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Victims of house fire showered with donations

The Stephans returned from vacation to find their home burned to the ground, and now they have more donations than they know how to handle.

An empty rental home, furniture, washer, dryer, kitchen and bath essentials and even a wedding band set later, and the family doesn't know how to thank their neighbors enough.

June 29, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


12th rabies case of year confirmed

The 12th rabies case for the year has been discovered in North Hall County.

June 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch honored for renewing ethics law

Flowery Branch has been recertified as a "City of Ethics."

June 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local




'God and Country' rally at Poplar Springs Baptist Church hits on political, social issues

Through speeches, music and videos, more than 100 people filled a South Hall church Sunday afternoon for a two-hour rally to support "God and Country."

June 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton’s $2.6 million budget boosts election, police budgets

BRASELTON - The 2010 budget for Braselton shows decreases in almost every department as the town prepares for smaller revenue collections. But an upcoming election in November means an increase in that budget.

June 28, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER AND KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Braselton hopes new hotel boosts funding to visitors bureau

BRASELTON - The town of Braselton remains hopeful that revenues will increase in the coming fiscal year as a new hotel prepares to open its doors.

June 28, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Public safety director keeps it light

Marty Nix may work in a serious business, but he doesn't take himself too seriously.

June 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Some seek higher power for better health

George Wangemann had followed what he thought was basically healthy eating, aside from the occasional samplings of sweets and carbohydrate-rich foods.

June 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gurley created a softball legacy in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - It seems like an unlikely place, but life has come full circle for DeMaris Gurley several times over on the high school softball diamond.

June 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Study says dry fall and winter lead to dearth of spring tornadoes

A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia could explain how drought conditions in the fall and winter may affect tornado activity the following spring.

June 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville still plans water lines to Belmont

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said the city utility is still moving forward with plans to provide water service to the residents of Belmont, despite Hall County's recent discussions with Jackson County water officials.

June 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall authorities ID motorcyclist killed Saturday

A motorcyclist killed in a head-on collision Saturday on McEver Road has been identified as Douglass Cole, 39, of Sugar Hill.

June 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Iron girl Amanda Duncan has an iron will

Amanda Duncan doesn't run by the street any more. It isn't that she's fearful; she just doesn't.

June 27, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | Local


New fiscal budget year, with same challenges for schools

As the sun sets this week on the most trying fiscal year educators can recall, superintendents and legislators brace for the dawn of fiscal year 2010, which begins Wednesday.

June 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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List of government closings for Thanksgiving holiday

Many county and city government offices will be closed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 26, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Doggone good therapy: Program helps students read aloud

For a child who has trouble reading, it can be embarrassing to read out loud at school.

November 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cornelia closing roads for tree removal, water line installation

The city of Cornelia has closed two roads so work can be performed on the thoroughfares.

November 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Agency urges precautions during holiday rush

Once belts get a bit looser from Thanksgiving feasts, some shoppers start seeking bargains on Black Friday, and the people doing that at places such as the outlet mall in Dawsonville have drawn the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

November 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Potential suspect sought in robbery of CVS pharmacy in Blairsville

A CVS pharmacy in Blairsville was robbed Monday, and authorities are still seeking a potential suspect.

November 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Cumming: Autopsy results expected today for body found in lake

Results from an autopsy on the body of a man found Monday on the Lake Lanier shoreline at Mary Alice Park in Cumming are expected today, authorities said.

November 26, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Local merchants prepare for Black Friday

Black Friday, the national shopping extravaganza on the day after Thanksgiving, is coming early to the city of Gainesville.

November 26, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Minor work still to be done on Ga. 347

Traffic has been flowing since late September on Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between Interstate 985 and McEver Road in Flowery Branch, but some minor work, or "punch list" items still could take place.

November 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State legislators working on transportation funding suggestions

After hearing largely from constituents for the past few months, a state legislative committee now is ready to huddle over ways Georgia could boost

November 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local leaders work to defuse tensions after Ferguson

Reaction to the grand jury decision this week not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown was immediate and widespread - and left opinions at odds.

November 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent and Nick Watson The Times | Local


Woman killed in overnight Browns Bridge Road crash

Gainesville police are investigating a fatal Monday night crash on Browns Bridge Road near Ivy Road.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police seek two suspects in West Avenue shooting

Gainesville police are looking for two suspects in the Nov. 19 shooting death of a 21-year-old Gainesville man on West Avenue.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lost in Translation: Interpreter prevents miscommunications in court

Starting almost 20 years ago in translation, Guillermo Arenas often works as the middleman between the judge and the defendant.

November 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Corps seeks input on Ahaluna dock permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving residents still opposed to the development of a 199-lot subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville a new angle in their fight.

November 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Road projects through 2040 win approval

A new long-range transportation plan for the Hall County area has taken a big step forward with officials' approval of a projects list through 2040.

November 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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