger-than-expected ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jackson EMC warns members of phone scam

The power utility Jackson EMC is warning its members of a phone scam attempting to con customers into paying phony bills.

October 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Authorities believe child started early morning Gainesville fire

Authorities said they believe a 5-year-old started a fire early this morning at the Harrison Square apartments.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Phil Niekro, 44 teams celebrate 20 years of golf tournament

In the early days of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, attorney Lydia Sartain recalled a young boy coming in to the Gainesville nonprofit.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall man charged with beating 64-year-old man

A Hall County man is accused of hitting a 64-year-old man repeatedly in the face, authorities said.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Halftime Heroes: Family, tradition part of band DNA at East Hall

Family comes up over and over when talking with band members at East Hall High School.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville's plans to buy insurance building move forward

The Gainesville Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved a bond resolution to help fund the acquisition of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for ...

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Boys & Girls Clubs, Fair Street celebrate after-school programs

For hundreds of Hall County and Gainesville children, it's important to keep the lights on after school.

October 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lakeview Academy kicks off construction of new middle school building

Two years of planning and fundraising led to an official start of construction for a new middle school classroom building at Lakeview Academy on Thursday.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

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