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Local officials have solid record of meeting attendance

Hall County's city, county and state elected officials have a good record of attending their monthly meetings.

March 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wreck with mobile home injures 1 person

One person was injured Saturday after a driver drove off the road and overturned their vehicle into a mobile home, a Georgia State Patrol communications officer said.

March 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Athens suspect has anger issue, ex-coach says

When John Osborne heard Jamie Hood was accused of shooting to death an Athens-Clarke County police officer and wounding another, the news struck a nerve.

March 26, 2011 | Adam Krohn | Local


Athens suspect surrenders

March 26, 2011 | | Local


Gainesville could increase water rates

Gainesville's water customers could see their rates increase in January 2012 by a few dollars each month.

March 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Mr. B’ plans return to Good News at Noon

They cleared out his desk, moved in a lounging chair with an ottoman and plugged in a table-top fountain so the water cascaded near a stationary cross.

March 26, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Cool Springs Park still on the table

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will continue to talk about plans for baseball fields at Cool Springs Park in northwest Hall.

March 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Joy The Clown remembered for jokes

Joy The Clown, a lifelong entertainer, died Tuesday of natural causes.

March 26, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Rabid fox confirmed in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Belton Bridge Road area of North Hall after a rabid fox was confirmed in the area.

March 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Trees planted along path in midtown Gainesville

Gainesville's midtown greenway received much-needed shade Friday.

March 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Brenau University names new provost

Brenau University named and welcomed its new provost to the Gainesville campus on Friday.

March 26, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Pill Drop a safe way to dispose of old prescriptions

As the number of grandparents taking care of their grandchildren increases, some safety advocates worry it also raises the risk of kids coming in contact with dangerous medications.

March 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall tax offices to move to Liberty Mutual

Hall County tax offices are headed to the county-owned Liberty Mutual Building on Browns Bridge Road, after all.

March 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters take on search and rescue training

Gainesville's firefighters can dig trenches, tie knots and climb through debris.

March 25, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth County supports higher level for Lanier

Forsyth County has joined the effort for a higher Lake Lanier.

March 25, 2011 | Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


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Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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