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Five years later, Katrina refugees call Georgia home

Takisha Angeletti knows New Orleans is her hometown, but now, Gainesville is home.

August 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Living in the right of way

Three years have passed since the North Hall couple's property was put in the crosshairs in a major road widening project.

August 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


SPLOST funds projects in tough times

In the midst of a recession, Hall County has purchased a new building, broken ground on a new park, and has plans for a new library, among other projects.

August 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Garlic freaks’ gather to sample their favorite bulb

CLEVELAND - It can be hot. It can be sweet. It can even be a little buttery.

August 28, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Area gun stores say thefts low despite trend

Thefts from gun stores are high in Georgia. The state has ranked among the top three states for thefts involving licensed firearms dealers between 2005 and 2009.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville Middle makes AYP after all

Gainesville Middle School has made Adequate Yearly Progress in the final determination report for 2009-2010.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Housing, job market fates tied

If the housing market and the job market are any indication, economic recovery is a slow journey.

August 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Water service interruption planned for Monday night

Water service will be interrupted between 11 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday along Oakwood Road from Allen Street to Mundy Mill Road, including all side streets, and on the eastbound side of Mundy Mill Road between Oakwood Road and Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

August 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Workshop teaches how to prevent abuse

According to Steve Collins, there's a sad truth some people may not be aware of - sexual abuse of children is more prevalent than you may think.

August 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Legacy Link awards those who help older workers

Legacy Link honored its 2010 older worker of the year and employer of the year Friday morning with a breakfast ceremony at the Beulah Rucker Museum.

August 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Road work to close Buford Dam Road this fall

CUMMING - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close the scenic, winding section of Buford Dam Road that straddles Lake Lanier for about a month this fall.

August 27, 2010 | By Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


Rabid domestic cat serves as reminder

Local animal control officials are still investigating a case of rabies discovered in Oakwood this week, and residents are checking whether their own pets are vaccinated.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch council delays vote on utility rates

A proposed new set of utility rates - one that includes a nearly 30 percent hike for longtime Flowery Branch residents - is set for a vote on Sept. 23.

August 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mascot matchup: Wolves, Red Elephants unlikely foes in nature

Leading up to this evening's football game, there will be a lot of speculation on who will win: the Gainesville High School Red Elephants or Buford High School Wolves?

August 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Football fans may hit traffic troubles

High School football is back.

August 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate possible drive-by shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at the Atlanta Street apartments, the second in a week at the housing complex.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be built for 750 students but can be expanded to more than 1,000, a ...

May 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Child in critical condition following 4-wheeler wreck in Dawson County

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a 4-wheeler wreck in western Dawson County on Monday afternoon.

May 23, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Your guide to Tuesday's primary, which features local and state races

New leaders in Hall County and the state will likely be decided in Tuesday's primary.

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that's informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Three years ago, North Hall Middle School's program of choice was created with the intention of providing students with a rich, interdisciplinary education.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Man’s foot severed in Lake Lanier boating incident, another man charged

A Suwanee man suffered severe injuries to his feet, one of which was "a complete amputation," after a boating incident Saturday on Lake Lanier, according ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Saturday Dollar General robbery

An armed robbery suspect Saturday pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the Dollar General clerk on Atlanta Highway, according to authorities.

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn't complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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