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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


Gainesville High homecoming gives community feel

Families had a new reason to stay downtown after Gainesville High School's homecoming parade ended Thursday.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Book store owner hopes hundreds will come to read-a-thon

Today, reading will not only be fundamental, it will also serve as a fundraiser for the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance for Literacy.

October 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Almost $1.5 million in drugs found at Buford storage facility

An Atlanta man faces two cocaine charges after the Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad found 15 kilograms of cocaine in a storage unit in Buford.

October 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch building approved for batting cages

Flowery Branch City Council gave its OK Thursday night to an indoor batting cage operation in a warehouse/office building off Atlanta Highway.

October 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire damages home in Hall County

Fire damaged a house in the 200 block of Crescent Circle off Old Cornelia Highway Thursday night, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Buford Dam Road to open Friday

A freshly repaved Buford Dam Road is set to reopen at 3 Friday, ahead of schedule.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn't have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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