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Deal encouraged by early talks in water war

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday he plans to focus on Alabama in trying to resolve a two-decade, tri-state water dispute, but he also said his home state must take its owns steps to help solve the water woes.

March 21, 2011 | By Kate Brumbeck Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Police charge 1 in vehicle break-ins

The Gainesville Police Department arrested a Gainesville resident in connection with several vehicle break-ins Saturday.

March 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch woman celebrates 100th birthday

Flowery Branch resident Kate Bagby said her secret to living to be a century old is likely hard work.

March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch council to study long-term issues

Flowery Branch is a small town with big plans over the next few years, but its pockets are only so deep.

March 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters plan April 1 benefit

They were just telling stories, really, about a beloved friend and fellow firefighter whose absence left a hole in many hearts as well as volunteer services.

March 20, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville’s greenway to get greener

Gainesville officials are ready to bring some greenery to the midtown greenway.

March 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Soldier, family move into new Habitat house

Army Spc. Michael Walker returned from deployment in Afghanistan a year ago, yet he's just now getting his homecoming.

March 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Funds raised to honor local leader

Grady Young is long gone, but his spirit lives on as his family and supporters continue his good works through the Grady Young Foundation. The nonprofit held its major fundraising events over the weekend.

March 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Legislators to gear up for bills’ final push

With Crossover Day behind them, state lawmakers are beginning to prioritize their final plans for the 2011 General Assembly session.

March 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Schools brace for busy summer of spending SPLOST money

New school roofs and air conditioning systems may be up first on a list of projects to be funded by Hall County's 1-cent sales tax for education.

March 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Ga. National Guard to help Afghans with agribusiness

MOUNT AIRY - John Church grew up around farming and, although he has forged a career in the logging business, still keeps crops and raises chickens on his rural Habersham County land.

March 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


March still too cold to swim in lake

If the warm spring weather tempts you to jump in Lake Lanier - don't.

March 20, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Buyers look to cheaper lake homes

In the shadow of towering mansions in the Sidney on Lanier neighborhood is a quaint two bedroom, one bath lake cottage that David Dell and his wife Caroline recently purchased.

March 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hot shots show the pros how it's done

It takes more than a uniform and badge to scare off one group of competitive shooters.

March 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local




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Authorities: Murrayville man shot, killed woman

A Murrayville man shot a woman to death on Nov. 29, according to warrants in the case.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of intentionally starting house fire, hindering firefighters’ efforts

A Hall County man is accused of intentionally starting a house fire last month and preventing a firefighter from putting it out.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

Surely Santa Claus won't be stopped by rain, sleet or snow. But every so often he needs a little help getting toys from point ...

December 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children show benefits from pre-K as they grow, study shows

It's easier for a child to learn to hold a pencil if they first know how to build a tower with Legos.

December 04, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man joins pipeline protests in North Dakota

Some 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, Cole Chambers spent his holiday sharing necessities with the Native Americans protesting at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

December 04, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Gourd Girls’ celebrate 40 years in Sautee craft shop

While wandering through The Gourd Place on Thursday, Priscilla Wilson showed off some of her art.

December 04, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Pretty trees feed kids’ needs at Challenged Child fundraiser

Some 350 people were expected to attend Saturday's Festival of Trees at The Loft at Scott's in downtown Gainesville.

December 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Sweet treats, warm hearts send Christmas spirits soaring at Flowery Branch, Lula parades

Dreary weather didn't put a damper on Christmas spirits during Flowery Branch and Lula's Christmas parades Saturday.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall County volunteers ferry supplies to Tennessee fire victims

It has been little over a week since fires began spreading through the Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Smoky Mountain area, causing widespread destruction to the historic ...

December 03, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Court motion says fatal bullet didn't come from guns in defendants' possession

According to a motion, the bullet killing Jaquerian Harrison, 21, in April was not from the guns found in the possession of three co-defendants.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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