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Judge rejects self-defense claim

A man accused of killing his half-brother with a tree branch will face trial in September unless the Georgia Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal that he acted in self-defense.

June 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Car show helps stock food pantry for needy

Oldies music filled the corners of downtown Flowery Branch early Saturday morning.

June 05, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Consumer spending takes slow but steady strides

As a business owner, Dave Goodrich has seen far better times, but this year has been better than last.

June 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Angel of mercy on a fateful day

On June 6, 1944, American soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy in France to stake the Allies' claim to Europe in World War II.

June 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mentors to be honored for turning boys to men

In their own ways, Gene Beckstein and Nathaniel Shelton have been working for years to teach Hall County boys how to be men.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Clear skies greet balloonists in annual Helen to Atlantic race

At dawn Friday, nearly 20 hot air balloon pilots sat in the pilots lounge at the Helendorf River Inn waiting on the weather report in hopes of a crystal clear launch in the 37th annual Helen to the Atlantic race.

June 04, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Downtown market draws produce lovers to square

Families piled out of their cars to snag veggies while they lasted.

June 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Late soldier was ‘Army through and through,’ mother says

Staff Sgt. John DeLong was looking forward to his deployment next month to Afghanistan, the second tour of duty in a combat zone for the Gainesville native, when tragedy struck last week a few miles from his base at Fort Carson, Colorado.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Swafford now West Hall Middle’s biggest booster

Karla Swafford weaved her way through the halls of West Hall Middle School on Friday, taking a look at her new home this fall.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New cancer treatments drive up expenses, yet save more lives

You may surprised to learn that medical costs associated with cancer have nearly doubled in the last 20 years.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Taking a lap for life

In the dimming light, they proudly stood shoulder to shoulder.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fishing arrest faces legal challenge

An attorney has mounted a legal challenge of arrest procedures after a Honduran national was booked into the Hall County jail for fishing without a license and likely faces deportation as a result.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teen’s death leads to texting ban

A tragic accident last December has led to a state law that the victim's family hopes will help save other families from their pain.

June 04, 2010 | | Local


Storms popping up in area, though not considered severe

Scattered thunderstorms are beginning to strike throughout the Northeast Georgia area and could hamper some commuters' drives home.

Storms are expected before 8 p.m. in the area, some capable of producing heavy rain and lightning, according to the National Weather Service. Though the storms are not considered severe, some could produce small hail and winds gusting to 40 mph.

June 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville police arrest three teens for laundry break-in

Gainesville police arrested three teens on burglary charges early today following a late night break-in at a Aviation Boulevard laundromat.

Lt. Carol Martin said police responded to Amigos Coin Laundry at 1216 Aviation Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. and found that the front glass had been shattered and an undetermined amount of money was taken. Someone also tried to enter the neighboring Salon De Belleza.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Senior Life Center event caters to summer needs of seniors

The Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center buzzed with activity Wednesday morning, as area senior citizens gathered for a special event.

July 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

A study of traffic in the Martin Road area of South Hall - near where a much-opposed interchange is being built - will be folded into a ...

July 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


YMCA seeks variance for larger sign in search of 'better visibility'

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA is seeking a variance to allow a digital sign roughly twice the size allowed in the city of Gainesville ...

July 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


CASA leader Stephens honored for 27 years of advocacy

Stepping down from her executive director role, Connie Stephens said she was glad the reins have been passed to someone "just as passionate and committed."

July 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trump is now official Republican nominee

With supporters and protesters squaring off in the streets, and despite flurries of dissent on the convention floor, Donald Trump formally secured the Republican nomination ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mexican students, professor help with World Language Academy's summer camp

The Hall County school district wants more native speaking Spanish teachers. If the district could find enough teachers, it could expand its World Language Academy ...

July 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Jack Pyburn

Jack Pyburn, an architect and rowing enthusiast, helped local organizers create the plan for the Lake Lanier venue and helped found the Lake Lanier Rowing ...

July 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Nonprofit offering community forum for teens, young adults

A local nonprofit group is planning a weekend of activities to inspire and empower teens and young adults.

July 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Paddling, rowing clubs keep Olympic spirit moving forward

Starting and maintaining a club isn't as easy as it sounds.

July 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Times parent company buys historic Gainesville Mill

One of Gainesville's most iconic historic buildings has a new owner.

July 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

Gainesville is looking to improve pedestrian connections around downtown and, in the process, spruce up some major roadways.

July 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to visit Sugar Hill to learn about Gwinnett city’s challenges

Lula officials are planning a field trip to Sugar Hill in North Gwinnett County on Friday.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools consider LED lighting in gyms

The Hall County school system is looking at installing LED lighting in its gymnasiums districtwide.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local attorney hosting criminal justice reform event Tuesday near GOP convention

Gainesville attorney and former Hall commissioner Ashley Bell will host a criminal justice reform event Tuesday night live from Cleveland near the site of the ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


U.S. Rep. Collins: ‘There’s no fear here’ at Republican convention

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying not to let the distractions get to him this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

July 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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