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Three arrested in large cocaine bust on Atlanta Highway

Hall County authorities made their largest drug bust in more than a year when they seized more than 6 pounds of cocaine outside an Atlanta Highway laundromat this week, officials said Thursday.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commissioners OK budget with no tax increase

The Hall County Board of Commissioners easily passed next year's budget Thursday with a round of applause at its board meeting.

June 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville couple recovering from van crash injuries

After surgeries Thursday morning, the Gainesville couple injured in a crash that demolished the front of their church's van Wednesday afternoon in Kentucky are on the way to recovery.

June 10, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Students show improvement in statewide CRCT exams

Statewide scores for the test that determines schools' success were released Wednesday, and most subject areas showed improvement.

June 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


5 injured in church bus crash

A Gainesville church's mission trip took a terrifying turn Wednesday afternoon when the group's van crashed on Highway 92 East in Kentucky, leaving two adult leaders and three teenagers injured - but their mission wasn't interrupted for long.

June 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Judge hears testimony in Hall poisoning case

When a team of deputies entered an east Hall County home to search for evidence of a poisoning, the smell of bleach was the first thing they noticed.

June 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Elimination of school seclusion rooms supported at hearing

Don and Tina King may finally see something positive come from their son's death.

June 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Colleges to check citizenship of fall applicants

Colleges and universities across the state must now review the citizenship of all fall 2010 applicants.

June 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local soldier receives full military honors after fatal car crash

Shots from a gun salute pierced the air as a grieving crowd gathered in front of a flag-covered casket.

June 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Judge ‘in corps' face’ during water hearing

A federal judge has tabled any decisions regarding federal water rights to focus on the fate of endangered species in the Appalachola River.

June 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


July 14 public hearing set on transportation plan

The Gainesville-Hall County Metropolitan Planning Organization has scheduled its first public hearing as it moves toward completing its 2040 transportation plan by August 2011.

June 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning group has concerns about transportation tax

An area planning group raised concerns Tuesday about the state's new plan for a penny sales tax for transportation.

June 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Magician’s tricks kick off summer reading program

"Whoa!"

June 08, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Regents meet to talk immigration, tuition

Georgians are still debating the rights of illegal immigrants in public colleges, and the board that governs the state's universities is listening.

June 08, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville-Hall County Relay for Life totals short of goal

They may have not reached their ultimate goal yet, but Gainesville-Hall County Relay for Life organizers said there's still time to hit the mark.

June 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Truck driver rescues victims from fiery crash; 5 hurt

A truck driver witnessing a crash Thursday afternoon in Gainesville helped three people out of their vehicle before it was engulfed in flames, according to ...

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


State program expands to Gainesville, Hall schools to help poor students attain higher education

A state educational program designed to increase access to higher education is expanding to 25 new school systems, including Gainesville and Hall County, and launching ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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