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Firefighters extinguish blaze at northwest Hall home

Hall County firefighters have put out a house fire in the 3300 block of Banks Mountain Drive in northwest Hall.

February 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Plane lands in Ga. 400 median in Dawson County

William Reister had a perfect day for flying - blue skies, warm temperatures and slight breezes - when his small airplane took off from Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville.

February 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Hall County commissioner Bill Evans dies

Bill Evans, a former Hall County commissioner who served only a few months on the board after a recall election in the 1970s, died Saturday.

February 13, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


Hall budget cuts may hit services for seniors, kids

As state and local officials start to balance their budgets for July 1, community caregivers are worried about Hall County's most fragile groups: senior citizens and children.

February 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Street light law could be changing in Flowery Branch

Fred Richards sees Flowery Branch's efforts to reduce his subdivision's financial burden over street lights as a "step in the right direction."

February 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bills would allow local voters to decide on alcohol sales

For years, Sunday alcohol sales have been an emotional, hot-button issue in Georgia, pitting religious leaders against business owners.

February 13, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Missionary’s trip included armed bandits

The night was deathly silent until a truck came rumbling down the dirt road.

February 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall, state AP test scores are on rise

Jamie Bennett is already ahead of many teens when it comes to college readiness.

February 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


A year later, Valentine’s slaying leaves wounded hearts

Valentine's Day is dedicated to love, or should be.

February 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Counties may get more say when it comes to SPLOST

A new bill introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives may give counties more flexibility in how special purpose local option sales tax dollars are spent.

February 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville hires firm to update land-use plan

Gainesville is ready to move forward with its comprehensive land-use plan, a report that will outline community development goals for the next 20 years.

February 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School leaders try to clear up SPLOST confusion

School leaders are hoping to ease confusion about renewing a sales tax for education as early voters head to the ballot box this month.

February 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Arborist prunes Rotary holly tree for rejuvenation

With a ladder set up underneath Gainesville's famous Christmas tree, Anna Hauser climbed around from limb to limb Friday.

February 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dutch native sentenced in drug trafficking plot

A man from the Netherlands has been sentenced in federal court for crimes related to his distribution of drugs through the U.S. Postal Service and cooperating U.S. citizens, including a Gainesville resident.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


2 Atlanta men charged with fake means to buy goods

Gainesville police arrested two Atlanta men Thursday night, one of whom is accused of using fake checks, credit cards and identification to buy $1,800 in merchandise from local stores.

February 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Investigator details June shooting at mobile home party

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the Magistrate Court judge Friday of the fatal shooting last month at a mobile home party.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One dead, two injured in Forsyth crash

July 14, 2017 | | Local


Council on Aging honors Miller

Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, was named outstanding legislator of the year by the Georgia Council on Aging on Thursday.

July 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local




Film industry on a roll in Georgia

Georgia's film industry is gaining momentum as it hosts hits from Netflix's "Stranger Things" to AMC's "The Walking Dead," and the state ...

July 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Commissioners approve first phase of new shooting range construction

An ambitious, million-dollar project to build a new gun range for the Hall County Sheriff's Office and the FBI was approved by the Hall ...

July 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Police training on shooting simulator

After pulling over a suspected drunk driver, Gainesville Police Officer Griggs Wall tells the man to stay in the car to no avail.

July 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Daniel: ‘Absolutely confident’ Enota will be finished for 2018-19 school year opening

The president of the construction firm building the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy said Thursday night he is "absolutely confident" the building will be completed ...

July 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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