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South Hall robbery suspect ‘picked the wrong house’

Authorities believe a woman who was caught on a security camera burglarizing a South Hall home couldn't take the glare of the media spotlight.

July 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local




Company wants more active role in helping with Gulf oil spill

One Gainesville company providing spill-response products to the Gulf of Mexico could do more to help with cleanup efforts - but BP officials aren't biting.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Area parks, historic sites cope with budget cuts

As vacationers in North Georgia travel to the area's state parks and historic sites this summer, they might notice the effects of budget cuts and dwindling state support, some park managers said.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Senators push for corps to consider Lanier withdrawals as part of water control plan

Georgia's U.S. senators are pushing federal officials to include the effects of current and future water supply withdrawals from Lake Lanier in the update of the water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

July 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Accident restricts traffic on I-85 southbound at Jefferson

One lane at a time of Interstate 85 in the city of Jefferson will be closed Wednesday morning while crews repair damage from a crane accident.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Obama makes rare midday TV appearance on 'The View'

When the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt took to the radio waves to keep Americans abreast of what was happening.

July 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Locally grown food could boost state’s economy

If local fruits and veggies stick around, it could mean a big bonus for Georgia's economy.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier Tech, other tech colleges, see big enrollment increases

Technical colleges across Georgia saw the highest-ever increase in enrollment this year, and Lanier Technical College is at the top of the list.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Few sex offenders moving

Only a handful of local sex offenders so far have taken advantage of a change in state law that lifted restrictions on where many of them could live and work.

Since Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the law May 21, only 14 of Hall County's 247 registered sex offenders have come into the sheriff's office to provide authorities with new address information, said Investigator Mike Mazarky. He estimated half of those were new registrants.

July 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


GBI releases second video of restaurant shooter

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has obtained a second security video of the suspect in a Thursday robbery and shooting in Cornelia.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia named finalist for 'Race to the Top' grant

Georgia is yet again in the final race for a share of $3.4 billion for education, and local officials are waiting for final results.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood Road closed as part of road project

Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street in Oakwood, was closed this morning for up to 90 days as part of work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools aiming to control rowdy sports fans

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Sheriff's officials search for burglary suspect

Hall County Sheriff's officials are searching for a suspect in a July 16 burglary involving laptops, a firearm and jewelry valued at $1,000.

A woman was caught on a residential surveillance video entering a home in the Union Church Road area of Flowery Branch, said Col. Jeff Strickland of the sheriff's office.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Business summit set for Oct. 5 in Gainesville

A business summit called "Employers In The Know" will be held in Gainesville on Oct. 5. The summit is one in a series of 12 ...

September 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board again delays decision on naming facilities

Naming school facilities for Gainesville City Schools continues to be a source of dispute - six months after the issue was raised. The Gainesville Board of ...

September 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


186-home development off Spout Springs Road gets initial OK

A 186-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall got the Hall County Planning Commission's recommendation for approval Monday night.

September 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


FBI agrees to fund new firing range and training center in Hall County

The FBI has agreed to pay up to $1.7 million for a new firing range and training facility in Hall County that it will ...

September 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lakeview senior is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Dhruv Gaur, a senior at Lakeview Academy, has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He is the only Hall County student on the list.

September 19, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Davis Middle School seeks more business reps for career fair

Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch is seeking more business representatives for its Davis Discovery Career Fair on Oct. 28.

September 19, 2016 | | Local


Attempted rape case hearing postponed

A Gainesville man's probable cause hearing for charges of attempted rape and false imprisonment was postponed two weeks.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Gas stations across Gainesville, Hall County and the entire state were reporting fuel shortages Monday after a pipeline company in Alabama reported a break over ...

September 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two people robbed in Gainesville Waffle House parking lot

Two people were robbed in a Waffle House parking lot Monday morning, police said.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Arbendette Van quit her job of nearly 25 years to follow her passion: early childhood education.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters collecting boot drive donations for burn survivors this week

Gainesville Fire Department members are kicking off a boot drive this week to raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

September 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote Trump or Clinton? Many in Hall are cool to both

The old philosophy of choosing the "lesser of two evils" in the voting booth isn't working for some Hall County residents and students during ...

September 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Hall senior leaps into Korean culture, language

A North Hall High School junior got "kind of enthralled with the (Korean) culture," her dad said, and she decided she wanted to learn the ...

September 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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