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Plant thieves strike Gainesville dentist office

When Dr. Kris Jorgensen went outside of her Legacy Family Dentistry office on Shallowford Road last month, she noticed some of her plants were missing.

June 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask The Times: Records sketchy on racetrack at Gainesville airport

Does anyone remember the sports car races held on the airport grounds in Gainesville in the '60s? Enochee (old Indian word meaning sports car races was the hook) or something like that.

June 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County firefighter files suit over 2014 accident

The Hall County firefighters severely injured during a July 22 training accident have begun filing lawsuits in U.S. District Court for damages against the ladder truck manufacturer, Sutphen.

June 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chick-fil-A will close for 10 days during relocation

Today is the last day for Chick-fil-A patrons in Gainesville to get their chicken sandwich fix until June 17.

June 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jim Mathis to retire as head of North Georgia Community Foundation

When Jim Mathis began as president and chief executive officer of the North Georgia Community Foundation, the nonprofit only had one computer.

June 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tennessee man charged with armed robbery in Gainesville

A Tennessee man is being held in the Hall County Jail on armed robbery charges after police say he entered a store in the early morning hours Friday and demanded money.

June 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch pressing forward with Gainesville Street paving

Flowery Branch city leaders continued Thursday hammering out details on an intergovernmental agreement with Hall County regarding left-hand turn lanes on McEver Road.

June 04, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man indicted on charges of felony murder, distributing methylone in 2013 case

A man has been indicted and charged with felony murder and the distribution of methylone.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Plans to make city street one-way causing a stir

In years past, when station wagons served as ambulances, passage along narrow Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville might have been OK.

June 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of homeless in Georgia declines, but challenges remain

While the population of individuals living on the street continues to decline in most counties across Georgia, the proportion of homeless veterans and "chronically" homeless people is climbing, according to initial survey results released this week by the Department of Community Affairs.

June 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man charged with gambling at Gainesville gas station

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday and charged with keeping a place of gambling at a Browns Bridge Road gas station.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police say man impersonated federal agent, patted down woman

A man pretended to be a federal agent and patted down a woman on May 23, Gainesville police said.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville police looking for robbery suspect

Gainesville Police are looking for help identifying a robbery suspect who allegedly assaulted a woman on May 24 outside of a Gainesville convenience store.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Gainesville councilwoman may testify in murder case

A Gainesville councilwoman is one of four names on a witness list from the defendant's public defender in a murder case.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Politics shift rules: Competing interests sometimes spar over water regulations

The fine line between politics and policy revealed itself in an unusual setting this spring when state lawmakers put an end to the independent authority of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

June 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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House boat a total loss after morning fire

A large, unoccupied houseboat in Buford caught fire Friday morning after suspected electrical malfunctions, authorities said.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Bojangles' coming to Braselton

Braselton residents don't have to wait until opening day to get their first taste from the city's new Bojangles'.

June 25, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall approves mixed-use development, disbands Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a mixed-use development in South Hall near the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, as well as disbanding the Civil Service Board and changing business licensing fees.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local poultry producer withdraws IPO

Citing an unfavorable market, an Oakwood-based poultry producer has withdrawn its planned initial stock offering.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County OKs $93.6 million budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday night to approve a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Community foundation looking for leader

A widespread search for the new president and chief executive officer of North Georgia Community Foundation has begun.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Cleveland man charged with electronic enticement of minor

A Cleveland man was arrested following a two-week undercover investigation for electronic enticement of a child, authorities said.

June 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Latinos, African-Americans to rally Monday to end at-large voting in Gainesville

Latino and African-American political organizers will meet Monday afternoon for what is being called a historic alliance to protest Gainesville's at-large voting system.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hobby Lobby, Chipotle officially coming to Dawsonville Highway development

Plans are moving forward for a large development on Dawsonville Highway, where Hobby Lobby, Chipotle and Academy Sports + Outdoors are all slated to open this fall or winter.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High court upholds federal insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

More than 412,000 Georgians can receive federal tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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