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Da Vinci students learn how to get rid of bed bugs

Da Vinci Academy students watched Thursday as two lively dogs, Sydney and Annabelle, tracked the scent of a rising epidemic: bed bugs.

September 30, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville man denied bond in kidnapping case

To the dismay of his crowd of supporters, Gainesville resident Christopher Thomas Ray - who appeared in Gwinnett Superior Court Thursday on felony kidnapping charges - was denied bond.

September 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New public safety building almost ready

It's almost move-in time for Gainesville's public safety officials.

September 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Area educators experience weightlessness in a jet

In a scene her students say resembled a mosh pit, Audra Whitaker floated weightlessly aboard a Boeing 727.

September 29, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Petit Le Mans may attract 100,000 or more

As racing fans pour into town this weekend for the Petit Le Mans, it's Stacey Dickson's expectation that they'll also flood local hotels, shops and restaurants.

September 29, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bankruptcy filing does not include Deal

Nathan Deal's finances have come into question once again as a federal judge re-examines his daughter and son-in-law's bankruptcy filing.

September 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cow death extends mystery of mutilations

Kathy Cooper was tending to her cattle this week when she discovered another cow had been killed and mutilated - approximately one year from the first time it happened.

September 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood project needs $500,000 for improvement

Oakwood is trying to knit together as much as $500,000 to complete a downtown improvement project that would feature new sidewalks, ornamental lighting, benches, brick crosswalks and landscaping.

September 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia counties should boost economy

The economy is getting better, but the rate of recovery in the Northeast Georgia area directly depends on what residents do to help, a North Georgia College & State University speaker said Wednesday.

September 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man not injured after driving his car into pond off Bradford Street

A man drove his truck into the retention pond off Bradford Street on Wednesday evening and came out with no injuries.

September 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville property tax and millage rate increase

The millage rate for Gainesville City Schools will be lower this year, but most homeowners still will see an increase in their property tax bill this fall because the city's overall millage rate will go up.

September 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch to elect mayor in Nov.

Flowery Branch ended qualifying Wednesday with a mayor's race and an unopposed candidate for the Post 4 City Council seat.

September 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wangemann delivers invitations for Gainesville City Council meeting

Check your front door. You may have an invitation to the next Gainesville City Council meeting.

September 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall passes on bond to aid King’s Hawaiian

Hall County waived its right to stimulus bond financing, opting instead to use the funding to help jump start the new King's Hawaiian operation in Oakwood.

September 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man charged with manufacturing pot

David Wilder Mossman, 35, of Gainesville, was charged Monday with manufacturing marijuana and possession of marijuana.

September 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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