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Bruner to be sworn in as Gainesville mayor

When she decided not to run for election to another term as Gainesville's Ward 1 representative on the City Council in 2003, Gainesville's first female mayor, Emily "Sissy" Lawson, called Ruth Bruner.

January 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood man killed in Sunday wreck

A 22-year-old Oakwood man was killed and a passenger was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a wreck on Old Flowery Branch Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Area may get 2 inches of snow by end of week

Make sure to bundle up youngsters heading back to school this week.

January 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pre-trial appeal in murder case denied

A murder indictment returned against a man accused of killing the 1-year-old daughter of his girlfriend will stand, though prosecutors were unable to tell a grand jury what weapon they think was used.

January 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson chamber starts new program to help members

JEFFERSON - Having the proper support system can make or break a business, which is why the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce is launching its Chamber Ambassador program.

January 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Prayer service for local businesses planned

Small businesses have had to be creative and try a number of things to get by in these hard economic times.

January 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local doctor named to national Commission on Cancer

Dr. Richard Olson believes his appointment to the Commission on Cancer will let him combine an interest in information technology with his dedication to treating cancer patients.

January 03, 2010 | Edie Rogers | Local


Federal judge sides with YMCA on park

CUMMING - A federal judge has denied Forsyth County's request to stop development at Bethel Park.

January 03, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville teacher shows his artwork in big London exhibition

Winding paths are the surest way to surmount a mountain. Gainesville Middle School art teacher Mitch Freeman embraces this notion in his painted elephant sculpture to be showcased at a May art exhibition billed as London's biggest.

January 03, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Couple takes a hiking honeymoon

If marriage is meant to be a lifetime journey, then what is a 5½-month trek through the wilderness, wading through waist-deep waters and pausing breathless at scenic overlooks?

January 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community mourns Realtor Farmer, 36

Mitch Farmer's heart was flawed but big.

January 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


School budget woes to continue in 2010

Barring a drastic economic turnaround, state budgets cuts for public schools, technical colleges and universities in 2009 may pale in comparison to the end result of state cuts for 2010.

January 02, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New police chief vows to ‘not miss a beat’

Jane Nichols says she never got into police work with the goal of becoming chief, but that she's also up for the job.

January 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Changing Gainesville’s government could take years

A government system in Gainesville in which the residents specifically designate the city's mayor as such may be years away.

January 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lower tax collections, higher foreclosures haunt budgets

In 2009, the economy was on everyone's mind.

January 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Gainesville Rotary names Man of the Year, Woman of the Year

A Gainesville architect and historic preservationist and a former Hall County commissioner and avid community servant got top honors at the Rotary Club of Gainesville ...

February 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities suspend search for kidnapping suspect

Multiple law enforcement agencies spent Tuesday tracking a suspect with outstanding warrants of kidnapping and child cruelty.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather cancellations, schedule changes

Public schools

February 09, 2016 | | Local


Witnesses detail man's final hours before drug death in murder trial

A Flowery Branch man's desire to try LSD ended in his 2013 death, according to testimony Monday.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall junior organizes clothing drives to benefit homeless

At first glance, Claire Kelley is a normal teenager. She is a junior at North Hall High School, she works as a lifeguard at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


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