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Gainesville residents from Egypt have their homeland on their minds

For two days, Russ Francis listened to an empty dial tone as he tried to call his brother in Egypt. As unrest erupted in his native country last Tuesday, Francis watched it unfold from thousands of miles away in Gainesville.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville votes to equalize water fee for county, city users

Gainesville City Council members voted Tuesday to equalize a utility fee between city and county water users.

February 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Church celebrates start of Black History Month

In a small church, a congregation raised their arms Tuesday night and ushered in Black History Month with song, prayer and praise.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Chicken truck accident stops traffic on Gillsville Highway

A chicken truck flipped on Gillsville Highway about 5 p.m. today, causing lanes to be blocked, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported.

February 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


23 people charged with DUI so far in safety campaign

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced seat belt road checks, orchestrated as part of its Operation Thunder campaign in Hall County, netted arrests and motor vehicle violations in its first week.

February 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


5 Gainesville departments give updates at retreat

Five departments gave updates at the annual retreat. The presenting departments are chosen on a rotating basis.

January 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Body from 2009 murder case exhumed

The body of a man killed in what authorities have described as a long-standing feud over a disputed property line was exhumed Monday for further examination this week at the state crime lab.

January 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials begin budget process at annual retreat

Gainesville City Council members need to get creative when it comes to working with the upcoming budget.

January 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commission chairman cleared of allegations

An investigation has concluded that Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver committed no crimes when he paid a consultant without the formal approval of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

January 31, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Churches may unify to aid the homeless

Several Gainesville churches have decided it's time to defeat homelessness in the city.

January 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hospital thanks donors at garden ground-breaking

Despite a chilly mist outside, Northeast Georgia Medical Center leaders gathered Monday to share their view for the hospital's newest garden, what they say will be a warm retreat for patients and families.

January 31, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Thurmon Tanner to get more work

Thurmon Tanner Parkway's contractor is working on final tasks toward the new road's completion, including eventually adding traffic signals involving decorative mast arms.

January 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Share your memories of the 1936 tornado

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1936 tornado that decimated downtown Gainesville.

January 31, 2011 | | Local


Dawsonville planning on condemning downtown lots

The Dawsonville City Council has voted to condemn parking lots at the corner of Shoal Creek Road and Hwy. 9 after unsuccessful attempts to contact the property owner. The county will no longer need the space after the new courthouse opens.

January 31, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Hospital gets high ranking

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been placed in the top 5 percent of hospitals based on patient death and complication rates.

January 30, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Community raises funds for family of Jackson County man killed in storm

Tuesday's thunderstorm left Kylie Combs without her husband.

March 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Rabies case involving skunk confirmed in Lula

Hall County confirmed its fourth case of rabies this year on Friday after a rabid skunk came in contact with a dog in Lula.

March 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man guilty on all counts in assault, kidnapping case

A Gainesville man was found guilty Friday morning of assaulting a local Muslim leader and abducting a 1-year-old child.

March 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




Fire destroys Flowery Branch house

Fire destroyed a small house Friday in Flowery Branch.

March 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DFCS, churches working to recruit foster parents

Climbing higher and higher, the number of Hall County children in foster care reached 250 in February, Division of Family and Children Services foster care ...

March 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lane closures planned again on I-985

Roadwork may slow traffic again this weekend on Interstate 985 as crews work on the interstate bridge at Queen City Parkway in Gainesville.

March 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Choices gala speaker calls for advocates to rally against abortion, be 'heroes' for unborn

A national anti-abortion speaker called on a South Hall crowd Thursday night to be "heroes" in ongoing work to save unborn babies and minister to ...

March 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury deliberates assault, kidnapping case involving threats against Muslim cleric

After a few hours of discussion Thursday afternoon, a Hall County jury will return Friday morning for further deliberation on the assault and kidnapping case ...

March 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


$500K in pills seized in Hall drug bust

Authorities found more than $500,000 worth of pills in a Hall County home March 14, according to authorities.

March 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Reading mentors make a difference one hour at a time

An hour out of each week for Kelly Grizzle Williams has the potential to last a lifetime.

March 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Chestatee students take a day to learn outside classroom, serve community

Every year, Chestatee High School students take a day off from their normal routines.

March 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man accused of robbery at apartment complex

Authorities say a Gainesville man displayed a gun while robbing another man at Orchard Brook Apartments earlier this month.

March 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect in Jasper Waffle House robbery arrested in Gainesville

A Gainesville man accused of robbing a Jasper Waffle House was arrested by Gainesville Police Thursday.

March 23, 2017 | | Local


Hall authorities warn of jury duty scams

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has a Lt. Smith. But he won't call you asking for money or personal information because you skipped ...

March 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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