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Elementary students celebrate reading day with Dr. Seuss stories

In a fitting tribute to both Dr. Seuss and St. Patrick's Day, Spout Springs Elementary School students listened Wednesday to guests read "Green Eggs and Ham."

March 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Braselton clerk of court facing new charges

The Braselton Police Department and the Piedmont Circuit District Attorney's Office continue to compile information on former Braselton Clerk of Court Becky Skelton, who now faces new charges of forgery in the first degree and is accused of allegedly taking about $2,000 in cash bonds.

March 17, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


IRS investigating Dawson clerk of court

The Internal Revenue Service has opened a case on Dawson County Clerk of Court Becky McCord, authorities said Monday.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Suwanee man proposes brewpub for Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Paul Coggins wants to serve home-brewed beer and food in downtown Flowery Branch, but he has to clear a few obstacles first.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 hurt in five-vehicle pileup on Browns Bridge

A five-vehicle accident on Browns Bridge cut off access to the bridge on Ga. 369 for more than two hours Wednesday and injured two.

March 17, 2010 | STEPHEN GURR and ASHLEY FIELDING sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com, afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fire officials looking into cause of blaze at bonding company

Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that occurred Tuesday morning at a bonding company near the Hall County Jail.

March 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Thurmon Tanner traffic light now active

Southbound drivers on Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Flowery Branch now have a little help making the turn onto Phil Niekro Boulevard.

March 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


3 get prison in attempted armed robbery

Three people were sentenced to prison Tuesday for their role in the attempted armed robbery of a Gainesville teen.

March 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Juror scolded for shirking civic duty

A Hall County man who said he didn't understand the big deal about skipping out on jury duty was given a tough lesson in civic responsibilities Tuesday.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council OKs curbside trash service

While several residents said they would rather pay more to keep their current trash service, the Gainesville City Council approved staff-proposed changes that promise to save the city money.

March 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tomato shortage puts pinch on local restaurants, grocers

Many local residents know tomatoes in March are nothing compared to fresh, local tomatoes in the summer. But that doesn't mean they don't still need the occasional tomato to top a sandwich or throw in a taco.

March 16, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Family prepared as boat leaks, sinks

Julie Long, her husband and three young children found out the hard way that their newly purchased boat was leaky.

March 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson County postpones SPLOST vote

JEFFERSON - After much discussion, Jackson County officials have postponed a special purpose local option sales tax vote until the November election.

March 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch wants leaky sewer line to be repaired

FLOWERY BRANCH - Water was gushing into the sewer pipe when Georgia was still in the drought and Lake Lanier was several feet below its summer full pool of 1,071 feet above sea level.

March 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s lottery sees record profits despite sour economy

Gainesville resident Freddie Blake has a daily routine.

March 16, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


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Jail immigration lawsuit dismissed in federal court

A U.S. District Judge dismissed last week a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard regarding a jail ...

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau alumna takes over as alumni director

Brenau University has hired alumna Ashley Morgan Carter as its alumni director. Carter began work in the position last week.

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer heat puts strain on air conditioning in area

Cathy Rell's new apartment in Gainesville didn't have a working air conditioner when she moved in last year.

July 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regions Bank to close 2 branches in Hall

Regions Bank plans to close two Hall County branches - one on Park Lane at Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Clermont branch, 5205 Cleveland Highway ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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