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Camp Merrill gets new commander

For Lt. Col. Robert "Bob" A. O'Brien, Tuesday's leadership change at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega also marked a homecoming of sorts.

June 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Alligator could have been sent to wildlife refuge

While some are questioning why Georgia Department of Natural Resources euthanized an alligator found this week in Hall County, the owner of a nearby wildlife refuge says the animal could have been brought there.

June 07, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Family mourns historic home lost in blaze

Matt Mixon walked around the mall in a daze this week, unsure how to piece his world back together.

June 07, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Most Hall schools score well on graduation tests

Scores released Monday show that most Hall County schools fared better than the state on graduation tests this year.

June 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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


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Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

January 12, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local




Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

January 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

January 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

January 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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