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Haiti quake shocks area church members

Carlton Hicks was shocked by what he saw during a church mission trip in June. Haiti's poverty was absolute and widespread.

January 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


County and Gainesville offices will be closed on Monday

Hall County government offices will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, and again on Tuesday for a mandatory employee furlough day.

January 13, 2010 | | Local


Man arrested in Braselton shooting incident

A Braselton man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of another man Tuesday night. Kreg Rayburn, 24, was wounded in the leg and foot in the incident. He was listed in stable condition Wednesday morning at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

January 13, 2010 | | Local


DFCS says that staffing is not an issue

The state agency that oversees the Hall County office of the Division of Family and Children Services strongly disputes a judge's contention that the office has reached near-crisis levels in staffing.

January 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The IRS is cracking down on tax preparers

Not all tax preparers are created equal, at least according to the IRS.

January 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Residents are not taking the bait at tax sales

Hall County is holding on to a number of properties that just won't sell.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cause of liquor store fire unknown

A commercial building on Athens Highway burned Wednesday morning in the latest in a spate of cold-weather fires.

January 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local




Braselton man arrested after Tuesday night shooting

A Braselton man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of another man Tuesday night.

January 13, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Labor Department hosting jobs summit

One of 10 American adults is looking for work. But if you are among the unemployed, it's easy to feel like you are all alone.

January 13, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Busted pipes plague thawing region

The frigid temperatures may be behind us this week, but many are now dealing with the damage ice has left behind.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabies and microchip clinic coming in February

The Hall County Animal Shelter will offer a rabies and microchip clinic from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center's activity hall.

January 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Planning meeting changed for holiday

The Oakwood Planning Commission has rescheduled its January meeting in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The meeting has been moved to 7 p.m. Tuesday from 7 p.m. Monday. It will take place at Oakwood City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle.

January 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Norton hopes initiative sprouts new trees

The Norton Agency planted three trees on its property Tuesday as part of an initiative to replenish the stately trees that line the city's signature thoroughfare.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Program to boost credit score education

Unless they are trying to get a loan to buy a new car or home, credit scores aren't something that most people think about regularly.

January 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Banks County deputy injured in hit-and-run

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bird researcher alarms UNG campus with unusual attire

To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: Someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Severe storms bring possibility of tornadoes

Hall County and much of Northeast Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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