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2-day festival kicks off with Stella Parton class

This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the John Jarrard Foundation benefit concert, and organizers have a major goal in mind.

September 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Woman accused of lying about armed robbery

Making false statements is an offense the Hall County Sheriff's Office takes seriously as it did Thursday with an alleged false claim of an armed robbery.

September 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Charter status brings new classes to Spout Springs

Students at Spout Springs School of Enrichment study a lot of things.

September 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


12-year-old injured when trailer door falls on him

A 12-year-old White County boy either loading or unloading a go-cart from a trailer was injured Tuesday night when the trailer's door fell on him, officials said.

September 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local




Hall chamber to promote transportation tax

With a regional road projects list completed by Oct. 15 a virtual lock, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is looking to the campaign leading to the July 31 vote on a proposed 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps stops issuing dock permits as Lanier's level drops

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended issuing any further dock permits on Lake Lanier, a process it rebooted in January 2010, as the lake's elevation has dropped below 1,063 feet above sea level.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Governor appointing Mills to state Pardons and Paroles board

South Hall state Rep. James Mills is leaving the Georgia General Assembly in October for a job on the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, The Times has learned.

September 22, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Medical center employees treated for scabies

About 20 employees at Northeast Georgia Medical Center presented minor symptoms of scabies and were treated after coming in contact with a patient with an advanced form of the skin disease, according to hospital spokeswoman Melissa Tymchuck.

September 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Angel Food Ministries closes its doors

ATLANTA - Angel Food Ministries is going out of business after 17 years of providing discounted groceries to needy families across the country, including in Gainesville, citing the economic downturn affecting many of the organization's customers as its downfall.

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Vehicle battery thefts are on the rise

Cell phones, jewelry, TVs, tools and computers are all common stolen items, but car batteries may be sneaking into that category.

September 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


2 arrests after 60 pounds of marijuana seized

Hall County sheriff's investigators charged two Atlanta area men Monday with trafficking marijuana after 60 pounds of the drug was seized from a vehicle parked at a business on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville.

September 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Troy Davis executed after final appeals are denied

JACKSON - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

September 21, 2011 | BY GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Violent crime drops in Gainesville

Violent crimes in Gainesville and across the U.S. decreased for the fourth consecutive year, according to a report released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

September 21, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Loud music leads to drugs, weapons charges

A cranked-up stereo in a car Monday night led to a man's arrest on theft, drugs and weapons charges.

September 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Authorities: Suspect in Banks deputy shooting dead

ATLANTA - An FBI agent was shot and injured in Atlanta on Friday in an altercation with the suspect in the shooting of a Banks County ...

April 28, 2017 | Times Staff and Wire reports | Local


Enota School heritage celebration set for Sunday

Alumni and the community will come together to celebrate more than six decades of history Sunday afternoon during the Enota Heritage Celebration.

April 28, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Police ID body found in car along I-85

Police identified a man found dead Wednesday in a car along Interstate 85 in Jefferson.

April 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Contractor chosen for $1.5M Senior Life Center makeover

With a contractor lined up, the director of the Senior Life Center in Gainesville expects attendance to remain steady when a $1.5 million makeover ...

April 28, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula threatens legal action against Hall County over sewer agreement

Lawyered up and ready for a legal fight, Lula city officials made it clear they want Hall County to honor a sewer agreement the parties ...

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Boater involved in 2012 wreck that killed 2 boys is back in jail

A Forsyth County man convicted of BUI in a 2012 boat wreck that killed two boys is back in jail after authorities say he violated ...

April 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$20K reward offered in Banks deputy shooting; suspect may be in Atlanta

Authorities said Thursday they believe the suspect who shot a Banks County Sheriff's Office deputy may now be in the Atlanta area.

April 27, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


$27K in heroin, other drugs seized in Hall bust

Two Gainesville residents were accused of trafficking heroin after the seizure of more than $27,000 in drugs, according to authorities.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents group to explore potential North Hall Parkway

Not waiting for some traffic study to plot out potential routes, a residents group is pushing ahead with a look of its own at a ...

April 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Prisoners working on courthouse annex demolition

Prisoners are demolishing the Hall County courthouse annex.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 charged in seizure of more than 400 animals in Habersham

Two Habersham County residents have each been charged with 340 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals after county animal control seized more than 400 dogs ...

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall unemployment falls to 4 percent in March

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in March fell to 4 percent, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

April 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood family recovering after double disaster

Woken by wind, Kevin Combs paced around his home in the small hours of April 5.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Families mourn loss of Gainesville women, baby in Friendship Road wreck

Since the beginning, Paige Wilson said she has "pretty much been inseparable" from her cousin Hannah Simmons since she was born.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG panel offers advice to immigrants encountering law enforcement

What should immigrants do if federal agents come knocking at the door, or if they are pulled over by law enforcement?

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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