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Jefferson to take up noise ordinance again

A noisy discussion that began in March in Jefferson will continue Monday during the city council's regularly scheduled work session.

May 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fair, resort help put Towns on tourism map

HIAWASSEE - In 1950, the Towns County Lions Club decided to hold a three-day fair on the grounds of the local high school.The event brought 2,000 people to the tiny town of Hiawassee.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


NE Georgia communities thrive by luring visitors to share their beauty

HIAWASSEE - In his new book, "Purt Nigh Gone: The Old Mountain Ways," former governor and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller remembers the days when he could play hopscotch in the middle of U.S. 76.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Military moms see holiday pass with loved ones on deployment

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sons and daughters will gather today around their mothers, showering them with gifts and taking them to crowded restaurants.

May 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Body of missing UGA professor found in woods

ATHENS - An international manhunt for a former University of Georgia professor accused of shooting his wife and two others ended Saturday when search dogs sniffed out his body in a wooded area about a mile from his abandoned Jeep.

May 10, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Body found near Athens is missing UGA professor

ATHENS - The body of former University of Georgia professor George Zinkhan was found earlier today in a wooded area about a mile from where authorities recently found his abandoned Jeep.

May 09, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Clermont woman identified as Friday crash victim

A woman who died in a Friday rollover crash in North Hall that injured four others was identified Saturday as Elisha Sue Smith of Clermont.

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Smith, 26, was a passenger in a Ford Explorer that left Clarks Bridge Road on Friday afternoon and flipped several times.

May 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Liberty Bell winner turned turmoil into triumph

Three years ago, Michael Wilcoxson hit rock bottom after his arrest for cocaine possession.

May 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Americans take oath at Gainesville courthouse

Ermias Yoseph raised his right hand and took the oath of citizenship Friday along with 45 other men and women from 22 countries.

May 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County's Vision 2030 plan is on track

A consultant to Hall County's Vision 2030 planning program said the county is making great strides in reaching some of its community goals for the next 21 years.

May 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Forsyth residents debate dog chain law

CUMMING - A proposal to change Forsyth County's animal control ordinance drew praise and scorn from residents Thursday night.

May 08, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Wine event to raise money for shelter

The wine will flow for a cause on May 16 at Brenau University's Yonah Hall.

May 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


SUV rollover kills 1, injures 4 near Clermont

A woman was killed and four other people were injured in a rollover accident in Clermont on Friday afternoon, officials said.

A Ford Explorer was northbound on Clarks Bridge Road at high speed shortly before 3 p.m. when the driver lost control, crossed over the center line and left the road near Trinity United Methodist Church, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Dallas Vanscoten said.

May 08, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Sara Guevara | Local


Children at Boys & Girls Clubs spoil their mothers

Mothers of the children at Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County were treated to a mariachi band Friday as the club celebrated one of the most important holidays in Latino culture.

May 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fundraiser goal for ambulance in reach

During these tough economic times, most people would be unlikely to turn down free money.

May 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

High school students don't usually wear dresses and heels or shirts and ties to school.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

One of the men charged in a Gainesville shooting June 5 pleaded not guilty in a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

A Gainesville homeless man accused of killing another homeless man and assaulting others pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas prices drop and family travel rises during holidays

Georgia residents are in luck this holiday season, as gas prices hang well below $3 just in time for family travels.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


House Study Committee voices support of Common Core

Parents, teachers, superintendents and state legislators are warily supportive of Common Core standards.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Jingle Mingle brings chicken lighting, celebration to downtown Gainesville

A family-filled event included kiddie train rides and free horse-drawn carriage rides with the evening culminating in the lighting of the Main Street Market's Holiday Chicken, which sits atop the building. This year's lighting was accompanied by a sound and light show by Deb and Don Harkrider. Adults could also marvel at the beautifully lit trees adorning the square. Stores on the square decorated for the season and extended their hours, allowing shoppers extra time to find and purchase Christmas gifts.

November 21, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


Hall County man reported missing

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man reported missing since Tuesday afternoon.

November 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Concerns emerge as Kubota deal moves forward

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has approved a rezoning needed for the estimated $100 million expansion of Kubota Manufacturing of America into the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall.

November 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man killed in West Avenue shooting in Gainesville

Gainesville police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting on West Avenue that led to a 21-year-old's death.

November 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Foundation honors two couples for philanthropy

Two area couples were honored Thursday for their generosity and service to the community at an annual philanthropy luncheon.

November 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man surrenders following standoff at Laurel Park

A man suspected of child enticement surrendered to authorities following an hour-and-a-half standoff Thursday at Laurel Park.

November 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Schools projector installations underway

The traditional classroom setting, with students poring over notes and teachers scribbling on chalkboards, is a thing of the past.

November 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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