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Authorities: Man stole elderly woman’s purse at gunpoint

A Hall County man is accused of entering an elderly woman's South Hall home and stealing her purse at gunpoint Tuesday, as well as illegally entering multiple vehicles at nearby residences.

December 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New Holiday Inn Express planned in Gainesville

Grading is underway on a Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel planned off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 in Gainesville, beside Buffalo Wild Wings and behind Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.

December 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Free Christmas tree recycling available in Hall County

Hall County residents have a variety of places to dispose of their Christmas trees as the holidays begin to wind down.

December 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


9 lives saved by anti-overdose drug

At least nine lives in Hall County have been saved from the potentially terminal consequence of an opioid overdose thanks to efforts to equip medical first responders with the drug naloxone.

December 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Weapons carry licenses continue surge in Hall County

The number of applications filed in Hall County to legally carry a firearm in public has grown significantly over the last five years, with more than 4,000 made in 2016 alone, a record high.

December 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deshaun Watson could get Gainesville road named after him

Touchdown Drive could soon become Deshaun Watson Drive. The road leads into the Gainesville High School campus from Pearl Nix Parkway and has a view of the school's football practice field.

December 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Georgia GOP leaders hope to avoid snags over hospital tax

Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of state health care expenses when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January.

December 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Officers shoot man they say confronted them with knife in Buford

Police officers shot a man who confronted them with a knife Saturday night when they responded to a domestic disturbance call in Buford, authorities said.

December 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Message of Christ as helper central in Christmas service at homeless mission

Down at the mission on Christmas morning, with songs of praise leaking out the front doors and a blue sky shining its light back through, the men and women take their seats and listen to sermons given not just by the pastor, but the patrons, too.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kay Kleeners closing this week after almost 60 years in business

For Cathryn Rice and Betty Humphries, work is life.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Short supply, high demand fuel rising home prices in Gainesville area

If anyone has any doubts it's a sellers' market in the greater Gainesville area, just ask Matt Shirley and his wife, Jennifer.

December 25, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Maddox family calls for end to violence after son’s shooting death

Reflecting on the loss of their son at Christmas, Terry and Landa Maddox are calling to "stop the violence" and pleading for people to love another.

December 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Where Gainesville's homeless and downtrodden find community

Tom Lord, always dressed in his coat, beanie cap and two-toned glasses, can be found at the Good News at Noon shelter in Gainesville every day when lunch is served.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local Mexicans celebrate ‘posadas’ at Christmas

Many of the Mexicans who make up the largest number of Gainesville's growing Hispanic population still hold dear to their longstanding "posadas" - more than a weeklong holiday of merrymaking centered around festive foods, fruity drinks, song and the company of family and friends.

December 25, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


How new water guidelines may affect Lake Lanier

Enough water to serve metro Atlanta and beyond can be pulled from Lake Lanier, according to an updated document governing the river basin straddling Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

December 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified Friday in the case of a stabbing victim who had attempted to reconcile with his estranged wife ...

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


US Labor secretary appeals ruling to halt Mar-Jac safety inspection

The U.S. Secretary of Labor filed an appeal Dec. 28 to pursue an inspection warrant for the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

A Hall County man was accused Friday of possessing photos of underage girls as part of a larger investigation this year, according to authorities.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

The run on milk, bread, canned goods and other basic supplies Friday afternoon at J&J Foods on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville prompted even ...

January 06, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville plastic recycler faces $133K in fines for explosion, amputation hazards

Gainesville-based company Nemo Plastics Inc. may have to pay up to $133,443 in proposed penalties for violations including exposing workers to explosion, fire and ...

January 06, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Testimony: Beer pong game led to beating

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy testified Thursday about a Murrayville party game leading to an alleged beating.

January 06, 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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