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Judge rules that fishing arrest was lawful

A Hall County judge declined Friday to throw out the arrest of an illegal immigrant jailed for fishing without a license, and a decision by the court to eliminate his bond may hasten his deportation back to Honduras.

June 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Longtime food pantry worker ‘sure did a good job’

First United Methodist Church is honoring one of its veteran food pantry volunteers at a luncheon Sunday.

June 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teens volunteer summer at medical center

Instead of spending their summer vacation laying around doing nothing, more than 100 teens have decided to use their break as an opportunity to volunteer at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

June 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Church-based community service program still busy after three decades

Gainesville Aid Project is headed into its fourth decade of a youth-oriented community service initiative, with some of the original members still in tow.

June 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall deputy’s lawsuit claims discrimination

A Hall County Sheriff's deputy has claimed in a federal lawsuit that he was passed over for promotion because of his race.

June 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


McEver Elementary now approved as charter school

Bring on the art.

June 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fire hits warehouse full of antique cars

One person suffered from smoke inhalation after a commercial building with several antique cars inside caught fire in Gainesville Friday evening.

June 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Twice-a-week garbage pickup in Gainesville resumes Monday

The Gainesville Solid Waste Division will resume twice-a-week backdoor garbage pickup Monday, following its eight-week pilot program of picking up trash just once a week.

June 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


State OKs Hall’s 4 charter school bids

Hall County Schools welcomed four more charter schools to its ranks Thursday when the Georgia Board of Education approved the proposals during its monthly meeting.

June 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Food bank hits milestone, now seeks new home

After distributing more than 1 million pounds of food across five counties, one local food bank is ready to keep growing - they just need to find the right space.

June 10, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Graduation ceremony signals a fresh start

Crystal Buffington grew up with absentee parents, and she didn't want the same for her children.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville woman recovering from hit-and-run in Italy

Julie Bryan's spirits were soaring.

June 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rise in Gainesville property taxes on horizon

With less revenue coming in, the city of Gainesville is proposing to increase its existing millage rate by 0.26 mills.

June 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students try fun professions at 'eXtreme' summer program

With tall chef hats on their heads, students scurried around the room with pastry bags, bowls and handfuls of sugar. Freshly baked cupcakes and scones lined tables along a wall, and the scent of sweets permeated the hallway.

June 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 indicted in alleged Belton Bridge Park murder plot

The wife of a man shot to death on Valentine's Day in a remote Hall County park was indicted Thursday along with two others in connection with his murder.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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