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A musical tradition: Music lovers throng to Jarrard concert

The front lawn of Brenau University was filled with music fans of all ages Saturday night gathered for the 14th annual John Jarrard Concert.

September 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Oakwood rides wave of commercial expansion

Been to Oakwood lately?

September 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Vandals deface Gainesville church with racist graffiti

When Robert Bonds found out First Baptist Church had been vandalized, the Gainesville resident got a bucket of paint and tried to cover the defacement. He knelt at the steps outside the building Saturday afternoon, painting over racially-charged graffiti.

September 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You heard it here: Katie B. Davis sports high heel shoes

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

September 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville mill alums relive happy days in village

People who worked, lived or went to school in Gainesville Mill Village gathered Saturday to celebrate their heritage.

September 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Murrayville man, 78, was fatal victim of Friday's 2-vehicle crash

One person died and two others suffered injuries that were not life-threatening after a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Thompson Bridge Road at Virginia Circle in Gainesville.

September 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Dragon Boat Festival draws record crowds to Lanier venue for races, culture

Steve Barclay travels the world.

September 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Skies a bit gloomy today but great for Sunday

Fall is officially 11 days away, but North Georgians can turn down the AC and take a short break from the summer heat with some cooler fall temperatures over the next few days.

September 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Pearl Harbor survivor turns 100

Henry T. "Jeep" Woodliff was in the U.S. Army, stationed on the island of Oahu Dec. 7, 1941, when he heard the noise above. He looked up to see hundreds of Japanese fighter planes headed straight for Pearl Harbor.

September 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Commissioners postpone vote on GPS tracking technology

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday tabled a vote on a contract to implement a pilot program to track government vehicles in the hopes of reducing fuel costs, fraud and liability.

September 11, 2015 | | Local

Panel on foster care set Sunday at First Baptist

A foster care panel will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church banquet hall, 751 Green St., in

September 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Man crashes motorcycle, dies after fleeing from deputies

A man on a motorcycle died after crashing into some trees Thursday night a short while after deputies attempted to stop him for running a stop sign, according to authorities.

September 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

9/11 memorial events remind Americans that ‘real heroes still do exist’

Fourteen years after 9/11, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch recalled the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and how "real heroes still do exist."

September 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Man pleads guilty, will serve 20 years in prison for West Avenue slaying

A Gwinnett County man originally charged with murder pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter and other charges, leading to a 20-year prison sentence.

September 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lavonia woman indicted in threat against U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville

Authorities say a Lavonia woman is in federal custody after prosecutors say she threatened to kill U.S. Rep. Doug Collins of Gainesville.

September 11, 2015 | From Times, wire reports | Local

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Train strikes van driven by elderly man; no one injured

An elderly Cornelia man left his car stuck on the railroad tracks Saturday before a train arrived, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood proposing $3.9 million budget

Oakwood rolled out a $3.9 million general operations, no-frills budget Monday night.

October 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Governor, local schools kick off Pre-K Week in Georgia

Preschool children at Friendship Learning Center in Buford squealed with delight as a giant blue cat named Pete walked through the doors.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Weekend storms leave mark in Northeast Georgia

While Hall County didn't have any reported weather-related injuries Sunday or suffer the severe flooding seen in South Carolina, Northeast Georgia still felt plenty ...

October 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Work starting on Habitat’s first subdivision in Hall

For most, the road to Monday morning's Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking was an ordinary drive to a rain-soaked and muddy street in South Hall ...

October 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ga. 53 in Dawson County now open after gas main break shuts down roadway

October 05, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Kitchen Inspections Aug. 14-Aug. 20

Aug. 14

October 04, 2015 | | Local

Area driving instructor dies following Friday car wreck

Friends and loved ones aren't just mourning Deb Sorrow's sudden passing Friday.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville couple heading up Good News ministry efforts

Alejandro and Beth Oropeza aren't replacing just any ministry's founder.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former cadet files lawsuit against Riverside Military Academy

A former Riverside Military Academy cadet filed a lawsuit in Hall County State Court claiming the school should have intervened more before he suffered a ...

October 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bed-and-breakfast proposes to become assisted living facility

The Hall County Planning Commission will meet today to review a proposal to add an assisted living/group home use, as well as permission to ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Trees down, power out in wake of weekend rains

No injuries have been reported, but many area residents are dealing with the aftermath of heavy rains that raked North Georgia this weekend.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Whalen’s wife buys first car at Milton Martin's Oakwood dealership

In the early 1970s, Gus and Janelle Whalen made their first trip to Milton Martin Toyota, then located in downtown Gainesville, to buy a car.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Gainesville, Hall look for delicate balance in minority hiring

At a Gainesville City Council meeting last month, political organizer Jerry Gonzalez ran down the racial demographics of local government personnel, comparing those figures with ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

State roads ‘bank’ may fund area construction projects

Hall County governments have found a new, potential cash source to help fund road projects - the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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