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Authorities: Man stole elderly woman’s purse at gunpoint

A Hall County man is accused of entering an elderly woman's South Hall home and stealing her purse at gunpoint Tuesday, as well as illegally entering multiple vehicles at nearby residences.

December 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New Holiday Inn Express planned in Gainesville

Grading is underway on a Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel planned off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 in Gainesville, beside Buffalo Wild Wings and behind Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.

December 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Free Christmas tree recycling available in Hall County

Hall County residents have a variety of places to dispose of their Christmas trees as the holidays begin to wind down.

December 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


9 lives saved by anti-overdose drug

At least nine lives in Hall County have been saved from the potentially terminal consequence of an opioid overdose thanks to efforts to equip medical first responders with the drug naloxone.

December 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Weapons carry licenses continue surge in Hall County

The number of applications filed in Hall County to legally carry a firearm in public has grown significantly over the last five years, with more than 4,000 made in 2016 alone, a record high.

December 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deshaun Watson could get Gainesville road named after him

Touchdown Drive could soon become Deshaun Watson Drive. The road leads into the Gainesville High School campus from Pearl Nix Parkway and has a view of the school's football practice field.

December 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Georgia GOP leaders hope to avoid snags over hospital tax

Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of state health care expenses when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January.

December 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Officers shoot man they say confronted them with knife in Buford

Police officers shot a man who confronted them with a knife Saturday night when they responded to a domestic disturbance call in Buford, authorities said.

December 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Message of Christ as helper central in Christmas service at homeless mission

Down at the mission on Christmas morning, with songs of praise leaking out the front doors and a blue sky shining its light back through, the men and women take their seats and listen to sermons given not just by the pastor, but the patrons, too.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kay Kleeners closing this week after almost 60 years in business

For Cathryn Rice and Betty Humphries, work is life.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Short supply, high demand fuel rising home prices in Gainesville area

If anyone has any doubts it's a sellers' market in the greater Gainesville area, just ask Matt Shirley and his wife, Jennifer.

December 25, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Maddox family calls for end to violence after son’s shooting death

Reflecting on the loss of their son at Christmas, Terry and Landa Maddox are calling to "stop the violence" and pleading for people to love another.

December 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Where Gainesville's homeless and downtrodden find community

Tom Lord, always dressed in his coat, beanie cap and two-toned glasses, can be found at the Good News at Noon shelter in Gainesville every day when lunch is served.

December 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local Mexicans celebrate ‘posadas’ at Christmas

Many of the Mexicans who make up the largest number of Gainesville's growing Hispanic population still hold dear to their longstanding "posadas" - more than a weeklong holiday of merrymaking centered around festive foods, fruity drinks, song and the company of family and friends.

December 25, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


How new water guidelines may affect Lake Lanier

Enough water to serve metro Atlanta and beyond can be pulled from Lake Lanier, according to an updated document governing the river basin straddling Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

December 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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The great divide between rural Hall and metro Atlanta in Trump’s America

LULA - Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur ...

January 17, 2017 | By Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Girl previously missing from Hall disappears again

A girl who went missing from Hall County in July and was later found safe has disappeared again with another girl in Alpharetta.

January 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Martin Road residents report missing signs

Residents in the Martin Road community of South Hall said some 20 signs regarding the planned expansion in the area have gone missing.

January 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

January 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools focus on student achievement

Coming on the heels of one of its schools being labeled "chronically failing" by the state, Gainesville school board officials will hear a report tonight ...

January 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hobby Lobby to open in Dawson County in February

January 16, 2017 | Times regional staff reports | Local


126 marijuana plants seized from north Forsyth home

January 16, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


March honors, seeks to continue work of Martin Luther King Jr.

With each passing year the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday takes on an urgent new meaning.

January 16, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A could open at New Holland by end of summer

Chick-fil-A fans will soon have another place in Hall County to feed their appetite for chicken and service.

January 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Latino immigrants seek to maintain heritage while thriving in US

For young Latino immigrants in Gainesville and Hall County, there is a growing sense that they are standing on the threshold of a shift so ...

January 15, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue "further litigation" in a longstanding ...

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area Hispanics have ‘wait and see’ approach to Trump presidency

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best… They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those ...

January 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall lawsuit plaintiff says pension gap is delaying retirements from force

About 10 months ago, Hall County Sheriff's Office Capt. Brad Rounds said he reflected on the state of his fellow first responders seeking to ...

January 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poverty efforts are at focus of local King Day celebration

When you're growing up, there's a natural assumption everyone else in the world lives the same as you do.

January 15, 2017 | | Local


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