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Man faces charges in multi-state oil theft

A South Carolina man is awaiting extradition to Georgia in connection with a multi-state oil theft ring, which investigators estimate cost victims about $100,000, Hall County Sheriff's Office reported late Wednesday.

February 03, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deputies looking for 'office creeper' thieves

Two women were captured on video surveillance stealing credit cards recently from several employees at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Now security officials there hope to capture them for real.

February 03, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Figueras takes interest in childhood obesity

Gainesville City Council members want to take a stand against childhood obesity.

February 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Woman may have to return $189K in fraud case

A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the U.S. government when she applied for Social Security benefits on behalf of her children for benefits they didn't deserve.

February 03, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


School officials concerned over fate of Pre-K program

School leaders are on edge as state lawmakers consider scaling back funding for prekindergarten.

February 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch hopes to reap savings from energy fix

Flowery Branch is looking to save up to $20,000 per year through an energy-saving measure at its sewer treatment plant off Atlanta Highway.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall chamber exceeds $2.1 million campaign goal

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 03, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Legislators hopeful about zero-based budgeting idea

After an unsuccessful attempt in 2010, Georgia legislators are hopeful that zero-based budgeting for state government will be implemented this year.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch ends 2010 budget year on positive note

Flowery Branch ended its 2010 budget year on June 30 with a higher surplus than expected, reversing a downward trend since the Great Recession hit.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber hits fundraising goal for HALLmark campaign

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lake Lanier group ramps up push for higher full pool level

A Gainesville-based advocacy group isn't backing off its push for a fuller Lake Lanier, an issue it first raised in 2007.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation board position is up for grabs

Hall County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Copper thief charged with health violation over ozone leak

A man convicted of stealing copper from air conditioners in Stephens County also pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking U.S. laws that protect the ozone from harmful gasses including the cooling agent, freon.

February 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


City, county put off Cedar Creek Reservoir mediation

Mediation originally scheduled for today between Hall County and the city of Gainesville over Cedar Creek Reservoir has been postponed because officials aren't prepared for the formal process.

February 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


NGCSU's Egypt program uncertain

The uprising in Egypt has led North Georgia College & State University officials to evaluate the school's new language immersion program in the country.

February 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Pilot program helps struggling Hall students make it to technical college

East Hall High School seniors Edgar Garcia and Veronica Lopez are on track to be the first among their siblings to earn a high school ...

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch man accused in mailbox check theft case

A Flowery Branch man is accused of possessing several checks stolen from mailboxes in South Hall, according to police.

April 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man broke victim’s ribs

A Braselton man is accused of breaking another person's ribs and injuring the victim's liver and spleen in a Christmas Day assault, according ...

April 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Middle School, police investigating possible assault by teacher

The mother of a 12-year-old Gainesville Middle School student said the teacher who put his hands on her son should be arrested.

April 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville family attends annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Some good luck turned into a golden egg for a Gainesville family that was on its way Monday to the annual Easter Egg Roll at ...

April 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Forest land sale revived by lawmakers, environmentalists

Thirty parcels of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest would be sold if a bill from Georgia lawmakers introduced this legislative session clears Congress.

April 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


H&R Block partners with Humane Society, brings in puppies during tax season

H&R Block and the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia teamed up to make tax season more bearable for everyone.

April 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Robinsons are ambassador family for upcoming March of Dimes

Torie Robinson was born weighing only 1 pound - so tiny her mom Tocoa Robinson's wedding ring could fit around her leg.

April 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery - one that leads to East Hall Middle School - is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

April 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire destroys South Hall home

A South Hall home was destroyed in a fire Sunday night.

April 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Will SPLOST ever end? That’s up to Hall voters

A Hall County official says he's confident voters will continue to back a revenue-generating 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax, commonly known as ...

April 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What new deportation policies mean inside Hall’s jail

As federal guidelines on deporting illegal immigrants broaden, local authorities are seeing changes in how immigrants are detained.

April 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn't mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the ...

April 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: A proper retirement for Old Glory

Saturday was the first time a flag retirement ceremony has been held at the American Legion Post 7 in Gainesville. The Legion collects flags in ...

April 15, 2017 | Erin Smith | Local


Rainbow runners: Color Run for Grace raises funds to combat sex trafficking

Every color of the rainbow was represented vat the sixth annual Color Run for Grace at Flowery Branch High School.

April 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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