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Service center hurting with loss of funds

If they haven't already, local residents may start feeling the effects of the government budget crunch.

May 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gwinnett facility begins discharging into Lake Lanier

fAfter years of legal struggles, Gwinnett County officials turned the tap Wednesday on a wastewater treatment facility that has some of the strictest environmental requirements of any facility that releases wastewater into Lake Lanier.

May 06, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding and Jeff Gill afielding@gainesvilltimes.com | jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Weather perfect as May concert series kicks off

Main Street Gainesville couldn't have asked for a more cloudless sky as it kicked off its biannual Blue Sky concert series Wednesday.

May 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen accused in thefts from cars

A Buford teen was indicted this week in connection with an entering auto spree at a Flowery Branch subdivision.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charges dropped against man accused of paying arsonist

Prosecutors have opted not to go forward with a case against a Gainesville man who was accused of paying an arsonist to torch a Buford motorcycle business.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teachers’ group opposes state’s bid for federal money

A group representing Georgia teachers is coming out against the state's application for federal "Race to the Top" money, the latest volley in a war between the governor's office and teachers' associations.

May 05, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hall officials searching for shooting suspect

Hall County Sheriff's officials are looking for a suspect in a shooting and armed robbery.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Toddler found in pool at East Hall home Friday has died

A 3-year-old boy found unresponsive in a residential swimming pool Friday night has died, Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said this morning.

May 05, 2010 | | Local


Middle school students learn about the human body via video conference

In a flip of duties, a group of college students became the teachers in a classroom at C.W. Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch on Tuesday.

May 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lake search continues for likely victim

More than a dozen divers and rescue workers from three agencies spent all day Tuesday searching without success for the body of a Lawrenceville man presumed drowned in Lake Lanier.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville closer to downtown business boost

A plan to designate Gainesville's downtown and midtown districts might provide tax breaks for business owners.

May 05, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville, Hall ready to discuss reservoir plans

Officials from Gainesville and Hall County are ready to start discussing plans for Cedar Creek Reservoir after months of stalemate.

May 05, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commerce man kills 2 children, self

COMMERCE – Faced with returning to jail and angry the mother of his child would not reconcile with him, 36-year-old Keith Jermaine Gresham killed the woman's two young sons before taking his own life, authorities said Tuesday.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Churches may apply for help rebuilding after arson

The National Coalition for Burned Churches is accepting applications for churches that need assistance rebuilding in 2011.

May 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County man charged with biting 2 girls

CUMMING - A Forsyth County man accused of biting two girls in separate incidents over a seven-month span turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.

May 04, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


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Jail immigration lawsuit dismissed in federal court

A U.S. District Judge dismissed last week a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard regarding a jail ...

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau alumna takes over as alumni director

Brenau University has hired alumna Ashley Morgan Carter as its alumni director. Carter began work in the position last week.

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer heat puts strain on air conditioning in area

Cathy Rell's new apartment in Gainesville didn't have a working air conditioner when she moved in last year.

July 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regions Bank to close 2 branches in Hall

Regions Bank plans to close two Hall County branches - one on Park Lane at Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Clermont branch, 5205 Cleveland Highway ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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