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Holly tree suffers damage from fire

Gainesville officials are uncertain about the fate of the holly tree in downtown Gainesville following a fire that left a section of the tree singed and brown.

June 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City may increase Georgia Mountains Center rental fees

The cheapest game in town may get a little more expensive.

June 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Newtown Florist Club's summer campers learn to be ladies and leaders

When you come here, you learn to be a lady.

June 29, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood rolls out its red carpet for City Manager Stan Brown

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown was honored during a surprise ceremony Monday morning as he returned to work after spending six months in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force reservist.

June 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Victims of house fire showered with donations

The Stephans returned from vacation to find their home burned to the ground, and now they have more donations than they know how to handle.

An empty rental home, furniture, washer, dryer, kitchen and bath essentials and even a wedding band set later, and the family doesn't know how to thank their neighbors enough.

June 29, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


12th rabies case of year confirmed

The 12th rabies case for the year has been discovered in North Hall County.

June 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch honored for renewing ethics law

Flowery Branch has been recertified as a "City of Ethics."

June 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local




'God and Country' rally at Poplar Springs Baptist Church hits on political, social issues

Through speeches, music and videos, more than 100 people filled a South Hall church Sunday afternoon for a two-hour rally to support "God and Country."

June 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton’s $2.6 million budget boosts election, police budgets

BRASELTON - The 2010 budget for Braselton shows decreases in almost every department as the town prepares for smaller revenue collections. But an upcoming election in November means an increase in that budget.

June 28, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER AND KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Braselton hopes new hotel boosts funding to visitors bureau

BRASELTON - The town of Braselton remains hopeful that revenues will increase in the coming fiscal year as a new hotel prepares to open its doors.

June 28, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Public safety director keeps it light

Marty Nix may work in a serious business, but he doesn't take himself too seriously.

June 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Some seek higher power for better health

George Wangemann had followed what he thought was basically healthy eating, aside from the occasional samplings of sweets and carbohydrate-rich foods.

June 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gurley created a softball legacy in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - It seems like an unlikely place, but life has come full circle for DeMaris Gurley several times over on the high school softball diamond.

June 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Study says dry fall and winter lead to dearth of spring tornadoes

A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia could explain how drought conditions in the fall and winter may affect tornado activity the following spring.

June 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Oakwood gives final OK to 50 percent tax hike

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday to increasing the South Hall city's property tax rate by about 50 percent.

October 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. governor candidates spar over ethics during 2nd debate

October 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Officials: West Hall Middle administrators manipulated test data

Two former administrators at West Hall Middle School were censured for manipulating Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in 2010, officials confirmed this month.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: UNG partners with neurological facility

Students at the University of North Georgia will soon have internship opportunities at a special facility for patients with neurological disorders.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$750K grant to fund Department of Juvenile Justice service program

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice received a $750,000 federal grant for a re-entry program, with the intent to have a pilot program identified by next month.

October 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in Atlanta Highway house fire

No one was injured in house fire Sunday evening on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, fire officials said.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville center to provide counseling for abused boys

Nearly one in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cagle faces challenge from Democrat Stokes in quest for 3rd term

Georgia's competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate have dominated media coverage in the run-up to the general election Nov. 4, overshadowing other contests.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


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