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Authorities: Man tied dog to railroad tracks, left it to be killed by train

A Gainesville man is accused of tying a dog to railroad tracks, "leaving it to be hit and killed by an oncoming train," according to authorities.

December 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Three charged with attempted murder after alleged drug deal

Three men have been charged with attempted murder after a man lost an eye in an alleged drug deal, according to authorities.

December 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville to update to comprehensive plan to prepare for growth

When the little things add up, it's time for an update.

December 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Passerby helps put out truck fire on I-985

A passerby in a water truck helped extinguish a fire in a pickup truck on Interstate 985 on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.

December 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Arby’s holding giveaway at New Holland store opening

Gainesville's new Arby's is in a giving mood as it opens for the first time Wednesday.

December 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Iconic oak tree at Hall County school is now history

The sprawling oak tree that gave Lanier Charter Career Academy at The Oaks its name is now gone.

December 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work remains in replacing recalled air bags

Much work remains in servicing the 42 million cars that have been recalled due to faulty and potentially fatal air bag inflators.

December 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Car crashes into front of pawn shop

When Shane Cheek saw a car had crashed through the front of his pawn shop Tuesday morning, he was expecting the worst.

December 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Mother, son lose home in Monday night fire

A mother and her teenage son lost their home to a fire Monday night.

December 20, 2016 | | Local


Cities, Hall County prepare to divvy up services

The stakes are high as Gainesville, Hall County and other local governments prepare for negotiations in 2017 over who delivers various services to local residents, such as public safety, water and road maintenance, and how these services are managed.

December 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Funds from donation will help Riverside Academy cadet

A check for $1,500 was recently presented to Riverside Military Academy to help a Riverside cadet.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula looking to set 2017 election, qualifying

Lula is considering setting the Nov. 7 election for mayor and two council posts.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Civil rights activist hopes to relaunch local Southern Christian Leadership Conference chapter

The legacy of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is profound. Now, Gainesville resident Jeffrey Williams is hoping to relaunch a local chapter to fight for civil rights for a new generation of African-Americans.

December 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Higgins preparing to take over as Hall Board of Commissioners chairman

There may be big differences in leading a large school system and a county government with its web of departments, from public works to landfill operations.

December 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


$900 in electronics, clothes stolen from Wal-Mart

A man left the Oakwood Wal-Mart last week with almost $900 in stolen electronics and clothing items, police said.

December 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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