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Police ready for transition as Crown Victoria production ends

It's been shot at, rammed and on countless other adventures, but the Crown Victoria - an icon of police departments across the country - is now retiring.

September 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


High traffic weekend is already busy

The Labor Day travel period got a running start Friday in Hall County as a car fire on Interstate 985 backed up traffic near Exit 16 and an early evening one-vehicle wreck critically injured a woman in her 30s.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Forecasters: 3 inches of rain to hit Labor Day

Robert Garcia, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said after today, the chances for a clear and sunny Labor Day weekend on the lake don't look too good for Hall County.

September 02, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville offers rebates for energy use upgrades

If you've been thinking about making your home or office more energy efficient but haven't because of the cost, the city of Gainesville may be able to help.

September 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Finnish exchange student learns American culture in Gainesville

Tua Hytonen had never shopped in a Walmart or attended a football game. She's never been camping in an RV or studied U.S. government.

September 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Tag office packed ahead of holiday

Genard Keith, after 45 minutes in a plastic chair in the hallway of the Joint Administration building, acknowledged that on a Friday afternoon, he'd been waiting "too long for a tag."

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Raccoon confirmed as rabid in East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Emory Griffin road area of East Hall County after a raccoon in the area was confirmed as rabid.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


2 Hall cities set for contested races as qualifying ended Friday

Voters can look forward to some contested races in November after multiple candidates qualified Friday for seats on the city councils in Flowery Branch and Clermont.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hawkins to run for Collins' state House seat

Lee Hawkins, a former state senator from Gainesville, announced today that he plans to run for the state House seat currently held by Doug Collins.

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vehicle fire shuts down exit 16 off Interstate 985 at Atlanta Highway

All lanes have reopened after a car fire under the overpass at exit 16 on Interstate 985 temporarily shut down one lane.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall's home fields: Bobby Gruhn Field has winning memories

The year was 1959.

September 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Rep. Collins is candidate for U.S. House

Doug Collins, a state House member from Gainesville, on Thursday became the first to officially proclaim himself a candidate for Georgia's new seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Community fondly remembers 6th-grader who died from Wednesday wreck

North Hall Middle School has an empty seat and many aching hearts this week after a sixth-grader there died from injuries sustained in a wreck Wednesday morning.

September 02, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Brenau University could lease Georgia Mountains Center

The Georgia Mountains Center in downtown Gainesville may soon become part of the Brenau University campus.

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch moves toward street light charge

Flowery Branch is moving forward on a possible plan to charge residents for street lights, perhaps as a fee tacked onto property tax bills going out this fall.

September 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lane closure set for Thursday night for Boling Bridge work

Boling Bridge will close to a single lane of traffic beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday while crews pour concrete for the new bridge structure.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County unemployment rate drops to 3.9 percent in April

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in April fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest it's been since November 2007 for Hall County, when the ...

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime cigar shop owner passes torch to Cuban couple

When Clark "Smitty" Smith opened his shop 20 years ago, he envisioned creating "the old-school tobacco store."

May 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slide show: Lanier Charter Career Academy seniors celebrate next step

Fitfy-nine seniors recevied their high school diploma during Lanier Chater Career Academy's graduation ceremony.

May 24, 2017 | | Local


School taxes could go up for some in Hall

While Hall County Schools officials have approved a tentative budget that reduces the school tax rate, that does not necessarily mean property taxes will also ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


1924 tax keeps funding Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Gainesville residents who today enjoy access to 22 parks, the civic center and a number of recreational facilities can thank voters who made it all ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5 things to remember if you're jumping in Lanier this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend on the shores of Lake Lanier means boating, swimming, tubing, water skiing, splashing - basically anything that involves a dip in the cool ...

May 24, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Vehicle tag renewal kiosk moved to Kroger

A kiosk allowing vehicle owners to skip the trip to the county office to renew their vehicle tags has been relocated to the Kroger at ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Houseboat destroyed in fire at Holiday Marina

A 60-foot houseboat was destroyed Tuesday night in a fire at Holiday Marina.

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Green Street closure offers ‘wake-up’ call on traffic fixes

Imagine, as a pedestrian, not having to run for your life when crossing Green Street.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities ID suspect in test drive car theft

Authorities identified a woman they believe took a gold minivan for a test drive last week and never came back to a South Hall dealership.

May 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins pushes increasing line speeds at poultry plants

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is pushing an increase in poultry processing plants' line speeds to new U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scout lawsuit reveals years of abuse

A lawsuit and Boy Scouts of America documents show a former Gainesville scoutmaster continued working with the organization for more than a decade after confessing ...

May 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Humane Society ‘Bark Park’ finishing in June

After a hugely successful fundraising campaign, the rescue dogs of Northeast Georgia are getting a little more room to stretch their legs.

May 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Flowery Branch taxes could jump, despite tax rate staying the same

Flowery Branch residents could see a property tax increase next year, even as officials propose to keep the South Hall city's tax rate the ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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