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2 charged in copper thefts at Sugar Hill Elementary

James Blake Wingo, 21, and a teenage juvenile were charged Tuesday afternoon in connection with copper thefts at Sugar Hill Elementary School in eastern Hall County.

June 07, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Gainesville gives initial OK to budget

Despite declining property values in the area, Gainesville's elected officials are ready to move forward on a spending plan that doesn't require them to change the property tax rate.

June 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Alligator caught in North Hall

A 6-foot alligator was caught near White Sulphur Road in northern Hall County and later euthanized Sunday afternoon after neighbors reported it to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

June 06, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


I-985 pileup injures 4

A four-car pileup near Exit 12 of Interstate 985 injured four and caused traffic headaches Monday afternoon.

June 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Restaurant owner arrested in gun-pointing incident

Juan Luna, the owner of Luna's Restaurant in downtown Gainesville, was arrested last week after allegedly pointing a gun at the owner of another restaurant, police said.

June 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


New Flowery Branch city clerk on the job

Marja Burney was looking for a job closer to home and got a bonus in the process - no more Gwinnett County traffic jams.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall officials expect long budget talks Thursday

The Hall County Commission may have to pull an all-nighter Thursday.

June 06, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New Super Walmart brings jobs to Habersham

For a small county in a struggling economy, 140 new jobs is big news.

June 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Medical Center Foundation dedicates peace garden

Patients of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center now have a quiet place to escape the anxiety of the hospital.

June 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Gainesville schools OK budget with no tax rate change

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education gave its first OK to the 2011-2012 budget Monday night but had to dig hard into reserves to make ends meet.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools Board gives initial approval to 2012 budget, school calendar

The Hall County Schools Board adopted its preliminary fiscal year 2012 budget and 2011-2012 school calendar at a called meeting Monday night.

June 06, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County's greenest thumbs show off yards

Hall County Master Gardeners hosted "In Our Own Back Yards" garden tour Saturday, a fundraiser for the volunteer program aimed at educating the community in horticultural practices.

June 05, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Chain saw carving event showcases 'hard work'

Walking onto the field at the Buzz in the Blue Ridge Chainsaw Carving Extravaganza is like stepping into a giant bee hive.

June 05, 2011 | Savannah King sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Forsyth County’s school board may discuss tax hike

In the face of mounting concern and confusion, Forsyth County's school board may discuss the school system's millage rate at a meeting next week.

June 05, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Heat wave continues, though not as severe

Grin and sweat it - that's about all we can do.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Man accused of using Craigslist to facilitate rape

A Gainesville man is accused of taking out a Craigslist ad in 2015 and communicating electronically with people to obtain the "date rape drug" to ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sheriff’s Office collecting coats for needy families

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is conducting its annual winter coat drive to help needy families.

December 09, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Monument dedicated to those answering public service ‘calling’

As the son of a deputy sheriff and the father of a firefighter, Steve Cronic recognized the "deep generational significance" of the public safety tribute ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some Gainesville, Hall elementary schools buck state trend as test scores go up

Some Hall County and Gainesville schools bucked a state trend of steep drops in elementary school performance on the state's College and Career Ready ...

December 09, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Vote on housing for women seeking to leave sex trafficking postponed

A decision on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking will not be decided until at least Jan. 26.

December 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

December 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an overturning tractor-trailer Thursday at Mincey Marble in West Hall, according to authorities.

December 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Book by Brenau students examines homelessness in Hall County

Fourteen weeks of blood, sweat and tears led to a book filled with 17 stories on homelessness.

December 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man set fire to home, killed himself; family displaced

A man intentionally set fire to his house and killed himself with a firearm on Tuesday in unincorporated Buford, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | | Local


Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County's cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser triples total to support local hunger programs

Action Ministries of Gainesville, which provides housing assistance, educational opportunities and hunger relief to low-income individuals and families, raised more than triple the amount in ...

December 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jefferson couple indicted on animal cruelty charges

A couple from Jefferson are accused of beating two dogs to death, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GSP: Driver high in wreck that killed teen, put 3 in critical condition

A Gainesville teen died this morning and three others remain in critical condition following a wreck with a man accused of driving under the influence ...

December 07, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local


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