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Phyllis Leet remembered for volunteerism, philanthropy

Phyllis Combs Leet meant a lot of things to a lot of people.

January 15, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Sheriff Couch will seek re-election in Hall

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch will seek re-election this year.

January 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Norton discusses the future in 30th annual economic forecast

During Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night, the Gainesville real estate executive touched on a diverse range of topics. Among the issues, he discussed the lack of affordable housing, urged residents to embrace the area's diversity and criticized what he described as over-regulation by local government.

January 14, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County OKs new development, gets support from Gainesville for Tumbling Creek bridge

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday needed for the construction of 99 homes off Cool Springs and Chestatee roads in northwest Hall.

January 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Civil rights leader's appearance at Brenau postponed

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, one of the most significant individuals from the American civil rights movement, had planned to speak Wednesday at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium. But winter weather has postponed the event. A makeup date has not yet been set.

January 14, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: When will McEver Road, bridges in Hall be fixed?

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

January 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jury deliberates Hall child cruelty case involving burned toddler

A child cruelty case involving a day care worker accused of scalding a 16-month-old boy in June 2014 is now in the hands of a Hall County jury.

January 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 people hurt in Thompson Bridge Road wreck

Two women were injured in a a three-vehicle accident that closed southbound lanes of Thompson Bridge Road just north of the Green Street split Thursday night around 6 p.m.

January 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jeff Stowe seeking re-election to county commission

Hall County Commissioner Jeff Stowe will seek another four-year term representing District 4, which includes more than 80 percent of Gainesville.

January 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man found guilty of attempted rape, sentenced to 50 years in prison

For what Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller considered a crime causing a "lifetime of damage," the sentence from the bench for Brandon Scott Nix totalled 50 years in prison.

January 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville joins Hall in supporting public art project

The Vision 2030 Public Art Committee is hoping to expand the influence of paintings, sculptures, digital designs and other art projects throughout Hall County, and they now have a supporter in Gainesville.

January 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jury begins deliberating verdict in case of kidnapped jogger

The jury will take the case today of a Gainesville man accused of grabbing a jogger in East Hall County and sexually assaulting her.

January 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 charged with making false statements in connection with fake hostage report

Authorities responding to a report of a possible hostage situation in downtown Dawsonville last week took two men into custody in connection with making false statements.

January 13, 2016 | By Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


3 Gainesville men charged in alleged prison drug trafficking

Three Gainesville men are among 17 people charged by the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with an alleged drug trafficking ring that operated inside the walls of multiple Georgia prisons with the use of contraband cellphones around June 2014.

January 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Humane Society pets lend their paws for the cause

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat can attest to the difficulty of getting a confused animal to follow directions. But for local artist ...

January 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Teen injured, another arrested after shooting incident in vehicle

One teenager was wounded and another arrested after a shooting incident Friday night in southern Hall County, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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