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Experts say 2011 will bring economic growth

Georgia's economy will see an uptick in 2011, and Hall County should keep pace, local officials are saying this week.

December 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Compactor sites stay busy with post-Christmas rush

On Monday, throngs of people dropped off the remnants of their Christmas celebrations at Hall County's compactor sites.

December 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville inches closer to midtown revitalization

Gainesville officials are turning to the midtown district as their main focus for the next year.

December 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 suspected of invading home still are at large

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is searching for three men involved in a late Sunday home invasion that involved a shooting.

December 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chimney blaze destroys Winder Highway home

A chimney fire late Sunday ended up destroying a South Hall home.

December 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall updates GIS aerial photography

Hall County has updated the images in its Geographic Information System to reflect the way the county has developed over the past five years.

December 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Highways clear up in time for safe holiday travel

The Christmas Day snow may have left many wondering if they could return home safely Sunday from holiday trips.

December 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program offers preventive care to would-be moms

More than 110,000 women at the highest risk for delivering low birth weight babies will be eligible for a new preventive care program through the Georgia Department of Community Health starting in January.

December 26, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Winter’s 1st snow brings out playful residents in Hall

Area residents woke up Sunday to a rare sight indeed - snow on the ground the day after Christmas.

December 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chestatee High graduate learns independence on Appalachian Trail

Connor Timpone said it was an easy decision to live outdoors for about five months.

December 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weather slows post-holiday foot traffic at local stores

Saturday's gift of a white Christmas slowed down post-holiday shopping at some Gainesville retailers Sunday morning.

December 26, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Volunteers offer help with taxes

To help low-income families put more of their tax returns in their pockets, one Gainesville group is offering free help working through the paperwork this tax season.

December 26, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Rash of fires leaves no one injured

A rash of fires Sunday did damage but caused no injuries.

December 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Roads clearing, but snow and chilly weather remains

A winter weather advisory has expired, but a wind advisory remains in force until 6 p.m.

December 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School furlough days delay maintenance plans

The Hall County school system is scaling back on maintenance projects over the winter break this year because of furlough days.

December 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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