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Tree workers' truck crashes into garage where elderly woman was

An elderly woman received quite a scare Thursday afternoon on Cherokee Ford Road when a truck belonging to tree workers rolled across the street and down her driveway into her garage, where she was at the time.

November 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Ask The Times: Why is new Clarks Bridge solid, high?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following questions were submitted by readers and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

November 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville author, commentator Gordon Sawyer dies

Gordon Sawyer, a Gainesville author, radio commentator and history buff, died Thursday at the age of 89.

November 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Plane crash kills 3 in Habersham County

It was still unclear as of late Thursday what happened to a small-engine aircraft that fell from the sky in Habersham County during the early morning hours, killing all three occupants on board.

November 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

5-car wreck shut down Ga. 365 at Howard Road

Six people suffered minor injuries in two wrecks involving five vehicles Thursday morning at Ga. 365 and Howard Road.

November 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Police: Probe widens in Bobbi Kristina Brown fake nurse case

ATLANTA - The investigation of a woman accused of posing as a nurse and giving hospice care to Bobbi Kristina Brown widened Wednesday as police sought more information about other patients she may have treated.

November 05, 2015 | Associated Press | Local

Work may start Monday to widen Ga. 400 south from Forsyth

The widening of Ga. 400 between the exits for McFarland Parkway and Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road in Forsyth County will begin Monday, weather-permitting.

November 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Queen City homeless camp devastated by heavy rains

The homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has flooded before. But this time seems worse than ever.

November 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Dawsonville will get state's first Culver’s burger joint

A restaurant chain specializing in burgers and frozen custard will open its first Georgia location in Dawson County.

November 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Suspect slips out of handcuffs, leads deputy on pursuit

A man slipped out of handcuffs Monday and led a Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy on a foot chase, according to authorities.

November 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lula mobile home fire ruled accidental

A Lula mobile home fire that destroyed the residence Saturday night was deemed accidental, according to Hall County Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black.

November 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Senate backs resolution to get rid of EPA clean water rules

WASHINGTON - Despite White House objections, the Senate voted for a resolution Wednesday to scrap new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution.

November 04, 2015 | Times staff, wire reports | Local

Buford homebuilding company bought by Clayton

A Tennessee-based homebuilding group has purchased Chafin Communities, located in Buford, in a deal that includes about 1,100 developed, undeveloped and contracted building lots.

November 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Lack of candidates means Clermont’s not done with election yet

A March 1 election has been set to replace Clermont Town Councilman John Brady, whose term ends Dec. 31.

November 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Helen tourists’ trash lands Chattahoochee on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

"Shooting the 'Hooch" in Helen is enjoyed by thousands of swimsuit-clad tourists each summer, but trash produced by the activity on the Chattahoochee River has landed the river on a "Dirty Dozen" list.

November 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Scores lower on ‘more rigorous’ Georgia Milestones tests

Full results of the Georgia Milestones are in, and scores across the board are lower than those of previous assessments.

November 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Chickens slow traffic on Green Street

Chickens slowed traffic in the heart of Gainesville, the poultry capital of the world, Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Local students take cue from Missouri race protests

When protesters at the University of Missouri forced the school's president to resign last week after his perceived mishandling of racist incidents on campus ...

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Free Range Art’s first piece unveiled in downtown Gainesville

The Public Art Committee of Vision 2030 unveiled the first installation of its Free Range Art Project series on Monday afternoon in the Hunt Tower ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Suspect sought after shooting of occupied vehicle

A Gainesville man is being sought in a Monday afternoon shooting of an occupied vehicle off Cleveland Highway in North Hall County.

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deal says he will not accept Syrian refugees in Georgia

Several U.S. governors, including Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Quiz: Learn more about your neighbors in Hall County

The U.S. Census Bureau is perhaps best known for its population estimates.

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Revised Lula sign ordinance set for public hearing

Reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, Lula is proposing changes to its sign ordinance that explicitly says it doesn't ...

November 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former Habersham deputy accused of providing false info has trial in December

The former Habersham County Sheriff's Office deputy accused of providing false information for a search warrant that led to injuries for a toddler is ...

November 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Georgia Milestones: A guide to understanding test scores

After a year of complex, contested and, at times, confusing testing, the scores from the first year of Georgia Milestones will be released Monday.

November 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

9-year-old burn survivor succeeds in classroom

Gracie Lowell Turpin reads, writes and, according to her big brother Tyler, loves music and recess.

November 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Fire heavily damages Gainesville house

A house in the 600 block of Tommy Aaron Drive in Gainesville was heavily damaged by fire about midnight Saturday "and will probably be considered ...

November 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Radiation therapy now available at Braselton hospital

Jenny Pakdaman has enough on her mind without having to deal with the stress of long drives to and from radiation treatment.

November 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Efforts to restore historic Healan’s Mill moving forward

As plans to restore Healan's Mill gain momentum and the number of advocates continue to grow, the future is looking brighter for the crumbling ...

November 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Ways you can help others this Thanksgiving

There are many around Hall County who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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