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Attorney: Graves’ loan agreement invalid

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves' attorney says the disputed loan agreement between his client and a Northwest Georgia bank is not valid because the bank should have known the Georgia congressman couldn't repay the money and it cut the lawmaker some slack when his company couldn't make payments.

July 22, 2011 | BY ANDY JOHNS Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local


Veteran in Times article remembered as a ‘patriot’

A Hiawassee man profiled in a July 3 story in The Times about veterans coping with old war wounds died Wednesday. He was 62.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cockfighting investigation leads to marijuana bust

Hall County authorities were investigating a suspected cockfighting site at a Flowery Branch home when they discovered a patch of 88 marijuana plants with a street value of $176,000.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI probe of July 11 shooting is ongoing

Apart from a state probe of two deputies' actions in a July 11 suspect shooting, Charlie Pearce knows for certain how he feels about the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most Hall schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress levels

Hall County schools fared better than most in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary statewide numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education. Gainesville, however, fared worse.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Program teaches kids to fight back

More than 700,000 kids younger than 18 are reported missing each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dawson County talks of taking a stance on park, reservoir

Officials are considering a series of public hearings to gauge interest in a park and proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

July 20, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Foundation seeks Philanthropist of the Year nominations

The North Georgia Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year award.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Unhealthy air quality blamed on hot weather

As the region sweltered through its 24th day exceeding Code Orange air quality Wednesday, forecasters say there's no relief in sight.

July 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


2040 roads plan near final approval

Hall County's 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is on track for final approval Aug. 9.

July 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


School officials plan strategies for coming year

The first day of class is less than a month away, and Gainesville school administrators are busy preparing for the challenges ahead.

July 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Changes may be ahead for Hall’s recycling program

A printed newspaper is made from recycled materials.

July 20, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Gainesville City Council considers redistricting

The Gainesville City Council is considering major changes to the city's five council wards as part of redistricting that happens every 10 years after new census numbers are released.

July 20, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Official recuses office from eatery tiff

Hall County Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard recused her office from the case of Juan Luna, a local restaurant owner who is accused of pulling a gun on another restaurant owner.

July 20, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


'Splash flash mob' breaks out dance moves for crowd

It's shortly after noon, and something evil's lurking in the pool.

July 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

January 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

January 12, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local




Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

January 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

January 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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