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Today's vernal equinox signifies seasonal warming

Spring officially begins at 7:44 a.m. today. But as far as Georgia state climatologist David Stooksbury is concerned, the season started three weeks ago.

March 19, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Buford couple charged in child's drowning

A couple has been arrested after a 2-year-old drowned in the pool at their Buford home.

March 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Officials say text message about gang initiation is a hoax

If you get a text message warning you about a gang initiation at Wal-Mart tonight, delete it. It is a hoax.

The text message, which has reportedly circulated nationwide, warns of a gang initiation to shoot multiple people and urges recipients to forward the message to all girls. Hall County Sheriff's Office Col. Jeff Strickland said the agency received multiple reports of the text message Thursday.

March 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Murder or suicide? Jury deliberations continue today

Only God, Allison Brownell and Solomon "Troy" Hester know what happened the day Brownell was shot to death, Hester's lawyer told a jury Thursday.

March 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two women hit by car when crossing road

Two women were hit by a car when they attempted to cross Browns Bridge Road Wednesday evening.

March 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Farm owners don’t wish to continue disputes with church

An old wound was opened Wednesday when the Hall County Planning Commission heard a zoning request from a Gillsville church.

March 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson police officer fired over policy violations

Although an external inquiry cleared Jefferson police Officer Robert Fehr of any criminal wrong-doing, Chief Joseph Wirthman has found probable cause to fire the officer.

March 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Federal tobacco tax to go up in April

On April 1, the federal tax on cigarettes will jump from 39 cents per pack to $1.01. Not surprisingly, many smokers would like to stock up on cigarettes now, to save a little money before the price increase goes into effect.

March 19, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jury to get murder case today

Hall County jurors will be asked today to decide whether a woman killed by a gunshot to the head committed suicide or was murdered.

March 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch council clashes over inspections contract

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council has OK'd a contract with a local company to provide building and soil erosion inspections, as well as construction management and minor construction work.

March 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Budget woes may hit crossing guards

As the Gainesville Police Department prepares its budget for next year, Chief Frank Hooper has notified Gainesville schools the department may not be able to fund crossing guards next school year.

March 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville one of nation’s fastest-growing areas

Gainesville and two other cities are tied for third among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. between 2007-08, according to Census Bureau estimates released today.

March 19, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Some officials seek to strengthen sunshine laws

It is possible that Georgia's sunshine laws may be shining brighter in the coming years.

March 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Only 2 precincts voted ‘no’ to SPLOST

Turnout for Tuesday's SPLOST vote was low- only 9 percent of voters decided the fate of the countywide sales tax.

March 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville State building funds slashed

House budget writers have slashed $6.2 million from a proposed academic building at Gainesville State College, leaving college officials with a planned building and not enough money to pay for it.

March 18, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Qualifying begins today for open seats on Flowery Branch council

Qualifying begins today for two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Cleveland man accused of wire fraud files to suppress seized documents

A Cleveland man accused of making fictional real estate deals has filed through his attorney a motion to suppress documents seized recently by FBI agents.

April 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Newtown Florist Club renames girls program in late member’s honor

The Newtown Florist Club has been a key player in the Gainesville-Hall area for decades, and Mozetta Whelchel was one of its hardest-working, founding members.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Work underway on Central Hall trail link

In the making for nearly a decade, a major link in the Central Hall Multi-use Trail is now under construction.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Animal Shelter puppies provide stress relief to Brenau students

While Brenau University students spent the last week in final exams, the Hall County Animal Shelter provided them with some on-campus stress relief.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2-year-old hit by car, killed in East Hall

A 2-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday and a teen charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in the incident, according to authorities.

April 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets clean sweep

The Great American Cleanup has swept through Hall County.

April 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Two people killed in South Hall wreck

Two people died and one person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck in South Hall County late Saturday.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deportation leaves Hall County teens without parents

From the outside, this home in East Hall looks like any other.

April 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grieving father moving on to other troubled bridges

One of the White County sheriff's deputies who tried to talk Shannon Hamilton out of interfering with government property at his daughter's wreck site also had a couple of pointed questions for the grieving father.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia colleges aim to prevent sexual abuse on campus

One in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted, harassed or abused while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ride-share firms refuse to require driver fingerprints

April 25, 2015 | By Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


Law enforcement boat repairs add up during long season

During monthly training, three Hall County Fire Services firefighters and paramedics try to maneuver around in an inflatable Zodiac boat.

April 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Muddy Duck Dash fundraider draws big crowd to UNG Gainesville campus

More than 1,000 people showed up to run through a muddy course carrying a rubber duck Saturday.

April 25, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Rain can’t ruffle feathers at Spring Chicken Festival

A little rain may stop a parade, but it won't keep Gainesville residents from their chicken.

April 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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