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Japanese native tries to help those in home country

It's rare Masayo Ogawa's gets any phone calls before 7 a.m. But as she drove to work on the morning of March 11, her phone was ringing off the hook.

April 10, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Transit service to pass on federal money

Hall Area Transit has decided not to pursue some $200,000 in federal stimulus money, as plans for a proposed maintenance building haven't materialized.

April 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Garden lacks $3 million before development can begin

Several Hall County community members are ready to turn 185 acres into one of the nation's largest hardwood botanical gardens.

April 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Garden expo showcases hard-to-find plants, tools

With the danger of frost over, it's finally safe to trade in those winter gloves for the gardening ones.

April 09, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Old Wallis store in Forsyth County will be torn down

CUMMING - At the junction of Jot Em Down, Hopewell and A.C. Smith roads in Forsyth County sits an old red building, partly covered in overgrowth.

April 09, 2011 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Woman learns life skills at Warm Springs school

Jordan Collins is feeling a true sense of freedom.

April 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


After 30 years, lieutenant says farewell

An engraved time piece is what Lt. Gerald Couch's peers chose to send him off with Friday.

April 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall County faces 2012 budget next week

More than 70 Hall County departments will present their budgets next week in preparation for the 2012 fiscal year, which starts July 1.

April 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Braselton 15-year-old is charged with killing her mom

BRASELTON - The 15-year-old daughter of an Athens U.S. Army recruiter has been charged with murder in the shooting death of her mother after police said the two got into an argument.

April 09, 2011 | Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Medical center lifts kids visitation ban

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has lifted its children's visitation restriction.

April 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Rabid raccoon bites man after dogs attack

A rabid raccoon bit a man in Lula earlier this week after two dogs had attacked the animal. A rabies alert has been issued for the area.

April 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall names new chief appraiser

A Gainesville native has been hired as Hall County's new chief tax appraiser, the county announced Friday.

April 08, 2011 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Strickland running for Hall sheriff

A long-serving deputy and spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office formally acknowledged Friday that he plans to run for sheriff in 2012.

April 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Failed takeoff ends in plane crash; no one injured

A training flight crashed shortly after takeoff around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

April 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Flowery Branch considers running South Hall sewer system

Flowery Branch officials continued to talk Thursday about the possibility of operating the South Hall sewer system.

April 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


Chick-fil-A, food charities pack 10,000 meals for food bank

Chick-fil-A employees and volunteers in New Holland spent Wednesday morning making 10,000 meals of red lentil jambalaya, but don't look for it on ...

July 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Divers attempted to recover Falcons star Julio Jones’ earring from Lake Lanier

Richard Pickering, of Suwanee, will at times do five dives in a day, mostly around 30 to 40 feet deep.

July 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Literacy garden enjoys success in first summer

As she watched more than 70 young children and parents listening to "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and later participating in a scavenger hunt and ...

July 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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