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Hall County DFCS office shrinks

Hall County's office for the state Division of Family and Children Services is about 30 percent smaller than it was two years ago, with fewer case managers, supervisors and fewer total positions either filled or vacant, according to public records.

April 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Sheriff’s office gets creative with budget

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has found a way to buy new patrol cars without increasing its budget a dime - by having area drug dealers finance the purchases.

April 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Rotary Club constructs ramps for residents who need them

ALTO - Annette Free said her husband, Tommy, used to "piddle out in the yard" at their home off Ga. 365 in Hall County near the Habersham County line.

April 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Corps to close two parks for paving work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close two of its parks for paving work.

April 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Author shares story with elementary students

To the delight of Lyman Hall Elementary School students, author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy shared an amusing tale of how a sassy 7-year-old discovered the library and a love of reading.

April 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Brenau tradition honors students’ moving up

In a fitting tribute to the soon-to-be graduates, the ladies of Brenau University gathered on Friday and sang, "To all the world thy blessing, Brenau thou sendeth forth."

April 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

2,000 referred for deportation since 287(g) put in place

Two years after sheriff's officials started an immigration enforcement program known as 287(g), some 2,000 people arrested in Hall County while in the country illegally have been turned over to federal officials for possible deportation.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Man charged in death of motorcyclist

The Georgia State Patrol on Friday took out a felony vehicular homicide warrant against a Canton man in connection with a Tuesday afternoon wreck in South Hall that killed a motorcyclist.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Second Habersham County judge resigns

For the second time in four months, a Habersham County Superior Court judge has abruptly resigned.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

DOT reopens 6-mile stretch of Richard Russell parkway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has reopened a nearly 6-mile stretch of Richard Russell Scenic Parkway in White and Union counties.

April 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Polish professor speaks about country’s turmoil in wake of tragedy

Investigators have said that human error may have caused Saturday's plane crash that killed Poland's president and dozens of other national leaders.

April 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Those who owe federal taxes hold onto money as long as possible

For the first time ever, Gainesville resident Deborah Owen paid her taxes at the last minute Thursday.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Eyesore may get funds from the city

A prominent parcel in Gainesville may soon get some help from a special public fund set up for redevelopment projects in blighted areas.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Wheeler cleared in nonfatal shooting

Weyman Wheeler never denied shooting a man who was staying overnight with his estranged wife, but his lawyer argued it was done unintentionally and without malice in a struggle over a gun.

April 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

State Senate honors guardsmen for service in Afghanistan

The Georgia National Guard 48th Infantry Brigade, including Gainesville-based Charlie Company, has been honored by the Georgia Senate for its one-year deployment in Afghanistan.

April 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

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White Cane event offers hope, help for sight-impaired

It's hard to imagine living without one of our five senses to navigate the world. But for many, a life without sight or hearing ...

October 15, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fitness event draws athletes to showdown in Gainesville Square

A showdown in the square used to mean something very specific. Typically, it involved gruff leather clad men, drawn guns and squabbles settled by a ...

October 15, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Voters Guide to Nov. 8 general election

Who's on the ballot

October 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Coming Netflix series to shoot scene at Flowery Branch restaurant

An upcoming Netflix series will shoot a scene at a Flowery Branch barbecue restaurant in the coming weeks.

October 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Pediatric therapy clinic opens in Clermont

Leigh Corley has opened a pediatric therapy clinic in Clermont after nearly 20 years of working with children mostly in their homes.

October 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Local real estate market strong, but supply low

As the local and regional real estate market continues to steady itself following the economic recession, one glaring problem remains in Hall County: the need ...

October 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County girl raises funds for friend’s cancer cure

When first-grader Malone Bennett heard her friend Brecklynn Allgood was sick, she wanted to help.

October 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau plans ‘Beyond Talking Points’ forum on election

Two well-known women with experience and knowledge about the impact women, minorities and young people have on American politics will speak at a program at ...

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Job fair Wednesday at Lanier Tech

Lanier Technical College will host Career Fair 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Widening work to begin on Ga. 13

Clearing will begin soon for the widening of Ga. 13 from Sawnee Avenue in Gwinnett County to Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 in Hall County.

October 14, 2016 | | Local

Bus involved in fatal Gilmer County crash left from Forsyth County Senior Center

October 14, 2016 | BY KAYLA ROBINS | Local

Community foundation honors three Hall County men for service

Selfless, aspiring visionaries: this is how three Hall County men were described as they were recognized Thursday night by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

October 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

187-lot subdivision on Spout Springs Road gets approval

A 187-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall can move forward now that rezoning was approved by the Hall County Board ...

October 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Mincey Marble expansion approved by Hall commissioners

Mincey Marble got the go-ahead Thursday night to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road, over the objections of many area residents.

October 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Sheriff’s Office seeks Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect

An armed robbery suspect demanded cash Sunday from a Pure gas station employee in Flowery Branch, according to authorities.

October 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

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