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Five years later, Katrina refugees call Georgia home

Takisha Angeletti knows New Orleans is her hometown, but now, Gainesville is home.

August 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Living in the right of way

Three years have passed since the North Hall couple's property was put in the crosshairs in a major road widening project.

August 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


SPLOST funds projects in tough times

In the midst of a recession, Hall County has purchased a new building, broken ground on a new park, and has plans for a new library, among other projects.

August 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Garlic freaks’ gather to sample their favorite bulb

CLEVELAND - It can be hot. It can be sweet. It can even be a little buttery.

August 28, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Area gun stores say thefts low despite trend

Thefts from gun stores are high in Georgia. The state has ranked among the top three states for thefts involving licensed firearms dealers between 2005 and 2009.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville Middle makes AYP after all

Gainesville Middle School has made Adequate Yearly Progress in the final determination report for 2009-2010.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Housing, job market fates tied

If the housing market and the job market are any indication, economic recovery is a slow journey.

August 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Water service interruption planned for Monday night

Water service will be interrupted between 11 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday along Oakwood Road from Allen Street to Mundy Mill Road, including all side streets, and on the eastbound side of Mundy Mill Road between Oakwood Road and Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

August 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Workshop teaches how to prevent abuse

According to Steve Collins, there's a sad truth some people may not be aware of - sexual abuse of children is more prevalent than you may think.

August 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Legacy Link awards those who help older workers

Legacy Link honored its 2010 older worker of the year and employer of the year Friday morning with a breakfast ceremony at the Beulah Rucker Museum.

August 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Road work to close Buford Dam Road this fall

CUMMING - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close the scenic, winding section of Buford Dam Road that straddles Lake Lanier for about a month this fall.

August 27, 2010 | By Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


Rabid domestic cat serves as reminder

Local animal control officials are still investigating a case of rabies discovered in Oakwood this week, and residents are checking whether their own pets are vaccinated.

August 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch council delays vote on utility rates

A proposed new set of utility rates - one that includes a nearly 30 percent hike for longtime Flowery Branch residents - is set for a vote on Sept. 23.

August 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mascot matchup: Wolves, Red Elephants unlikely foes in nature

Leading up to this evening's football game, there will be a lot of speculation on who will win: the Gainesville High School Red Elephants or Buford High School Wolves?

August 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Football fans may hit traffic troubles

High School football is back.

August 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Starbucks opening Friday morning on Thompson Bridge Road

Coffee lovers have another reason to smile. The Starbucks on Thompson Bridge Road opens at 5 a.m. Friday.

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.6 percent from June to July in statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board, Creel agree on contract in closed meeting

The Gainesville Board of Education and Wanda Creel, superintendent for the city schools, have reached an agreement about her contract, but the details of that ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some BBQ from these local restaurants

Savannah King ranks local BBQ restaurants with emojis in this week's episode of GO. Emojis provided for free by emojione.com.

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Family honors 100-year-old matriarch with birthday party

Dozens gathered at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center on Wednesday night in Gainesville to honor the 100-year-old Dora Nowells, who has spent eight decades in ...

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for 2010 East Hall mobile home park murder

A man on the lam for six years pleaded guilty Wednesday to the 2010 murder of a man at an East Hall mobile home park.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged in 'erratic crime spree,' accused of brandishing gun, kidnapping baby

A Gainesville man is accused of threatening people with an AK-47 rifle and kidnapping a baby, police said.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital prepares for new labor unit with mock scenario

The brand-new, still-unopened labor and delivery unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton was busy with activity Wednesday.

August 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Three Hall schools top state, national ACT scores

Three of Hall County's schools scored above the 2016 state and national averages on the ACT this year.

August 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce seeking Most Fit Company nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its Most Fit Company Awards, which will be presented Oct. 5 at the HealthSmart Breakfast ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried

Whenever someone asks about plots in the City Cemetery, Oakwood City Clerk Tangee Puckett has to pull out a yellowed, torn and rumpled map.

August 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies self-defense immunity for man accused of shooting wife's alleged stalker

A Superior Court judge denied the self-defense immunity motion filed by a Buford man accused of shooting another man in his leg and jaw.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged in home invasion, assault

A Gainesville man is charged with entering an apartment and pointing a gun at four people, police said.

August 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Groups seek flexibility after changes in septic permitting

Harold Kilgore wants options. That was his message to the Hall County Board of Health on Tuesday.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legacy Link class seeks to help those with chronic conditions live well

The Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free six-week class for people living with a chronic condition and those who care for ...

August 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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