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Failed bank accused of fraud

Habersham County's largest and oldest bank made risky and questionable business decisions that crossed the line into fraud and conspiracy before it failed in late January, a lawsuit alleges.

March 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Postal Service considers dropping Saturday service to save money

Whether it's a birthday card, bills or junk mail, soon, you may have to wait until Monday to get it.

March 06, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local

Scouts plan to restore national forest trails

More than 675 people, mostly Boy Scouts ages 11-17, plan to help repair and refurbish more than 13 miles of trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Dahlonega.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville man arrested for burglary

Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested Travis Charles Bales, 37, of Gainesville in connection with a burglary earlier this week at a residence on Athens Highway in Gainesville. Someone entered the home and stole electronics, which were then pawned at local pawn shops, authorities said. Investigators were able to recover most of the property.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

WomenSource puts focus on right to vote

WomenSource, a nonprofit organization created to support women's programs in the community, is celebrating women's history month with a screening of the film "Iron Jawed Angels" Monday at Brenau University.

March 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Commission holds hearing on Atmos rate increase

The Public Service Commission will seek input from customers of Atmos Energy on a proposed rate hike that could increase bills by as much as $4 a month.

March 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Jefferson moves quickly on massage parlor ordinance

The Jefferson City Council has called for a special meeting on Monday to discuss establishing an ordinance related to massage parlors and spas.

March 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

City, county law officials join forces to find burglars who pawn stolen items

When Travis Charles Bales was looking to unload a PlayStation video game system stolen in a burglary, he went to a pawn shop, authorities said.

March 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

2 Gainesville men indicted in gang activity

Two Gainesville men were among 26 people whose indictments were announced Thursday in the federal prosecution of a street gang authorities say is responsible for seven murders in the metro Atlanta area.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Superintendents: Parents need to be child’s primary teachers

Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield was the lone lion in a den filled with lionesses at Thursday's WomenSource luncheon.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Georgia aiming for an education payout

Georgia came one step closer on Thursday to getting a slice of the $4.35 billion pie the federal government is offering to states that prove they are committed to education reform and student achievement.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Gainesville man found slain in his car

A murder victim found dead in a wrecked car in Pendergrass was identified Thursday as a 24-year-old Gainesville man.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Oakwood fire damages home; one man treated for burns

One man was slightly injured Wednesday night in a fire that burned a home in the 400 block of McClure Drive in Oakwood, fire officials said.

March 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville woman recovering after rescue from crash into creek

Mark Seabolt didn't hesitate.

March 04, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

Flowery Branch City Council considers offering trash service

The Flowery Branch City Council mulled possible changes to the city's garbage collection service at its Thursday night meeting.

March 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Local Syrian native: Refugee threat to US legitimate but exaggerated

A Gainesville surgeon and Syrian immigrant says the anxiety some Americans feel over the possible resettlement of refugees from his war-ravaged, native country is a ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rabid skunk found in East Hall

A skunk in East Hall County tested positive for rabies Wednesday, making it the 16th confirmed case in 2015.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

NTSB: Residents reported fog after Habersham plane crash that killed 3

A preliminary federal report lists heavy fog conditions near a small plane crash Nov. 5 that killed three near the Habersham County Airport.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Stand Down Event for veterans set for Saturday

The Hall County Veterans Coalition and American Legion Post 328's Stand Down Event for veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Challenged Child and Friends getting new playground thanks to donations

Molly Abbruzzese walked into Challenged Child and Friends Wednesday morning $10,000 short of her goal.

November 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Report: Man shot after fight over card game at Buford home

A woman shot in the arm Saturday in Buford said she recalled an argument over a card game before hearing gunshots, according to a Gwinnett ...

November 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Business says its litter trap could clean up Chattahoochee in Helen

Gary Hopkins didn't need the Georgia Water Coalition's "Dirty Dozen" list to know how bad trash was along the Chattahoochee River in Helen.

November 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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