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Friends pay tribute to late musician

Gainesville First United Methodist Church swelled with people Saturday at a memorial service honoring beloved music instructor Jimmy Cutrell.

November 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dog days of November? Hall County dedicates its animal shelter

Puppies gladly gave kisses in exchange for attention Saturday morning at the Hall County Animal Shelter's open house in honor of its new facility, which officially opened its doors Oct. 15.

November 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


US House passes health care bill

November 07, 2009 | | Local


Sore feet worth the walk for cancer survivor in 3-Day event

When Buffy Brunner walked into the closing ceremonies of the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day two weekends ago, she started crying.

November 07, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Praying for the children

Twenty-five years ago, a mother was concerned about the welfare of her children as they prepared to go off to school.

November 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New life breathed into historic track

In its 42 years of existence, the half-mile oval track outside Jefferson has seen its share of racing legends going door-to-door.

November 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools hold Veterans Day celebrations

Theodore Golab couldn't help but tear up as he climbed the hill to Martin Elementary School's baseball field.

November 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Retailers welcome holiday shoppers

This year, holiday shoppers are starting early.

November 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Small-business center plans several workshops

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Gainesville has scheduled several upcoming workshops at its offices at 999 Chestnut St.

November 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Group launches gift drive for seniors

Halloween just passed and Thanksgiving has yet to arrive, but many people have already turned their attention toward Christmas.

November 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forest service’s ‘green’ building gets gold award

U.S. Forest officials in Georgia have gone gold - er, green.

November 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Monday seminar offers college scholarship information

Parents and students alike will have the opportunity Monday to learn more about scholarships and grants that are available for future college students.

November 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Shoe drive helps others’ soles

Let somebody take a walk in your shoes for once.

November 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall honored for student achievement

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced Friday that West Hall High School is being honored as a 2009 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement.

November 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Zoller leaving WDUN for new FM station

Local radio show host Martha Zoller will begin broadcasting on FM radio Monday.

November 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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