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State senator’s property not foreclosed on

Jack Murphy said he was never worried about losing a 1-acre property in downtown Cumming to foreclosure.

July 07, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Dawson County schools propose tax hike

The Dawson County Board of Education has scheduled several public hearings this month on a proposed tax hike.

July 07, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


New cycling law takes effect on roads

Georgia legislators are trying to teach drivers how to share nicely - the road that is.

July 07, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Local schools score well in language skills on CRCT

Test scores released Wednesday show most Gainesville and Hall County schools are improving but have far to go to beat or even meet statewide results in some areas.

July 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Boy dies after being hit by Jet Ski

A 10-year-old boy died Wednesday evening after being hit by a Jet Ski on Lake Lanier.

July 06, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Mom, boyfriend indicted in infant’s death

A grand jury indicted Deanna Renee Kipp, 24, and her boyfriend Stephen Clark West, 22, in the murder of Kipp's 18-month-old daughter Kaylee.

July 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Key member of child porn ring sentenced

A 26-year-old Forsyth County man was sentenced to 11 years in prison Tuesday for his role in an international child pornography ring.

July 06, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Fair Street school emptied, Wood’s Mill campus readied for students

The sounds of metal cabinets, wooden tables and cardboard boxes being wheeled onto moving trucks echoed through the empty halls of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School Tuesday as the school began its transition to the Wood's Mill campus.

July 06, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No injuries in Hall house fire

A Lake Lanier summer home was destroyed in a fire around 5 p.m. Monday evening but nobody was injured.

July 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Authorities investigating July 4 wreck

Officials are investigating an accident in which a Jeep carrying five unbuckled teenagers flipped on Whelchel Mill Road Monday afternoon, ejecting several passengers and killing two.

July 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Fired traffic bureau supervisor had backlog of cases

Before she was fired last month, the supervisor of the traffic bureau in Hall County's Clerk of Courts office was warned more than once about the backlog of cases in her division.

July 06, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Our Neighbor opens art studio, gift shop

Patty Williams quietly rolled clay into toothpick-sized shapes Tuesday and smashed them into a small Styrofoam bowl. She was building a clay bird nest as part of a class all about birds at The Porch at Mainstreet Market.

July 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Shoplifting arrests spike over holiday weekend

The holiday weekend saw an unusual spike in the number of shoplifting cases as Gainesville Police tallied at least 13 arrests.

July 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


2 men drown in Lanier in unrelated incidents

The Hall County Fire Department responded to two unrelated drowning incidents within minutes of each other on Lake Lanier Tuesday afternoon.

July 06, 2011 | By Jacob Demmitt and Lindsey Robinson jdemmitt@gainesvilletimes.com | lrobinson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Businesswoman to run for Gainesville council

Downtown Gainesville business owner Debra Harkrider has resigned as chairman of the Main Street Advisory Board to run for City Council, offering the first source of opposition to Ward 2 Councilman Bob Hamrick in years.

July 06, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


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Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | 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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