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Mentally unstable man who robbed taxi drivers gets 20 years

A mentally unstable man was convicted this week of taking part in the robbery of a female cab driver who was struck with the blunt end of a meat cleaver.

April 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drug Free Coalition of Hall County launches Web site

A new Internet Web site is asking folks to face the problems of substance abuse in Hall County.

April 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire prompts evacuation from Gainesville plant

Gainesville firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire Thursday in a portion of the roof at a large manufacturing facility on Old Oakwood Road. There were no injuries.

April 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More than 150 athletes from area compete in Special Olympics

Overcast skies didn't stop dozens of athletes from gathering at East Hall Park for a day filled with a variety of friendly competitions.

April 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Election 2010: A win for Deal could be a win for Hall County

Joe Satterfield makes no bones about it: A politician isn't worth much if he doesn't look out for his hometown.

April 30, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville's lean utilities budget won't last long, director says

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall took a cue from the city's police chief Thursday, telling council members that although his budget is leaner, it won't last long.

April 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Downtown Gainesville helps raise money to fight cancer

Customers in downtown Gainesville helped fund cancer research Wednesday by participating in Relay on the Square.

April 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Trial date set for lawsuit against "Red Hat Club" author

Hall County jurors may be asked to answer a novel question this summer: Can a work of fiction defame a real person?

April 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ex-Riverside coach no longer employed after paddling

Riverside Military Academy deputy superintendent and former head football coach Chris Lancaster is no longer employed at the private school after he violated school policy by paddling a cadet on campus last week.

April 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Time changed for Gainesville council's budget session

The Gainesville City Council has changed the time of today's budget and work session.

April 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sizemore named salesperson of the year from Georgia Press Association

Melisa Sizemore, an advertising representative for The Times, was named salesperson of the year by the Georgia Press Association at an advertising conference last weekend.

April 29, 2009 | | Local


School officials warn students of drinking, driving dangers

Like Russian roulette, drinking and driving is a risky game of chance that students just shouldn't play.

April 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County native on a mission to help military abroad

Amy Paden never considered herself to be super patriotic.

April 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Budget cuts take a bite out of fun

The downturn in the economy has begun to affect the number of programs Gainesville's Parks and Recreation department provides, but it hasn't yet affected the cost of those programs.

April 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall schools advise vigilance in letter

Amid concerns of a possible swine flu pandemic, local schools are taking precautions and keeping parents informed.

April 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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