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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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Homeowner discovers ‘wall of fire’ in garage

An Old Whelchel Road homeowner working on his lawnmower returned to the garage Monday afternoon and found flames, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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

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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

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