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Kubota gift to fire department likely for ‘parade purposes’

Hall County Fire Services added another vehicle to its fleet last week - a Kubota utility vehicle.

November 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Turnout continues to lag in Hall County, only 9 percent Tuesday

Voter turnout in local elections continues to be poor across Hall County.

November 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Northeast Georgia election results


November 03, 2015 | | Local

Hall education sales tax passes easily

Voters across Hall County on Tuesday approved a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax to fund education-related projects for local schools.

November 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Cancer survivors to share stories at HearthLight Event at Riverside Military Academy

When Suzy Griswold was diagnosed with cancer, she became the 13th person in her family to face the disease.

November 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Zack Thompson earns Ward 2 Gainesville council seat; Ward 3 goes to runoff

Zack Thompson won election to the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday, while the Ward 3 race is headed to a Dec. 1 runoff.

November 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Sammy Smith retains Gainesville school board post

Sammy Smith easily won re-election Tuesday to another term to the Ward 5 post on the Gainesville Board of Education.

November 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Vince Evans wins Lula council seat by 7-vote margin

Vince Evans won a tight four-person race to the Oakwood City Council on Tuesday.

November 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Pat Jones victorious in Oakwood council race

Pat Jones easily won Tuesday's special election to the Oakwood City Council, filling the unexpired term of Ron McFarland.

November 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Joe McGoogan earns Clermont Town Council post

Joe McGoogan won Tuesday's special election to the Clermont Town Council, filling the unexpired term of Lynn Adams.

November 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Chris Mundy, Mary Jones win Flowery Branch council seats

Chris L. Mundy and Mary Jones won Tuesday's Flowery Branch City Council election, each earning more than 60 percent of the vote in their races.

November 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

New Dunkin’ Donuts coming to old Yonah Burger location

Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to allow Dunkin' Donuts to move into the old Yonah Burger location on Thompson Bridge Road across from the shopping center anchored by Publix.

November 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Final vote set on McEver Road improvements

The final hurdle to long-awaited improvements to McEver Road in South Hall County might be cleared when the Flowery Branch City Council meets Thursday night.

November 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Dawson bridge, White County road to get upgrades

Dawson and White counties will benefit from Georgia Department of Transportation projects announced Tuesday.

November 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Foster organization hopes to recreate success in Hall

Hours before scheduled visitations, foster parents Brian and Ashley Anderson often saw their foster kids feeling ill.

November 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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Unmarked police cars part of larger presence during holidays

Some Gainesville Police officers are trading out the classic black-and-white cruisers for unmarked cars around the holiday season.

November 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lanier Christian Academy gets mascot, leadership

You can call them the Lanier Lightning.

November 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lula downtown improvement work could start in January

Nearly a year after improving the look of one section of Main Street, Lula plans to continue the downtown work on another stretch this winter.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Château Elan adds hint of Paris with new conference center expansion

BRASELTON - Château Elan Winery & Resort has opened a 25,000-square-foot expansion of its conference center.

November 22, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Hall transit funding needs ‘rethinking,’ director says

Eddie Martinez of Gainesville enjoys the Gainesville Connection routes between Gainesville and Oakwood, but he would like to see Hall Area Transit extend its reach.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Water damage creates hazard at East Hall gym

Justin Pressley hadn't noticed that a corner section of one basketball court at the East Hall Community Center was rotted and bowed after a ...

November 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Teen drivers get hands-on training at Atlanta Dragway

Everyone remembers their first time sliding behind the wheel of a car, learning the basics: blinkers, gas pedal and brakes.

November 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Despite criticism, Gainesville High says it followed rules on athletes’ grades

In Georgia, playing a high school sport is a privilege, not a right.

November 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Ministries offer food, clothing, encouragement at Thanksgiving meals

With hands stuffed in her jacket pockets, Mary Mauricio stood in the parking lot of a defunct Gainesville restaurant, watching the city's homeless and ...

November 21, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Suspect at large after running patrol car off Ga. 365 during chase

A Gainesville man fleeing police on Ga. 365 is still at large after sideswiping a patrol car and forcing the vehicle into a guardrail near ...

November 21, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You Heard it Here: State Rep. Dunahoo now doing interviews while hunting

State Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gainesville, has always been responsive to media inquiries.

November 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall schools developing Internet safety, etiquette course for students

The Internet is a dangerous place, especially for a child.

November 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Parolee faces 2012 kidnapping charge in Hall, authorities say

A man paroled out of prison Tuesday was transported to face a 2012 kidnapping charge in Hall County.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Father of girl killed in White County wreck partners for driving course

A White County man whose daughter died this year in a car crash has partnered with another group for free defensive driving courses this weekend.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter Adventure features snowy slides, ‘magical lights’ and Knockerball

Employees at Lanier Islands have turned the water park and surrounding beach area into a winter-themed wonderland, complete with mounds of snow and an ice ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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