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False alarm? That could cost you

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to reduce the number of false fire alarms with a new resolution that would penalize repeat offenders.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Four teens charged in Gainesville burglaries

Four people have been charged in a series of burglaries that took place this spring in the Willow Ridge subdivision.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


KKK costumes at school rile Lumpkin County residents

DAHLONEGA - Community members in Dahlonega called for diversity training in reaction to a group of students wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes at school as part of history project.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch mayor resigns to retire

Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling is resigning effective Memorial Day.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia eliminates max classroom size rules

The Georgia Board of Education announced Monday morning more flexibility in class sizes.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall pushes for Gainesville commitment on Glades reservoir

Hall County is putting pressure on the city of Gainesville to make a decision on the planned Glades Reservoir.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Welcome medicine for the uninsured

For some families without medical insurance, going to the doctor is just half the financial battle of getting well.

May 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Members meet to walk in grief support group

Dealing with the death of a loved one or friend can be difficult, but the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice continues to find ways to help people deal with their grief.

May 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge leads council in challenging time

Kathy Gosselin this month became president of Georgia's Council of Superior Court Judges at a difficult time for the judiciary.

May 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


School break kicks off with warm week ahead

It's the first week of summer break for many kids and the weather is predicted to be seasonably nice.

May 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Unkempt lawns are a sign of financially tough times

As summer settles in, tall weeds and grass are a tell-tale sign that a foreclosed house is no longer a home.

May 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Competitive cyclists come to Dawsonville

Race promoter Duncan McGuire said the upcoming Tour of Atlanta in Dawson County is more than just a bike race.

May 23, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Summer crackdown on traffic offenders yields results

The "H.E.A.T." seems to be working.

May 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson teacher on a hot streak in writing competition

Maybe Jefferson Mayor Jim Joiner could grab tips from Jefferson Middle School.

May 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Center helps make businesses more accessible to disabled

Tasks that many take for granted can be nearly impossible for those with disabilities.

May 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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