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Former U.S. Rep. Jenkins remembered fondly

Former U.S. Rep. Ed Jenkins grilled Oliver North during the Iran-Contra hearings, ran for majority leader in the House and brought home funding for constituents in North Georgia.

January 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blood centers see fewer donations over holidays

With blood supplies dropping after a holiday slowdown in donations, Alto resident Roy Loggins was a welcome set of veins at the Red Cross Gainesville Donor Center on Monday.

January 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gainesville school board wants more input from governance councils

Gainesville City Schools board members are looking to have more input from parents and school leaders in policy development.

January 02, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville set to swear in new mayor

The players will be the same, but their roles will be different.

January 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


South Hall gearing up for growth

With the economy sluggish, South Hall hasn't seen much growth in recent years.

January 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Policeman injured after being struck by vehicle

A Gainesville police officer is recovering at home after a Sunday accident involving a 19-year-old driver.

January 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver Services has issued $25M in super speeder tickets

More than $25 million in citations have been issued since Georgia's super speeder law went into effect in July 2009.

January 01, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Day care leaders hope to teach kids of low-income families

A bilingual Gainesville day care center that aims to educate the children of low-income residents is looking to expand.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Local law enforcement escape national fatality statistics

In a year that saw a 13 percent increase in police fatalities across the nation, Hall County authorities escaped death and even serious injury in the line of duty.

January 01, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville hospital's first baby of 2012 born to Winder couple

Elisha Jacob Tamas greeted the world with his first breath early Sunday morning, just 25 minutes after his parents shared a kiss at midnight to bring in the new year.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Businessman remembered as ‘unsung’ hero who brought growth to Hall

Miller Watkins, former district manager for Georgia Power and a prominent Gainesville businessman, died on Friday.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall remembers those lost in 2011

Hall County said goodbye to several business leaders, educators and other notable local figures in 2011. The following is a list of some of those the community lost in the past year.

January 01, 2012 | From staff and wire reports | Local


More budget challenges expected in local governments

For good reason, 2011 will be a year that many involved in Hall County government will want to forget.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Fire agencies seek to recover training costs for lost workers

Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians must undergo extensive training, leaving a significant bill for fire services to pay.

January 01, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Did we leave Iraq too soon?

Master Sgt. Dean Smith gave three years of his life to Army service in Iraq - three years he could have spent at home, helping his wife raise two young children.

January 01, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville workshop seeks to aid first-time homebuyers

Few things are as satisfying to Rodney Garrett as helping first-time homebuyers.

May 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia records tourism record, industry also strong in Hall

In the midst of Georgia's $61 billion tourism boom, Hall County continues to see steady growth in its visitor industry - and its own boom ...

May 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville school system receives strong review

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel said she was pleased an evaluation of the district by an outside team this week discovered similar findings to ...

May 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Pedestrian critical in ICU after traffic incident

A Gainesville woman is in critical condition in the intensive care unit after being struck by a car Tuesday in Gainesville, according to authorities.

May 10, 2017 | | Local


Bradford Street to close Thursday for railroad work

Bradford Street will be closed at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing Thursday.

May 10, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Chestatee High librarian doesn't want quiet

The term school media center may conjure up an image of a place where students go to check out a book or work on a ...

May 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Chick-fil-A coming to Braselton near Hall County line

A Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned off Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211 in a growing retail-medical office area at the Gwinnett-Hall county line in Braselton.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New shopping center owner’s main focus is to fill vacancies

No major changes are planned at Village Shoppes at Gainesville, a 230,000-square-foot shopping center that changed hands earlier this week.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


880-home community gets Gainesville board’s OK

An 880-home active-adult community off Ahaluna Drive was recommended for approval Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health care town hall to discuss Republican bill

A town hall on the Republican alternative to Obamacare has been set for Thursday.

May 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Planners OK assisted living facility at McEver Road

Gainesville planning officials gave the green light Tuesday night to an 86-bed assisted-living facility on McEver Road the developer said would add 50 mostly part-time ...

May 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man sentenced in Orchard Brook shooting case

While she said she doesn't harbor any hate in her heart toward the defendant, Laquitta Harrison asked the judge Tuesday to give a serious ...

May 10, 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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