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Two men convicted of drug trafficking

A traffic stop for an illegal U-turn led Oakwood police to find nearly a quarter-pound of cocaine with a street value of $10,000 in 2008.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two churches busy with acts of service

Two area churches will be separately fanning across Hall County today to beautify, clean up and participate in other community service activities.

April 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterfly release honors crime victims rights

Dozens of butterflies fluttered their wings and took to the skies Friday, a symbol of freedom and hope for victims of violence shackled by the bonds of trauma.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville man indicted in fatal wreck

A Gainesville man accused of causing a fatal multicar wreck while under the influence of methamphetamine was indicted on felony vehicular homicide charges this week.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New plant could create more than 200 jobs in Gainesville

A new ZF Industries plant in Gainesville is expected to create 215 new jobs. The $90 million, 250,000-square-foot facility will build transmissions for wind turbines.

April 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Panelists discuss link between environment, spirituality

The tenets of science, economy and religion often seem at odds, but scholars in all three fields gathered Thursday night for a discussion on the relationship between each study and the environment.

April 23, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Hall gives residents a tour to help appreciate the planet

In honor of Earth Day, Leigh Ann Yaskulka decided to bring her sons to the Hall County Recycling Center to show them where their recyclables go after they are picked up from the curb.

April 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chamber pitches a Fit to keep Hall healthy

There was a band, a little cornhole, a T-shirt design contest and a sold-out pizza stand.

April 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jury lowers Hall County property appraisals

A Hall County jury this week overturned the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors' appraised values of 58 vacant lots at a Braselton subdivision in a court case that the plaintiffs believe should set a precedent for similar appraisals.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court ruling backs former school board member

A federal judge has sided with Kelvin Simmons over a state law that barred him from seeking re-election to the Gainesville city school board, but the ruling was too late to make a difference for Simmons.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Old Veterans of Foreign Wars post hopes to move forward

A Gainesville veterans group hopes to put aside past organizational woes and move forward with new energy, possibly hoping to lure some service members returning from deployment.

April 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall to review Gainesville water rate study

The Hall County Board of Commissioners listened to thoughts from a former commissioner before approving a review of Gainesville's Water and Wastewater Differential Study.

April 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Three teens indicted in March slaying

Three teens, including two juveniles, were indicted Thursday on charges related to the March beating death of a 67-year-old Gainesville man.

April 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jury convicts Winder man in Forsyth arson case

A Winder man will serve 10 years in prison for helping his former girlfriend torch her northeastern Forsyth home as part of an alleged insurance scam.

April 22, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Three teens indicted in March slaying

Three teens, including two juveniles, were indicted Thursday on charges related to the March beating death of a 67-year-old Gainesville man.

April 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


When to give chase? Police steered by discretion in pursuit policy

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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