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New fire marshal sees challenge in job

Chad Payne laughs as he talks about being inside of a burning building. But despite his jovial nature, he takes the job seriously.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Attorney: Graves’ loan agreement invalid

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves' attorney says the disputed loan agreement between his client and a Northwest Georgia bank is not valid because the bank should have known the Georgia congressman couldn't repay the money and it cut the lawmaker some slack when his company couldn't make payments.

July 22, 2011 | BY ANDY JOHNS Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local


Veteran in Times article remembered as a ‘patriot’

A Hiawassee man profiled in a July 3 story in The Times about veterans coping with old war wounds died Wednesday. He was 62.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cockfighting investigation leads to marijuana bust

Hall County authorities were investigating a suspected cockfighting site at a Flowery Branch home when they discovered a patch of 88 marijuana plants with a street value of $176,000.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI probe of July 11 shooting is ongoing

Apart from a state probe of two deputies' actions in a July 11 suspect shooting, Charlie Pearce knows for certain how he feels about the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most Hall schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress levels

Hall County schools fared better than most in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary statewide numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education. Gainesville, however, fared worse.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Program teaches kids to fight back

More than 700,000 kids younger than 18 are reported missing each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dawson County talks of taking a stance on park, reservoir

Officials are considering a series of public hearings to gauge interest in a park and proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

July 20, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Foundation seeks Philanthropist of the Year nominations

The North Georgia Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year award.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Unhealthy air quality blamed on hot weather

As the region sweltered through its 24th day exceeding Code Orange air quality Wednesday, forecasters say there's no relief in sight.

July 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


2040 roads plan near final approval

Hall County's 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is on track for final approval Aug. 9.

July 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


School officials plan strategies for coming year

The first day of class is less than a month away, and Gainesville school administrators are busy preparing for the challenges ahead.

July 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Changes may be ahead for Hall’s recycling program

A printed newspaper is made from recycled materials.

July 20, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Gainesville City Council considers redistricting

The Gainesville City Council is considering major changes to the city's five council wards as part of redistricting that happens every 10 years after new census numbers are released.

July 20, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Official recuses office from eatery tiff

Hall County Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard recused her office from the case of Juan Luna, a local restaurant owner who is accused of pulling a gun on another restaurant owner.

July 20, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


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Lane closure set for Thursday night for Boling Bridge work

Boling Bridge will close to a single lane of traffic beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday while crews pour concrete for the new bridge structure.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime cigar shop owner passes torch to Cuban couple

When Clark "Smitty" Smith opened his shop 20 years ago, he envisioned creating "the old-school tobacco store."

May 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slide show: Lanier Charter Career Academy seniors celebrate next step

Fitfy-nine seniors recevied their high school diploma during Lanier Chater Career Academy's graduation ceremony.

May 24, 2017 | | Local


School taxes could go up for some in Hall

While Hall County Schools officials have approved a tentative budget that reduces the school tax rate, that does not necessarily mean property taxes will also ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


1924 tax keeps funding Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Gainesville residents who today enjoy access to 22 parks, the civic center and a number of recreational facilities can thank voters who made it all ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5 things to remember if you're jumping in Lanier this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend on the shores of Lake Lanier means boating, swimming, tubing, water skiing, splashing - basically anything that involves a dip in the cool ...

May 24, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Vehicle tag renewal kiosk moved to Kroger

A kiosk allowing vehicle owners to skip the trip to the county office to renew their vehicle tags has been relocated to the Kroger at ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Houseboat destroyed in fire at Holiday Marina

A 60-foot houseboat was destroyed Tuesday night in a fire at Holiday Marina.

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Green Street closure offers ‘wake-up’ call on traffic fixes

Imagine, as a pedestrian, not having to run for your life when crossing Green Street.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities ID suspect in test drive car theft

Authorities identified a woman they believe took a gold minivan for a test drive last week and never came back to a South Hall dealership.

May 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins pushes increasing line speeds at poultry plants

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is pushing an increase in poultry processing plants' line speeds to new U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scout lawsuit reveals years of abuse

A lawsuit and Boy Scouts of America documents show a former Gainesville scoutmaster continued working with the organization for more than a decade after confessing ...

May 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Humane Society ‘Bark Park’ finishing in June

After a hugely successful fundraising campaign, the rescue dogs of Northeast Georgia are getting a little more room to stretch their legs.

May 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Flowery Branch taxes could jump, despite tax rate staying the same

Flowery Branch residents could see a property tax increase next year, even as officials propose to keep the South Hall city's tax rate the ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Name downtown project, win $500 gift card

A power couple in the real estate business is promoting a contest to name a mixed-use project on the fourth side of the square that ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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