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Hall sees fewer teens in fatal car wrecks

Fatal car crashes with teen drivers fell dramatically during the past five years, according to a new federal report, and Hall County numbers show the same trend.

October 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students create recycling bins from recyclable materials

A Brenau University student project made entirely of used cans and bottles may soon be found on campuses across Hall County.

October 24, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


New retail shops bring hope to the cities they inhabit

Hall County has been able to fight the recession with the opening of several new retail stores over the last month.

October 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 brothers, 1 wheel, 1 cause: Man rides 100 miles on unicycle

William "Bill" Mueller woke up at 5 a.m. Saturday to prepare for his morning ride - on his unicycle.

October 24, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Flowery Branch plant fades to history as city plans its future

Mooney Manufacturing thrived for decades on the corner of Gainesville and Main streets, on a hill overlooking the downtown area.

October 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local man earns big award for service in Navy

If war is hell, maybe Timothy Jaron Helton has seen a bit more than his share.

October 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Share your traffic stories with us

The line of cars snakes slowly through the intersection, the roads congested in both directions. You creep forward, hoping to make the light before it changes, knowing that if you don't, it will be several more minutes before you can take your foot off the brake.

October 23, 2010 | | Local


Medical center top in cardiac care

When it comes to cardiac care, Northeast Georgia Medical Center finds itself in elite company.

October 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Police move to new, larger building

The Gainesville Police Department will make its move to the new public safety complex on Queen City Parkway next week, and officials are looking forward to more elbow room.

October 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax credit boosts local private schools

A 2-year-old tax provision is placing millions of dollars into private school scholarship programs across the state, including Lakeview Academy, the largest private school in Hall County.

October 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall bests nation in census response

The results are in: Hall County's 2010 census response rate is better than the national average.

October 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials say pit bulls not a concern locally

Some Georgia communities have a heightened fear of pit bull attacks, but Hall County officials say they are not considering any measures that would put restrictions on the breed.

October 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bomb-sniffing dog celebrates 7th birthday

For the past several years, Hall County sheriff's deputy Rusty Blalock and his German shepherd, Olaf, have worked together to scour for bombs and other dangers. But at 7 years old, the dog is ready to retire.

October 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Halloween on Sunday causes some confusion

Trick-or-treaters may double up on goodies this year. Although Halloween falls on Sunday, many Gainesville and Hall County residents will dress up and walk door to door on Saturday.

October 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students learn about communication, leadership at annual conference

No matter how the dozens of teenagers entered the Gainesville Civic Center on Friday morning, when they left, they were better leaders than when they arrived.

October 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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