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Trapped infant freed from vehicle, unhurt

A 13-month-old infant was freed from a locked vehicle parked at a Flowery Branch department store where his mother was shopping at the time, said Lt. David Spillers of Flowery Branch Police Department.

February 17, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


GOP plan would cap HOPE awards

February 17, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Sheriff wants former county attorney to handle cases

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic has asked county commissioners for permission to continue using former county attorney Bill Blalock in ongoing cases.

February 17, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fair Street group pushes for single-family zoning

Several Gainesville residents are pushing plans to make their neighborhood a better place.

February 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Transportation plan projects $2B in revenue for county

Hall County is developing a transportation plan that projects $2 billion in revenues through 2040, not factoring in a potential transportation sales tax vote next year.

February 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sparks fly at panel discussion of artwork removal

A monthlong controversy came to a boiling point Wednesday at Gainesville State College.

February 17, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


State car plan may save money

Rep. Doug Collins introduced a bill that could help Georgia State Patrol officials regain control of how their vehicles are sold.

February 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials recover more stolen computers

Hall County Sheriff's Office recovered two more computers as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent break-in at Lyman Hall Elementary School.

February 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


School offers only elementary-level archery class in Hall

Students have taken aim at a new sport at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy and recently earned state recognition.

February 16, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville State panel to debate removal of disputed painting

Its removal sparked outrage and intrigue since last month at Gainesville State College. Now, some on campus are hoping a piece of controversial artwork will spur a collegewide dialogue on censorship.

February 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch may limit access on problem dirt road

Bragg Road, once a two-lane country dirt road, is now a busy cut-through and nuisance to its neighbors, the sprawling, suburban-like Sterling on the Lake subdivision.

February 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial Arts Academy officials give pig $50K kiss

How does it feel to kiss a pig in front of an entire school?

February 16, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall woman found innocent in traffic fatality

A Hall County jury found a woman innocent of charges related to a single-car wreck that killed her roommate in 2009.

February 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Homeless woman taking back her life

Denese Humphries is focusing on her future.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gillsville woman missing for 6 months

A Habersham County family is in anguish over a loved one who has not called or visited home in nearly six months.

February 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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