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Final preparations being made for Memorial Day parade

Everything is mostly set. Now it's largely a matter of watching weather forecasts and hoping against a repeat of last year's thunderstorms.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local women in audience for taping of last ‘Oprah’ show

Over the years, Susan Smithson has watched from home as Oprah Winfrey interviewed guests such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and President Barack Obama.

May 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cornelia man indicted on false loan statement charges

Mitchell C. Simpson, 42, of Cornelia was indicted Tuesday on charges of making false statements to Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust.

May 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Judge refuses to suppress evidence in murder case

Evidence in the 2010 Valentine's Day murder of Richard Schoeck may be circumstantial, but it's sufficient, Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal said Tuesday.

May 24, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Flowery Branch utilities to jump, but no tax hike planned

To balance its tight 2011-12 budget, Flowery Branch is resorting to several approaches, including raising water and sewer rates by 2 percent, freezing employee pay and benefits and moving $133,330 from a reserve fund.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sign replacement to cause delays on I-985 S. at Exit 24

Work should begin at noon to replace an Interstate 985 traffic information sign that had been damaged several years ago by a passing truck.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge: Alleged hitman’s indictment will stand

A judge denied a motion Monday to dismiss the grand jury indictment of Reginald Coleman, the alleged triggerman in the 2010 Valentine's Day contract killing of 45-year-old Richard Schoeck.

May 23, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Jackson County road to be closed to through traffic

Pinecrest Lane in Jackson County will be closed to through traffic beginning May 31.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


J.C. Smith running for Hall tax commissioner

Gainesville resident J.C. Smith announced Monday he is running for Hall County tax commissioner.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local man tries to break indoor rowing record

For the next two days, there will be one fewer rowing machine available at Fitness Forum on Thompson Bridge Road.

May 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall may fit Sunday sales question onto 2012 ballot

Hall County will see a vote on Sunday alcohol sales, but the Board of Commissioners wants it to coincide with an already-scheduled election.

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students build replica of WWII tank

OAKWOOD - The olive green tank looked like it could have rolled off the trailer and onto the battlefield.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioner seeks solution to landfill losses

As the Hall County Board of Commissioners begins to make tough budget choices, Commissioner Craig Lutz wants to find a solution for the county's landfill fund, which he says is unprofitable.

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Damaged DOT message sign to be replaced Tuesday

An Interstate 985 traffic information sign damaged several years ago by a passing truck is finally being replaced and traffic in the area is expected to be affected.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall wreck victim identified

Georgia State Patrol officials identified Gainesville resident Bill Smith, 61, as the man killed in an early Sunday morning North Hall car accident.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Former Hall County fire lieutenant indicted on false statements charge

A former Hall County Fire Services lieutenant fired in April 2016 was indicted Monday on a charge of giving false statements.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Armed robbery suspect’s attorney a no-show in court

The case involving the alleged driver in a Gainesville gas station robbery moved on to Superior Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Patients, students benefit from pro-bono physical therapy clinic at Brenau

Seven months after starting a physical therapy clinic where money doesn't change hands and no insurance is needed, Brenau University officials say the program ...

August 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Investigators testify about man charged with long list of crimes

More than a dozen charges were at the crux of a Flowery Branch man's hearing Friday, which included armed robbery, aggravated battery and burglary.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Men accused of home invasion appear in court

Two men allegedly returned to an East Hall home with guns attempting to collect on a debt, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigator: Woman woke up with sex assault suspect on top of her

An investigator told the court Friday of an alleged sexual assault from May in Hall County.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Clean water restrictions coming to Lanier

After years of discussion about discharges into Lake Lanier, Clean Water Act enforcement is finally washing down on Georgia sewer systems, industry and farmers.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Positive rabies alert in Lula

A rabid raccoon and a dog recently came into contact in the 6900 block of Wheeler Drive in Lula.

August 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pendergrass man accused of molesting girl for 5 years

A Pendergrass man is accused of molesting a girl over a period of more than five years.

August 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Medical panel encourages HPV vaccine

The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, provides pre-teens and teenagers with a safe and effective prevention of some cancers that can be traumatic, according ...

August 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Three Gainesville ‘Magnolias’ honored at history center fundraiser

Three Gainesville women - Rosemary Dodd, Mary Hart Wilheit and the late Nell Wiegand - were honored Thursday as "Magnolias Among Us" at the Northeast Georgia History ...

August 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of federal park passes for seniors to rise significantly

Lifetime senior passes for federal parks, including those run by the Army Corps of Engineers, will be eight times more expensive beginning Aug. 28.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New package store approved in Flowery Branch

A liquor license was OK'd by Flowery Branch City Council Thursday night for the owner of a newly annexed strip shopping center.

August 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local yoga teacher brings technique to Uganda

The farthest Emilie Cook had ventured from Gainesville had been the border states of Georgia and excursions to Louisiana and New York.

August 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | 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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