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Bear prompts partial closing on Appalachian Trail

Every March and April, more than 1,000 people set out from Springer Mountain near Amicalola Falls State Park, attempting to "thru-hike" the entire 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail.

April 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


$4 million in property taxes still unpaid

Hall County property taxes were due in December, but 2,753 bills still have yet to be paid.

April 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stimulus money will help repair 2 Jackson County dams

Two Jackson County dams have been selected to benefit from federal stimulus funds.

April 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arson suspect sheds ankle bracelet in South Ga.

CUMMING - An arson suspect who also faces drug charges in two counties appears to have skipped town rather than return to jail.

April 07, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Stimulus funds breathe new life into local clinic

A Gainesville clinic will get a much-needed infusion of cash from the $787 billion federal stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama in February.

April 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Spring delivers deadly sting

In 2008, the weather was nearly perfect and the family owned enterprise had one of its best quality harvests ever.

April 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Annexation hearing called for Thursday by Hall Commission

On Thursday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will open the floor for Gainesville officials and anyone else who wishes to speak about the city's annexation.

April 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ethics complaints filed against 2 Hall commissioners

Hall County resident Douglas Aiken has filed an ethics complaint against Hall County Commissioners Tom Oliver and Billy Powell.

April 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wheelchair athletes will compete for national title

The North Georgia Screamin' Eagles power soccer team is rallying the community for support as the wheelchair athletes prepare for their second national championship try in two years.

April 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville seventh-grader will be student ambassador to China this summer

At the age of 12, Morgan Mercer's passport has gotten more use than those of most adults twice her age.

April 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Foreign visitors coming to Hall

Diplomatic and business officials from 20 countries will descend on Northeast Georgia next week for the 23rd annual VIP tour.

April 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Three are charged in scam targeting illegal immigrants

Gwinnett County Police have arrested three Snellville residents they say were involved in a scam that targeted illegal immigrants and tricked them into paying a $260 fee with the promise of a job.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tips sought in Jefferson arson case

State officials are still without a suspect in a nearly month old arson case in Jefferson.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lumpkin man charged in arson at pharmacy

Lumpkin County Sheriff's officials have taken out an arrest warrant for a man they say is responsible for an arson at the Dahlonega Rite Aid last month.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Official: Vagrants likely caused fire in abandoned building

Gainesville fire fighters put out a small fire at a vacant structure on the old ferris wheel property Monday afternoon.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Holiday travelers to crowd highways

If you're planning to go home for Christmas, expect lots of company on the highways.

December 22, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Scaled-back version of Central Hall trail to begin construction in 2015

Work is poised to begin early next year on a section of trail between Gainesville and Oakwood, but not quite to the extent Hall County officials had hoped.

December 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Regions branch to close in March

The Oakwood branch of Regions Bank near the intersection of Mundy Mill and McEver roads will close next year.

December 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Ga. prosecutor to be nominated for Deputy Attorney General

President Barack Obama has announced plans to nominate a Georgia prosecutor as the next deputy attorney general.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville author has second fantasy novel published

Gainesville native and Brenau University administrative assistant Alison Reeger Cook recently published her second fantasy novel.

December 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Holiday Hope: Challenged Child and Friends benefits all types of students

For sisters Brooke and Bailey Ellis, going to school together is special.

December 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Highlands United Methodist Church brings Christmas fun to community

Weeks of curiosity sparked by random cars around Gainesville sporting a scrawled message of "FX Christmas, An Extreme Family Event" ended Sunday when The Highlands United Methodist Church hosted its first free Christmas event at North Hall Community Center.

December 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Wage growth returning as job market expands

The road to economic recovery has not exactly been paved in gold - or even silver, for that matter.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic light planned at new Wal-Mart on Thompson Bridge Road

The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, along with Taco Bell, on busy Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville will have something in common next year - a traffic light.

December 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community garden project acquires new site

A new site has been identified for Jubilee Farm, a community garden project of the Hall Green Alliance that aims to provide food to the hungry and nutritional education to local residents.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clarks Bridge work set for today

The new Clarks Bridge over Lake Lanier continues to take shape as a concrete pour is planned today for two more of the seven spans.

December 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Effect of recession lingers for local charities

When the recession set in, social service charities were hit with a double dose of trouble: Demand for services increased dramatically while donations plummeted.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man’s 2013 death yields few clues, no suspects

Texts went unanswered and hundreds of phone calls went to voicemail.

December 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


State approval of Brenau nursing program is 'conditional'

Although Brenau University now boasts three doctoral programs, including a doctorate of nursing practice, the nursing program's state approval is "conditional."

December 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mom overcomes a past of drugs, abuse with agency’s aid

December 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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