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Republicans applaud Hall commissioner for party switch

Commissioner Ashley Bell's decision to switch allegiances has caught the attention of Republican leaders statewide.

December 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Reservoir mediation session open to public

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to keep mediation with Gainesville over Cedar Creek reservoir open to the public.

December 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Funds cleared for U.S. 129 widening, Cleveland bypass

Area counties learned Thursday they will receive some $40 million to improve transportation.

December 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County sheriff’s deputy involved in morning wreck

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved this morning in a wreck that injured another driver.

December 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police check for more Salvation Army thefts

Oakwood police are looking for other locations where they said a man may have posed as a Salvation Army bell ringer to take money.

December 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No gift here: Gas prices may increase in time for holidays

Those planning to travel during the holidays might want to set aside some extra cash for gas.

December 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cherokee lawsuit targets church graduations

Last school year, the Free Chapel Worship Center in Gainesville was the venue of choice for graduation ceremonies for every high school in the Hall County school system.

December 08, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Dawson County agrees to collision settlement

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has agreed to settle a lawsuit with the family of a man who was killed earlier this year when his motorcycle collided with a county vehicle.

December 08, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Cagle points to tax incentives and job creation as key issues

Job creation is the top priority for the upcoming legislative session, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle told the South Hall Rotary Club on Wednesday afternoon.

December 08, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Task force warns against investment fraud

As economic woes continue to hit families, residents should remain wary of possible investment fraud schemes, especially during the holidays, said officials with Atlanta's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.

December 08, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local Toys for Tots seeing record donations

Growing up as one of six children, Wally Calderon knew all about hand-me-downs and had his share of meager Christmases. Today, as the local coordinator for the national Toys for Tots program, he gets to ensure a holiday with new presents under the Christmas tree for countless Hall County children.

December 08, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Distillery proposed for Dawsonville

DAWSONVILLE - Legal 'shine in Dawsonville?

December 08, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Lt. gov. chief of staff moves to Deal’s office

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal announced Tuesday he has tapped the lieutenant governor's chief of staff for a position in his administration.

December 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Schools Superintendent recognized for excellence

Gainesville's top school administrator was recently recognized as one of more than 50 excellent female school leaders across the country.

December 08, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 traffic fatalities reported

A 49-year-old Hoschton woman died in a Monday morning one-vehicle wreck on Ga. 124 near Ga. 60.

December 08, 2010 | LEANNE AKIN Times Regional Staff | Local


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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


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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