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Flowery Branch gives first OK to public defender appointment

Defendants in Flowery Branch Municipal Court may soon be able to get legal advice on the spot, helping cases get disposed of quicker.

July 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Entertainment venue loses its alcohol license

The Gainesville City Council has upheld a judge's ruling to revoke the alcoholic beverage license for the Armadillo Palace on Cleveland Highway.

July 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Advocates encourage sharing of water

Leaders of Georgia's largest river advocacy groups on Thursday called on the state's gubernatorial candidates to take a new approach to the state's struggle over water supply: Do a little less suing and reservoir planning and seek instead to do a lot more sharing.

July 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Library system director says strict enforcement key

Like most public places, Hall County's libraries attract all types.

July 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Residents voice ideas about 2040 transportation plan for area

The flip chart heading asked for suggestions about existing roadways and new corridors.

July 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Indictment returned in fatal crash

A Hall County grand jury this week indicted a Gainesville woman on vehicular homicide charges in connection with a May 2009 fatal crash on Clarks Bridge Road.

July 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hearings planned on once-weekly trash pickup

Following a test run of once-weekly back-door garbage collection in Gainesville, the city is ready to present its findings to the public and hear the community's thoughts on trash pickup in the area.

July 14, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


YMCA simplifies name nationwide

While it started out in 1844 as a group for Bible study, the YMCA's name has become synonymous over the years with swimming and working out.

July 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Former church van driver on trial

A former church van driver went on trial Wednesday on charges of sexually groping a 16-year-old girl on a desolate dirt road, and prosecutors planned to present evidence alleging he did the same thing to a 14-year-old.

July 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fight in North Hall leads to stabbing, 2 men hurt

Two men suffered injuries in a fight Wednesday afternoon in North Hall County, Sheriff's Office officials said in a news release.

July 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Firespark! at Brenau ignites students’ college interest

With budget cuts threatening arts and enrichment programs across the state, the chance to delve into a favorite subject or go beyond the normal high school curriculum is a real treat for some students.

July 14, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Campaign signs ‘taking over’ Dawsonville

It would be hard not to notice there's an upcoming election for clerk of court in Dawsonville.

July 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch man helps with roadside assistance

He doesn't wear a cape or fly with lightning speed. He doesn't zoom through Gotham City or shoot spider webs from his wrists. But he's Hall County's newest super hero, and he's here to help.

July 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Colleges do many checks to establish residency

The Board of Regents' Residency Verification Committee continued ongoing talks about students' immigration status in Georgia's colleges on Tuesday, but committee members decided not to take any action just yet.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville businesses offer ideas for downtown to thrive

For nearly two hours Tuesday, business owners in Gainesville's downtown district bemoaned street closures for special events, drunk downtown deviants and the perception that there's never enough downtown parking.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Report shows Gainesville police boosting number of Hispanic officers on force

The Gainesville Police Department accreditation report shows the agency with its "highest level of minority employees."

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Details of Gainesville school board’s Enota discussion not yet released

The controversy over a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has extended to minutes of two Gainesville school board meetings.

June 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Suspect shot, killed after confrontation with state troopers in Gainesville

A suspect was shot and killed after a confrontation with Georgia State Patrol troopers Saturday night in Gainesville that resulted in injuries to three officers.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Brexit vote: How will it affect us here?

The shock waves of British voters' decision to leave the European Union began almost immediately after the polling booths closed Thursday night. The British pound ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


South Hall County residents petition to stop plans for exit 14

The Georgia Department of Transportation's plans to build an interchange connecting Martin Road on the east side of Interstate 985 to H.F. Reed ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man dies after motorcycle wreck

A Flowery Branch man died recently after suffering serious injuries when his motorcycle struck a retaining wall in Flowery Branch, according to Georgia State Patrol.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police officer’s broken nose leads to new charges for Buford murder suspect

A Buford man charged with beating his father to death with a crowbar picked up new charges for allegedly punching an officer in the face ...

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Law enforcement operation cracks down on distracted driving

About 90 citations were issued by Gainesville Police officers Thursday during the first three hours of a traffic operation running through this weekend.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Rotary Club reaches key giving milestone

All 182 members of the Gainesville Rotary Club have committed to contributing $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation, a first for the club.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Windows to healing: Braselton hospital unveils themed stained-glass

Five story-themed stained glass windows were recently installed at the chapel of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Braselton campus.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Supreme Court's 4-4 vote sinks Obama's immigration policy

WASHINGTON - An ideologically deadlocked Supreme Court dealt a severe blow Thursday to President Barack Obama's immigration reform plan, casting the November election as a ...

June 23, 2016 | By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


2 from DeKalb charged with meth trafficking in Hall

Two people from DeKalb County have been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, according to Hall County authorities.

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Truck driver rescues victims from fiery crash; 5 hurt

A truck driver witnessing a crash Thursday afternoon in Gainesville helped three people out of their vehicle before it was engulfed in flames, according to ...

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


State program expands to Gainesville, Hall schools to help poor students attain higher education

A state educational program designed to increase access to higher education is expanding to 25 new school systems, including Gainesville and Hall County, and launching ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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