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Appeals court hears arguments in Times lawsuit

Judges for the Court of Appeals of Georgia heard arguments Tuesday from both the city of Gainesville and The Times regarding a dispute over the protections and exemptions of the state's Open Records law.

November 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deck the Hall to benefit local school, CASA

Artificial Christmas trees will come to life with personality at the Ninth Annual Deck the Hall event Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

November 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


South Hall man convicted of rape

A Flowery Branch man was sentenced to 32 years in prison after a jury convicted him of raping his girlfriend.

November 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jury gets ‘Red Hat Club’ case today

When Vicki Stewart read a best-selling book written by her longtime friend Haywood Smith, she was fuming.

November 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local couple honored for philanthropy

Anne and George Thomas were honored at the North Georgia Community Foundation's "Philanthropist of the Year" luncheon for their generous contribution of time and resources to a multitude of health care and educational agencies.

November 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville council raises water, sewer rates

The Gainesville City Council voted to increase 2010 water and sewer rates by about 6 percent at its meeting Tuesday morning.

November 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Army Reserve unit gets rousing send-off

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company's journey to Riverside Military Academy on Tuesday began eight months ago with an e-mail.

November 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Burglary suspect eludes police

A man wanted on burglary charges eluded arrest this morning, prompting police to notify Enota Elementary School officials that a foot chase was under way.

November 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County confirms 18th rabies case of 2009

Hall County has confirmed its 18th confirmed rabies case of the year in an incident involving a skunk and a dog Thursday on Farmer Road in North Hall.

November 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Board seeks community input on Fair Street school

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy and the old middle school will get new roofs this spring, but the Gainesville school board is asking the community for input on how to proceed with Fair Street IB World School, which continues to deteriorate under heavy rains and electrical problems.

November 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Family left searching for help after company files bankruptcy

What started out as a normal work day for truck driver Kenny Whitey quickly turned into one that would alter the course of his family's history.

November 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Law enforcement cracking down on seat belt usage

Across the state, law enforcement agencies are cracking down on seat belt use this holiday season.

November 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tornado siren test in Hall County set for Wednesday

At approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hall County Central Communications/E911 will conduct an audible test of the severe weather warning system. This will only be a test. The sirens will sound for about three minutes.

November 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Need help with heat bill? Apply for aid

Households may apply for assistance with their home heating bills beginning on Dec. 1. One-time payments will be made with checks issued to the home energy suppliers on behalf of all eligible households.

November 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch mulls Buford firm’s TAD request

Flowery Branch City Council is set to vote Wednesday on whether to approve a tax allocation district reimbursement request for the developer of a planned $15 million downtown project.

November 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Humane Society pets lend their paws for the cause

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat can attest to the difficulty of getting a confused animal to follow directions. But for local artist ...

January 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Teen injured, another arrested after shooting incident in vehicle

One teenager was wounded and another arrested after a shooting incident Friday night in southern Hall County, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: No, Shaq did not come to Gainesville

The classic Georgia-Florida mixup for residents of Gainesville came again with the viral video of Shaquille O'Neal playing basketball with children.

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Students get 'psyched out' at Brenau event

Victoria Martin, a junior at Chestatee High School, squealed and jumped when the "control" in the experiment flexed her wrist and Victoria felt the electric ...

January 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia’s middle class is shrinking, Pew report shows

Job losses, wage cuts and underemployment during the recession have taken a very specific toll on the nation's middle class.

January 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crunched for space: Carter family wants affordable place with breathing room

In the claustrophobic confines of Brenda and Darrell Carter's Gainesville apartment, 26-year-old Cortney Jackson sits on a sofa surrounded by medical equipment, framed photos ...

January 30, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Principals, state labor chief focus on workplace habits at panel discussion

An employee at Kubota Manufacturing who is late, leaves early or is absent without scheduling time off six times in a year no longer has ...

January 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Suspect wanted in armed robbery at Dollar General

An armed man told everyone to get on the ground Thursday night in a Gainesville Dollar General and demanded cash from the cashier, police said.

January 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Better coordinated services may help curb growing homeless population

A renewed focus on homelessness in Gainesville comes just as the population of those living on the streets grows beyond the resources available to serve ...

January 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman claims amputated leg discarded by hospital

A woman claims in a lawsuit that the hospital discarded her amputated leg and caused her "irreparable harm" because of her desire to bury it.

January 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Poultry expo draws record number of exhibitors

ATLANTA - The annual International Production & Processing Expo - the major trade show for the poultry, egg, meat and feed industries - concluded Thursday with a record number ...

January 28, 2016 | By Barbara Olejnik Times regional staff | Local


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