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Vehicle battery thefts are on the rise

Cell phones, jewelry, TVs, tools and computers are all common stolen items, but car batteries may be sneaking into that category.

September 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


2 arrests after 60 pounds of marijuana seized

Hall County sheriff's investigators charged two Atlanta area men Monday with trafficking marijuana after 60 pounds of the drug was seized from a vehicle parked at a business on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville.

September 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Troy Davis executed after final appeals are denied

JACKSON - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

September 21, 2011 | BY GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Violent crime drops in Gainesville

Violent crimes in Gainesville and across the U.S. decreased for the fourth consecutive year, according to a report released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

September 21, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Loud music leads to drugs, weapons charges

A cranked-up stereo in a car Monday night led to a man's arrest on theft, drugs and weapons charges.

September 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Teen trapped in truck flown to hospital

A local teenager was flown to an Atlanta children's hospital after being trapped in a crushed pickup truck for nearly two hours Monday night.

September 21, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville ward maps still being discussed

The discussion over wards for Gainesville's voting districts will go on through October.

September 21, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hearing set for murder suspect

A preliminary hearing has been set for a Flowery Branch man charged with the murder of a Lawrenceville man on Friday.

September 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Schools to seek charter status

If Flowery Branch High and Chestnut Mountain Elementary schools have their way, there might be two more Hall County charter schools added to the mix as early as next year.

September 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Veterans outreach event set for this weekend

Johnny Varner has had a tough time explaining what a "stand down" is to prospective supporters of a two-day outreach effort to help veterans with needed services.

September 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board praises schools for progress

Gainesville City Schools Board of Education members had high praise for several schools at Monday night's board meeting.

September 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local family competes on ‘Family Feud’

The Caskey family loves to have family game night.

September 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Hall could get $400,000 for 911 center

Hall County officials may soon tap into a fund that could bring in some $400,000 to the 911 center.

September 19, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Immigration law could increase government workload

Tracie Morris spoke the concerns of a number of local government employees Monday.

September 19, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Court denies Fla., Ala. appeal request on water ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court may be the next stop for Georgia's longtime water standoff with two of its neighbors.

September 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Authorities: 39 marijuana plants found at Clarkesville residence

A Clarkesville man was accused of manufacturing marijuana after 39 marijuana plants were allegedly found at his Clarkesville residence, according to authorities.

July 28, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Work continues as groundbreaking held for new Enota school

Nearly two months after work began, Gainesville City School System officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

July 28, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Ask the Times: No plans submitted for property of old chicken plant

Can someone inform the community about what will take the place of the old Crystal Farms at the corner of old Ga. 211 and Ga ...

July 27, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville Middle teacher accused of simple battery against student resigns

A Gainesville Middle School teacher who was indicted last month in connection with an April incident in which he allegedly grabbed a student at school ...

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Citizens group wants Dawsonville Highway widening placed on fast track

A citizens transportation group Thursday recommended making the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 - one of Gainesville's busiest roads - a short-term project.

July 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tom Smiley appointed as chairman of Hall elections board

The Rev. Tom Smiley has been appointed as chairman of the Hall County Board of Elections.

July 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Poultry, community leader Ray Jones remembered as visionary

Ray Jones, a leader in the poultry industry, died Tuesday at age 88.

July 27, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools to keep students later for eclipse Aug. 21

The Gainesville and Hall County school systems will keep students at school an extra hour Aug. 21 because of the total eclipse of the sun ...

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Downtown Gainesville diners could soon carry alcohol outdoors

Gainesville's liquor laws could be getting an update to allow downtown diners to carry alcohol outdoors and lift restrictions on breweries.

July 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall jobless rate rises to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in June was 4.3 percent, up from 3.9 in May, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released ...

July 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Shooting victim’s condition upgraded as authorities search for suspects

Authorities are still searching for suspects in a Wednesday afternoon shooting while the condition of the 20-year-old victim has been upgraded from critical to stable.

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Movie night set at East Hall for school supplies

Have an opportunity for a night at the movies under the stars this Friday and donate schools supplies to students in need at the same ...

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Church plans to give away book bags, school supplies Saturday

The Faithful Christian Worship Center plans to give away between 250 and 300 free book bags with school supplies in them Saturday at the Fair ...

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Schools open house events start Friday

Open house events are scheduled at two Gainesville City School System schools this week.

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Governor candidate Hunter Hill advocates limited government

Atlanta Republican state Sen. Hunter Hill is running as a straight-edge, limited-government conservative in the race to be Georgia's next governor.

July 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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