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Panel on foster care set Sunday at First Baptist

A foster care panel will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church banquet hall, 751 Green St., in

September 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Man crashes motorcycle, dies after fleeing from deputies

A man on a motorcycle died after crashing into some trees Thursday night a short while after deputies attempted to stop him for running a stop sign, according to authorities.

September 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

9/11 memorial events remind Americans that ‘real heroes still do exist’

Fourteen years after 9/11, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch recalled the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and how "real heroes still do exist."

September 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Man pleads guilty, will serve 20 years in prison for West Avenue slaying

A Gwinnett County man originally charged with murder pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter and other charges, leading to a 20-year prison sentence.

September 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lavonia woman indicted in threat against U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville

Authorities say a Lavonia woman is in federal custody after prosecutors say she threatened to kill U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville.

September 11, 2015 | From Times, wire reports | Local

Billy Powell will not seek chairman’s seat on Hall County Board of Commissioners

Hall County Commissioner Billy Powell has heard the speculation.

September 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Mount Vernon Exploratory School celebrates first responders

Emergency sirens wail, and students at Mount Vernon Exploratory School squeal with delight.

September 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Traffic realignment seeks to relieve congestion along Green Street

Gainesville will apply for a state grant to help pay for an estimated $4 million project to realign South Enota Drive in an attempt to relieve traffic congestion along Green Street and in the downtown corridor.

September 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gillsville downtown project slow to get finished

Gillsville is having to put a little more wait in its long-awaited downtown improvement project.

September 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

City will no longer regulate taxi cabs

The emergence of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft prompted state lawmakers this year to remove local oversight of the taxi industry.

September 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

White House, NYC prosecutor pledge $79M to test rape kits

NEW YORK - An estimated 70,000 rape kits sitting in laboratories and evidence collection rooms across the country will be tested with a combined $79 million in federal and New York City funds designed to cut the backlog of untested DNA evidence in 27 states, officials announced Thursday.

September 10, 2015 | Associated Press Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville man tapped as highway safety group vice chairman

Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and a Gainesville resident, has been elected vice chairman of the Washington, D.C-based Governor's Highway Safety Association.

September 10, 2015 | | Local

Man loses pitbull puppy in house fire

Beside the home where he used to live - now a crumbling shell of cinders - Frank Chilli leaned against a car, thumbing his smart phone.

September 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

United Way campaign kickoff puts volunteers to work stuffing bags for those in need

When her house burned down back in November, it was all Starr Carter could do to keep it together. The family got out safely, but she'd lost everything she owned.

September 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Pope will find US church struggling to hold onto Latinos

The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shadow of an Arby's in Gainesville. The space, church leaders say, was once used as a nightclub and movie theater, a history now hidden by multiple coats of paint, pews brought in from other congregations, and a stone-and-wood shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas especially revered by Mexicans.

September 10, 2015 | By Rachel Zoll Associated Press | Local

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School officials plan for South Hall growth

There's no denying South Hall County is booming with room to grow.

September 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Working for pope’s visit, ‘over the top’

Returning home Saturday afternoon from a trip to New York for Pope Francis' U.S. visit, Carmen Luisa Coya-van Duijn was happy beyond words.

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Pay boost coming soon for Hall County workers

Hall County officials will implement about $1.9 million in raises and bonuses for workers in November.

September 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

‘Granny’ steps in to raise grandkids when kids removed by DFCS

Rozzetta King traces the picture frames holding her children frozen in time, a collection of graduations, births and school pictures.

September 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hospital pros match decontamination skills in Braselton

You've probably heard of DragonCon. Well, how about D-Con?

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Foodies find cover, lots of flavors at Taste of Gainesville

The sound of the lake mixed with the buzz of the crowd, the smell of food and music coming from the boat house Saturday night ...

September 26, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Festival visitors paint the town in Lula

Ten-year-old Austin Turner and 8-year-old Aleigha Sorrows, both of Buford, used stepladders to reach the top corners as they helped paint one of two panels ...

September 26, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Army of volunteers sweeps Lake Lanier's shores

Does sauntering along the shores of Lake Lanier sound nice?

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Stolen truck, mailbox damage may be linked, official says

A case of a stolen transport truck and damaged mailboxes Saturday in Hall County could be connected, according to the Sheriff's Office.

September 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fall makes a soggy debut, dampens local events

The first official weekend of autumn has been a gloomy one so far in North Georgia, and don't look for the sun to show ...

September 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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