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Many brush fires fueled by carelessness

A pile of burning leaves can grow wild faster than it takes someone to grab a drink or use the bathroom. And that's exactly how brush fires usually occur, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

February 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Looming HOPE cuts have families looking for new aid

Like many parents with college-bound kids, Melody Taylor of Cumming is keeping an eye on Gov. Nathan Deal's proposals for the HOPE scholarship.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Hall County school board reviews lean 2012 budget

Money was the main focus at the Hall County school board's annual retreat Saturday.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Officials say Mountains Center needs upgrades to bring business back

When it first opened more than 30 years ago, the Georgia Mountains Center was Gainesville's shiny new magnet to lure convention business.

February 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Few trickle in for early SPLOST voting

Fewer than 1 percent of eligible Hall County voters have decided so far whether to renew the special purpose local option sales tax for education.

February 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Glades Reservoir project could get somewhat leaner

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to cut costs on the Glades Reservoir project by finding a better price for engineering services.

February 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Native takes lead at Hall extension

A new coordinator has been named at the Hall County Extension.

February 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Gainesville officials want to fill shops on square

Gainesville City Council members are turning their eyes toward downtown retail, urging city staff and Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce employees to fill empty storefronts.

February 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Library system offers zoo pass, other nontraditional items

Along with books and movies, a free trip to the zoo is now in circulation at Hall County's libraries.

February 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Club honors student for overcoming obstacles

Qymane Brawner, 17, has overcome many obstacles in his short lifetime.

February 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Young Man and Woman named for their service

The Gainesville Jaycees honored Davis White and Hart Wilheit Payne on Thursday night as Young Man and Young Woman of the Year.

February 26, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local

Gainesville finds surplus after safety building completed

The effects of Gainesville's new public safety building continue to reverberate through the city's departments.

February 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Wreck diverts traffic on E.E. Butler; no one seriously hurt

Gainesville Police officers are directing traffic around a wreck on E.E. Butler Parkway this morning.

February 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Suspicious letter sent to Gainesville business was false alarm

A Gainesville business that received a suspicious letter learned the threatening post was a false alarm.

February 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Former Braselton policeman will not appeal his termination

A Braselton police officer is leaving the department instead of appealing his termination.

February 25, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local

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Annual walk raises funds for Alzheimer’s research

North Georgia residents are invited to don a purple shirt and walk the streets of Gainesville to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

October 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

FedEx may come to Braselton

FedEx is considering Braselton in Jackson County "as a potential location for a package distribution center," a statement from the company said Monday.

October 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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