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Failed bank accused of fraud

Habersham County's largest and oldest bank made risky and questionable business decisions that crossed the line into fraud and conspiracy before it failed in late January, a lawsuit alleges.

March 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Postal Service considers dropping Saturday service to save money

Whether it's a birthday card, bills or junk mail, soon, you may have to wait until Monday to get it.

March 06, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Scouts plan to restore national forest trails

More than 675 people, mostly Boy Scouts ages 11-17, plan to help repair and refurbish more than 13 miles of trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Dahlonega.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man arrested for burglary

Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested Travis Charles Bales, 37, of Gainesville in connection with a burglary earlier this week at a residence on Athens Highway in Gainesville. Someone entered the home and stole electronics, which were then pawned at local pawn shops, authorities said. Investigators were able to recover most of the property.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


WomenSource puts focus on right to vote

WomenSource, a nonprofit organization created to support women's programs in the community, is celebrating women's history month with a screening of the film "Iron Jawed Angels" Monday at Brenau University.

March 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commission holds hearing on Atmos rate increase

The Public Service Commission will seek input from customers of Atmos Energy on a proposed rate hike that could increase bills by as much as $4 a month.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson moves quickly on massage parlor ordinance

The Jefferson City Council has called for a special meeting on Monday to discuss establishing an ordinance related to massage parlors and spas.

March 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City, county law officials join forces to find burglars who pawn stolen items

When Travis Charles Bales was looking to unload a PlayStation video game system stolen in a burglary, he went to a pawn shop, authorities said.

March 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 Gainesville men indicted in gang activity

Two Gainesville men were among 26 people whose indictments were announced Thursday in the federal prosecution of a street gang authorities say is responsible for seven murders in the metro Atlanta area.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Superintendents: Parents need to be child’s primary teachers

Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield was the lone lion in a den filled with lionesses at Thursday's WomenSource luncheon.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Georgia aiming for an education payout

Georgia came one step closer on Thursday to getting a slice of the $4.35 billion pie the federal government is offering to states that prove they are committed to education reform and student achievement.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville man found slain in his car

A murder victim found dead in a wrecked car in Pendergrass was identified Thursday as a 24-year-old Gainesville man.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood fire damages home; one man treated for burns

One man was slightly injured Wednesday night in a fire that burned a home in the 400 block of McClure Drive in Oakwood, fire officials said.

March 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman recovering after rescue from crash into creek

Mark Seabolt didn't hesitate.

March 04, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch City Council considers offering trash service

The Flowery Branch City Council mulled possible changes to the city's garbage collection service at its Thursday night meeting.

March 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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


Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Last of state’s witnesses to testify Thursday in case of alleged threats made to imam

The last three witnesses for the state are expected to testify Thursday in the trial of Marquis Bonds, a Gainesville man facing charges of aggravated ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce job fair features 67 employers

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tried to make job hunting less daunting by putting 67 local employers in one place at its annual job ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall man rescued after tree falls into bedroom

Emergency crews rescued a man who was trapped Tuesday night when a tree fell into the bedroom of his mobile home near Gainesville as strong ...

March 22, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power customers in Hall back online after storm outages

More than 15,000 Jackson EMC customers have had power restored from Tuesday night's storms, company officials said Wednesday, with only a few dozen ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local


Attorney files reconsideration motion in feuding neighbor case

The attorney for one Gainesville couple in an ongoing neighbor feud has filed a motion for reconsideration after a split Supreme Court of Georgia decision.

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia joins health initiative to get students moving

Around 10 yellow and blue signs have been placed around the University of North Georgia campus with the intention of getting students and employees moving ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Alleged threats against local imam may trace back to earlier homicides

Defense attorney Blake Poole told the jury on Tuesday of the history between his client Marquis Bonds and alleged victim Imam Bilal Ali prior to ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Featherbone event honors nine top Masters in Teaching

Bridget Rigby's teaching saved and changed a life.

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville Police investigating potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle

Police are investigating two deaths Tuesday as a potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle in Gainesville.

March 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville ‘Ask a Plumber’ workshop to offer water conservation tips

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is looking for ways to help customers conserve water during the current Level 2 drought. The department will host ...

March 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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