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Burglars take money, video game from First United Methodist Church

Money and a video game system were lifted from Gainesville First United Methodist Church this week, but Gainesville Police found no signs of forced entry.

"We had one of our staff's office broken into," said the Rev. Terry Walton. "They stole some checks and some cash and some personal items from our employee. They also stole one of our Wii units from our youth hall."

May 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Frances Meadows Center burglarized, cash taken

A burglar broke into the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center overnight, causing about $3,500 in damages, police said. An unknown amount of cash and checks were stolen.

A news release from the Gainesville Police Department said the burglary occurred between midnight and 5:40 a.m.

May 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Public Works staff educate kids on behind-the-scenes efforts

Hall County Public Works employees were recognized for a job well-done and taught a group of elementary school kids about what they do at a cookout in honor of National Public Works Week.

May 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Half-brother indicted in death

A man accused of killing his half-brother with a tree limb was indicted by a Hall County grand jury this week.

May 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Program helps uncover students’ talents

The first six graduates of Hall County schools' Project SEARCH program were recognized Thursday for their completion of a 27-week internship program.

May 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New post office annex set to open

BRASELTON - Despite having two post offices within a mile of each other, the Braselton/Hoschton area will have another U.S. Postal Service facility.

May 21, 2009 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Law enforcement urge caution for holiday travelers

Summer months are synonymous with weekend getaways, especially when the weekends end with a holiday like Memorial Day.

May 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


JAKES Day at ag center teaches ‘baby turkeys’ about the outdoors

Hall County Parks and Leisure is gearing up for Saturday's annual JAKES Day, which invites kids of all ages to enjoy the outdoors.

May 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Safe Kids offers awards at annual banquet

Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County, funded by Northeast Georgia Medical Center, handed out numerous honors at its annual awards banquet Thursday at Lakewood Baptist Church.

The award for Community Agency of the Year went to Hall County Fire Services. Dee Scarpellino, a nurse at McEver Elementary School, was named Educator of the Year. Melinda Smith, a nurse in Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Emergency Department, was chosen Volunteer of the Year.

May 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps: Water release in basin will have ‘minimal impact’

An easing of drought conditions has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider normal downstream releases of water previously held in reservoirs during the drought.

May 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Youth groups place flags to honor veterans on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a holiday of remembrance.

May 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch to cut budget through furloughs

FLOWERY BRANCH - In creating a balanced budget, the Flowery Branch City Council approved several measures that will directly affect city employees.

May 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Political activists gather for MoveOn rally

Members of the political action group MoveOn.org rallied outside of Rep. Nathan Deal's Gainesville office Wednesday in support of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

May 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Good News Clinics halfway to goal

Good News Clinics is a little more than halfway to its goal of raising $95,000 in 95 days, a challenge started with a gift from an anonymous donor.

May 20, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Get a taste of beekeeping at open house

There are millions of them, all busy working around us every day.

May 20, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


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Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fifth annual Giant Book Sale benefits local organizations

The fifth annual Giant Book Sale opened Friday, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Spring St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for $3 or less.

October 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former lieutenant indicted in Hall sheriff’s office data deletion case

A former lieutenant with the Hall County Sheriff's Office was indicted Wednesday, accused of intentionally deleting sheriff's office data.

October 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials mum on fire department interviews

It is now unclear whether Gainesville officials will hold interviews with fire department personnel next week, or at any point, to discuss workplace morale and other concerns.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County explores outsourcing payroll processing

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has given the go-ahead for staff to seek bids from payroll services companies.

October 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former newspaper contractor sentenced to jail for theft

Gabrielle Veronica Gibson of Buford, formerly an independent contractor who delivered newspapers to stores for The Times, was sentenced to jail time and probation on Monday on a charge of theft by taking.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in South Hall

A rabies case has been reported in South Hall County in the area of Candler Highway/Calvary Church Road.

October 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Forsyth County's UDC changes made official

October 10, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawsonville annexation disagreement continues

October 10, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville schools plan change to attendance policy

Hall and Gainesville schools have similar philosophies on student attendance, but opposite reactions to new attendance guidelines from the state Department of Education.

October 09, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville officials questioning employees about morale

Gainesville officials intend to interview personnel in all city departments, beginning with the fire department, after an inquiry into the police department this summer revealed growing concerns about employee morale.

October 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jeff Foxworthy helps raise money for My Sister's Place

Jeff Foxworthy got local residents to open their checkbooks Thursday evening at Denim and Diamonds, the annual fundraiser benefiting My Sister's Place.

October 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Special Olympics kick off today in Hall County

Thousands of Special Olympics Georgia athletes and coaches will be in Hall County this weekend for the 2014 State Fall Games.

October 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall commissioners delay vote on Deaton Creek tennis court repair

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has postponed a decision on whether to spend $20,000 to repair a tennis court at the Village at Deaton Creek.

October 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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