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Sheriff’s office gets creative with budget

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has found a way to buy new patrol cars without increasing its budget a dime - by having area drug dealers finance the purchases.

April 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Rotary Club constructs ramps for residents who need them

ALTO - Annette Free said her husband, Tommy, used to "piddle out in the yard" at their home off Ga. 365 in Hall County near the Habersham County line.

April 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Corps to close two parks for paving work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close two of its parks for paving work.

April 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Author shares story with elementary students

To the delight of Lyman Hall Elementary School students, author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy shared an amusing tale of how a sassy 7-year-old discovered the library and a love of reading.

April 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Brenau tradition honors students’ moving up

In a fitting tribute to the soon-to-be graduates, the ladies of Brenau University gathered on Friday and sang, "To all the world thy blessing, Brenau thou sendeth forth."

April 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

2,000 referred for deportation since 287(g) put in place

Two years after sheriff's officials started an immigration enforcement program known as 287(g), some 2,000 people arrested in Hall County while in the country illegally have been turned over to federal officials for possible deportation.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Man charged in death of motorcyclist

The Georgia State Patrol on Friday took out a felony vehicular homicide warrant against a Canton man in connection with a Tuesday afternoon wreck in South Hall that killed a motorcyclist.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Second Habersham County judge resigns

For the second time in four months, a Habersham County Superior Court judge has abruptly resigned.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

DOT reopens 6-mile stretch of Richard Russell parkway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has reopened a nearly 6-mile stretch of Richard Russell Scenic Parkway in White and Union counties.

April 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Polish professor speaks about country’s turmoil in wake of tragedy

Investigators have said that human error may have caused Saturday's plane crash that killed Poland's president and dozens of other national leaders.

April 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Those who owe federal taxes hold onto money as long as possible

For the first time ever, Gainesville resident Deborah Owen paid her taxes at the last minute Thursday.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Eyesore may get funds from the city

A prominent parcel in Gainesville may soon get some help from a special public fund set up for redevelopment projects in blighted areas.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Wheeler cleared in nonfatal shooting

Weyman Wheeler never denied shooting a man who was staying overnight with his estranged wife, but his lawyer argued it was done unintentionally and without malice in a struggle over a gun.

April 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

State Senate honors guardsmen for service in Afghanistan

The Georgia National Guard 48th Infantry Brigade, including Gainesville-based Charlie Company, has been honored by the Georgia Senate for its one-year deployment in Afghanistan.

April 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Fashion show raises money for cancer research

East Hall students were moonlighting as models Thursday night in a fashion show to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

April 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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The long trek to creating Cherokee Bluffs park

Hall County's newest park, Cherokee Bluffs, is being lauded for its golden views of surrounding South Hall County and unique display of huge rock ...

November 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Cumming man charged in wreck that killed Gainesville man

A Cumming man has been charged in connection with a two-vehicle crash that killed a Gainesville man on McFarland Parkway and Ga. 400 last week.

November 24, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Times regional staff reports | Local

Share concerns with legislators at Dec. 10 Eggs & Issues Breakfast

The local delegation of state representatives will gather Dec. 10 for the annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast, where residents can communicate their concerns.

November 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville plans to begin 'rain tax' in 2017

Gainesville taxpayers will soon need to budget for a new expense.

November 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Kitchen fire damages South Hall home

A fire Monday night did $75,000 in damage to a home in South Hall County, according to Hall County Fire Services.

November 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Man in ICU after White County ultralight aircraft crash

A Martin man "hadn't been in the air very long (and) still hadn't left the airport area" when his ultralight aircraft came down ...

November 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Deliveries of pot, pizza go to wrong home in North Forsyth

November 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Authorities: Gainesville shooting suspect captured after chase through woods

A Gainesville man wanted in Hall County in connection with a shooting was arrested Saturday after dogs and deputies tracked him through the woods of ...

November 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville downtown plan includes ‘park ‘n slide,’ chicken jokes and mixed-use development

Imagine this: You've parked your car on the top floor of the courthouse parking deck in downtown Gainesville. The elevator is running slow and ...

November 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Dog found hanging from tree at park on Lake Lanier in Northeast Forsyth

Jezabelle was a Christmas puppy. Now, instead of celebrating the holidays with her owners, her death is being investigated by authorities after the 2-year-old female ...

November 23, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Weather delays new Correctional Institution opening

Persistent rain has pushed back the opening of the new Hall County Correctional Institution by more than a month, but Warden Walt Davis still expects ...

November 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Unmarked police cars part of larger presence during holidays

Some Gainesville Police officers are trading out the classic black-and-white cruisers for unmarked cars around the holiday season.

November 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lanier Christian Academy gets mascot, leadership

You can call them the Lanier Lightning.

November 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lula downtown improvement work could start in January

Nearly a year after improving the look of one section of Main Street, Lula plans to continue the downtown work on another stretch this winter.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Château Elan adds hint of Paris with new conference center expansion

BRASELTON - Château Elan Winery & Resort has opened a 25,000-square-foot expansion of its conference center.

November 22, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

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