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Former Gainesville mayor charged with indecent exposure

A former Gainesville mayor was arrested last weekend on a charge of public indecency.

June 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wreck knocks out phone, computer services in Gainesville

A number of Gainesville government offices and facilities are without phone and computer service after a traffic accident pulled down a fiber connection, according to a city spokeswoman.

June 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fire damages North Hall mobile home

A fire damaged a mobile home Wednesday evening in northeastern Hall County, but no one was injured.

June 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Feds might look into Forsyth elections office

CUMMING - The Forsyth County commission wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the county's elections department in response to issues raised in a countywide audit.

June 24, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Commissioner wants road back under Hall’s care

The Hall County Board of Commissioners must decide today whether to upgrade a dirt road in North Hall that was meant to be abandoned years ago.

June 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Volunteers close the GAP by lending a hand

Annie Clara Martin, 85, gets misty eyed when she speaks of the way her garden once looked.

June 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Free HIV tests available Saturday

One in five people with HIV does not know it.

June 24, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


DOT workers pave the way in the heat

OAKWOOD - Think you're burning up just walking from the air-conditioned office to your car?

June 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Truck, train collide in South Hall

Work is done Wednesday on a portion of railroad track in southern Hall County where a Norfolk Southern train collided with a pickup truck stuck on the tracks.

June 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall library cutting hours, books

The Hall County Library Board adopted a shrinking budget Tuesday, including 27 furloughed closings and $300,000 less for books.

June 24, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Debt-ridden Commerce hospital may have a buyer

The struggling Banks Jackson Commerce Medical Center may have found a buyer to help alleviate some of its debts.

June 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sales tax distributions won’t be late

A letter that told local government officials earlier this month that sales tax payments would arrive later than usual was poorly worded, a Department of Revenue spokesman said Tuesday.

June 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Helen helicopter service owner vows legal battle

A man whose helicopter flights over Helen have drawn the ire of some residents said he's not backing down after a judge ruled against him.

June 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kids soak in safety tips at daylong camp

"Handcuff me!" five children shout as Gainesville community police officer Melissa Begley holds up her pink handcuffs.

June 24, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Special session of legislature may be on horizon

A special session of the Georgia General Assembly to discuss further state budget cuts is likely, according to a local state representative.

June 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Headmaster kisses pig following school's high reading scores

Lakeview Academy Headmaster John Kennedy kissed Purdy the Tamworth pig Wednesday at the Gainesville school as a reward for first- through fifth-grade students, who exceeded their goal in the Scholastic Reading Counts challenge.

October 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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