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Hall County fire personnel, man with garden hose extinguish structural fire at home

Hall County Fire Services responded Friday morning to reported structure fire at a Heritage Crossing home.

November 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Roll up your sleeve and keep the flu bug at bay

A co-worker calls in sick Monday. Another calls Tuesday. By the end of the week, it feels like sickness has wiped out your whole office.

November 08, 2014 | Shannon Casas | Local


Report: Motorcyclist was thrown 16 feet in fatal crash

A motorcyclist in an Oct. 8 crash was thrown 16 feet from his motorcycle after veering off a Lula road, according to a Georgia State Patrol report.

November 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall sheriff to appeal deputies’ reinstatement

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch will appeal the reinstatement of two deputies involved in an inmate's escape, County Attorney Bill Blalock said Friday.

November 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Mother, daughter charged in Flowery Branch prostitution sting

A Flowery Branch mother and daughter were arrested Friday and charged with prostitution following an investigation into Internet ads.

November 07, 2014 | | Local


Car knocks out power at Gainesville apartment complex

A car hit an apartment building Friday afternoon causing minor damage and knocking out power to most of the complex.

November 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


First Friday concert to start early

The First Friday concert with the Fly Betty Band on the downtown square in Gainesville will start at 7:30 p.m. instead of 8.

November 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Parks and Recreation again wins Agency of Year award

Gainesville Parks and Recreation has won the Georgia Recreation and Park Association Agency of the Year award for the 11th time in the last 15 years.

November 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


23rd annual Marketplace lets patrons shop for Safe Kids

The 23rd annual Marketplace, sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Auxilary, will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Goods from more than 80 merchants from six states will pack the Gainesville Civic Center. Items ranging from women's, men's and children's clothing to vintage furniture and housewares as well as gourmet food will be available for purchase. In addition, a live and silent auction will allow patrons to compete for their favorite goodies. Proceeds from Marketplace will benefit Safe Kids Gainesville ...

November 07, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


Forsyth voters approve transportation referendum

Forsyth County residents may see construction begin to thin traffic congestion along Ga. 400 and other sore spots by next year after a $200 million bond referendum to fund road projects passed in Tuesday's election.

November 06, 2014 | Kayla Robins Times regional Staff | Local


Gas prices expected to stay low through Thanksgiving, analysts say

Prices at the pump have been falling consistently for the past several weeks nationwide, and Gainesville has been no exception.

November 06, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Roads not only concern in transportation planning

The talk was mostly about roads, but concerns also were raised in a transportation public meeting Thursday night about bicycle paths, airport improvements and even the long-range possibility of commuter rail.

November 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG public safety chief, faculty discuss emergency preparations

Every college or university is vulnerable to a natural or manmade disaster. University of North Georgia Public Safety Chief Justin Gaines wants to do something about that.

November 06, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Audit reveals systemic problems at ethics commission

An audit of the state ethics commission has revealed systemic problems, including inequitable handling of complaints, fines and investigations, within the agency.

November 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County officials plan new SPLOST VII meetings

Hall County officials have announced they will host two additional public input meetings in an effort to generate interest and support for a new round of special purpose local option sales tax.

November 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

High school students don't usually wear dresses and heels or shirts and ties to school.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

One of the men charged in a Gainesville shooting June 5 pleaded not guilty in a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

A Gainesville homeless man accused of killing another homeless man and assaulting others pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas prices drop and family travel rises during holidays

Georgia residents are in luck this holiday season, as gas prices hang well below $3 just in time for family travels.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


House Study Committee voices support of Common Core

Parents, teachers, superintendents and state legislators are warily supportive of Common Core standards.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Jingle Mingle brings chicken lighting, celebration to downtown Gainesville

A family-filled event included kiddie train rides and free horse-drawn carriage rides with the evening culminating in the lighting of the Main Street Market's Holiday Chicken, which sits atop the building. This year's lighting was accompanied by a sound and light show by Deb and Don Harkrider. Adults could also marvel at the beautifully lit trees adorning the square. Stores on the square decorated for the season and extended their hours, allowing shoppers extra time to find and purchase Christmas gifts.

November 21, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


Hall County man reported missing

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man reported missing since Tuesday afternoon.

November 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Concerns emerge as Kubota deal moves forward

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has approved a rezoning needed for the estimated $100 million expansion of Kubota Manufacturing of America into the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall.

November 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man killed in West Avenue shooting in Gainesville

Gainesville police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting on West Avenue that led to a 21-year-old's death.

November 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Foundation honors two couples for philanthropy

Two area couples were honored Thursday for their generosity and service to the community at an annual philanthropy luncheon.

November 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man surrenders following standoff at Laurel Park

A man suspected of child enticement surrendered to authorities following an hour-and-a-half standoff Thursday at Laurel Park.

November 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Schools projector installations underway

The traditional classroom setting, with students poring over notes and teachers scribbling on chalkboards, is a thing of the past.

November 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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