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Gainesville set to swear in new mayor

The players will be the same, but their roles will be different.

January 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


South Hall gearing up for growth

With the economy sluggish, South Hall hasn't seen much growth in recent years.

January 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Policeman injured after being struck by vehicle

A Gainesville police officer is recovering at home after a Sunday accident involving a 19-year-old driver.

January 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver Services has issued $25M in super speeder tickets

More than $25 million in citations have been issued since Georgia's super speeder law went into effect in July 2009.

January 01, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Day care leaders hope to teach kids of low-income families

A bilingual Gainesville day care center that aims to educate the children of low-income residents is looking to expand.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Local law enforcement escape national fatality statistics

In a year that saw a 13 percent increase in police fatalities across the nation, Hall County authorities escaped death and even serious injury in the line of duty.

January 01, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville hospital's first baby of 2012 born to Winder couple

Elisha Jacob Tamas greeted the world with his first breath early Sunday morning, just 25 minutes after his parents shared a kiss at midnight to bring in the new year.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Businessman remembered as ‘unsung’ hero who brought growth to Hall

Miller Watkins, former district manager for Georgia Power and a prominent Gainesville businessman, died on Friday.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall remembers those lost in 2011

Hall County said goodbye to several business leaders, educators and other notable local figures in 2011. The following is a list of some of those the community lost in the past year.

January 01, 2012 | From staff and wire reports | Local


More budget challenges expected in local governments

For good reason, 2011 will be a year that many involved in Hall County government will want to forget.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Fire agencies seek to recover training costs for lost workers

Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians must undergo extensive training, leaving a significant bill for fire services to pay.

January 01, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Did we leave Iraq too soon?

Master Sgt. Dean Smith gave three years of his life to Army service in Iraq - three years he could have spent at home, helping his wife raise two young children.

January 01, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville news veteran signs off

Ken Stanford never intended to get into the news business.

January 01, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


'Polar bears' take the plunge into 2012

It's a year-end tradition that sets teeth to chattering.

December 31, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Capital punishment cases on the decline

In 2011, 78 people convicted of murder were sentenced to die.

December 31, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Millie’s Drapery & Decorating celebrates reopening one year after fire

John Kinsey recalled the tragic day, as he held the ribbon that would be cut and mark a new day for Millie's Drapery & Decorating ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


15 Hall schools named to ‘America’s Healthiest Schools’ list

Hall County was well-represented on the "America's Healthiest Schools" list released this week by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lidl grocery store one step closer to coming to Gainesville

A local attorney representing a relatively new grocer in the United States that wants to open a 36,000-square-foot store on busy Dawsonville Highway offered ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Liberty Utilities opens new Gainesville office

Liberty Utilities has opened new offices at 1766 Cleveland Highway in Gainesville.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall residents in federal exchange won’t have Blue Cross option in 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Healthcare Plan won't be available in 2018 for Hall County residents insured through the Affordable Care Act ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Attorneys: Fatal soccer park shooting sparked by events more than 30 years earlier

Revenge for alleged wrongs more than 30 years ago in El Salvador led to a Father's Day 2013 shooting at a Gainesville park, according ...

August 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall set to study prospect of new multimillion-dollar recycling center

Hall County is exploring a new, multimillion-dollar recycling center at the Candler Road Landfill.

August 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Citizen leader forced off transportation advisory group

The leader of a transportation citizens advisory group resigned Tuesday in a clash with government leaders over the creation of a subcommittee to study a ...

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demo workers busy Tuesday at century-old house on busy corner

Demolition began in earnest Tuesday on the historic Pierce House overlooking Jesse Jewell and Queen City parkways in Gainesville.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities looking for suspects in boat thefts; 2 suspects arrested

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a series of boat thefts on the north end of Lake Lanier in which the boats were ...

August 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in Sunday I-985 wreck

A Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in a five-vehicle wreck Sunday night that killed two people and injured eight others, including himself, on ...

August 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Dawsonville Highway widening moves closer to short-term project list

An early step was taken Tuesday to put the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 on a short-term project list.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


At least 6 of 8 injured in fatal wreck released from hospital

At least six of the eight people injured in a five-car wreck that killed two people on Interstate 985 near Oakwood on Sunday night have ...

August 07, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Kindness rocks: Nationwide trend of painting, hiding rocks for others rolls into Forsyth County

August 07, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Williams channels Trump in run for governor

Channeling President Donald Trump, state Sen. Michael Williams is basing his run for governor on a pitch to upend the "rigged" system of Georgia state ...

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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