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Local couple pays it forward

When Jason and Maria Ladd were at their lowest points, somebody showed them compassion.

December 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire crews focus on safety amid health concerns

Firefighters have plenty of dangers to worry about on the job: falling debris, explosions and high levels of heat. But recent studies reveal additional health concerns.

December 24, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Secret Santas pay off store layaways

It's the season for giving, and that's what many are doing.

December 24, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Christmas shopping days down to 1

It's a different breed of shopper who waits until the last week of Christmas to finalize buying presents, compared to the kind of who brave the Black Friday bonanza.

December 23, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Property crime remains a holiday concern

Years ago, people didn't worry about leaving their home for several days, sometimes even leaving doors unlocked.

December 23, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Moviegoers walk on the wild side

Moviegoers took a walk on the wild side Friday afternoon at the cinema in Dawsonville.

December 23, 2011 | | Local


Cities return to county landfill in spirit of cooperation

Gainesville and Oakwood residents' trash is a treasure for Hall County's cash-strapped Solid Waste Collection and Landfill Division.

December 23, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Justice dept. OKs new Ga. district maps

The U.S. Department of Justice ruled in favor of Georgia's redrawn voting maps Friday.

December 23, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Autism creates family struggles, especially at Christmastime

When Suzanne Holman takes her two children, Alex and Will, to see Santa Claus, she waits in the line while Will rides the escalator up and down with his father.

December 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hospice volunteer helps patients and caregivers

There are people who feel called to perform humanity's most difficult tasks and find it fulfilling.

December 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville resident works to find homes for sheltered animals

Susan Allen is a self-described "animal lover."

December 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Radio station tunes out air time request

Congressional candidate Doug Collins likely will have to wait for equal time on WXKT-FM 103.7 until spring.

December 22, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Student donates $250 worth of noodles to area ministry

On any given day, the Oakwood Walmart is stocked with about 1,300 boxed packages of Ramen noodles.

December 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Ga. expects decision on new maps today

The U.S. Department of Justice is expected to rule on Georgia's redrawn voting maps today.

December 22, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Law agencies ramping up holiday patrols

Law enforcement plans increased road patrols during the final weekends of the year, with the goal of continuing a declining trend of highway deaths over the past five years.

December 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Growth allowing Oakwood to bring back old positions

A boom in development has Oakwood looking to bring back several key staff positions it froze during the throes of the Great Recession.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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