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Hall chief deputy retires before focusing on run for sheriff

Col. Jeff Strickland, chief deputy with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, is retiring Friday after 28 years with the department.

October 25, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Historic Gainesville structure 1 of 10 in Ga. under scrutiny

Sitting off Lake Lanier like a lonely relic from another age, the Chattahoochee Park Pavilion off Riverside Drive has caught the attention of the Atlanta-based Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

October 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


ATF agents inspect Dawsonville distillery

Federal agents reportedly paid a surprise visit to downtown Dawsonville early Friday, ready to shut down what they had been told was an active moonshine operation.

October 25, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Hall commissioner reaches agreement with creditors

South Hall Commissioner Craig Lutz seems to have come to terms with his creditors in court, agreeing to pay 13 percent of the outstanding debt included in his Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing.

October 25, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ga. 365 resurfacing in home stretch

Road construction crews are focusing on daytime work only as they wrap up a $19.2 million resurfacing project on Ga. 365.

October 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students pledge to be drug-free

Across Hall County and Gainesville schools, students are signing pledges to be drug-free as part of National Red Ribbon Week, an annual anti-drug campaign that began in 1988.

October 25, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Cold weather brings fire dangers

With winter not too far off, Gainesville fire officials are stressing home heating safety.

October 25, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Armed robber takes $530 from man on Holland Avenue

A Gainesville man was the victim of an armed robbery Saturday morning on Holland Avenue in Gainesville, police said.

October 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Police seek suspect in Saturday robbery

The Gainesville Police Department is looking for a suspect they say robbed a man at Harrison Square Apartments just after midnight Saturday.

October 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


North Georgians to serve on rural development council

Gov. Nathan Deal appointed three local residents to the Georgia Rural Development Council.

October 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fire damages 3 mobile homes off Atlanta Highway

Hall County Fire Services is investigating a suspicious mobile home fire early this morning on Highland Terrace off Atlanta Highway.

October 25, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Sardis school follows Rachel’s Challenge for kindness

What began as a haircut for 7-year-old Zalissa Lomax has ignited a chain reaction at Sardis Enrichment School.

October 25, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall collects $83K in amnesty tax program

An amnesty period for delinquent Hall County property tax bills corralled payments for 40 properties, nearly half of which hadn't paid taxes for more than one year.

October 25, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Law expert shares concerns over new immigration bill

Despite an advisory opinion from the state's attorney general on how Georgia's new immigration law will affect the way local governments renew business licenses, there's a difference between what the law says and how Sam Olens interprets it, said a legal expert.

October 25, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Brothers in South Georgia wreck laid to rest

Funeral services were held in South Georgia Monday for two brothers, both Gainesville High School graduates, killed in a Thursday wreck.

October 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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