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Lady Trojans rally schools for support

The Lady Trojans made the rounds in the North Hall educational community on Thursday, fueling the already rampant excitement about their state final four appearance.

March 08, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Flowery Branch gives OK for smaller homes in Sterling on the Lake

Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to allow the developer of the city's largest neighborhood to build smaller homes than planned, including ranches, in a section near the front of the community.

March 08, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula claims Hall broke wastewater plant deal

The city of Lula is suing the Hall County Board of Commissioners, accusing it of not paying promised construction costs for a wastewater treatment facility.

March 08, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Teen called 911 during armed home invasion

A 15-year-old dialed the authorities Tuesday night while four masked, armed men ransacked her home.

March 08, 2012 | BY SHANNON CASAS AND LEE JOHNSON scasas@gainesvilletimes.com | ljohnson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Political Pulse: Immigration bill doesn’t go down easily

I'm not cool enough to sit in the Georgia Senate press gallery. In the House press gallery, all are welcome, but in the Senate, you've got to be elite and get there early enough to sit on the bench called the "media corner."

March 08, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Boy Scout's American Values Dinner to recognize 3 residents, raise funds

Three Gainesville residents will be recognized by the Boy Scouts of America for exemplifying the Scout Law and Scout Oath in their lives.

March 08, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Author shares her childhood weight struggle

Abby Ellin was a 12-year-old with an extra 10 or 15 pounds, she told students at Gainesville and Flowery Branch high schools on Wednesday.

March 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


How well do you adjust to daylight saving?

Some love it. Others hate it. But one way or another, we will all lose an hour this weekend as most of the country springs forward an hour.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Army helicopter pilots: Never give up

Phil and Sara Walker have been overseas for the last year, serving in the Army as helicopter pilots, but their stories did not begin 365 days ago.

March 07, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Hall education pioneer to be honored today

Hall County education pioneer Beulah Rucker Oliver will be honored today as one of three 2012 Georgia Women of Achievement, joining the likes of former President Jimmy Carter's mother, Lillian, and Girl Scouts founder Juliette Low.

March 07, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man charged with trafficking meth

A Gainesville man was charged with trafficking methamphetamine Tuesday after authorities seized $4,500 worth of the drug, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local




4 arrested in armed home invasion in Hall County

Four people were arrested overnight Tuesday in connection with a home invasion on Cooley Drive, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck on four-wheeler

A four-wheeler accident in East Hall killed a 20-year-old Gainesville man Wednesday afternoon.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. 365 wreck kills Clermont man

A 24-year-old Clermont man was killed Wednesday morning in a wreck on Ga. 365 at Ramsey Road.

March 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | 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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