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Renovation reveals historic sign

In the process of renovating a downtown building, developer Milt Robson has uncovered a surprising piece of Gainesville's history.

May 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Pump prices rise 3 cents after gas tax increase

Teirah Williams spends $80 - a third of her paycheck - on fuel each week. But she's not filling up a gas-guzzling SUV. She's in a tiny yellow Ford Focus.

May 02, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall County sheriff’s office race widens

Gainesville native Jon P. Strickland has thrown his hat into the Hall County sheriff's race.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier’s level is on mark with summer full pool

With levels up and summer just ahead, Lake Lanier is sitting pretty.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chicken Festival dishes up a saucy, spicy spring spread

The crowd that gathered for the Spring Chicken Festival's premiere poultry parade Saturday morning didn't know what to expect.

May 01, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Accident victim on the road to recovery

Murky details have been pieced together but David Sloan's family may never know exactly what caused the car accident.

May 01, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Civil War at 150: Jefferson Davis descendant keeps fighting spirit alive

Nearly eight years ago, Gainesville's Jeff Davis strongly advocated letting voters decide whether they wanted to keep the contentious 1956 Georgia flag, which featured the rebel emblem.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County attorney ready to start fresh

Hall County's new attorney has some big shoes to fill - his own.

May 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth may use sales tax for new facilities

Citing an example from a former colleague, Forsyth County's Chief Superior Court judge likened the criminal legal process to a funnel.

April 30, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall OKs buying propane school buses

When it comes to moving kids from place to place, the Hall County Schools System may be treading on new ground compared to other systems around the state.

April 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local women celebrate royal wedding in style

London may be 4,000 miles away but that didn't stop Jan Hensley and Evelyn Stafford from throwing their own party Friday alongside England's royal wedding ceremony.

April 30, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Charity walk to benefit aid agencies

From his desk at the Action Ministries-Gainesville office, Steve Napier sees the perils of poverty first hand as clients come in struggling to pay their rent or keep the electricity on.

April 30, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall County Commission strikes deal on impact fees

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided Thursday to defer impact fee collection until a certificate of occupancy is issued for a building.

April 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville braces for housing grant cuts

Gainesville city staff is planning for the next round of Community Development Block Grant funds, but they are expecting fewer dollars than ever before.

April 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Firefighters practice search-and-rescue tactics during training

Gainesville and Hall County firefighters know the secret behind building the pyramids in Egypt.

April 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Family of recovering preemie chosen as Hall’s March of Dimes ambassadors

When Torie Robinson was born, her mother's wedding ring could fit around her ankle with room to spare.

November 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton woman builds ‘mom shop’ from the web up

Rachel Santana wants her shop to be different.

November 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


A bubble-up business: North Hall grad starts waffle shop

Earlier this year, Joe Nedza took a missed opportunity and turned it into a business opportunity.

November 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Grant program to help repair aging homes called a‘godsend’

Johnny Harris once hunted deer and rabbit and squirrel in the dense forests behind the home he has shared with his wife, Mattie, since it ...

November 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High winds, drought raise fire danger in North Ga. mountains

High winds along with continued dry conditions have complicated efforts to fight wildfires in the North Georgia mountains, but fire crews have made progress in ...

November 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with murder in shooting death of his sister

A Gainesville man has been arrested in the shooting death of his sister Friday night.

November 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Program ‘teaches you how to be a man’

Minding your P's and Q's, keeping eye contact and shaking hands with confidence are just a few tips and tricks the little gentlemen ...

November 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


As winter nears, concerns grow over squatters occupying empty buildings

The door of the neighbor's house was wide open, rocking slightly with the breeze, when Tammy Hansen returned to her midtown Gainesville home with ...

November 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Charges added in Hoschton gas station shooting

An Athens man faces drug and weapons charges in an investigation into a Flowery Branch man's death last month.

November 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drug Court celebrates 15 years of helping addicts

Two versions of Joel Perez joined Superior Court Judge Jason Deal at his lectern Friday before the First Baptist Church masses.

November 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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