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Flowers catch on, raise support for Japan

When the earthquake hit Japan, Masayo Ogawa went to work sewing small flowers in the living room of her Gainesville home and then setting them out near a donation box at her church.

April 22, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Details emerge in Braselton teen’s case

A Gwinnett County Magistrate Court judge allowed the case of a 15-year-old Braselton girl charged with murdering her mother to proceed Friday to Superior Court.

April 22, 2011 | By Douglas Moser Times regional staff | Local


2 charged with stealing copper from cell tower site

Two area men were charged Friday with stealing copper from a cell tower on Friendship Road in South Hall County.

April 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch tax digest numbers sharply decrease

FLOWERY BRANCH - What a difference three weeks can make.

April 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elementary students learn about science, math in traveling classroom

Students at Myers Elementary School may have described science as boring or hard before, but after Thursday's lesson, they're probably using a new adjective - cool.

April 21, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Get Fit Challenge gets local employees moving

Instead of gathering at the company water-cooler for a post-work chat session, more than a thousand employees descended upon Riverside Military Academy on Thursday evening to get a little exercise.

April 21, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Signs get Gainesville officials thinking of rules

The Gainesville City Council is taking a look at its sign ordinance and deciding whether to incorporate changes in technology.

April 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Judge sentences Hilton to death for Florida murder

A drifter from Georgia learned his fate Thursday morning when a judge sentenced him to death for the 2007 murder and kidnapping of a nurse in northern Florida.

April 21, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Homeless support group seeking help

Several Hall County churches that plan to help Gainesville's homeless population are still looking for support to launch their idea.

April 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students gather for cultural fair

Fifth-grader Jada Harrison got to personally experience South Korean fashion Wednesday as Eunjin Oh put a traditional wedding dress on her.

April 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies motions on assisted suicide charge

A Forsyth County Superior Court judge has denied motions filed by attorneys challenging the constitutionality of the assisted suicide charge their clients face.

April 20, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall County’s 2040 roads plan needs trimming

Hall County road planners are going to have to trim some $500 million in expenses from the proposed 2040 transportation plan.

April 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Businesses urged to embrace sustainability

Jim Hartzfeld was talking about sustainability when the term didn't exist.

April 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


FDIC to decide fate of lawsuit against Graves

A federal agency will decide whether to pursue a lawsuit against a North Georgia congressman after it took over the bank that sued the legislator, claiming he defaulted on a loan.

April 20, 2011 | By Andy Johns Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local


Accident shuts down Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road

Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road was shut down shortly after 6 p.m. today due to an accident.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Department of Justice special ed lawsuit has no effect here yet

Neither Hall County or Gainesville school district expects to be affected by the recent Department of Justice lawsuit about students with disabilities.

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State child care agency investigating Buford day care center

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning said Friday it is investigating a complaint about a Buford day care center and a child getting ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Temporary fix coming soon for faulty fire hydrants in North Hall

The city of Gainesville is working to bring more than three dozen North Hall fire hydrants back to working order, after efforts to extinguish a ...

August 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Graffiti-covered houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat covered in graffiti saw its last day on Lake Lanier's waters Friday before making its way to a salvage yard

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Halftime Heroes: Flowery Branch band drums up passion

Flowery Branch High School's marching band has two senior drum majors: one who only started band so his mom would let him play baseball ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family fun day aims to bring awareness of homelessness

If Deondre Williams had his way, every community in the country would hear his message about homelessness.

August 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall firefighter, sister taking essentials to Louisiana flood victims

When Hall County residents Stacey Boling and Damon Migliore heard of the devastation from flooding in Louisiana, it wasn't a distant place suffering. It ...

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power restored after outage knocks out traffic signals, businesses in downtown Gainesville

A power outage knocked out several traffic signals Thursday in Gainesville along both E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways and affected other downtown sites ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks opening Friday morning on Thompson Bridge Road

Coffee lovers have another reason to smile. The Starbucks on Thompson Bridge Road opens at 5 a.m. Friday.

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.6 percent from June to July in statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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