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Local women celebrate royal wedding in style

London may be 4,000 miles away but that didn't stop Jan Hensley and Evelyn Stafford from throwing their own party Friday alongside England's royal wedding ceremony.

April 30, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Charity walk to benefit aid agencies

From his desk at the Action Ministries-Gainesville office, Steve Napier sees the perils of poverty first hand as clients come in struggling to pay their rent or keep the electricity on.

April 30, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall County Commission strikes deal on impact fees

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided Thursday to defer impact fee collection until a certificate of occupancy is issued for a building.

April 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville braces for housing grant cuts

Gainesville city staff is planning for the next round of Community Development Block Grant funds, but they are expecting fewer dollars than ever before.

April 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Firefighters practice search-and-rescue tactics during training

Gainesville and Hall County firefighters know the secret behind building the pyramids in Egypt.

April 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jackson County probes money used for institute repair

Interim Jackson County Manager Leonard Myers is evaluating money spent on the former I.W. Davis Correctional Institute's transformation into the Jackson County Correctional Institute.

April 29, 2011 | LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


Summer burn ban takes effect Sunday

A burn ban goes into effect Sunday as a precautionary measure to reduce ozone pollutants.

April 29, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dawson County may see 11 to 12 percent less revenue

More than a month remains before Dawson County property tax assessments go out, but local officials are bracing for at least a 10 percent drop in collections.

April 29, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Deal joins with hundreds to support Camp Hope children

A lot of kids in Hall County have a reason to smile today, thanks in part to Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 29, 2011 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Seminar steers girls toward a good future

To help their peers get the inside track on how to succeed as professional women, Tiffani Poole and Tatiana Madera organized a Secrets of Successful Women Seminar.

April 29, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


ZF honored for spirit of innovation

Gainesville's ZF Group was honored Thursday as one of Georgia's manufacturers of the year for what many say is the company's spirit of continual innovation.

April 29, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall commission rehires its former law firm

The Hall County Board of Commissioners chose Stewart Melvin & Frost, a firm it fired in January, as its new legal team.

April 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


College students in Ala. rattled by funnel clouds

Jessica Berzack was on the 11th floor of her dormitory when the tornado sirens sounded. She fled with about 50 other students to the basement of the theater department, which was built years ago as a nuclear fallout shelter.

April 28, 2011 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Deal says tornado damage is 'heart-wrenching'

Although Hall County was spared serious damage from the worst outbreak of tornadoes in nearly 40 years, other parts of Georgia were not as fortunate.

April 28, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Sunday sales will be on Gainesville ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Thursday morning allowing communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores, and Gainesville City Council members agreed they will put it on the ballot.

April 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Weather goes from ice to nice in just a week

A week after snow, ice and sleet fell over North Georgia, parks around Gainesville were filled with people of all ages Saturday, running, relaxing and ...

January 14, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Black business brunch highlights minority entrepreneurs

From the Newtown neighborhood to Morningside Heights, black-owned businesses have a long, proud history in Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No one hurt in overnight mobile home fire

No one was hurt in an overnight mobile home fire south of Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders trying to stem tide of unhappy teachers leaving profession

In the fall of 2015, Georgia school officials became aware of an alarming trend - 44 percent of the state's public school teachers were leaving ...

January 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Man in shooting case to pay $15,000 in restitution

A Buford man is ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to a man previously accused of stalking his wife.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pedestrian killed in Gwinnett

A Gainesville man walking Tuesday in Gwinnett County was struck by a car and killed, according to police.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

January 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


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


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