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Tourism drives big bucks into Hall, Gainesville

Gainesville and Hall County are riding the coattails of a vibrant tourism industry that local officials are hopeful will carry over into the new year.

December 23, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Boutiques use cameras, interaction to stifle upswing in theft at holidays

Cameras, cameras and more cameras.

December 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man collects 150 pairs of shoes for shelter

Max Wilson saw a need and he filled it.

December 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Meeting sets stage for January homeless count

There's no one description that best encapsulates who is considered homeless.

December 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man accused of fatal sucker punch awaits formal charges

The Braselton Police Department is waiting to hear back from the Barrow County District Attorney on what the ultimate charge will be for a man accused of homicide after allegedly delivering a sucker punch to a patron at a bar.

December 22, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Rate of jobless in Hall declines to 4.1 percent in November

With the holiday shopping season gearing up in November, local employers created new jobs and laid off fewer workers to help lower the Gainesville metropolitan area jobless rate to 4.1 percent - the lowest in the state.

December 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Attorney: Attempted murder charge ‘far-fetched’

An attorney representing a Gillsville man in a trio of co-defendants said Wednesday he was surprised by the grand jury charge of attempted murder in an alleged October shooting.

December 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Obamacare’ holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far

"Obamacare" seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year's pace.

December 21, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


The Monkey Barrel closing at year’s end

After 23 years of business, The Monkey Barrel is closing its doors.

December 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Job fair set for Jan. 10 in Oakwood

For many residents of Hall County, a new job with better pay would be a nice gift to kick off 2017.

December 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pet adoptions up, though pets as gifts discouraged

"How much is that puppy in the window?" The nostalgic lyrics to that tune of yesteryear is no longer fashionable, if not outright frowned upon by animal rights advocates.

December 21, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Truck sales business plans move to long-vacant, highly visible Oakwood tract

A prime lot overlooking Interstate 985 and across from Blackshear Place Baptist Church is finally being developed after its annexation nearly a decade ago.

December 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


GO VIDEO: Fun ideas for Christmas Day

December 21, 2016 | | Local


Authorities: Man tied dog to railroad tracks, left it to be killed by train

A Gainesville man is accused of tying a dog to railroad tracks, "leaving it to be hit and killed by an oncoming train," according to authorities.

December 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Three charged with attempted murder after alleged drug deal

Three men have been charged with attempted murder after a man lost an eye in an alleged drug deal, according to authorities.

December 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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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


Residents have variety of reasons for hitting gym in 2017

She had started working out again after an extended break when she was pregnant. She has worked out off and on for years, but wanted ...

January 05, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Latest forecasts say Hall could get 3-4 inches of snow

The potential for "decently heavy accumulations" of snow in Hall County on Friday night and Saturday morning continues to grow, according to the National Weather ...

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former radio personality, sheriff’s office employee Brewer killed in Gainesville crash

One of the tallest trees in the Hall County forest fell with the death of James "Bimbo" Brewer Thursday, longtime friend Harris Blackwood said.

January 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville leaders say they will seek re-election

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan said on Thursday that he intends to run for re-election this year.

January 05, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


4 area schools make ‘greatest gains’; Fair Street on ‘chronically failing’ list

Three Hall County schools joined Gainesville Exploration Academy in making the list of 218 schools from 53 districts receiving "highest performing" or "greatest gains" awards.

January 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


McEver-Jim Crow intersection makeover may start next month

A long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch could begin as early as next month.

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeks jury trial in Mincey appeal

Hall County is demanding a jury trial in a West Hall subdivision's appeal of the Board of Commissioners' Oct. 13 rezoning vote allowing Mincey ...

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula pedestrian killed in Wednesday night wreck

A 33-year-old pedestrian died after being struck Wednesday night by a vehicle on Athens Highway/Ga. 11 about a half-mile from Athens Street in Gainesville.

January 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall could get 2 inches of snow Friday

Northeast Georgia is in for a healthy amount of precipitation this weekend, and the likelihood some may turn to snow by Friday night continues to ...

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Woman faces charges in deadly crash that killed 2 children

A woman fighting for her life following a single-car crash on New Year's Day in which two children were killed, including her 1-year-old son ...

January 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man arrested in counterfeit money investigation

A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday after authorities investigated a case involving a car bought with counterfeit $50 bills.

January 05, 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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