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Jury gets ‘Red Hat Club’ case today

When Vicki Stewart read a best-selling book written by her longtime friend Haywood Smith, she was fuming.

November 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local couple honored for philanthropy

Anne and George Thomas were honored at the North Georgia Community Foundation's "Philanthropist of the Year" luncheon for their generous contribution of time and resources to a multitude of health care and educational agencies.

November 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville council raises water, sewer rates

The Gainesville City Council voted to increase 2010 water and sewer rates by about 6 percent at its meeting Tuesday morning.

November 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Army Reserve unit gets rousing send-off

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company's journey to Riverside Military Academy on Tuesday began eight months ago with an e-mail.

November 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Burglary suspect eludes police

A man wanted on burglary charges eluded arrest this morning, prompting police to notify Enota Elementary School officials that a foot chase was under way.

November 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County confirms 18th rabies case of 2009

Hall County has confirmed its 18th confirmed rabies case of the year in an incident involving a skunk and a dog Thursday on Farmer Road in North Hall.

November 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Board seeks community input on Fair Street school

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy and the old middle school will get new roofs this spring, but the Gainesville school board is asking the community for input on how to proceed with Fair Street IB World School, which continues to deteriorate under heavy rains and electrical problems.

November 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Family left searching for help after company files bankruptcy

What started out as a normal work day for truck driver Kenny Whitey quickly turned into one that would alter the course of his family's history.

November 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Law enforcement cracking down on seat belt usage

Across the state, law enforcement agencies are cracking down on seat belt use this holiday season.

November 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tornado siren test in Hall County set for Wednesday

At approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hall County Central Communications/E911 will conduct an audible test of the severe weather warning system. This will only be a test. The sirens will sound for about three minutes.

November 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Need help with heat bill? Apply for aid

Households may apply for assistance with their home heating bills beginning on Dec. 1. One-time payments will be made with checks issued to the home energy suppliers on behalf of all eligible households.

November 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch mulls Buford firm’s TAD request

Flowery Branch City Council is set to vote Wednesday on whether to approve a tax allocation district reimbursement request for the developer of a planned $15 million downtown project.

November 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church aims to spread Christmas cheer around the world

It's not even Thanksgiving, but Lakewood Baptist Church is hoping people will do a little Christmas shopping this week for a child across the world.

November 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Plaintiff: Novelist destroyed evidence

Questions of whether Haywood Smith defamed her childhood acquaintance in her 2003 novel took a backseat Monday to discussions about whether the author of "The Red Hat Club" intentionally destroyed evidence pertinent to the lawsuit against her.

November 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County, Oakwood at odds over proposed annexation

Hall County and the city of Oakwood will take their dispute over annexation into arbitration next month.

November 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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YMCA’s indoor triathlon draws big crowd of athletes who defy age

Angie Beccue, Health and Wellness Director at the J.A. Walters Family YMCA, is always seeking to keep people motivated to state active.

February 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Freezing rain possible overnight in area

Saturday's welcome day of sunshine and milder temperatures will give way to a chance of freezing rain overnight as March comes in more like a lion than a lamb.

February 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer job-seekers flock to Lanier Islands

Seasonal job seekers gathered Saturday at Lake Lanier Islands, where more than 400 positions need to be filled.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands looks to fill 100 summer jobs at Saturday event

If you're wondering about how to make an extra buck this summer, Lanier Islands Resort may have your answer.

February 28, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jayla Williams chosen for top honor at Hall Boys & Girls Clubs

When Jayla Williams walks into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, she knows she's following in her father's footsteps.

February 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Duplex fire temporarily displaces 8 residents

A small kitchen fire Friday forced eight people out of their home to stay with relatives until repairs are made.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire officials warn of donation scam

Hall County Fire Services have received reports of impostors attempting to take donations.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Man charged with stealing cash from sub shop, ID for shopping spree

An Ellijay man faces charges of robbery by intimidation, theft, fraud and forgery following multiple incidents in Gainesville, Oakwood and Gwinnett County.

February 26, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Georgia House passes $44.6B budget for Senate review

A $44.6 billion 2016 fiscal year state budget approved Thursday by the Georgia House would close previous cuts to public education spending, slash funding for low-interest student loans and ask local school districts to make $103 million more in employer contributions to keep state insurance coverage for some part-time school employees.

February 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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