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Woman pleads guilty after string of jewelry thefts across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Authorities say a 25-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to charges arising from a string of jewelry store heists across the South, including at the outlet mall in Dawsonville.

December 29, 2016 | Times regional staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Gillsville man free after plea deal in fatal April shooting

One of three men accused in an April shooting in Gainesville has pleaded guilty to lesser charges, and he will not be prosecuted for felony murder.

December 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Facebook ‘Dwellers’ group serves as common ground for lake residents

As one of Georgia's top attractions, Lake Lanier draws visitors every year from everywhere - boaters, campers or just general fun-seekers.

December 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




Charges added against Gainesville man accused in South Hall armed robbery

More charges were added Wednesday against a Hall County man accused of stealing an elderly woman's purse at gunpoint Tuesday, authorities said.

December 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 members of alleged drug ‘cartel’ plead guilty

Four of 12 co-defendants in a group suspected by Hall County authorities of trafficking some 8,800 pounds of methamphetamine have pleaded guilty in federal court.

December 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville boy battling leukemia will be honorary Falcons captain Sunday

When Riley Johnson's parents get discouraged over their 6-year-old son's illness, he jumps in their laps and tells them everything is going to be OK.

December 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


GO VIDEO: Our 2017 Georgia Bucket List

December 28, 2016 | | Local


Volunteers find community in taking care of humane society’s dogs

Sometimes a family is unconventional.

December 27, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities seek to ID woman they say stole from front porches in Reunion neighborhood

Hall County authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman they say stole items off front porches in the Reunion subdivision in South Hall.

December 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police equipping officers with tool to stop bleeding

A moment of makeshift medical assistance led Gainesville Police to arm the department's officers with emergency equipment to help stop bleeding.

December 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Fireworks sales expected to sizzle after ban on shooting them off lifted

A popular fireworks retailer in Gainesville is gearing up for brisk sales in the wake of Gov. Nathan Deal's recent decision to lift a ban on shooting them off.

December 27, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Officer will ‘be shocked’ if alleged sucker punch death goes to trial

The arresting officer says the case looks so strong against a man accused of murder in the alleged sucker punch death of an unsuspecting victim at a Braselton bar earlier this month that he'd "be shocked" if the case goes to trial.

December 27, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Authorities: Man stole elderly woman’s purse at gunpoint

A Hall County man is accused of entering an elderly woman's South Hall home and stealing her purse at gunpoint Tuesday, as well as illegally entering multiple vehicles at nearby residences.

December 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New Holiday Inn Express planned in Gainesville

Grading is underway on a Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel planned off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 in Gainesville, beside Buffalo Wild Wings and behind Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.

December 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Truck still in sinkhole as heavy machinery comes to scene

A 55,000-pound truck is still stuck in a sinkhole this afternoon in the parking lot of Diamond Auto Spa in Oakwood.

January 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girl from Hall still missing, 2nd girl found

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert as they continue the search for a girl who went missing in Alpharetta on Saturday night and went missing ...

January 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


3-year-old killed after being pinned between cars in Cleveland Ingles parking lot

A 3-year-old child died after being pinned between two cars in an Ingles parking lot in Cleveland on Tuesday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol.

January 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula rolls out new alcohol ordinance

A new alcohol ordinance is taking shape in Lula.

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Homeschooling primer scheduled for Thursday

Parents interested in personally taking on their children's education are invited to a homeschooling open house Thursday to learn the ins and outs of ...

January 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deshaun Watson Drive coming soon

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board has given its OK to renaming Touchdown Drive outside Gainesville High School to Deshaun Watson Drive.

January 17, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicken Salad Chick restaurant coming to North Lake Square

A unique food option is coming to Dawsonville Highway. Chicken Salad Chick is scheduled to open by the beginning of June at the North Lake ...

January 17, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall County doctor fired after 'questionable' touching during exams

The staff physician at a Hall County-run health clinic for employees was fired late last month after allegations of "questionable" touching were reported by more ...

January 17, 2017 | By Joshua Silavent and Nick Watson jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com | nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


The great divide between rural Hall and metro Atlanta in Trump’s America

LULA - Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur ...

January 17, 2017 | By Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Girl previously missing from Hall disappears again

A girl who went missing from Hall County in July and was later found safe has disappeared again with another girl in Alpharetta.

January 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Martin Road residents report missing signs

Residents in the Martin Road community of South Hall said some 20 signs regarding the planned expansion in the area have gone missing.

January 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

January 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools focus on student achievement

Coming on the heels of one of its schools being labeled "chronically failing" by the state, Gainesville school board officials will hear a report tonight ...

January 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hobby Lobby to open in Dawson County in February

January 16, 2017 | Times regional staff reports | Local


126 marijuana plants seized from north Forsyth home

January 16, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


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