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Power of the Purse to auction unique, beaded handbag

WomenSource will be auctioning off one very special handbag at its third annual Power of the Purse fundraiser Tuesday.

September 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area office building blighted by graffiti

When employees arrived for work at the Academy Oak Business Center in Gainesville, they immediately noticed something was there that shouldn't be.

September 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch residents to voice opinions on utility rates

Flowery Branch water and sewer users get a chance to voice their opinions tonight over a proposed new set of utility rates.

September 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen murder suspect pleads guilty, gets life sentence

Teen defendant Daniel Vilchis-Ayala has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Ramon Hernandez.

September 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities: Labor Day weekend quieter this year

Though the Labor Day holiday weekend was quieter than last year's across the state, two traffic accidents in Hall County kept local authorities busy.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board votes for slight tax drop

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a modest reduction to the property tax rate Tuesday, lowering the millage rate for fiscal 2011 to 7.39, down from 7.41.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weather goes back and forth as we head into fall

Labor Day weekend brought Gainesville its coolest weather since May 20. However, there could be just a couple more weeks of temperatures in the 90s this year, a National Weather Service forecaster predicts.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Late cyclist remembered as a preacher with a ‘glow’

Thomas Jacob "T.J." Pattillo had an uplifting glow about him that attracted tons of friends and acquaintances.

September 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Georgia Supreme Court OKs South Hall hospital

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center has the green light to move forward with a hospital in South Hall after a ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday.

September 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ga. 20 resurfacing project gets underway

One of the area's busiest thoroughfares, Ga. 20/Buford Drive, is about to get a new blast of asphalt.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


California bakery to bring jobs to South Hall

California-based King's Hawaiian plans to start up a bakery and distribution operation in Oakwood, with plans to create 126 new jobs over two years and then an additional 100 jobs around 2015.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charges issued in Cumming store slaying

Authorities aren't saying which of the four teenage suspects they have in custody shot and killed a Cumming grocery store security guard Sunday night.

September 07, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville seeks to solve reservoir ownership issue

Gainesville City Council members and Hall County commissioners are trying to take another step in determining Cedar Creek Reservoir ownership.

September 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boling Bridge work starts with Thursday lane closure

The Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway bridge from Hall into Forsyth County is set for a partial closing Thursday in preparation for eight weekends of full bridge closings this fall.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bicyclist killed in accident identified

A bicyclist who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Gainesville Saturday has been identified by county coroner's officials as T.J. Patillo, 31, of the South Hall County area.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Local activist encouraged by Obama’s steps to address prescription, heroin epidemic

The Obama administration has instructed federal agencies to begin taking a number of actions this week to address the national prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic.

September 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Slideshow: Students sign beams for new building at Centennial Arts Academy

Students gathered to sign beams for the two-story Centennial Arts Academy addition on Thursday morning.

September 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in Hall

The metro Gainesville area's unemployment rate in August dipped to 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.5 percent in ...

September 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Burlington opens, Five Guys relocating as North Lake Square grows

North Lake Square continues to grow along Dawsonville Highway and will soon feature a nail salon, pizza delivery shop and relocated burger joint.

September 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Flowery Branch veteran reunited with lost Army uniform

James Mulkey was looking for his Army uniform for months before he saw a stranger's viral Facebook post about it.

September 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New park creates political tension between District 4 commission candidates

The campaign for the District 4 Hall County Board of Commissioners seat took an interesting turn Wednesday when Democratic challenger Angela Middleton asserted her credentials ...

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed park behind Harrison Square could boost area

Hall County is looking to purchase more than 21 acres behind the Harrison Square public housing complex on the south side of Gainesville to develop ...

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find $101K of meth in cooler

A Norcross man faces methamphetamine trafficking charges after about $101,000 worth of meth was seized, authorities said.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man charged with Wal-Mart armed robbery in Oakwood

A Gainesville man is accused of swinging a box cutter at a Wal-Mart employee in Oakwood when he allegedly tried to leave with unpaid merchandise ...

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Free bra fittings at Belk to benefit breast cancer research

The Belk store at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville will provide free bra fittings Sept. 30 to support Susan G. Komen, the world's largest nonprofit ...

September 21, 2016 | | Local


Enota school design public forum set for Thursday night

A public forum to discuss a proposed new school for Enota that has generated controversy for months is planned at the school Thursday night, and ...

September 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local




Child, adult suffer possibly serious injuries in Gainesville wreck

Two people in a wreck Wednesday morning - including a child - were transferred to hospitals, police said. The child was transported the Egleston campus of Children ...

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid raccoon makes contact with 2 dogs in East Hall

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in East Hall. It is the 10th confirmed case of rabies in Hall ...

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Man dead from stabbing in Hoschton, another dies from baseball bat wounds

Authorities said one man died after being stabbed by another man who later died after being hit with a baseball bat Tuesday in Hoschton.

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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