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Peaches in North Georgia buck state trend, yield large crop

A dismal year for Georgia's central and southern peach farmers means money is growing on trees for North Georgia orchards.

May 31, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Organization hopes to use Green Street home for mentoring young men with social disorder

A young man with the physical build of a strong college football lineman shared openly with a stranger the many good things that are happening in his life.

May 31, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


92-year-old man gains muscle strength through medical trial

At age 92, Bill Erwin likes to be active.

May 31, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


J & J Foods on Limestone puts focus on local, fresh as it reopens, rebrands

The produce department's quality is what started Patty Smith shopping at J & J Foods on Jesse Jewell Parkway 30 years ago.

May 31, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspect arrested in test drive theft, car still not found

A woman who authorities say took a gold minivan for a test drive at a South Hall dealership two weeks ago and did not return has been arrested, but the vehicle has not been found.

May 31, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Child beaten; 2 adults, including mother, charged

A 7-year-old autistic child, who was reported missing for several hours Tuesday morning, was found with "multiple injuries," and his mother and a man have been charged.

May 31, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Discussion lively at South Hall school redistricting meeting

On the site of Hall County's next middle and high schools, residents and school officials engaged in what was often lively discussion with words like "gerrymandering," "conflict of interest" and "transparency" about where attendance lines should be drawn.

May 31, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Ga. 211 being targeted for fixes by Braselton, DOT

Improvements are planned for a busy stretch of road in Hall, Gwinnett and Barrow counties and crossing Interstate 85.

May 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wreck victim’s family waits as court decides whether man competent for trial

It's been more than two years of waiting for Elizabeth Chambers, and it could be even longer.

May 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis students place second in Odyssey world competition

A team of Davis Middle School students finished second out of 45 teams in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals on the campus of Michigan State University last week.

May 30, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch tax hike public hearings set for Thursday

Public hearings on a proposed property tax increase in Flowery Branch are set for Thursday.

May 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hospital shaking up nursing roles

Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville has started the process of removing licensed practical nurses from patient care roles by 2022.

May 30, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Democrats protest outside of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ office

Calling for a face-to-face meeting, more than 100 North Georgia Democrats and activists gathered for their second protest outside of Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' Gainesville office on Tuesday.

May 30, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Authorities: Employee was accomplice in McDonald’s theft

Two people are facing charges in connection with an April theft at a South Hall McDonald's in which a man wearing a mask was holding a gun on a McDonald's employee who authorities now allege was the man's accomplice.

May 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DNR hoping more will hunt coyotes

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's coyote challenge started in April.

May 30, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Growth allowing Oakwood to bring back old positions

A boom in development has Oakwood looking to bring back several key staff positions it froze during the throes of the Great Recession.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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