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Tadmore Elementary gets new garden thanks to community support

In the center of Tadmore Elementary School is a breath of fresh air, a place where fountains splash, berries grow and hummingbirds and butterflies frequent.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Walmart robbery charge reduced to shoplifting

A man accused of taking a PlayStation 4 from a Walmart employee's hands without paying had his charge reduced when bound over to State Court on Friday morning.

September 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Uninsured rates fall across county, state, nation

The number of Americans without health insurance continues to fall dramatically, according to the latest census figures released Thursday.

September 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Fair Street students parade, dance, wave for peace

As Katy Perry's "Roar" blared from the back of a pickup truck, Fair Street School students and teachers waved, danced and walked their way through their neighborhood Friday during the elementary school's annual peace parade.

September 18, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

2 Hall firefighters reach settlement over 2014 training accident

Two Hall County firefighters injured in a July 22, 2014, training incident have reached a settlement with firetruck manufacturer Sutphen, their attorneys confirmed Friday.

September 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Man taken into custody after trying to enter high school

A man trying to enter the grounds of West Hall High School was taken into custody Friday afternoon following an altercation with the school resource officer, according to district spokesman Gordon Higgins.

September 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall deputies seek man who attacked homeowner

A North Hall homeowner was attacked from behind Sept. 9 by a man who entered his Sardis area home, according to authorities.

September 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Annual luncheon to benefit Georgia Mountain Food Bank

For many Georgia families, empty bowls are a constant concern.

September 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Gainesville man sentenced to life in prison for murder in drug deal

When Leshan Tanner closes his eyes at night, Mary Huff told him her son "will haunt you for the rest of your life" in Superior Court Thursday night.

September 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Glory, Hope & Life Tailgate Party raises funds to support cancer patients

Football memorabilia, gear for University of Georgia and Georgia Tech fans, items useful for tailgating, food and music were all part of the fourth annual Glory, Hope & Life Tailgate Party on Thursday night in Gainesville.

September 17, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

South Enota Drive realignment project causing a stir

Plans for a realigned South Enota Drive in Gainesville have some area residents concerned about the new road's impact on neighborhoods.

September 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Census shows fewer in poverty in Hall County

Though the poverty rate remained about the same across the nation and in Georgia between 2013 and 2014, Hall County experienced a healthy decline, according to the latest census figures released Thursday.

September 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Donation drop boxes may be outlawed in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch is looking at regulating, if not banning, donation drop boxes.

September 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood Cook Out open for business

The new Cook Out restaurant is open for business in Oakwood, and already folks are coming out in large numbers to devour the eatery's grilled burgers.

September 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Issues, too: GOP candidates debate more than Trump this time

September 17, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Local

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Ask the Times: Texting and driving is hard charge to mark

Question: Does local law enforcement actually enforce that ban on texting while driving?

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Junior League thrift sale begins with double-price event

Hundreds of chairs, dozens of sofas, countless boxes of clothing and piles of knick-knacks and necessities, from televisions and toasters to Christmas stockings and coasters ...

October 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau homecoming parade set for Saturday

Brenau University's homecoming parade will begin circling the "Brenau Mile" at 4 p.m. Saturday.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Sheriff’s Office kicks off health initiative in schools

The tire-flipping Hall County Sheriff's Office sergeant and fellow law enforcement are leading an effort of healthier choices for school children.

October 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Burn ban lifted in Hall County

As of Thursday, Hall County residents can again burn yard debris with proper permits.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Health Expo offers free screenings, focus on older residents

Next week's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings ...

October 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Deputy honored for protecting victim, children in domestic dispute

Hall County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jason Bailes recalled one of the closest calls for Deputy Matthew Norman and others responding to a domestic dispute ...

October 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Options available to those who don’t receive tag renewal notice

Delays in mailing motor vehicle tag renewal notices for those drivers with October birthdays finally got some explanation late this week.

October 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

9 proposals to improve downtown Gainesville

A new concept plan for downtown Gainesville focuses on the area's potential and how it can meet the desires of millennials and Generation Xers ...

October 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

10 local tradesmen honored during Master Craftsmen event

In partnership with Lanier Technical College on Thursday, officials honored 10 skilled tradesmen from around the county who, according to Hall County School District Superintendent ...

October 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Local church celebrates 5,000th blood donation

After taking a machine gun bullet to the leg on April 9, 1945, in Erbach, Germany, Kennedy Smartt was soon thereafter touched by the kindness ...

September 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Veterans group donates hospital beds to nursing home

The Gainesville-based veterans group made Curt Pritchett's day.

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Downtown plan to be unveiled today

The Gainesville City Council will get its first look at a new downtown strategic plan when it meets this morning.

September 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Delay of tag renewal notices causing confusion

That feeling when the motor vehicle tag renewal notice shows up in the mail around your birthday - it's kind of like getting coal in ...

September 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

State patrol: Passenger in fatal crash charged with leaving scene

The passenger in the car with a driver killed in a North Hall wreck Friday morning was charged with leaving the scene of the accident ...

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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