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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


US District Magistrate Judge Cole to retire

After nearly 10 years at the helm, Magistrate Judge Susan S. Cole has decided to hang up her cloak and retire from her position in U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Overgrown Dawson County golf course attracts vermin

More than three years after Gold Creek Golf Club closed, the property's overgrowth and expanding nuisance wildlife population have stirred concern from neighbors.

February 10, 2012 | | Local


White County principal joins race for new US House seat

An elementary school principal from White County has decided to run for Georgia's newest congressional seat.

February 10, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Man ruled mentally incompetent for kidnapping, rape trial

A man charged with kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial, but a doctor said he believes he could eventually ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school board approves policy allowing security assistant to carry gun in workplace

A Hall County Schools security employee is now authorized to carry a handgun while fulfilling the duties of his job.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Keeping Sardis-Ledan intersection open to cost $50,000, extend work by 20 days

Keeping the intersection of Sardis and Ledan roads open during the day is going to cost Hall County an extra $50,000 and extend construction ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lane closing on Boling Bridge on Monday, Tuesday nights

A single lane will close on Boling Bridge along Ga. 53 beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville boy drowns at start of family's vacation in Florida Keys

KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. - A family vacation in the Florida Keys turned tragic for a Gainesville family when a couple's 3-year-old son died in ...

July 24, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Lidl grocery store proposed on Dawsonville Highway

German grocery chain Lidl wants to build a 36,000-square-foot store on Dawsonville Highway across from Trinity Baptist Church.

July 23, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Report: Authorities ID Gainesville man who died in Myrtle Beach, S.C., swimming incident

A 35-year-old Gainesville man died Sunday morning during a swimming incident at Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to a Facebook post from the Myrtle Beach ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work moving forward on 860-lot subdivision partly in South Hall

The main entrance into Reunion Country Club in South Hall was cut in half a few years back by the new four-lane Friendship Road/Ga ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board set to board on gun policy for security officer

Hall County Schools may soon have an employee with the authority to carry a handgun in the district office and on school campuses.

July 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Graham stays behind the scenes as Gainesville Parks and Rec’s deputy director

It's no coincidence that one has to turn into Community Way to get to the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville.

July 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Summer vacation? Not for many teachers in Gainesville, Hall

Early one Monday morning this summer, Ronda Larned was working in her classroom at the new Mundy Mill Academy when Principal Crystal Brown walked in ...

July 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Heaven on Earth:’ Helen has a new hotel offering in Valhalla Resort

Helen's newest place to stay is off the beaten path of tourist traffic, sitting nestled between mountains.

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge William O’Kelley remembered for patience, respect, humor

ATLANTA - Friends, family and members of the legal community gathered Saturday in Atlanta to honor the life of Senior U.S. District Judge William C ...

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway Center awarded grant to help victims with legal representation

Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville was awarded more than $10,000 this month for a program helping low-income domestic violence victims find legal representation.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Goodbye gas? Electric cars are coming in greater numbers, variety

Hall County drivers don't seem to much care for electric vehicles. Maybe they should.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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