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Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report released this week by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and U. S. Travel Association.

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump trucks rumbling through.

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday about the city's comprehensive plan.

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the complex that they said will be a long-term, multiyear project.

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as deputies attempted to deliver an arrest warrant.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students at Lakeview Academy on Thursday morning.

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing stock.

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


More than 500 express interest in Hall's Early College program

Plans for Hall County's Early College @ Jones are moving quickly. More than 530 high school students expressed an interest in the program, and formal ...

February 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Wrenched Bicycles moves to larger, more visible location

The old Wrenched Bicycles shop was tucked into a small, quaint building on Bradford Street, just off the downtown square.

February 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch hosts annual Black History Month program

Speakers encouraged students to be a part of the change they hope to see in a Black History Month program Thursday at Flowery Branch High.

February 04, 2016 | BY AMY MCDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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