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More area Blockbuster stores are facing ‘The End’

The days of the video rental store are ending.

December 25, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Bridge, road projects to keep Hall busy in 2012

Another busy year lies ahead for Hall County road improvements.

December 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some businesses choose to be open on Christmas

Even the parking lots of some churches were empty Sunday morning, but you could barely get a seat at the Waffle House off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville.

December 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man, his rescuer were fortunate to survive blaze

It's been a month of change for the Gainesville man who was pulled from his burning home in November and for his 20-year-old savior.

December 25, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Residents urged to recycle their Christmas trees

The presents have all been opened and the stockings emptied.

December 25, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Holiday weekend mostly safe, quiet

The Georgia State Patrol has focused its energy on impaired drivers, unrestrained drivers and passengers and drivers exceeding the speed limit this holiday season, and the efforts seem to be paying off.

December 25, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


State parks may begin charging for mountain bike trail use

A new proposal could mean mountain biking Unicoi State Park's 7.5-mile trail is no longer free.

December 24, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Oakwood, YMCA still working to develop programs, membership base

Hoping to gain some steam at the Oakwood Family YMCA, Oakwood and Georgia Mountains YMCA have extended an interim agreement through March 31.

December 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local families celebrate with fondue, spelunking

When you do something special for your children, you never know when it will become a tradition.

December 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local couple pays it forward

When Jason and Maria Ladd were at their lowest points, somebody showed them compassion.

December 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire crews focus on safety amid health concerns

Firefighters have plenty of dangers to worry about on the job: falling debris, explosions and high levels of heat. But recent studies reveal additional health concerns.

December 24, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Secret Santas pay off store layaways

It's the season for giving, and that's what many are doing.

December 24, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Christmas shopping days down to 1

It's a different breed of shopper who waits until the last week of Christmas to finalize buying presents, compared to the kind of who brave the Black Friday bonanza.

December 23, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Property crime remains a holiday concern

Years ago, people didn't worry about leaving their home for several days, sometimes even leaving doors unlocked.

December 23, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Moviegoers walk on the wild side

Moviegoers took a walk on the wild side Friday afternoon at the cinema in Dawsonville.

December 23, 2011 | | Local


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Georgia lottery transfers $1.1 billion to education

The Georgia Lottery Corp.'s fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the state treasury's Lottery for Education Account has totaled more than $1.1 ...

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville superintendent to offer board 3 tax rate options

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Jeremy Williams said he will present three options to the school board to consider before it votes on a tax rate ...

July 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New Catholic bishop for North Ga. being ordained Wednesday

A new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Atlanta is being ordained at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and Hall County Catholics can livestream the ceremony.

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Cagle: Growing economy should be used to help Georgia's poor

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has added fighting poverty to his gubernatorial pitch.

July 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Armed robbery suspect arrested after foot chase near Chicopee Village

A Flowery Branch man faces more than 20 charges including armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary dating back to two incidents in February after his ...

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DOT announces 2nd continuous flow intersection in state

A second continuous flow intersection in Gwinnett County is among 24 transportation contracts awarded this summer by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Shafer discusses lieutenant governor run to South Hall GOP

Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, pitched fiscal conservatism and old-school Republican self-reliance in a Flowery Branch speech about his run for lieutenant governor on Monday.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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


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