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Billy Powell will not seek chairman’s seat on Hall County Board of Commissioners

Hall County Commissioner Billy Powell has heard the speculation.

September 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Mount Vernon Exploratory School celebrates first responders

Emergency sirens wail, and students at Mount Vernon Exploratory School squeal with delight.

September 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Traffic realignment seeks to relieve congestion along Green Street

Gainesville will apply for a state grant to help pay for an estimated $4 million project to realign South Enota Drive in an attempt to relieve traffic congestion along Green Street and in the downtown corridor.

September 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gillsville downtown project slow to get finished

Gillsville is having to put a little more wait in its long-awaited downtown improvement project.

September 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

City will no longer regulate taxi cabs

The emergence of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft prompted state lawmakers this year to remove local oversight of the taxi industry.

September 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

White House, NYC prosecutor pledge $79M to test rape kits

NEW YORK - An estimated 70,000 rape kits sitting in laboratories and evidence collection rooms across the country will be tested with a combined $79 million in federal and New York City funds designed to cut the backlog of untested DNA evidence in 27 states, officials announced Thursday.

September 10, 2015 | Associated Press Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville man tapped as highway safety group vice chairman

Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and a Gainesville resident, has been elected vice chairman of the Washington, D.C-based Governor's Highway Safety Association.

September 10, 2015 | | Local

Man loses pitbull puppy in house fire

Beside the home where he used to live - now a crumbling shell of cinders - Frank Chilli leaned against a car, thumbing his smart phone.

September 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

United Way campaign kickoff puts volunteers to work stuffing bags for those in need

When her house burned down back in November, it was all Starr Carter could do to keep it together. The family got out safely, but she'd lost everything she owned.

September 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Pope will find US church struggling to hold onto Latinos

The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shadow of an Arby's in Gainesville. The space, church leaders say, was once used as a nightclub and movie theater, a history now hidden by multiple coats of paint, pews brought in from other congregations, and a stone-and-wood shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas especially revered by Mexicans.

September 10, 2015 | By Rachel Zoll Associated Press | Local

Regal acquires area Hollywood 15 Cinema

Anton Shields remembers managing the projection booth at Hollywood Cinemas.

September 09, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

McDonald’s recruitment set for Monday in Gainesville

The Georgia Department of Labor will continue to help McDonald's fill about 200 part-time jobs at restaurants in Hall and Gwinnett counties next week in Gainesville. The GDOL held a similar event for the company on Sept. 3.

September 09, 2015 | | Local

United Way kickoff set for Thursday

The United Way of Hall County is holding its 2015 campaign kickoff from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Robson Event Center, 310 Broad St., Gainesville.

September 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Police: Man accused of carjacking, taking cellphone

A College Park man is accused of holding a man at gunpoint and taking his 1994 Buick Century and another man's belt and cellphone, according to Gainesville Police.

September 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

North Hall Middle plowing new ground

Sixth-graders at North Hall Middle School huddle together, eager to get their hands dirty.

September 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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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

Deputy responding to call collides with other car

A Gainesville woman told Georgia State Patrol she didn't see or hear the Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy responding to a call Wednesday ...

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

GSP: Driver swatting away spider crossed into traffic

A driver told Georgia State Patrol that a spider was crawling on her moments before a wreck that flipped one vehicle and caused hers to ...

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Ground broken for Dairy Queen in Braselton

September 30, 2015 | | Local

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