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New retail shops bring hope to the cities they inhabit

Hall County has been able to fight the recession with the opening of several new retail stores over the last month.

October 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 brothers, 1 wheel, 1 cause: Man rides 100 miles on unicycle

William "Bill" Mueller woke up at 5 a.m. Saturday to prepare for his morning ride - on his unicycle.

October 24, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Flowery Branch plant fades to history as city plans its future

Mooney Manufacturing thrived for decades on the corner of Gainesville and Main streets, on a hill overlooking the downtown area.

October 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local man earns big award for service in Navy

If war is hell, maybe Timothy Jaron Helton has seen a bit more than his share.

October 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Share your traffic stories with us

The line of cars snakes slowly through the intersection, the roads congested in both directions. You creep forward, hoping to make the light before it changes, knowing that if you don't, it will be several more minutes before you can take your foot off the brake.

October 23, 2010 | | Local


Medical center top in cardiac care

When it comes to cardiac care, Northeast Georgia Medical Center finds itself in elite company.

October 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Police move to new, larger building

The Gainesville Police Department will make its move to the new public safety complex on Queen City Parkway next week, and officials are looking forward to more elbow room.

October 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax credit boosts local private schools

A 2-year-old tax provision is placing millions of dollars into private school scholarship programs across the state, including Lakeview Academy, the largest private school in Hall County.

October 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall bests nation in census response

The results are in: Hall County's 2010 census response rate is better than the national average.

October 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials say pit bulls not a concern locally

Some Georgia communities have a heightened fear of pit bull attacks, but Hall County officials say they are not considering any measures that would put restrictions on the breed.

October 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bomb-sniffing dog celebrates 7th birthday

For the past several years, Hall County sheriff's deputy Rusty Blalock and his German shepherd, Olaf, have worked together to scour for bombs and other dangers. But at 7 years old, the dog is ready to retire.

October 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Halloween on Sunday causes some confusion

Trick-or-treaters may double up on goodies this year. Although Halloween falls on Sunday, many Gainesville and Hall County residents will dress up and walk door to door on Saturday.

October 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students learn about communication, leadership at annual conference

No matter how the dozens of teenagers entered the Gainesville Civic Center on Friday morning, when they left, they were better leaders than when they arrived.

October 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 Gainesville teens charged in stabbing

Three Gainesville teens were charged with aggravated assault after a teen was attacked at his home Tuesday.

October 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Flat Stanley’ mailed back to Gainesville after visiting with Obama

Second-graders from Randi Orr's class sent an art project named "Flat Stanley" to the White House last month, and a few weeks later, President Barack Obama wrote back that he took it with him throughout his daily activities.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that's expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blossman Gas shows off 178-square-foot all-propane house in Oakwood

Inside a 178-square-foot house were wood-paneled walls, stainless steel appliances, a full-sized washer and dryer and small but comfortable furnishings.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Officers offer active shooter response techniques

Starting as an officer at 21, Cpl. Drew Reed said he thought everybody loved police.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville looks to acquire insurance office for future downtown parking deck

Gainesville officials are looking to spend about $1.52 million to acquire a property along a central downtown corridor, with a parking lot in mind ...

August 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of slain Flowery Branch man offers $5,000 reward for information

The family of a Flowery Branch man killed at the front door of his home is offering a $5,000 reward for information on who ...

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Baby’s broken bones lead to charges for Gillsville woman

A Gillsville woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 5-month-old girl who, in the course of a month, fractured three leg bones and an ...

August 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect in White County fatal shooting arrested overnight in Athens

A man wanted on a murder warrant out of White County was captured by a SWAT team Wednesday morning.

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Religious education, counseling center seeks to raise $1.1 million for new South Hall facility

A nearly 50-year-old organization providing education, counseling and services to young people in Hall County is finally beginning a much-needed expansion.

August 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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