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Caring Hands Ministries offers free clothes for kids Friday

As the beginning of the school year approaches, Caring Hands Ministries is offering children's clothing free to those in financial need.

July 29, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Family will erect monument for camp meeting co-founder

It all started with Ezekiel Lafayette Buffington.

July 29, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Helen police can add to force

Police officers in the Alpine Village are finally getting some backup.

July 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Accident knocks out power to 500 in downtown Gainesville

An accident caused by a private tree service on Brenau Avenue has knocked out power for about 500 customers in the Green Street corridor and central downtown area of Gainesville, officials said.

Gainesville fire department firefighters responded to the call of a tree on a power line shortly after 10 a.m, Chief Jon Canada said.

July 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Prison ‘lifer’ population growing

The number of people serving sentences of life in prison has grown dramatically in Georgia and across the nation in recent years, creating a huge fiscal impact on states, according to a new report from a prisoner advocacy group.

July 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group does more than just write grants

Home Development Resources Inc., may be one of Hall County's best kept secrets.

July 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stores expect influx of shoppers for sales-tax holiday

As stores prepare for the sales-tax holiday this weekend, many retail shops hope it will bring them out of a slump.

July 28, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall’s home prices stabilizing

While a national report shows that home prices across the country rose in May, Hall County may be lagging behind, according to Frank Norton Jr., president of The Norton Agency.

July 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Minimum wage hike, tax revenue decline put a strain on Jefferson's budget

JEFFERSON - When his pay rate increased by nearly a dollar per hour, Phil Mitchell noticed. But he wasn't the only one - so did his supervisors at the Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department.

July 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gwinnett Braves fish with the kids at Eagle Ranch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Joseph had his grip on a pole, but he also had a glove and baseball ready in case he could catch more than fish.

July 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985's new lanes over Ga. 53, exit ramp to Atlanta Highway open Aug. 4

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to open Interstate 985 northbound lanes over Ga. 53/Mundy Mill Road and the new northbound exit ramp to Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway on Tuesday.

July 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former soccer player found dead; wreck could have happened days ago

A former North Georgia College & State University soccer player may have been dead for as long as two days before his wrecked car was discovered Monday afternoon in a wooded area of Habersham County, officials said.

July 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County public libraries will close Friday for furloughs

The monthly worker furloughs mandated by Hall County government will lead to all of the county's library branches closing Friday.

July 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Officer, wounded in standoff, named Deputy Sheriff of the Year

A deputy who was shot and seriously wounded in a standoff last year has been honored as the Georgia Sheriffs' Association's Deputy Sheriff of the Year.

July 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Retired clerk named interim White County manager

White County commissioners have appointed retired clerk of commissioners Jean Welborn as interim county manager as they search for a successor to Alton Brown, who was fired last week for a DUI arrest.

July 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Buford man seeks immunity from charges in South Hall shooting

A Buford man charged with shooting another man in his leg and jaw last year is seeking immunity, claiming he was justified to do so.

April 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


UGA students seek solace, mourn 4 lost in crash

One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital ...

April 29, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


No obvious signs of trauma on body recovered from Lake Lanier

A man whose body was pulled from Lake Lanier on Thursday afternoon had no obvious signs of trauma, authorities said.

April 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brainstorming sessions on Enota elementary move set for Saturday

Gainesville City Schools will host two community "brainstorming" meetings at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy on Saturday morning to hear comments about the elementary school's ...

April 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park drawing major national, international events

The nation's greatest canoe and kayak athletes will flock to Gainesville this weekend to compete in one of the biggest challenges they may face.

April 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Hall High hosts open house in new performing arts center

The newest halls at North Hall High School buzzed with excitement Thursday evening, as the school held an open house in its new performing arts ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville schools budget proposal includes pay increase for all employees

Gainesville City Schools' proposed budget includes a 3 percent pay increase for all employees.

April 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Possible retaining wall, its cost outlined for Enota garden

Maintaining most of the garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy could require a retaining wall to shield it from construction of a new school, and ...

April 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Body of missing DeKalb County firefighter found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities discovered the body of a missing DeKalb County firefighter in Lake Lanier on Thursday, authorities said.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Riverside Military Academy selects William J. Gallagher as president

Riverside Military Academy's Board of Trustees has selected retired U.S. Army Col. William J. Gallagher as its ninth president.

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Fire Services lieutenant terminated following arrest

A Hall County Fire Services lieutenant was terminated following an arrest Wednesday, according to county officials.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT planning to make Union Church Road straighter, flatter, safer

Scenic but twisty, Union Church Road in South Hall is poised to get some safety improvements.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demorest woman injured in crash that killed 4 UGA students

A Demorest woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash that killed four University of Georgia students, according to Georgia State Patrol.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Katt Williams arrested in Atlanta over thrown salt shaker

Police say they arrested comedian and actor Katt Williams just outside Atlanta after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager.

April 28, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Hall population forecast to grow 64 percent overall, become 42 percent Hispanic by 2040

Hall County's population will grow by 64 percent to a little more than 328,000 by 2040, according to a forecast by the Atlanta ...

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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