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Truck carrying hairspray catches fire at Gainesville business

Gainesville firefighters are trying to determine what caused a tractor-trailer filled with hair spray cans to catch fire at a business Monday.

December 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


6 teens arrested in James Street burglary case

Six Gainesville teenagers have been charged with attempted burglary.

December 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food, family big part of Venezuela native’s Christmas

Aside from his work on the annual "Christmas is One Language" concert, Enrique Montiel's holiday preparations in Gainesville are low-key - maybe a wreath on the door, but that's about it.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Another major South Hall road project is taking shape

Friendship Road and Lanier Islands Parkway are Hall County's next big home for orange barrels.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall cities focus on keeping traffic moving on local roads

Flowery Branch used to have zero dollars pledged to its roads program.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hawk lands at Cleveland zoo

When Alexander Larsen decided to join the Air Force, he was faced with some tough realities. Changing careers. Moving to a new state. Not seeing his friends and family for two years.

December 19, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall road needs have outstripped funding ability

Here's Hall County's situation.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teens put their own spin on ‘Cinderella’

Once upon a time, a gingerbread girl was anxiously awaiting the town party. But her dreams may be dashed by a mean-spirted butterscotch, who is committed to stopping her.

December 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville to improve Hall water mains

Gainesville's public utilities department is moving forward with plans to improve water mains along 17 roads across the county.

December 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


STARTING TUESDAY: The Times Interview

Starting Tuesday, political reporters Carolyn Crist and Melissa Weinman begin a series on one-on-one interviews with some of the state's biggest newsmakers who happen to call Northeast Georgia home.

December 19, 2010 | | Local


Students told to brace for HOPE changes

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal says dramatic changes could be ahead for Georgia's HOPE Scholarship program to help counter an alarming shortfall.

December 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Panel ready to push immigration bills

After wrapping up its final meeting this week, the Special Joint Committee on Immigration Reform is prepared for the immigration legislation that is almost certain to come up when the General Assembly meets in January.

December 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


As county grows, roads become clogged

Although now he can't travel around Hall County without being interrupted by a traffic signal every few blocks, Andrew Morters remembers when things were quite different.

December 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Irish missionary finds peace on earth in North Ga.

Peace on earth - for most Americans, that's just a nice phrase.

December 19, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


From idea to road, process can be long and winding

A new road or road improvement can start with a simple suggestion by local residents.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Guest column: Budget cuts could threaten legal services for state’s poor

We recently helped a mother and her five children avoid eviction from their home that was scheduled to happen the following day. All in a ...

April 28, 2017 | By Wendy Glasbrenner Georgia Legal Services Program | Local


Police ID body found in car along I-85

Police identified a man found dead Wednesday in a car along Interstate 85 in Jefferson.

April 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Contractor chosen for $1.5M Senior Life Center makeover

With a contractor lined up, the director of the Senior Life Center in Gainesville expects attendance to remain steady when a $1.5 million makeover ...

April 28, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula threatens legal action against Hall County over sewer agreement

Lawyered up and ready for a legal fight, Lula city officials made it clear they want Hall County to honor a sewer agreement the parties ...

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Boater involved in 2012 wreck that killed 2 boys is back in jail

A Forsyth County man convicted of BUI in a 2012 boat wreck that killed two boys is back in jail after authorities say he violated ...

April 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$20K reward offered in Banks deputy shooting; suspect may be in Atlanta

Authorities said Thursday they believe the suspect who shot a Banks County Sheriff's Office deputy may now be in the Atlanta area.

April 27, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


$27K in heroin, other drugs seized in Hall bust

Two Gainesville residents were accused of trafficking heroin after the seizure of more than $27,000 in drugs, according to authorities.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents group to explore potential North Hall Parkway

Not waiting for some traffic study to plot out potential routes, a residents group is pushing ahead with a look of its own at a ...

April 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Prisoners working on courthouse annex demolition

Prisoners are demolishing the Hall County courthouse annex.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 charged in seizure of more than 400 animals in Habersham

Two Habersham County residents have each been charged with 340 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals after county animal control seized more than 400 dogs ...

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall unemployment falls to 4 percent in March

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in March fell to 4 percent, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

April 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood family recovering after double disaster

Woken by wind, Kevin Combs paced around his home in the small hours of April 5.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Families mourn loss of Gainesville women, baby in Friendship Road wreck

Since the beginning, Paige Wilson said she has "pretty much been inseparable" from her cousin Hannah Simmons since she was born.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG panel offers advice to immigrants encountering law enforcement

What should immigrants do if federal agents come knocking at the door, or if they are pulled over by law enforcement?

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lottery winner apparently beaten, left for dead near downtown Cumming dies

April 26, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


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