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Lawyer seeks TAD funds for office building

The Gainesville City Council will soon be faced with its first request for money meant to redevelop blighted properties in the city's downtown and Midtown areas.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Downtown Gainesville business owners hopeful for the future

Linda Orenstein is hoping that, maybe now, there will be a renewed fervor for Gainesville's downtown.

April 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jury hears testimony in May shooting

A Hall County man inflamed with jealousy shot a man who spent the night with his estranged wife, a prosecutor told a jury Wednesday.

April 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


EPD offers to settle sewer spill for $500

The state Environmental Protection Division has given Flowery Branch 30 days to pay $500 to settle a discharge violation stemming from a Jan. 28 sewer spill.

April 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Water service interruption scheduled

Water service will be interrupted in the Country Walk Subdivision in Gainesville between about 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today in order to make water main improvements.

April 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth man’s death ruled an accident

Authorities say criminal charges will not be filed in connection with a fatal incident Tuesday at a south Forsyth steel company.

April 14, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


State patrol identifies wreck victim

A motorcyclist killed Tuesday in South Hall when a truck veered out of control and struck him has been identified as William Tomei, 41, of Flowery Branch.

April 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


2 teens charged in separate burglaries

Two Gainesville teens have been charged with separate burglaries that occurred April 6 and April 8, Hall County Sheriff's Officials said Wednesday.

April 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jurors hear confession in fatal shooting

About an hour into his interrogation, Hugo Moguel Tepanca broke down.

April 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s office puts on program showing outcome of dangerous driving

East Hall High School juniors and seniors took a seat in their football stadium Wednesday morning - but not to watch a game.

April 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall residents file ethics complaint against Tom Oliver, Billy Powell

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver and Commissioner Billy Powell are the subject of an ethics complaint filed Wednesday with Gov. Sonny Perdue's office by a group of county residents.

April 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man dies after being crushed at steel plant

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident at a South Forsyth steel company.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the incident occurred at about 2 p.m. Tuesday at AP Specialty Metals on Grassland Parkway.

April 14, 2010 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Clinic offers shots, microchips and adoption

The Hall County Animal Shelter will offer a Rabies and Microchip Clinic & Mini Adoption 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday at the old Goody's location on Dawsonville Highway next to PetSmart. Rabies shots cost $10, microchip and registration cost $20 or get both for $25.

April 13, 2010 | | Local


3 are arrested in early morning attempted robbery

Three people, including two teens, were charged with trying to rob a taxi driver at gunpoint early Tuesday, Gainesville police said.

April 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville man helped US reach the moon first

The career of a recently deceased Gainesville man who had a hand in the U.S. space program's race to the moon is recalled fondly by his wife.

April 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Halftime Heroes: Flowery Branch band drums up passion

Flowery Branch High School's marching band has two senior drum majors: one who only started band so his mom would let him play baseball ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family fun day aims to bring awareness of homelessness

If Deondre Williams had his way, every community in the country would hear his message about homelessness.

August 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall firefighter, sister taking essentials to Louisiana flood victims

When Hall County residents Stacey Boling and Damon Migliore heard of the devastation from flooding in Louisiana, it wasn't a distant place suffering. It ...

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power restored after outage knocks out traffic signals, businesses in downtown Gainesville

A power outage knocked out several traffic signals Thursday in Gainesville along both E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways and affected other downtown sites ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks opening Friday morning on Thompson Bridge Road

Coffee lovers have another reason to smile. The Starbucks on Thompson Bridge Road opens at 5 a.m. Friday.

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.6 percent from June to July in statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board, Creel agree on contract in closed meeting

The Gainesville Board of Education and Wanda Creel, superintendent for the city schools, have reached an agreement about her contract, but the details of that ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some BBQ from these local restaurants

Savannah King ranks local BBQ restaurants with emojis in this week's episode of GO. Emojis provided for free by emojione.com.

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Family honors 100-year-old matriarch with birthday party

Dozens gathered at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center on Wednesday night in Gainesville to honor the 100-year-old Dora Nowells, who has spent eight decades in ...

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for 2010 East Hall mobile home park murder

A man on the lam for six years pleaded guilty Wednesday to the 2010 murder of a man at an East Hall mobile home park.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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