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Police: Suspect with sledgehammer stole $62K in jewelry

A suspect carrying a sledgehammer and trash can broke into an Oakwood store and stole $62,500 in jewelry Sunday morning, according to police.

November 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Farm-City breakfast highlights connections among people

Connections between city and county, farmer and consumer and simply people with one another was the focus of Tuesday morning's Farm-City breakfast.

November 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Probation seeks 2 more officers to handle caseload

With caseloads for Hall County Probation Services growing steadily, the department is looking to add two more officers to "get things back into perspective," Hall County Court Administrator Reggie Forrester said.

November 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood OKs $3.9 million budget

A $3.9 million general operations budget for 2016 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood City Council.

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville man dies after motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist died after injuries sustained from a collision on Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road, according to Georgia State Patrol.

November 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lula City Hall gets vandalized

Lula officials have a mystery on their hands: Who broke a rear window at City Hall?

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ga. 400 concrete fixes in Forsyth County delayed day by rain

Rain delayed Monday's planned start of Ga. 400 improvements in Forsyth County, which include repairs of damaged concrete of existing lanes and adding a lane in each direction.

November 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

New Hall middle school likely coming to Chestnut Mountain

A new middle school is coming to the southern part of Hall County.

November 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Organizations partner to help keep community warm this winter

Winter is coming, and thanks to the generosity of a national organization, Gainesville-based nonprofit L.A.M.P. Ministries was recently able to help more than 300 people get ready.

November 09, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Students connected with college, career recruiters at fair

The ballroom in The Oaks at Lanier Charter Career Academy buzzed with the sound of students excitedly discussing their futures.

November 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall drivers, deer movement hits peak this week

Deer movement will be at its peak this week in Hall County, according to research released by UGA earlier this year.

November 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

New Wendy’s coming to Oakwood

A new Wendy's restaurant is planned off Mundy Mill Road in front of Sam's Club and Wal-Mart in Oakwood and across from the University of North Georgia.

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Graduation rates increase at most local schools

A higher rate of local students finished high school and earned their diplomas this year than last, according to numbers released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education.

November 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Slideshow: 19th annual Vineyard Fest comes to Chateau Elan

Wind, rain nor cold could keep wine lovers away from Chateau Elan's 19th annual Vineyard Fest Sunday in Braselton. Though few braved the weather to stomp grapes, guests were packed liked sardines in the wine tasting room where samples were endless. Outside under a large tent, live jazz music by the League of Decency filled the chilly air as festivalgoers warmed themselves with samples of whiskey, cider and beer, as well as gourmet regional foods. The annual event drew vendors from as far as California to showcase their goods.

November 08, 2015 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local

Veterans Day events set for Wednesday

If you're looking to honor those who served their country, you've got some options this Wednesday as local groups come together to show veterans support.

November 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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You Heard It Here: Police take selfies with area shoppers

Standing in long lines, shoppers were primed to jump on the Black Friday deals at stores across Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Jefferson plant's solar panels lead the way in catching some rays

A food processing manufacturer in Jefferson has placed one of the largest solar panel systems in North Georgia on its roof.

November 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammers posing as IRS agents

Hostile calls coming from the Internal Revenue Service are likely a scam that has resurfaced again in Hall County, according to authorities.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Stand Down event at St. John's offers items to those in need

A Stand Down for homeless, veterans and others in need is set for Dec. 5 at St. John's Baptist Church in Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Teen charged with taking car, cellphone at gunpoint on Aug. 16

A 16-year-old accused of hijacking a car with a handgun was indicted last week in Hall County.

November 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New app makes Hall library ebooks easier for all

Checking out library books online should be easier than going to the library itself.

November 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Cleanup under the bridge fosters fellowship among volunteers, homeless

Standing atop a pile of ruined, waterlogged mattresses stuffed into a big dumpster gave Hines a new perspective on the devastation that recently visited the ...

November 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Love Light tree lightings set for both campuses of Northeast Georgia Medical Center

In its 36th year of lighting a tree in honor of those served by its hospice, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will host two Love Light ...

November 27, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin | Local

Metro Gainesville unemployment rate stays at 4.7 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for October was 4.7 percent, which was unchanged from September, according to figures released Thursday by the Georgia Department ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Retailers relish profit-making sales on Black Friday

Perhaps it was the long operating hours and crazed early-morning shoppers that prompted REI, the venerable outdoor retailer, to close all its stores today in ...

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Motor vehicle renewal notices won't have billing info in December

If your birthday is in December, you may need to take note of a statewide change.

November 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall Sheriff’s Office seeks grant for night vision equipment

Night vision equipment, flashlights and first aid kits - these are a few things the Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking to renew or purchase ...

November 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Thrift stores offer holiday deals for savvy shoppers, low-income families

Sandy Phelps has a tradition all her own this holiday season, and it was on full display at Park Avenue Thrift in Gainesville this week.

November 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: What are protocols for officers in unmarked vehicles?

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 ...

November 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Thanksgiving brings out volunteers to distribute meals

It was a day of giving, of service and of fellowship.

November 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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