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‘Shop with a Cop’ gives families an early holiday

Jessie and Isela Perez weren't sure they would have a Christmas this year.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Most Hall GOP leaders cool to nonpartisan elections

Hall County seems to like the elephant in the room.

December 16, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville and Hall set to agree on fiber optics deal

There's a history between Hall County and the city of Gainesville of having intergovernmental agreements often turn into disagreements.

December 16, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Georgia misses out on federal grant for pre-k education

Federal officials announced Friday that Georgia is not among the winners of a U.S. Department of Education early learning grant.

December 16, 2011 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Victims of Thompson Bridge Road accident identified

A man killed Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a van on Thompson Bridge Road near Kroger in Gainesville was identified Friday as a 35-year-old Buford man.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Chairman: Glades water will be in demand

Hall County will have no problem paying for the construction of an 850-acre reservoir in North Hall, Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver told a group of South Hall business leaders Thursday.

December 16, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local colleges step up campus safety

Following a mass shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech in 2007, safety at local colleges and throughout the country was called into question.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Campuses rely on ‘social security’

In the wake of the second fatal shooting at Virginia Tech in four years, text message, email, website and social media emergency alerts are becoming commonplace in colleges across the nation, and the area universities are no exception.

December 16, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Crowd welcomes home 'a fighter'

Don Little may not be a heavyweight boxer but for the last year, he's been in Indiana, fully engaged in the fight of his life.

December 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Water plan draws comments about conservation

Many commenting on a plan to spend millions on Georgia's water security want that plan to make room for water conservation projects.

December 15, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Community donates more than 1,700 toys for Boys & Girls Clubs events

'Twas the week before Christmas when all through the club, every child was excited - you could tell through the hubbub.

December 15, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Flowery Branch City Council split on business license flap

Flowery Branch Auction and Antiques has until March 1 to have in hand city-approved plans that adequately address parking and stormwater drainage issues.

December 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


High-speed Internet coming to mountains

North Georgia is one step closer to the high-speed Internet that Vice President Joe Biden promised would come with federal recovery funds.

December 15, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Auditor praises Gainesville’s finances

Gainesville City Council received a good report card Thursday on the city's fiscal health.

December 15, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Murrayville man charged with trafficking meth

A Murrayville man was arrested by Hall County authorities Tuesday after investigators found $3,500 worth of methamphetamine at his home, Lt. Scott Ware said.

December 15, 2011 | From staff reports | 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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