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Fire destroys Hall home on Benefield Road

Fire destroyed a 1,200-square-foot home in the 4500 block of Benefield Road Thursday night, but no injuries were reported.

February 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Haiti’s past is key to understanding challenges, speaker says

Before Haiti can look forward following the devastating 2010 earthquake, it must look back.

February 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Woman charged with leaving son in car

Police charged a Lula mother with reckless conduct Thursday after officers reported she left her infant son in the car and went off to shop for beauty supplies.

February 18, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Friends recall former college president Owen

It rarely took John Owen more than a minute to make up his mind.

February 17, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall students tour Governor’s Mansion

When it comes to living in the Governor's Mansion, the biggest adjustment so far has been laundry, First Lady Sandra Deal told visiting Hall County students Thursday.

February 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Trapped infant freed from vehicle, unhurt

A 13-month-old infant was freed from a locked vehicle parked at a Flowery Branch department store where his mother was shopping at the time, said Lt. David Spillers of Flowery Branch Police Department.

February 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


GOP plan would cap HOPE awards

February 17, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Sheriff wants former county attorney to handle cases

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic has asked county commissioners for permission to continue using former county attorney Bill Blalock in ongoing cases.

February 17, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fair Street group pushes for single-family zoning

Several Gainesville residents are pushing plans to make their neighborhood a better place.

February 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Transportation plan projects $2B in revenue for county

Hall County is developing a transportation plan that projects $2 billion in revenues through 2040, not factoring in a potential transportation sales tax vote next year.

February 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sparks fly at panel discussion of artwork removal

A monthlong controversy came to a boiling point Wednesday at Gainesville State College.

February 17, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


State car plan may save money

Rep. Doug Collins introduced a bill that could help Georgia State Patrol officials regain control of how their vehicles are sold.

February 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials recover more stolen computers

Hall County Sheriff's Office recovered two more computers as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent break-in at Lyman Hall Elementary School.

February 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


School offers only elementary-level archery class in Hall

Students have taken aim at a new sport at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy and recently earned state recognition.

February 16, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville State panel to debate removal of disputed painting

Its removal sparked outrage and intrigue since last month at Gainesville State College. Now, some on campus are hoping a piece of controversial artwork will spur a collegewide dialogue on censorship.

February 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Police ID body found in car along I-85

Police identified a man found dead Wednesday in a car along Interstate 85 in Jefferson.

April 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Contractor chosen for $1.5M Senior Life Center makeover

With a contractor lined up, the director of the Senior Life Center in Gainesville expects attendance to remain steady when a $1.5 million makeover ...

April 28, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula threatens legal action against Hall County over sewer agreement

Lawyered up and ready for a legal fight, Lula city officials made it clear they want Hall County to honor a sewer agreement the parties ...

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Boater involved in 2012 wreck that killed 2 boys is back in jail

A Forsyth County man convicted of BUI in a 2012 boat wreck that killed two boys is back in jail after authorities say he violated ...

April 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$20K reward offered in Banks deputy shooting; suspect may be in Atlanta

Authorities said Thursday they believe the suspect who shot a Banks County Sheriff's Office deputy may now be in the Atlanta area.

April 27, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


$27K in heroin, other drugs seized in Hall bust

Two Gainesville residents were accused of trafficking heroin after the seizure of more than $27,000 in drugs, according to authorities.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents group to explore potential North Hall Parkway

Not waiting for some traffic study to plot out potential routes, a residents group is pushing ahead with a look of its own at a ...

April 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Prisoners working on courthouse annex demolition

Prisoners are demolishing the Hall County courthouse annex.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 charged in seizure of more than 400 animals in Habersham

Two Habersham County residents have each been charged with 340 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals after county animal control seized more than 400 dogs ...

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall unemployment falls to 4 percent in March

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in March fell to 4 percent, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

April 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood family recovering after double disaster

Woken by wind, Kevin Combs paced around his home in the small hours of April 5.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Families mourn loss of Gainesville women, baby in Friendship Road wreck

Since the beginning, Paige Wilson said she has "pretty much been inseparable" from her cousin Hannah Simmons since she was born.

April 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG panel offers advice to immigrants encountering law enforcement

What should immigrants do if federal agents come knocking at the door, or if they are pulled over by law enforcement?

April 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lottery winner apparently beaten, left for dead near downtown Cumming dies

April 26, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Jefferson Police, GBI investigating body found on I-85

A Georgia Department of Transportation employee found a dead man with a gunshot wound to the head in a car Wednesday along Interstate 85 in ...

April 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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