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Property sold by Deal to be turned into a pawn shop

ATLANTA - The California businessman who purchased property from Gov. Nathan Deal owns several adult businesses but plans to turn the Habersham County site into a large-scale pawn shop for boats and cars, his attorney said Friday.

August 06, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey The Associated Press | Local


Intersection change at Ga. 400, Ga. 53 ahead of plans

State transportation officials on Thursday said plans to renovate Dawson County's busiest intersection are ahead of schedule.

August 06, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Helen native teaches Northerners to ride bulls

CANAAN, Conn. - Anticipation hangs in the ring, suddenly calm and quiet. That lasts just a moment, until, after a deep breath, the rider offers a slight nod. The bucking chute opens, and all hell breaks loose.

August 05, 2011 | | Local


Community organizations host redistricting meeting

Community members will get an extra opportunity Monday to look over and comment on proposed City Council district lines.

August 05, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Hall leaders to review use of county-owned vehicles

In a continuing effort to cut local government costs, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will review county vehicle use in the coming days.

August 05, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Avita employee pleads guilty to taking funds

A guilty plea last week ended the case against a former employee of a nonprofit agency who was accused of improperly using funds to allow dozens of children to participate in extracurricular activities.

August 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Kids enjoy day of wet fun before school starts next week

Their bookbags are already packed, there's bread and peanut butter in the pantry to make sandwiches and new outfits are picked out, ready to go on Monday morning.

August 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Democrats to celebrate Obama's 50th birthday

Democrats across Georgia are using the president's birthday as an opportunity to get their party going.

August 04, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Officials identify drowned woman

Hall County officials confirmed Thursday that a 25-year-old woman found Wednesday night in Lake Lanier died as a result of drowning.

August 04, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


YMCA bids to run Hall parks department

Hall county officials now say they are working on a Plan B option for the future operation of the county's parks department.

August 04, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Council gives OK to zoning change

Flowery Branch officials batted down concerns Thursday night that property rezoned for light manufacturing and industrial uses last year would be affected by the creation of a heavy uses category.

August 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


School buses return to the roads Monday

Hall County residents should leave plenty of extra time to get to work Monday morning.

August 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Which is preferred: Snowstorms or record-setting heat?

Record high temperatures this summer have led North Georgians to search for ways to stay cool.

August 04, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville may use 2 different ward maps

Finding a needle in a haystack might be easier than creating a redistricting map that pleases both Gainesville City Council and Gainesville City Schools Board of Education members.

August 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Deal sells bankrupt property in Habersham County

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has sold property that housed a failed family sporting goods business, helping him chip away at personal debt of more than $1 million.

August 04, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press | Local


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Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Every night since last week's shooting, Jennifer Harris said she has nightmares of bullets coming at her "for no reason."

June 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

A father and his 6-year-old son drowned Tuesday afternoon while sliding off a rock at Dicks Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

June 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

More than $45,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by Hall County and Gainesville's anti-drug task force in a Tuesday bust.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Major music licensing company flags Lula

Lula, with a population of less than 3,000 residents, can no longer fly under the radar.

June 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What we know and don't know about last week’s shooting

A child and deputy were injured in an exchange of gunfire last week in East Hall.

June 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Live in a city? You could get a county tax break

If you live in a city in Hall County, your property tax bill could drop next year depending on what happens in in the next ...

June 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New Habitat ReStore location features price cuts

As the Habitat For Humanity of Hall County ReStore settles back into its former Murphy Boulevard location after a year at 975 Chestnut St., officials ...

June 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Tri-county self-taxing district paying for multi-use paths

As area governments are raising or proposing to raise taxes, a small cluster of Braselton businesses is chipping in a little extra to improve connectivity ...

June 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula leaders OK new budget with no new taxes

When Mayor Milton Turner opened the floor to public comments, no one from among the handful of residents who attended Monday night's meeting had ...

June 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Daytime Boling Bridge lane closure set for Tuesday

Boling Bridge on Ga. 53 will close to a single lane of traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

June 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


4 new expenses in Gainesville school system budget

Pay raises and insurance and retirement benefit increases for employees, along with an increase in money for textbooks and other instructional needs, are the biggest ...

June 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


County nixes retail hopes for Sardis-Ledan intersection

Hall County isn't counting on commercial development at the Sardis and Ledan roads intersection for the next five years.

June 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Mother, Oakwood officer help save wheelchair-bound man from fire

An early-morning fire Monday in Oakwood left an elderly woman and her adult son, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, without their home of eight ...

June 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Oakwood eyeing downtown ‘town center’

Oakwood is hoping to develop city-owned property near downtown as a "town center."

June 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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