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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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Help offered when holiday struggles mount

Compared to the rest of the year, the holiday week usually generates fewer first-time calls from domestic violence victims and fewer people seeking shelter, said ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rarer languages call for special courtroom help from interpreters

On the courtroom's back pew, Cornelio Lazarescue sat through a three-day trial last week with a pair of jet-black headphones. Next to him was ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoppers bust doors, hunt bargains, find deals as Black Friday launches holiday buying season

Black Friday is either an exhilarating way to score a deal or an overwhelming disaster of traffic and digging through bargain bins, depending whom you ...

November 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Free clinic for lower limb amputees set for Dec. 6

Prosthetist Kevin Carroll and other local prosthetics experts are holding a free patient education clinic for lower limb amputees.

November 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SUV, ambulance crash, both flipping and injuring 4 total

Four people, including a child, were injured this morning when an SUV crossed the centerline of Ga. 11 and struck an ambulance, causing both vehicles ...

November 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau’s softball complex finally finished, set to open Feb. 9

The first phase of Brenau University's athletic complex is finished.

November 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


UNG students make ‘eye-opening’ trek to immigration detention center

Days after his trip, Bryan Herrera can still remember the Stewart Detention Center detainee's name and identification number.

November 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Northeast Georgia tourism affected by smoke

The wildfires and accompanying smoke in the Southeast have led to phones ringing all over Northeast Georgia.

November 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Slow progress made to address affordable housing shortage

There's nothing quite like seeing a project come to fruition.

November 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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