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Communities seek to help those fighting wildfires

Communities across the Southeast are rallying together to do anything they can to help firefighters extinguish 33 wildfires that have taken over huge areas of land.

November 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


State: Death row inmate should be asked if he wants appeal

ATLANTA - A Georgia death row inmate scheduled for execution this week should be asked whether he wants an appeal filed on his behalf, lawyers for the state argued in a court filing Tuesday.

November 15, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville signs off on funding construction costs for office, warehouse facility

Gainesville City Council signed off Tuesday on $42,000 in tax allocation district funding to cover some construction costs for a 5,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility on Maple Street.

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Council approves funding for youth sports complex

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved funding for the design of a youth sports complex, tapping about $450,000 in impact fee revenue (which comes from new construction fees).

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville OKs insurance building purchase

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the $1.63 million bond terms for the city's purchase of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for a possible new parking deck downtown.

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ministries providing Thanksgiving meals

Giving back on Thanksgiving is a tradition for some families.

November 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Logan named District 2 health director

Dr. Pamela Logan is the new District 2 health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health. She starts today.

November 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Poultry industry tackles challenges in seeking growth

Eradication of disease, increased exports and improved breeds are challenges that have determined the growth of the poultry industry.

November 15, 2016 | By Barbara Olejnik bolejnik@poultrytimes.com | Local


New Lula alcohol ordinance could be firmed up by early 2017

Fresh off voters giving their OK to liquor sales by the drink, Lula officials are now poised to craft a new alcoholic beverages law, which could be in place in Lula by early 2017.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


911 call details man’s shooting of wife’s alleged stalker

A 911 call describing a fight in a Hall County cul-de-sac kicked off the trial for Geoffrey Mack on Monday.

November 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood approves $5.3 million 2017 budget

Oakwood City Council approved its 2017 budget Monday night.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Astronomy professor weighs in as supermoon makes rare appearance

The brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe on Sunday and Monday nights, including at the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus.

November 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pinnacle acquires Independence Bank of Georgia

After announcing plans to merge this past summer, Pinnacle Financial Corp., parent holding company of Pinnacle Bank, has formally acquired Independence Bank of Georgia, which has offices in Gainesville and Braselton.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


WWII veterans share stories, observations at Rotary meeting

Rewinding history, World War II veteran Hal Smallwood had a somber plea for those attending the Gainesville Rotary Club's meeting: Don't criticize President Harry Truman for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia father guilty of murder in hot car death

November 14, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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Attorney tells state Supreme Court school threat was about 'overcrowding'

ATLANTA - Attorneys from Hall County argued Monday before the Supreme Court of Georgia regarding an alleged terroristic threat referencing Columbine posted in 2014 on Facebook ...

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigator: Drug deal cost a man his eye in shooting

A bullet entering the victim's eye during an alleged drug deal exploded and was lodged in his head, according to a Gainesville Police investigator.

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Browns Bridge Road discussed as line determining Mundy Mill Academy district

Browns Bridge Road could be the geographic line determining whether students go to the new Mundy Mill Academy, which will open in August. A 15-member ...

December 05, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man indicted on murder charges in sister’s death

A Gainesville man was indicted Friday on multiple murder charges stemming from his sister's death last month in Chicopee Village of Gainesville.

December 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Ministry seeks to delay vote on home for women seeking to leave sex trafficking

A proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking may not be decided until early next year.

December 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man accused of stealing car at church

A Woodstock man has been charged with stealing a car from the premises of Oakwood Baptist Church on Saturday

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau students publish book on homelessness in Gainesville, Hall County

Editorial and feature writing students at Brenau University will release a special publication, "The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County," at 6 ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of stabbing another man, biting his shoulder

Authorities say a Snellville man bit a man on the shoulder and stabbed him in the neck after forcing his way into a home on ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Murrayville man shot, killed woman

A Murrayville man shot a woman to death on Nov. 29, according to warrants in the case.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of intentionally starting house fire, hindering firefighters’ efforts

A Hall County man is accused of intentionally starting a house fire last month and preventing a firefighter from putting it out.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

Surely Santa Claus won't be stopped by rain, sleet or snow. But every so often he needs a little help getting toys from point ...

December 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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