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Family of slain gang member begs friends not to join

To hear Martha Garcia tell it, her brother did not have any friends.

August 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Violent gang crimes rare, authorities say

Though a fatal Aug. 9 shooting draws attention to the potential for gang violence in the area, most reported gang-related crimes are not violent, officials say.

August 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tax appeals on rise in Jackson County

The economy may be down, but the same can't be said for property tax appeals in Jackson County.

August 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Recent shooting highlights the violent world of street gangs

Juan "Baby P-Nut" Gomez said he wanted to get out of gang life, but he didn't do it soon enough.

August 22, 2009 | BY Stephen Gurr AND Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gang task force keeps a high profile

The baby blue shirt is a dead giveaway.

August 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Funeral expense a double blow in today’s tough times

In trying economic times, expenses such as a funeral, which can cost thousands of dollars, can take a toll on a family.

August 22, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Touch-A-Truck event draws crowd in its 10th year

Horns were honking, kids were smiling and parents were holding up their cameras at the 10th annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday morning sponsored by the Gainesville Parks and Recreation.

August 22, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


HEROs can be just that to those stranded on interstates

FLOWERY BRANCH - South Hall motorists may soon see the bright yellow truck a little more often as they're tooling down Interstate 985.

August 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health officials tackle flu fears

With the school year in full swing, public health officials say they have received many phone calls from parents who are worried that their children have been infected with the H1N1 flu virus.

August 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two men indicted in fatal gang shooting

A Hall County grand jury has indicted two men in an Aug. 9 gang-related shooting that killed one teen and injured three others.

August 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former ZF Industries employee found guilty of embezzlement

The longtime accounting manager of a Gainesville transmission plant was found guilty Friday in an embezzlement scheme exceeding half a million dollars.

August 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Homework help is available through area library system

It's 6 p.m., teachers have left the school for the day and your child needs help with their homework. What do you do now?

August 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Group takes nominees for year’s top philanthropist

The North Georgia Community Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Philanthropist of the Year Award.

August 21, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jefferson students share pastries with their parents

JEFFERSON - Most kids would rather sleep in an extra half-hour than get to school before 7:30 a.m., but not Dylan Paulus.

August 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


GED honor grad leaves crime, drugs behind, turns life around

Most days around lunchtime, Brandon Martin flashes a winning smile to customers from behind a counter of deli meats, cheeses and veggies.

August 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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