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Police: Suspect with sledgehammer stole $62K in jewelry

A suspect carrying a sledgehammer and trash can broke into an Oakwood store and stole $62,500 in jewelry Sunday morning, according to police.

November 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Farm-City breakfast highlights connections among people

Connections between city and county, farmer and consumer and simply people with one another was the focus of Tuesday morning's Farm-City breakfast.

November 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Probation seeks 2 more officers to handle caseload

With caseloads for Hall County Probation Services growing steadily, the department is looking to add two more officers to "get things back into perspective," Hall County Court Administrator Reggie Forrester said.

November 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood OKs $3.9 million budget

A $3.9 million general operations budget for 2016 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood City Council.

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville man dies after motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist died after injuries sustained from a collision on Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road, according to Georgia State Patrol.

November 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lula City Hall gets vandalized

Lula officials have a mystery on their hands: Who broke a rear window at City Hall?

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ga. 400 concrete fixes in Forsyth County delayed day by rain

Rain delayed Monday's planned start of Ga. 400 improvements in Forsyth County, which include repairs of damaged concrete of existing lanes and adding a lane in each direction.

November 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

New Hall middle school likely coming to Chestnut Mountain

A new middle school is coming to the southern part of Hall County.

November 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Organizations partner to help keep community warm this winter

Winter is coming, and thanks to the generosity of a national organization, Gainesville-based nonprofit L.A.M.P. Ministries was recently able to help more than 300 people get ready.

November 09, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Students connected with college, career recruiters at fair

The ballroom in The Oaks at Lanier Charter Career Academy buzzed with the sound of students excitedly discussing their futures.

November 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall drivers, deer movement hits peak this week

Deer movement will be at its peak this week in Hall County, according to research released by UGA earlier this year.

November 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

New Wendy’s coming to Oakwood

A new Wendy's restaurant is planned off Mundy Mill Road in front of Sam's Club and Wal-Mart in Oakwood and across from the University of North Georgia.

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Graduation rates increase at most local schools

A higher rate of local students finished high school and earned their diplomas this year than last, according to numbers released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education.

November 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Slideshow: 19th annual Vineyard Fest comes to Chateau Elan

Wind, rain nor cold could keep wine lovers away from Chateau Elan's 19th annual Vineyard Fest Sunday in Braselton. Though few braved the weather to stomp grapes, guests were packed liked sardines in the wine tasting room where samples were endless. Outside under a large tent, live jazz music by the League of Decency filled the chilly air as festivalgoers warmed themselves with samples of whiskey, cider and beer, as well as gourmet regional foods. The annual event drew vendors from as far as California to showcase their goods.

November 08, 2015 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local

Veterans Day events set for Wednesday

If you're looking to honor those who served their country, you've got some options this Wednesday as local groups come together to show veterans support.

November 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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Dog found hanging from tree at park on Lake Lanier in Northeast Forsyth

Jezabelle was a Christmas puppy. Now, instead of celebrating the holidays with her owners, her death is being investigated by authorities after the 2-year-old female ...

November 23, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Weather delays new Correctional Institution opening

Persistent rain has pushed back the opening of the new Hall County Correctional Institution by more than a month, but Warden Walt Davis still expects ...

November 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Unmarked police cars part of larger presence during holidays

Some Gainesville Police officers are trading out the classic black-and-white cruisers for unmarked cars around the holiday season.

November 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lanier Christian Academy gets mascot, leadership

You can call them the Lanier Lightning.

November 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lula downtown improvement work could start in January

Nearly a year after improving the look of one section of Main Street, Lula plans to continue the downtown work on another stretch this winter.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Château Elan adds hint of Paris with new conference center expansion

BRASELTON - Château Elan Winery & Resort has opened a 25,000-square-foot expansion of its conference center.

November 22, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Hall transit funding needs ‘rethinking,’ director says

Eddie Martinez of Gainesville enjoys the Gainesville Connection routes between Gainesville and Oakwood, but he would like to see Hall Area Transit extend its reach.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Water damage creates hazard at East Hall gym

Justin Pressley hadn't noticed that a corner section of one basketball court at the East Hall Community Center was rotted and bowed after a ...

November 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Teen drivers get hands-on training at Atlanta Dragway

Everyone remembers their first time sliding behind the wheel of a car, learning the basics: blinkers, gas pedal and brakes.

November 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Despite criticism, Gainesville High says it followed rules on athletes’ grades

In Georgia, playing a high school sport is a privilege, not a right.

November 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Ministries offer food, clothing, encouragement at Thanksgiving meals

With hands stuffed in her jacket pockets, Mary Mauricio stood in the parking lot of a defunct Gainesville restaurant, watching the city's homeless and ...

November 21, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Suspect at large after running patrol car off Ga. 365 during chase

A Gainesville man fleeing police on Ga. 365 is still at large after sideswiping a patrol car and forcing the vehicle into a guardrail near ...

November 21, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You Heard it Here: State Rep. Dunahoo now doing interviews while hunting

State Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gainesville, has always been responsive to media inquiries.

November 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall schools developing Internet safety, etiquette course for students

The Internet is a dangerous place, especially for a child.

November 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Parolee faces 2012 kidnapping charge in Hall, authorities say

A man paroled out of prison Tuesday was transported to face a 2012 kidnapping charge in Hall County.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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