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Falcons associates pitch in at local nonprofit groups

Instead of stopping at the Atlanta Falcons training facility in Flowery Branch, team executives on Friday traveled farther up Interstate 985 to lend a helping hand in Gainesville.

April 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Burn ban aims to reduce pollution

People welcome warm weather in many ways.

April 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mount Airy man pleads guilty in child molestation case

A Mount Airy man pleaded guilty Friday to coercing a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct captured by a webcam.

April 30, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Census return rates up for most of Northeast Georgia

More Hall County and Northeast Georgia residents participated in the census this year than in 2000, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The mail participation rate for Hall County went up three percentage points to 75 percent.

April 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs program introduces kids to digital arts

Instead of disrupting class, A.J. Espino now has a constructive channel for his musical interests.

April 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Marine, minister remember end of Vietnam era

Stationed just outside Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, Rudy Guerrero and his fellow Marines got the call to go to the U.S. embassy.

April 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville trash service may soon cost more

Keeping Gainesville residents' trash service as it is will most likely mean higher costs in the coming year.

April 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deadline coming up for tax exemption

Want to do away with two-thirds of your tax bill? Those 70 or older this year can.

April 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville makes plans for Cedar Creek Reservoir

Gainesville officials say they are going to move forward on the design of a water treatment plant at the Cedar Creek Reservoir - with or without the county's blessing.

April 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Pickup drivers must buckle up

Sgt. Chris Shelton sees it too much, and he saw it again Wednesday - pickup truck drivers seriously injured because they aren't wearing their seat belts.

April 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fundraiser helps woman battling cancer

A grocery store in Flowery Branch will offer the cheapest lunch deal in town on Saturday to support one of its own who is battling breast cancer.

April 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspected gang members arrested for burglary

On Wednesday, four suspected gang members were arrested after deputies responded to a burglary in South Hall.

April 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested for burglary

On Thursday around 11 a.m., deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 3100 block of Athens Highway. A deputy captured a man who was stealing metal from the home, Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said.

April 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's officials, dogs search for burglary suspects

Hall County Sheriff's officials had search dogs out twice Thursday in separate cases involving burglaries in progress.

April 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man injured in one-car accident

A man was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital Thursday after flipping his car multiple times on U.S. 129 in a one-car accident.

April 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Collins and IRS trade letters of complaint

Staffing shortages at a local tax office have prompted a bit of a tit-for-tat between U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and the Internal Revenue ...

August 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Department of Justice special ed lawsuit has no effect here yet

Neither Hall County or Gainesville school district expects to be affected by the recent Department of Justice lawsuit about students with disabilities.

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State child care agency investigating Buford day care center

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning said Friday it is investigating a complaint about a Buford day care center and a child getting ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Temporary fix coming soon for faulty fire hydrants in North Hall

The city of Gainesville is working to bring more than three dozen North Hall fire hydrants back to working order, after efforts to extinguish a ...

August 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Graffiti-covered houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat covered in graffiti saw its last day on Lake Lanier's waters Friday before making its way to a salvage yard

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Halftime Heroes: Flowery Branch band drums up passion

Flowery Branch High School's marching band has two senior drum majors: one who only started band so his mom would let him play baseball ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family fun day aims to bring awareness of homelessness

If Deondre Williams had his way, every community in the country would hear his message about homelessness.

August 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall firefighter, sister taking essentials to Louisiana flood victims

When Hall County residents Stacey Boling and Damon Migliore heard of the devastation from flooding in Louisiana, it wasn't a distant place suffering. It ...

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power restored after outage knocks out traffic signals, businesses in downtown Gainesville

A power outage knocked out several traffic signals Thursday in Gainesville along both E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways and affected other downtown sites ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks opening Friday morning on Thompson Bridge Road

Coffee lovers have another reason to smile. The Starbucks on Thompson Bridge Road opens at 5 a.m. Friday.

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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