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Gainesville hospital's first baby of 2012 born to Winder couple

Elisha Jacob Tamas greeted the world with his first breath early Sunday morning, just 25 minutes after his parents shared a kiss at midnight to bring in the new year.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Businessman remembered as ‘unsung’ hero who brought growth to Hall

Miller Watkins, former district manager for Georgia Power and a prominent Gainesville businessman, died on Friday.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall remembers those lost in 2011

Hall County said goodbye to several business leaders, educators and other notable local figures in 2011. The following is a list of some of those the community lost in the past year.

January 01, 2012 | From staff and wire reports | Local


More budget challenges expected in local governments

For good reason, 2011 will be a year that many involved in Hall County government will want to forget.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Fire agencies seek to recover training costs for lost workers

Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians must undergo extensive training, leaving a significant bill for fire services to pay.

January 01, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Did we leave Iraq too soon?

Master Sgt. Dean Smith gave three years of his life to Army service in Iraq - three years he could have spent at home, helping his wife raise two young children.

January 01, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville news veteran signs off

Ken Stanford never intended to get into the news business.

January 01, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


'Polar bears' take the plunge into 2012

It's a year-end tradition that sets teeth to chattering.

December 31, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Capital punishment cases on the decline

In 2011, 78 people convicted of murder were sentenced to die.

December 31, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville woman's time given freely to 2 causes

Gail Schneider has a magnet on her refrigerator that says, "Stop me before I volunteer again."

December 31, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


1 person hurt in 4-vehicle wreck

One person was injured in a four-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon on Green Street in Gainesville.

December 31, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


It’s not too late to donate to charity for 2011

Making donations to charities is always a good thing. Not only does it provide resources for a worthy cause but it can also give you a tax break.

December 30, 2011 | Savannah King | Local




Drivers, beware: Police will be out in force tonight

2012 is less than 24 hours away.

December 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Greeting 2012 with a blast? Do it safely

Many people are looking to begin the new year with a bang.

December 30, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Every night since last week's shooting, Jennifer Harris said she has nightmares of bullets coming at her "for no reason."

June 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

A father and his 6-year-old son drowned Tuesday afternoon while sliding off a rock at Dicks Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

June 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

More than $45,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by Hall County and Gainesville's anti-drug task force in a Tuesday bust.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Major music licensing company flags Lula

Lula, with a population of less than 3,000 residents, can no longer fly under the radar.

June 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What we know and don't know about last week’s shooting

A child and deputy were injured in an exchange of gunfire last week in East Hall.

June 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Live in a city? You could get a county tax break

If you live in a city in Hall County, your property tax bill could drop next year depending on what happens in in the next ...

June 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New Habitat ReStore location features price cuts

As the Habitat For Humanity of Hall County ReStore settles back into its former Murphy Boulevard location after a year at 975 Chestnut St., officials ...

June 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Tri-county self-taxing district paying for multi-use paths

As area governments are raising or proposing to raise taxes, a small cluster of Braselton businesses is chipping in a little extra to improve connectivity ...

June 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula leaders OK new budget with no new taxes

When Mayor Milton Turner opened the floor to public comments, no one from among the handful of residents who attended Monday night's meeting had ...

June 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Daytime Boling Bridge lane closure set for Tuesday

Boling Bridge on Ga. 53 will close to a single lane of traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

June 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


4 new expenses in Gainesville school system budget

Pay raises and insurance and retirement benefit increases for employees, along with an increase in money for textbooks and other instructional needs, are the biggest ...

June 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


County nixes retail hopes for Sardis-Ledan intersection

Hall County isn't counting on commercial development at the Sardis and Ledan roads intersection for the next five years.

June 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Mother, Oakwood officer help save wheelchair-bound man from fire

An early-morning fire Monday in Oakwood left an elderly woman and her adult son, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, without their home of eight ...

June 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Oakwood eyeing downtown ‘town center’

Oakwood is hoping to develop city-owned property near downtown as a "town center."

June 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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