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Fitting tribute for fallen heroes

Retired Navy veteran Ron James wants all U.S. troops serving overseas to know they are supported by people back home.

April 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Hall County DFCS office shrinks

Hall County's office for the state Division of Family and Children Services is about 30 percent smaller than it was two years ago, with fewer case managers, supervisors and fewer total positions either filled or vacant, according to public records.

April 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Sheriff’s office gets creative with budget

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has found a way to buy new patrol cars without increasing its budget a dime - by having area drug dealers finance the purchases.

April 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Rotary Club constructs ramps for residents who need them

ALTO - Annette Free said her husband, Tommy, used to "piddle out in the yard" at their home off Ga. 365 in Hall County near the Habersham County line.

April 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Corps to close two parks for paving work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close two of its parks for paving work.

April 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Author shares story with elementary students

To the delight of Lyman Hall Elementary School students, author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy shared an amusing tale of how a sassy 7-year-old discovered the library and a love of reading.

April 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Brenau tradition honors students’ moving up

In a fitting tribute to the soon-to-be graduates, the ladies of Brenau University gathered on Friday and sang, "To all the world thy blessing, Brenau thou sendeth forth."

April 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

2,000 referred for deportation since 287(g) put in place

Two years after sheriff's officials started an immigration enforcement program known as 287(g), some 2,000 people arrested in Hall County while in the country illegally have been turned over to federal officials for possible deportation.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Man charged in death of motorcyclist

The Georgia State Patrol on Friday took out a felony vehicular homicide warrant against a Canton man in connection with a Tuesday afternoon wreck in South Hall that killed a motorcyclist.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Second Habersham County judge resigns

For the second time in four months, a Habersham County Superior Court judge has abruptly resigned.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

DOT reopens 6-mile stretch of Richard Russell parkway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has reopened a nearly 6-mile stretch of Richard Russell Scenic Parkway in White and Union counties.

April 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Polish professor speaks about country’s turmoil in wake of tragedy

Investigators have said that human error may have caused Saturday's plane crash that killed Poland's president and dozens of other national leaders.

April 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Those who owe federal taxes hold onto money as long as possible

For the first time ever, Gainesville resident Deborah Owen paid her taxes at the last minute Thursday.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Eyesore may get funds from the city

A prominent parcel in Gainesville may soon get some help from a special public fund set up for redevelopment projects in blighted areas.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Wheeler cleared in nonfatal shooting

Weyman Wheeler never denied shooting a man who was staying overnight with his estranged wife, but his lawyer argued it was done unintentionally and without malice in a struggle over a gun.

April 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Gainesville downtown plan includes ‘park ‘n slide,’ chicken jokes and mixed-use development

Imagine this: You've parked your car on the top floor of the courthouse parking deck in downtown Gainesville. The elevator is running slow and ...

November 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Dog found hanging from tree at park on Lake Lanier in Northeast Forsyth

Jezabelle was a Christmas puppy. Now, instead of celebrating the holidays with her owners, her death is being investigated by authorities after the 2-year-old female ...

November 23, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Weather delays new Correctional Institution opening

Persistent rain has pushed back the opening of the new Hall County Correctional Institution by more than a month, but Warden Walt Davis still expects ...

November 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Unmarked police cars part of larger presence during holidays

Some Gainesville Police officers are trading out the classic black-and-white cruisers for unmarked cars around the holiday season.

November 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lanier Christian Academy gets mascot, leadership

You can call them the Lanier Lightning.

November 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lula downtown improvement work could start in January

Nearly a year after improving the look of one section of Main Street, Lula plans to continue the downtown work on another stretch this winter.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Château Elan adds hint of Paris with new conference center expansion

BRASELTON - Château Elan Winery & Resort has opened a 25,000-square-foot expansion of its conference center.

November 22, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Hall transit funding needs ‘rethinking,’ director says

Eddie Martinez of Gainesville enjoys the Gainesville Connection routes between Gainesville and Oakwood, but he would like to see Hall Area Transit extend its reach.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Water damage creates hazard at East Hall gym

Justin Pressley hadn't noticed that a corner section of one basketball court at the East Hall Community Center was rotted and bowed after a ...

November 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Teen drivers get hands-on training at Atlanta Dragway

Everyone remembers their first time sliding behind the wheel of a car, learning the basics: blinkers, gas pedal and brakes.

November 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Despite criticism, Gainesville High says it followed rules on athletes’ grades

In Georgia, playing a high school sport is a privilege, not a right.

November 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Ministries offer food, clothing, encouragement at Thanksgiving meals

With hands stuffed in her jacket pockets, Mary Mauricio stood in the parking lot of a defunct Gainesville restaurant, watching the city's homeless and ...

November 21, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Suspect at large after running patrol car off Ga. 365 during chase

A Gainesville man fleeing police on Ga. 365 is still at large after sideswiping a patrol car and forcing the vehicle into a guardrail near ...

November 21, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You Heard it Here: State Rep. Dunahoo now doing interviews while hunting

State Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gainesville, has always been responsive to media inquiries.

November 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall schools developing Internet safety, etiquette course for students

The Internet is a dangerous place, especially for a child.

November 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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