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Bruner making progress, slowly, on city goals

In January, Ruth Bruner took Gainesville's gavel for the rotating two-year mayoral position and proposed a few changes to attract tourism, downtown loft apartments and public access to Lake Lanier.

December 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Kids roll, stroll and jingle in Flowery Branch parade

Which would you rather do? Watch a parade or be in one?

December 05, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


December chill will arrive this week

Though winter won't officially begin for about two more weeks, it certainly feels like the season is upon us.

December 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville students become teachers

Teens from Gainesville High School will enter classrooms in the district not as students but as instructors.

December 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hospital to collect cord blood

On Monday, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will become the second hospital in the state where parents can donate their child's umbilical cord blood, a stem-cell-rich tissue once considered medical waste but now proven to treat several life-threatening illnesses.

December 05, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Network offers Christmas fun for seniors

The holidays are often a time when people look forward to fun-filled family celebrations, but for some seniors the holidays don't always bring tidings of good cheer.

December 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville schools aim to make most of heating energy

As temperatures cool down this winter, school officials in Gainesville are asking staff to close doors to help save money and keep classrooms warm, David Shumake, assistant superintendent of instruction said.

December 04, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Minister’s good heart, sense of humor remembered

The Rev. Jack Sosby was never one to neglect a person in need - even someone he had never met.

December 04, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Library program gets kids’ cards in troops’ hands

Last year, one Gainesville family had a simple gift for an American soldier. On a piece of construction paper, they traced their newborn's tiny palms and wrote below them, "Hands reaching out to you and wishing you peace."

December 04, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Teens sleep outside to see homelessness firsthand

More than 40 young people abandoned the comfort of their beds Friday night to sleep outside St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville.

December 04, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Grant could help Gainesville complete greenway

Gainesville officials are "moving full steam ahead" on the midtown greenway project as they apply for grants to finish up construction of the multi-use trail.

December 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood residents drink in Christmas festivities

Oakwood's Community Christmas Celebration put a lot of holiday spirit into one event - music, lights, Santa on a firetruck, tables of crafts, plus marshmallows and hot chocolate.

December 04, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Lula sewer plant almost finished

Lula is wrapping up construction on its new wastewater treatment plant, which likely will be up and running by January.

December 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch police search yields quart jars of marijuana

A search Thursday by Flowery Branch police turned up 71 quart jars of marijuana and a 5-gallon plastic container of marijuana at a residence in the 1500 block of Treepark Circle, according to Gerald Lanich, chief of the Flowery Branch Police Department.

December 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Monday’s South Hall shooting ruled accidental

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has determined Monday's South Hall shooting that resulted in a man's abdomen injuries was accidental.

December 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Traffic roundabouts are all the rage for Hall roads

Several roundabouts are emerging throughout Hall County, including this one on Lights Ferry Road at Mitchell Street in Flowery Branch.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County bears higher cost for children's defenders

Hall County will add $200,000 to the fiscal year 2018 budget for indigent defense to help cover the growing costs of children's attorneys ...

June 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


J.W. Truck Sales fills huge Oakwood lot you can see 'from outer space'

A longtime empty lot overlooking Interstate 985 in Oakwood is far from that now.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low Lanier water levels are sidelining home sellers

The Spiron family bought their home on Lake Lanier to do some fishing - and the house is their bait.

June 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Middle offers a different kind of summer school

In one classroom at Gainesville Middle School last week, eighth-graders were working with a choreographer from the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, perfecting dance moves ...

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Road Atlanta remembers beloved ‘Turn 7 Girl’

BRASELTON - With a mixture of tears and laughter, the Road Atlanta racing family remembered their "Turn 7 Girl," Hazel Harrell, in a memorial service Saturday ...

June 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


The Times' Rogers earns 6 photo awards in AP contest

The Times earned two first-place awards and 11 overall in the annual Associated Press Media Editors contest for newspapers in Georgia.

June 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


South Hall school redistricting opponents might not attend board vote

Residents of South Hall who opposed a Hall County school redistricting plan during public hearings last month might not be on hand for a final ...

June 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Greek restaurant coming to Gainesville

With their lives in Greece behind them, Christos Nicolaou and Sarah Griffin are bringing their culture to Gainesville through a little restaurant at the corner ...

June 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall man appeals murder conviction to Ga. Supreme Court

A Hall County man is appealing his life prison sentence and murder conviction to the Georgia Supreme Court, where his attorney will argue the victim ...

June 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire department recruits show off skills to families

Amid the smoke and smells of burning debris, Luanne Cape and family watch her son go to work.

June 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


GBI seeks help identifying body found in Commerce

Law enforcement needs help from the public to identify a body found in February near Interstate 85 in Banks County.

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to host classic car show Saturday

Dozens of classic cars will be on display in Lula today during the annual Classic Car Show organized by the Downtown Development Authority.

June 23, 2017 | | Local


Slide show: Sometimes team-building calls for a 'redneck regatta'

Employees at internet marketing company GetUWired spent some of their Friday in a "redneck regatta" on Lake Lanier.

June 23, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Jim Grier announces run for Lula mayor

A Lula-based businessman and civic leader will attempt what others have tried and failed to do - oust the city's four-term mayor from office.

June 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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