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Leadership-building program puts middle-schoolers to the test

For three days each July, young men in Hall County learn what it means to be confident, disciplined and driven. They learn what it means to be a leader.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville symphony searches for new maestro

The board of the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra has elected to not renew the contract of Gregory Pritchard, who has served as the symphony's music director for the past seven years, and is launching a nationwide search for the new face of the orchestra.

July 16, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


2 teens charged in 911 call prank

Two teenage girls were arrested after making a series of prank calls to 911 falsely reporting emergencies, officials said Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mistrial declared in church driver case

A Hall County State Court judge declared a mistrial in the case of a former church van driver accused of groping a teenage passenger, officials said Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


I-985 wreck ties up traffic

The left-hand lane of a portion of Interstate 985 northbound near Oakwood was shut down temporarily today while the Georgia State Patrol investigated a one-car accident with injuries.

July 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Curbside trash pickup in Gainesville seems unlikely

Gainesville will not likely change to a curbside garbage pickup service, officials said following Thursday's public meeting about solid waste services in the city.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Bear visits downtown Gainesville, eludes authorities

Janice Ludwig's back deck played host to an unexpected visitor Thursday morning.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Flowery Branch gives first OK to public defender appointment

Defendants in Flowery Branch Municipal Court may soon be able to get legal advice on the spot, helping cases get disposed of quicker.

July 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Entertainment venue loses its alcohol license

The Gainesville City Council has upheld a judge's ruling to revoke the alcoholic beverage license for the Armadillo Palace on Cleveland Highway.

July 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Advocates encourage sharing of water

Leaders of Georgia's largest river advocacy groups on Thursday called on the state's gubernatorial candidates to take a new approach to the state's struggle over water supply: Do a little less suing and reservoir planning and seek instead to do a lot more sharing.

July 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Library system director says strict enforcement key

Like most public places, Hall County's libraries attract all types.

July 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Residents voice ideas about 2040 transportation plan for area

The flip chart heading asked for suggestions about existing roadways and new corridors.

July 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Indictment returned in fatal crash

A Hall County grand jury this week indicted a Gainesville woman on vehicular homicide charges in connection with a May 2009 fatal crash on Clarks Bridge Road.

July 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hearings planned on once-weekly trash pickup

Following a test run of once-weekly back-door garbage collection in Gainesville, the city is ready to present its findings to the public and hear the community's thoughts on trash pickup in the area.

July 14, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


YMCA simplifies name nationwide

While it started out in 1844 as a group for Bible study, the YMCA's name has become synonymous over the years with swimming and working out.

July 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Farm Tour visitors get in touch with region’s roots

Some of North Georgia's typically quiet, peaceful farms were buzzing Saturday with visitors eager to learn about the businesses and purchase their products.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Times earns 8 awards at AP banquet, including 2 firsts

The Times earned eight awards Saturday at The Associated Press Media Editors' annual banquet in Atlanta.

June 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County faces appeal in lawsuit over sidewalk bonds

Hall County is facing further court action in a dispute over bonds that were issued to pay for sidewalks in three subdivisions.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dawson County officers dispute claims in citizen journalist’s lawsuit

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office officials named in a federal lawsuit in May by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries ...

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Report shows Gainesville police boosting number of Hispanic officers on force

The Gainesville Police Department accreditation report shows the agency with its "highest level of minority employees."

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Details of Gainesville school board’s Enota discussion not yet released

The controversy over a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has extended to minutes of two Gainesville school board meetings.

June 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Suspect shot, killed after confrontation with state troopers in Gainesville

A suspect was shot and killed after a confrontation with Georgia State Patrol troopers Saturday night in Gainesville that resulted in injuries to three officers.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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