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Hoax sparks bill to toughen false reporting penalties

In 2009, Hall County and state authorities spent hundreds of hours and countless taxpayer dollars to track down the "catchmekiller" who claimed to have murdered several people.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Law agencies in Gainesville, Hall train for hostage crisis

Gainesville and Hall County authorities got a glimpse Friday morning of what it's like to respond to a dangerous hostage situation.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Apartment buildings concern Braselton family

For a couple who spent years in the Old Peachtree Road, Satellite Boulevard area of Gwinnett County, the possibility of multiple apartment buildings coming to their new community is disconcerting.

February 02, 2012 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville deemed ‘priority location’ for boosting small business exports

Georgia's International Trade Division has identified Gainesville as a "priority location" to carry out a new program to increase Georgia's small business exports.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cellphones, tablets to be allowed in schools

Georgia's House of Representatives did its part in lifting a state ban on smartphones and tablet devices in the classroom this week.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Opportunities ripen with local food program

Lately it seems everyone is buying local, even the school system.

February 02, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Warm weather could be bad for plant life

If the recent trend of warm temperatures continues, people who suffer from springtime allergies could be in for an early season of torment.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Midtown Greenway project nears phase 2

As the first phase of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway project nears completion in April, the city is securing funds for the next step of that project.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Volunteers ease the stress of tax season

The burden of tax season can get a little lighter for Hall County residents eligible for a free income tax preparation program.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Wildlife skipping winter slumbers

Gen. Beauregard Lee waddled outside his "Weathering Heights" mansion Thursday to a sunny, warm, springlike day. The only problem was it's not spring and it won't officially be for nearly two months.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Cleaner air means Hall won’t change road plans

For the first time, 20 counties in metro Atlanta, including Hall, have met federal standards for air quality established in 1997, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


City, Brenau negotiating Mountains Center lease

Future use of the 30-year-old Georgia Mountains Center continues to be hashed out by attorneys representing Brenau University and the city of Gainesville.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gas prices on the rise again

Like any other business owner, Joey Libasci cringes at the thought of increasing gas prices.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Flowery Branch meeting dates scrambled

Flowery Branch City Council won't be meeting on its normal dates through early March because of a shortage of available council members.

February 01, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Middle student wins City Schools spelling bee

Perseverance is a word Curt Beccue knows well.

February 01, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


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Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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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