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Property sold by Deal to be turned into a pawn shop

ATLANTA - The California businessman who purchased property from Gov. Nathan Deal owns several adult businesses but plans to turn the Habersham County site into a large-scale pawn shop for boats and cars, his attorney said Friday.

August 06, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey The Associated Press | Local


Intersection change at Ga. 400, Ga. 53 ahead of plans

State transportation officials on Thursday said plans to renovate Dawson County's busiest intersection are ahead of schedule.

August 06, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Helen native teaches Northerners to ride bulls

CANAAN, Conn. - Anticipation hangs in the ring, suddenly calm and quiet. That lasts just a moment, until, after a deep breath, the rider offers a slight nod. The bucking chute opens, and all hell breaks loose.

August 05, 2011 | | Local


Community organizations host redistricting meeting

Community members will get an extra opportunity Monday to look over and comment on proposed City Council district lines.

August 05, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Hall leaders to review use of county-owned vehicles

In a continuing effort to cut local government costs, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will review county vehicle use in the coming days.

August 05, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Avita employee pleads guilty to taking funds

A guilty plea last week ended the case against a former employee of a nonprofit agency who was accused of improperly using funds to allow dozens of children to participate in extracurricular activities.

August 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Kids enjoy day of wet fun before school starts next week

Their bookbags are already packed, there's bread and peanut butter in the pantry to make sandwiches and new outfits are picked out, ready to go on Monday morning.

August 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Democrats to celebrate Obama's 50th birthday

Democrats across Georgia are using the president's birthday as an opportunity to get their party going.

August 04, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Officials identify drowned woman

Hall County officials confirmed Thursday that a 25-year-old woman found Wednesday night in Lake Lanier died as a result of drowning.

August 04, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


YMCA bids to run Hall parks department

Hall county officials now say they are working on a Plan B option for the future operation of the county's parks department.

August 04, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Council gives OK to zoning change

Flowery Branch officials batted down concerns Thursday night that property rezoned for light manufacturing and industrial uses last year would be affected by the creation of a heavy uses category.

August 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


School buses return to the roads Monday

Hall County residents should leave plenty of extra time to get to work Monday morning.

August 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Which is preferred: Snowstorms or record-setting heat?

Record high temperatures this summer have led North Georgians to search for ways to stay cool.

August 04, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville may use 2 different ward maps

Finding a needle in a haystack might be easier than creating a redistricting map that pleases both Gainesville City Council and Gainesville City Schools Board of Education members.

August 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Deal sells bankrupt property in Habersham County

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has sold property that housed a failed family sporting goods business, helping him chip away at personal debt of more than $1 million.

August 04, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press | Local


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Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were ...

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new ...

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


YMCA works to make wellness easy

Change is hard.

January 03, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local




Man accused of trying to sell fake gold bars

An Anderson, S.C., man is accused of trying to sell fake gold bars at a Gainesville pawn shop, according to authorities.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner IDs kids killed in Sunday wreck

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck has identified the two children killed Sunday afternoon in a southeast Hall County wreck.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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