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Co-founder of Betty's Country Store in Helen died Sunday

Betty Fain was known for her country store, now a downtown Helen institution, but she was remembered for being a caregiver.

January 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Church unveils street sign honoring longtime preacher, school chief

New Holland Baptist Church has on its property a couple of memorials to the late Henry Grady Jarrard, including a Hammond organ dedicated in his memory in October 1973, after his passing.

January 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman’s death remains mystery after 31 years

Hall County sheriff's investigators are asking for help to solve a murder mystery that happened more than 30 years ago.

January 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Holiday ends quietly after one area death, Saturday deluge

Another holiday season is in the books, this one was marred by a fatal South Hall wreck and a soggy New Year's Day.

January 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


City implements changes to trash pickup

Gainesville's trash pickup changes start today, and officials want to help the transition run smoothly.

January 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Library, park top year’s 1st agenda for commission

Hall County commissioners will start off the new year with a bang Thursday, taking a likely vote to move the North Hall library from Nopone Road to the town of Clermont.

January 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library programs touch on varied topics

The library is for more than books and quiet reading.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Inaugural day of service to begin in Gainesville

Community service projects are scheduled to begin across the state Saturday as the lead-off to Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's swearing-in ceremony Jan. 10.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Regional roads group meets this week

As a road paver for the Hall County government, Jerry Neace said he is familiar with regional transportation issues.

January 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools find new way to track homeless students

They may sleep in hotels, shelters or on the sofas of friends or relatives.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


New state laws affect taxes, roads

The start of 2011 will usher in several new state laws.

January 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Mall doctor’ takes on Lakeshore’s renewal

Debbie Overholt calls herself "the mall doctor."

January 01, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


'Polar Bears' start 2011 with a cold plunge

A cool, rainy day in January is not the ideal time to take a dive into Lake Lanier, you would think.

January 01, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Year’s first baby delayed a bit – by pizza

Salvador Zuniga wasn't thinking about the time when he and his wife drove to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

They'd just eaten a late pizza dinner and planned to suffer through Maria Louisa Zuniga's initial labor contractions at home as long as possible.

January 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


New year gets off to soggy start in North Ga.

More than an inch of rain fell in the Gainesville area Saturday as the vertical line of storms stretching throughout the U.S. cut its way to the East Coast.

January 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

Gainesville is looking to improve pedestrian connections around downtown and, in the process, spruce up some major roadways.

July 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to visit Sugar Hill to learn about Gwinnett city’s challenges

Lula officials are planning a field trip to Sugar Hill in North Gwinnett County on Friday.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools consider LED lighting in gyms

The Hall County school system is looking at installing LED lighting in its gymnasiums districtwide.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local attorney hosting criminal justice reform event Tuesday near GOP convention

Gainesville attorney and former Hall commissioner Ashley Bell will host a criminal justice reform event Tuesday night live from Cleveland near the site of the ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


U.S. Rep. Collins: ‘There’s no fear here’ at Republican convention

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying not to let the distractions get to him this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

July 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Olympics remain a lasting legacy at Lake Lanier venue

Twenty years ago the Olympic Games came to Atlanta, with rowing and paddling events held in Gainesville on Lake Lanier. While the Olympic flame has ...

July 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Carjacking case goes forward with kidnapping charge included

A Gainesville man accused of an attempted carjacking told police he thought the victim had been following him for days, according to testimony Monday.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Motion to table Enota school project fails, another meeting coming on issue

The Gainesville school board agreed to hold a meeting discussing the building of a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy after a motion to "table the ...

July 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Mary Hart Wilheit

Mary Hart Wilheit served as executive director of Gainesville/Hall '96 and its efforts to bring the Olympics to Gainesville. She shares her memories of ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Two people, dog killed by fire Monday morning in Clarkesville

Two people and a pet died Monday morning after a mobile home caught fire in Clarkesville, according to authorities.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

BATON ROUGE, La. - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than ...

July 17, 2016 | By Mike Kunzelman Associated Press | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Steve Gilliam

Gilliam, a Gainesville attorney, served as vice chairman of Gainesville Hall '96 and helped oversee the preparations of the venue at Clarks Bridge Park. He ...

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Lanier Tech to tweet for grant money in contest

Lanier Technical College is looking for some help so it can provide more help to its students.

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convened upon Georgia's highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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