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Salvation Army bells are ringing in Hall County

Salvation Army members set up the iconic symbols of the Christmas giving season Friday, bringing out the red kettle and bell to 25 locations around Hall County.

November 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 men sought in home invasion robberies

Hall County Sheriff's officers are stepping up patrols around the Athens Street neighborhood east of Gainesville after two home invasions this week where residents were tied up and robbed at gunpoint.

November 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Army Reserve unit ‘thankful to be here’

Surrounded by strangers hugging on him after he got off the chartered bus, Staff Sgt. Corey White of Gainesville was overcome with emotions.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


802nd Ordnance Company arriving in Gainesville today

Soldiers with the Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company are expected to arrive later today at the U.S. Army Reserve armory off Shallowford Road.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students develop conference, learn leadership

The students and faculty at Brenau University found a way to turn a problem into a unique learning opportunity.

November 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Fire Department relocates to new station

Fire Station 1 at Gainesville's new public safety complex is officially open for business.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


U.S. 129 widening project may get funding

The long-awaited widening of U.S. 129 in East Hall is in the running for state money that could put it one step closer to construction.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Boys & Girls Clubs enjoy early Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving may be about a week away, but Thursday evening members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County feasted like kings and queens.

November 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch balks over state roads grant

Flowery Branch officials are shying from applying for a grant that is geared to dressing up local streets with sidewalks, streetlights and other such improvements.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's chief tax appraiser resigns post

Mike Henderson, Hall County's chief tax appraiser, has resigned.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rotary holly tree ready for 29th season

Bradley Clark never gets tired of decorating Rotary International's holly tree, even after 28 years.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville is looking a lot like Christmas

Downtown Gainesville lit up with the spirit of Christmas for the first time this year with the Jingle Mingle Thursday night.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bank files for foreclosure on Gibbs’ home

Hall County Commissioner-elect Scott Gibbs is in financial trouble, confirming Thursday that his North Hall home is in foreclosure and his business has filed for bankruptcy.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Removal of safety complex to begin

With Gainesville's fire and police officials settling into their new buildings, plans are quickly moving forward to tear down the old public safety complex and start construction on city's new pedestrian bridge.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No one injured in school bus crash

A group of Chestnut Mountain Elementary School students are getting on another bus after theirs was involved in a traffic accident this afternoon.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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