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Gainesville considers moving Midland train engine

The old black and red Gainesville Midland train that has been on display for more than 30 years in downtown Gainesville could be on the move.

February 11, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Publishing company considers Flowery Branch for local history book

A Charleston, S.C.-based publisher of local history books has approached Flowery Branch about the possibility of a book on the small South Hall town, which dates to the 1800s.

February 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Law keeps absentee ballots from inmates incarcerated in home counties

For many years Georgia inmates housed in their county of residence have been unable to vote in elections because of an oversight in state law.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Firefighters battle chimney blaze on Ledan Road

Emergency crews blocked part of Ledan Road in Gainesville while they battled a chimney fire at residence in the 3700 block.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Winter coming back with a bite

Freezing temperatures this weekend will replace the recent warm, springlike weather of the past few weeks.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Bill could smooth path for liquor sale votes

Residents in unincorporated areas of Hall County might gain easier access to a liquor store if a law proposed in the Georgia General Assembly is successful.

February 10, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Food ministry is hit by thieves

Volunteers with Free Chapel's food ministry discovered this week that copper was stolen from a walk-in cooler used to store food for those in need.

February 10, 2012 | Shannon Casas | Local


Powerball jackpot hits $325M thanks to ‘brisk ticket sales’

Looking to become a millionaire quickly? Try your luck at Georgia's Powerball jackpot lottery.

February 10, 2012 | Megan Gill | Local


Judge delays trial of man accused of killing hikers

ASHEVILLE - A federal judge has again delayed the death penalty trial of a twice-convicted killer who's charged with killing a couple from Hendersonville, N.C., in a national forest.

February 10, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Search-and-rescue team nears completion of training

The Gainesville Fire Department believes it is prepared for the next disaster in Northeast Georgia.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Interview reveals inside the mind of a killer

ATLANTA - "I didn't have, like, the intention of killing a kid," Ryan Brunn told police after he pleaded guilty to molesting a girl, slashing her throat and dumping her body in a trash bin.

February 10, 2012 | By Greg Bluestein | Local


Raccoon is county’s 5th confirmed rabies case

Hall County Animal Control has reported the county's fifth confirmed case of rabies this year, a raccoon caught off Wofford Road in South Hall.

February 10, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia gets No Child Left Behind waiver

Georgia is one of 10 states that will be freed from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving the state leeway to improve how it prepares and evaluates students.

February 10, 2012 | BY ASHLEY FIELDING AND AARON HALE afielding@gainesvilletimes.com, ahale@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warm winter could cause an early mosquito season

The unseasonably warm temperatures this winter could cause certain insects, like mosquitoes, to come out earlier than normal this year.

February 10, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Georgia Council for the Arts discusses new mission, goals

A group of local artists and arts organization leaders described themselves Thursday as "artist missionaries."

February 10, 2012 | Shannon Casas | Local


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Investigator details armed robberies in court

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the court Thursday of two robberies occurring May 13, cases separated by a few miles in Gainesville.

June 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Two inmates at Alto prison granted parole after high school graduation

For Kelli Armstrong and Tammy Kline, the ceremony Thursday at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto didn't just mark the end of their high ...

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commissioners approve tax increase

Property taxes are going up in Hall County.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

In 1982, set to begin his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Farkas heard from a cousin that the Gainesville area was a "great place ...

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man indicted in killing of Gainesville grad in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A 39-year-old man accused of shooting a Gainesville High graduate on an Atlanta street in broad daylight has been indicted.

June 22, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Fundraising page set up for family of father, son drowning victims

More than $25,000 has been raised since a Dahlonega man and his son drowned at a popular Lumpkin County swimming spot.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Middle teacher indicted for charge of simple battery against student

A Hall County grand jury has indicted a Gainesville Middle School teacher of simple battery stemming from a hallway incident with a student that was ...

June 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall school system to get its very own drug dog

A drug dog will patrol the halls of the Hall County School District beginning next school year.

June 22, 2017 | | Local


Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Growing up in the Chestatee community, Alisha Chavez was one of many students who benefited from the reduced-fare lunch program at school, but she didn ...

June 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

June 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn't hesitate when asked ...

June 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It's decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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