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Hall budget cuts may hit services for seniors, kids

As state and local officials start to balance their budgets for July 1, community caregivers are worried about Hall County's most fragile groups: senior citizens and children.

February 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Street light law could be changing in Flowery Branch

Fred Richards sees Flowery Branch's efforts to reduce his subdivision's financial burden over street lights as a "step in the right direction."

February 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bills would allow local voters to decide on alcohol sales

For years, Sunday alcohol sales have been an emotional, hot-button issue in Georgia, pitting religious leaders against business owners.

February 13, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Missionary’s trip included armed bandits

The night was deathly silent until a truck came rumbling down the dirt road.

February 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall, state AP test scores are on rise

Jamie Bennett is already ahead of many teens when it comes to college readiness.

February 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


A year later, Valentine’s slaying leaves wounded hearts

Valentine's Day is dedicated to love, or should be.

February 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Counties may get more say when it comes to SPLOST

A new bill introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives may give counties more flexibility in how special purpose local option sales tax dollars are spent.

February 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville hires firm to update land-use plan

Gainesville is ready to move forward with its comprehensive land-use plan, a report that will outline community development goals for the next 20 years.

February 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School leaders try to clear up SPLOST confusion

School leaders are hoping to ease confusion about renewing a sales tax for education as early voters head to the ballot box this month.

February 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Arborist prunes Rotary holly tree for rejuvenation

With a ladder set up underneath Gainesville's famous Christmas tree, Anna Hauser climbed around from limb to limb Friday.

February 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dutch native sentenced in drug trafficking plot

A man from the Netherlands has been sentenced in federal court for crimes related to his distribution of drugs through the U.S. Postal Service and cooperating U.S. citizens, including a Gainesville resident.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


2 Atlanta men charged with fake means to buy goods

Gainesville police arrested two Atlanta men Thursday night, one of whom is accused of using fake checks, credit cards and identification to buy $1,800 in merchandise from local stores.

February 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Recovering bridge jumper describes 'crazy' experience

Free falling is a sensation Bianca Vera will never forget, and never wants to experience again.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Anti-church burning group urges more involvement

Homeland security is more about "hometown security," the Rev. Rose Johnson-Mackey of Gainesville discovered in a trip to Washington.

February 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charges not likely for driver in fatal accident

Georgia State Patrol troopers do not expect to charge the teen driver of a car that struck and killed a 69-year-old woman Wednesday on East Hall Road.

February 10, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Firefighters battle fire in northwestern Hall County

Hall County Fire Services responded Sunday afternoon to a residential fire in the 7000 block of Spring Valley Drive off Barkers Bend in northwestern Hall ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Group seeks to plant seeds of healing for women escaping sex trafficking

For women escaping the sex trafficking industry, opportunities to start over new are slim, and places they can go to heal fully are even fewer.

June 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Father-son bridge builders span generations

Jacob Greer has at least one very good reason to be thankful on Father's Day.

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch student has designs on national tech prize

A junior at Flowery Branch High School will be the first student from her school to compete at the national conference of the Technology Student ...

June 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Water loss from leaks can drain big bucks from cities, customers

Gainesville recovered nearly 59 million gallons of water in the first five years of a leak detection program, saving an estimated $126,000 in the ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge recommends dismissal of jail immigration lawsuit

A federal magistrate judge recommended this month the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the immigration program in place at the Hall County Jail, according to ...

June 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton family-run frame shop offers many creative options

Whether it's a piece of art, a limited edition print or a family heirloom, preserving it properly is important to those who own it.

June 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Four Tops bring back memories at botanical garden concert

The classic R&B group The Four Tops performed Saturday night at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, A Smithgall Woodland Legacy in Gainesville, giving concertgoers musical ...

June 18, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Symphony fans savor sweet summer sounds at Smithgall Arts Center

The Arts Council and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 40th annual Gainesville show Saturday with a night of light orchestral pieces under the stars ...

June 18, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


State lawmakers ponder tax break for music industry

A legislative working group, perhaps hoping to spawn the next Allman Brothers Band, REM or Outkast, will review possible tax incentives for the Georgia music ...

June 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Braselton woman collects ‘heartfelt notes’ for Orlando victims

A Braselton woman is collecting "love notes" to send to the families and friends of the victims of Sunday's fatal attack at a gay ...

June 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall County native gets ‘Daisy’ nursing award from Emory Hospital

A Hall County native was named a "Daisy" award winner earlier this month at Emory Hospital.

June 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SLIDESHOW: Lanier Tech grants diplomas to 985 in 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

June 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall solicitor general discusses dangers of teens 'sexting'

All the kids are doing it.

June 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Former Hall fire battalion chief denies harassment charge, attorney says

A former Hall County Fire Services battalion chief denied any sort of intimidation or threats of county employees, his attorney said Friday.

June 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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