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Food bank hits milestone, now seeks new home

After distributing more than 1 million pounds of food across five counties, one local food bank is ready to keep growing - they just need to find the right space.

June 10, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Graduation ceremony signals a fresh start

Crystal Buffington grew up with absentee parents, and she didn't want the same for her children.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville woman recovering from hit-and-run in Italy

Julie Bryan's spirits were soaring.

June 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rise in Gainesville property taxes on horizon

With less revenue coming in, the city of Gainesville is proposing to increase its existing millage rate by 0.26 mills.

June 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Students try fun professions at 'eXtreme' summer program

With tall chef hats on their heads, students scurried around the room with pastry bags, bowls and handfuls of sugar. Freshly baked cupcakes and scones lined tables along a wall, and the scent of sweets permeated the hallway.

June 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

3 indicted in alleged Belton Bridge Park murder plot

The wife of a man shot to death on Valentine's Day in a remote Hall County park was indicted Thursday along with two others in connection with his murder.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Three arrested in large cocaine bust on Atlanta Highway

Hall County authorities made their largest drug bust in more than a year when they seized more than 6 pounds of cocaine outside an Atlanta Highway laundromat this week, officials said Thursday.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Commissioners OK budget with no tax increase

The Hall County Board of Commissioners easily passed next year's budget Thursday with a round of applause at its board meeting.

June 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gainesville couple recovering from van crash injuries

After surgeries Thursday morning, the Gainesville couple injured in a crash that demolished the front of their church's van Wednesday afternoon in Kentucky are on the way to recovery.

June 10, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Students show improvement in statewide CRCT exams

Statewide scores for the test that determines schools' success were released Wednesday, and most subject areas showed improvement.

June 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

5 injured in church bus crash

A Gainesville church's mission trip took a terrifying turn Wednesday afternoon when the group's van crashed on Highway 92 East in Kentucky, leaving two adult leaders and three teenagers injured - but their mission wasn't interrupted for long.

June 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Judge hears testimony in Hall poisoning case

When a team of deputies entered an east Hall County home to search for evidence of a poisoning, the smell of bleach was the first thing they noticed.

June 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Elimination of school seclusion rooms supported at hearing

Don and Tina King may finally see something positive come from their son's death.

June 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Colleges to check citizenship of fall applicants

Colleges and universities across the state must now review the citizenship of all fall 2010 applicants.

June 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Local soldier receives full military honors after fatal car crash

Shots from a gun salute pierced the air as a grieving crowd gathered in front of a flag-covered casket.

June 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

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A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver begged for mercy before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jury selection begins for taxi driver slaying case

A panel of 50 prospective jurors entered Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom Monday morning to be seated for the murder case ...

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board approves $394K in updates

Some needed updates are coming to multiple Gainesville schools, including new bathrooms at the Gainesville Middle School baseball and softball fields.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall government still trying to control health care costs

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but controlling health care costs continues to be an issue for local government.

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Homeowner discovers ‘wall of fire’ in garage

An Old Whelchel Road homeowner working on his lawnmower returned to the garage Monday afternoon and found flames, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Train strikes van driven by elderly man; no one injured

An elderly Cornelia man left his car stuck on the railroad tracks Saturday before a train arrived, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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