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Wednesday robberies could be connected

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating two Wednesday night armed robberies in Gainesville, and investigators say it's possible they are connected.

October 27, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


City spends 1 percent more than planned on operations

Gainesville's number crunchers say the city spent less than 1 percent more than the City Council originally approved for city operations at the beginning of fiscal year 2011.

October 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Car stolen Wednesday in Gainesville armed robbery

Gainesville Police are investigating a Wednesday armed robbery in which two men allegedly stole a car from a woman at Lucky Metro Food Mart on Athens Street.

October 27, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Wreck with tractor-trailer sends 1 to hospital

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a Wednesday morning wreck on Memorial Park Road that injured one.

October 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Law enforcement collects unused prescription drugs

Hall County law enforcement agencies will be participating Saturday in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to collect prescription drugs.

October 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


House District 25 candidates answer questions at forum

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with The Times and Jacobs Media, is hosting a public forum for state House District 25 candidates.

October 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County Animal Control auctions filly

Hall County Animal Control will hold its first livestock auction today in an attempt to find a new home for a runaway paint horse.

October 27, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Backpack Love helps provide food to families in Hall County

Imagine being in third grade. It's Friday morning. You come to school and have a healthy breakfast of milk, fruit and a biscuit. A few hours later, you go with your class to eat a grilled cheese sandwich and green beans for lunch.

October 27, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Haiti orphanage closes for allegedly selling donations

The Haitian government shut down an orphanage last week in light of abuse findings by several U.S. charitable organizations, including Gainesville-based Adventures in Missions.

October 27, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Significant cuts in legal system prompt changes

Hall County has seen its share of budget restraints over the last several months including cuts to courts, public defenders and district attorneys.

October 27, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Ex-deputy in Dawson charged with sexual battery

DAWSONVILLE - A former longtime Dawson County sheriff's deputy has been charged with sexual battery and false statements following a probe by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 27, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Man injured in tractor trailer wreck on Ga. 52 in Dawson County

The driver of a tractor trailer was taken by ambulance to Chestatee Regional Hospital Wednesday afternoon after losing control in a curve and careening down an embankment on Ga. 52, just east of Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawson County.

October 27, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Clermont creates library of its own after spending cuts

Somebody had to do it.

October 26, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials: Carter will be Hall chief deputy

Retired Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Tony Carter is set to take over as chief deputy following Col. Jeff Strickland's retirement Friday, according to two sources.

October 26, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Century-old home in Flowery Branch to be torn down

A turn-of-the-century Flowery Branch home that had fallen into ruins over the years and is now owned by the city will go the way of the bulldozer.

October 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’

Gainesville has come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession when the economy tanked and projects screeched to a halt for lack ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Airport upgrades could start in summer

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Tuesday he hopes improvements can begin at Lee Gilmer Airport this summer.

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Criminal justice council recommends changes to probation

State officials are recommending changes to help reduce what they say is the highest rate of felons on probation in the country.

February 21, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Poverty workshop looks to fill gaps in outreach services

Organizers are expecting a large gathering for a workshop Friday that will look at what services are available and which ones are lacking to address ...

February 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Former Hall firefighter killed off duty in tree-trimming accident

ATHENS - An Athens firefighter who previously worked as a firefighter in Hall County is dead after he was injured in a tree-trimming accident.

February 21, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview, Johnson teens named STAR students

Dhruv Gaur and Jackson Patrick Kelly aren't just great students. They were named STAR student school system winners, as part of the Student Teacher ...

February 21, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville City Council finalizes road being named for Deshaun Watson

It's official - the gateway to Gainesville High School between Pearl Nix Parkway and Century Place has been renamed Deshaun Watson Way in honor of ...

February 21, 2017 | | Local


Georgia DNR encouraging hunters to kill coyotes

Georgia hunters are encouraged to thin the state's population of coyotes.

February 21, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

The head of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education said he's not ready to say yet whether a new superintendent will be hired ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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