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Justice officials fire Gainesville youth center officer

The Department of Juvenile Justice fired a Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center corrections officer Thursday, claiming he had an inappropriate relationship with an Athens teenager living at the facility.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville High's valedictorian split draws fire

Controversy is already brewing about Gainesville High School's 2012 valedictorian selections before the school has even released its decision.

February 03, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hoax sparks bill to toughen false reporting penalties

In 2009, Hall County and state authorities spent hundreds of hours and countless taxpayer dollars to track down the "catchmekiller" who claimed to have murdered several people.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Law agencies in Gainesville, Hall train for hostage crisis

Gainesville and Hall County authorities got a glimpse Friday morning of what it's like to respond to a dangerous hostage situation.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Apartment buildings concern Braselton family

For a couple who spent years in the Old Peachtree Road, Satellite Boulevard area of Gwinnett County, the possibility of multiple apartment buildings coming to their new community is disconcerting.

February 02, 2012 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville deemed ‘priority location’ for boosting small business exports

Georgia's International Trade Division has identified Gainesville as a "priority location" to carry out a new program to increase Georgia's small business exports.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cellphones, tablets to be allowed in schools

Georgia's House of Representatives did its part in lifting a state ban on smartphones and tablet devices in the classroom this week.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Opportunities ripen with local food program

Lately it seems everyone is buying local, even the school system.

February 02, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Warm weather could be bad for plant life

If the recent trend of warm temperatures continues, people who suffer from springtime allergies could be in for an early season of torment.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Midtown Greenway project nears phase 2

As the first phase of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway project nears completion in April, the city is securing funds for the next step of that project.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Volunteers ease the stress of tax season

The burden of tax season can get a little lighter for Hall County residents eligible for a free income tax preparation program.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Wildlife skipping winter slumbers

Gen. Beauregard Lee waddled outside his "Weathering Heights" mansion Thursday to a sunny, warm, springlike day. The only problem was it's not spring and it won't officially be for nearly two months.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Cleaner air means Hall won’t change road plans

For the first time, 20 counties in metro Atlanta, including Hall, have met federal standards for air quality established in 1997, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


City, Brenau negotiating Mountains Center lease

Future use of the 30-year-old Georgia Mountains Center continues to be hashed out by attorneys representing Brenau University and the city of Gainesville.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gas prices on the rise again

Like any other business owner, Joey Libasci cringes at the thought of increasing gas prices.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Lula deal to buy train depot in danger

Lula city officials made public for the first time Monday the offer they are making to buy the Train Depot from the Lula Area Betterment ...

July 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Investigator details 2014 fatal West Avenue shooting

More than two years since a fatal West Avenue shooting, one suspect appeared in Magistrate Court for a hearing Monday.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Anglin running for re-election to Flowery Branch City Council

Flowery Branch City Councilman Joe Anglin is running for re-election this fall.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Public can weigh in on new South Hall school names in survey

Hall County Schools officials are turning to a survey to get public input on potential names for the new seventh district middle and high schools ...

July 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Food stamp use down in Hall, but challenges remain for residents

Work requirements have cut in half the number of single adults receiving food stamps in Hall County and in 23 other counties.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Authorities: 2 charged in home invasion were trying to collect on a debt

Two Gainesville men face multiple charges in an alleged home invasion in which the suspects were reportedly attempting to collect on a debt, according to ...

July 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of sexually assaulting disabled adult

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a disabled woman, according to authorities.

July 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police ID man who shot deputy before taking own life in north Forsyth home

Both the deceased suspect and the Forsyth County deputy he shot twice in the leg when he responded to a domestic-related 911 call Sunday afternoon ...

July 17, 2017 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Driver identified from fatal crash Saturday morning on Dawsonville Highway

One person was killed in a vehicle crash Saturday morning on Dawsonville Highway at Jay Mountain Road in northern Hall County.

July 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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