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Law agencies ramping up holiday patrols

Law enforcement plans increased road patrols during the final weekends of the year, with the goal of continuing a declining trend of highway deaths over the past five years.

December 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Someone could win millions for Christmas

Customers trickled into the Chevron on E.E. Butler Parkway on Thursday afternoon, many of them stopping to pick up a stocking stuffer that could make the holidays very, very merry.

December 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Explosive found in car at Dawsonville gas station

Several blocks in downtown Dawsonville were shut down Wednesday night while authorities investigated an explosive device found in a car parked at a gas station on Ga. 9 North.

December 22, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Army veteran volunteers to help others in Gainesville

What keeps community activist Johnny Varner awake some nights is his habit of brainstorming pet projects.

December 22, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gainesville, Hall still at odds over Cedar Creek Reservoir

Gainesville and Hall County haven't made much progress on their efforts to resolve a tiff over the future of an East Hall reservoir.

December 22, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Family wants memorial at site of old Flowery Branch plant

Patti Mooney Spencer recalls as a child getting a quarter for an evening's work at her father's furniture factory in downtown Flowery Branch.

December 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview pushes final exams to January

Lakeview Academy students start their winter break today, three days after their Hall County and Gainesville counterparts.

December 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Fire destroys large shed at residence in northwest Hall

Hall County Fire Services responded to a fire Wednesday morning involving a shed at a residence on Carl Drive off Dawsonville Highway.

December 21, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville students honor classmate killed in wreck

Bright red poinsettias slowly gathered Wednesday at the base of The Rock.

December 21, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Teen injured in grenade explosion, another arrested

A Murrayville teen was arrested by Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies in connection with the explosion of a homemade device on Tuesday night that injured a 16-year-old.

December 21, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Case resolved of teen accused of shooting mom

Juvenile court proceedings against a 15-year-old girl who is accused of shooting and killing her mother in their Braselton home last April are resolved.

December 21, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville student remembered as musician, scholar

Patrick Kelley was described Tuesday as a "shining light," "a beautiful person" and an "extraordinary human being."

December 21, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Woman charged with shoplifting after facing charge in burglary of Christmas presents

After being charged with stealing Christmas presents from a home two weeks ago, along with three other people, Amy Rider was released on bond. She found herself back in jail Friday.

December 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police arrest motorcyclist after short chase

Officers from the Gainesville Police Department arrested a motorcyclist Friday after he led police on a short chase.

December 21, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville volunteer combats health care fraud

John Morris has 30 years of fighting health care fraud, expertise he has brought to Gainesville over the past year.

December 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Slideshow: West Hall High conducts commencement ceremony

West Hall High School conducted its 2017 commencement ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | | Local


Slideshow: 214 graduate from East Hall

East Hall High had 214 seniors graduate in its commencement Thursday at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Low gas prices help drive Memorial Day weekend travel

Memorial Day weekend travelers will take to the road in large numbers enticed in part by gasoline prices that have steadily remained in the low ...

May 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Johnson senior pushes himself on football field, in class

Not even a fractured vertebra in Johnson High senior Cameron McCarthy's neck could keep him from reaching his goals.

May 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Dual enrollment programs growing at UNG, Lanier Tech

More Georgia high school students are going to college, taking advantage of a new program that lets them enroll in tuition-free college courses earning high ...

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2007

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in April fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest it's been since November 2007 for Hall County, when the ...

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


15-year-old earns high school diploma, 2 associate degrees from UNG

To say Christie Taylor has excelled as a student would be an understatement.

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lane closure set for Thursday night for Boling Bridge work

Boling Bridge will close to a single lane of traffic beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday while crews pour concrete for the new bridge structure.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime cigar shop owner passes torch to Cuban couple

When Clark "Smitty" Smith opened his shop 20 years ago, he envisioned creating "the old-school tobacco store."

May 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slide show: Lanier Charter Career Academy seniors celebrate next step

Fitfy-nine seniors recevied their high school diploma during Lanier Chater Career Academy's graduation ceremony.

May 24, 2017 | | Local


School taxes could go up for some in Hall

While Hall County Schools officials have approved a tentative budget that reduces the school tax rate, that does not necessarily mean property taxes will also ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


1924 tax keeps funding Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Gainesville residents who today enjoy access to 22 parks, the civic center and a number of recreational facilities can thank voters who made it all ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5 things to remember if you're jumping in Lanier this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend on the shores of Lake Lanier means boating, swimming, tubing, water skiing, splashing - basically anything that involves a dip in the cool ...

May 24, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Vehicle tag renewal kiosk moved to Kroger

A kiosk allowing vehicle owners to skip the trip to the county office to renew their vehicle tags has been relocated to the Kroger at ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Houseboat destroyed in fire at Holiday Marina

A 60-foot houseboat was destroyed Tuesday night in a fire at Holiday Marina.

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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