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Soldier came back from Afghanistan to home destroyed by fire

It wasn't the kind of homecoming Army Spc. Michael Walker envisioned.

April 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County moves forward on North Hall park and library

Hall County Public Works is getting down to business on the North Hall park and library.

April 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DA refers Hall County investigation to outside agency

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh will step aside for an investigation of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dogs rescued from overcrowded shelter now available for adoption

Thirteen dogs taken from a Mississippi shelter earlier this year will be available for adoption beginning today at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.

April 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Computer ‘genius’ dies at 68

Dr. Henry Edward Roberts, an early personal computer developer who helped inspire Bill Gates to start Microsoft, died Thursday. He was 68.

April 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


With spring comes blooming flowers and the start of allergy season

Spring is in the air, and that includes pollen.

April 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville couple honored for water vigilance

For most of their married lives, Chris and Jim Nearing have lived on the water.

April 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Three men face federal weapons charges

Three Greenville, S.C., men appeared Friday in U.S. District Court in Gainesville on charges that they illegally transported guns across state lines to sell them.

April 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Motorcyclist injured in wreck on U.S. 129

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a head-on collision with an SUV on U.S. 129 North that temporarily detoured traffic.

April 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Maintenance planned for gainesvilletimes.com

Because of technical upgrades, access to gainesvilletimes.com may be interrupted late afternoon and early evening Friday.

April 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Habersham fire kills two

A Clarkesville couple died in a house fire early Friday morning, authorities said.

April 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Once billed as ‘world’s largest,’ Garrison egg hunt is no more

Mack Garrison Jr. had hoped somebody or some group would pick up his family's 50-year tradition of putting on a community Easter egg hunt in Homer, once billed as the "world's largest."

April 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville scraps garbage plan for now

Gainesville City Council has trashed - at least for now - a plan to move to curbside pickup.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville may raise fines for some parking violations

Illegally parked residents may be paying much stiffer fines for their transgressions if the City Council approves an ordinance proposed Thursday.

April 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia will appeal Magnuson's water ruling

Georgia has asked a federal appeals panel to overturn the landmark ruling that threatens to restrict water supply to metro Atlanta - a move that was not a surprise to local officials.

April 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes

Hall County is considering reducing the number of voting precincts and shifting some polling locations to lower costs, streamline operations and mitigate risk.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jerry Bowers ‘made content come to life’

Jerry Bowers, a retired longtime North Hall High history teacher, had a penchant for telling stories.

August 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students move in Tuesday

More than 300 new students are making a home at Brenau University.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves zoning Catholic church

Gainesville City Council gave the final OK Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Six charged in armed robbery of rifle, drugs

Four Gainesville men and a 15-year-old allegedly robbed at gunpoint a person who was carrying a rifle and marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged Saturday with rape involving a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters respond to smoke report at Hayes Chrysler during Monday storms

Hall County firefighters responded Monday night to reports of heavy smoke at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 17, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Braselton Police lieutenant arrested after standoff at Flowery Branch home

A Braselton Police Department lieutenant was arrested over the weekend, charged with kidnapping and battery, following a standoff at a Flowery Branch home.

August 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools tentatively approve tax rate

Gainesville City Schools plans to lower the millage rate in the city.

August 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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