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Gainesville officials discuss budget goals

Gainesville City Council members continued to hear budget presentations Thursday, noting requests from three of the city's larger departments.

March 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Driver error blamed in Wednesday's fatal wreck

Driver error caused the head-on collision Wednesday that killed a senior Clermont couple and their 57-year-old daughter in North Hall and seriously injured a child, officers said.

March 31, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Residents to have say on airport authority at hearing

One might say Pepper Pettit is unhappy with the city of Dawsonville's plan to form an airport authority.

March 30, 2011 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Foundation work begins on downtown pedestrian bridge

The sound of Gainesville's pedestrian bridge going into place echoed through the downtown streets this week.

March 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Literacy center plans delayed again

Hopes for a new adult literacy center in South Hall have been dashed again.

March 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low tax digest adds up to tough budget year

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County's 2011 tax digest is down, which could spell the worst budget year yet for local governments, finance officials said Wednesday morning.

March 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County United Way exceeds goal with $1.8M

Davis White longed to answer the question everyone in the room wanted to ask: How much did the United Way of Hall County raise?

March 30, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Wreath hangers stolen from gravesites

Police arrested a man in Alta Vista Cemetery where he is accused of removing wire wreath hangers from gravesites.

March 30, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Clarks Bridge wreck kills 3, injures 3

Three people died at the scene of a head-on collision Wednesday at Clarks Bridge Road, just north of Honeysuckle Road in North Hall.

March 30, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Oakwood installs tornado sirens

Oakwood has two new tornado sirens up and running - including one near where an August 2008 tornado struck - and is preparing to put up a third one on the Chestnut Mountain side of town.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall seeks home foreclosures grant

Hall County officials are applying for a $1.15 million grant to help families with foreclosed homes and down payment assistance.

March 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man gets life for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and molesting a 12-year-old girl he knew as a neighbor.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville may create downtown historic designation

Gainesville officials are beginning to pursue a local historic designation for the downtown area, which could help preserve the exterior look of the buildings.

March 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Worker burned at Hall plant

An electrical contractor suffered serious burns Tuesday while working at a Hall County wastewater plant.

March 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


2 juveniles charged with burglarizing Habitat for Humanity

Two juveniles were arrested in connection with two burglaries at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore last week, Gainesville Police said.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Woman found not guilty in stabbing death

Following eight hours of deliberations, the jury found Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez not guilty on all counts Friday.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


More lane closures set for I-85/985 interchange

Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists of weekend lane closures as work continues at the Interstate 85/985 split.

September 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Deal suspends rules on trucker hours after pipeline leak threatens gas supplies

A leak in the Colonial pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey and supplies gasoline for much of Georgia and the eastern seaboard, has ...

September 16, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local




Authorities charge Hall man with child exploitation after porn found on computer

A Hall County man was charged with child exploitation after investigators found 200 sexually explicit videos and photographs of minor children in his possession, according ...

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way begins campaign with focus on poverty

Living in poverty means having to make stark, difficult choices about where to spend what little money is available from day to day.

September 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State, defense rest Thursday in Gainesville stabbing trial

The final witnesses testified Thursday in the malice murder trial of Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, 49.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Hundreds attend event on Gainesville Square to raise awareness of childhood cancer

Several hundred people attended an event in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Live music, food trucks and a petting zoo ...

September 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Authorities respond to vehicle in Lake Lanier; no people believed to have been in car

Hall County Fire Services responded Thursday to a vehicle submerged in a Lake Lanier cove, and a dive team was dispatched to search for potential ...

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Director leads Riverside Military Academy band into new era

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Giove remembers, as a child in Hollywood, Fla., regular parades through the city put on by a local military academy.

September 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Times staffers earn SNPA video, photo honors

Two staff members of The Times earned awards at the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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