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A year later, Valentine’s slaying leaves wounded hearts

Valentine's Day is dedicated to love, or should be.

February 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Counties may get more say when it comes to SPLOST

A new bill introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives may give counties more flexibility in how special purpose local option sales tax dollars are spent.

February 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville hires firm to update land-use plan

Gainesville is ready to move forward with its comprehensive land-use plan, a report that will outline community development goals for the next 20 years.

February 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School leaders try to clear up SPLOST confusion

School leaders are hoping to ease confusion about renewing a sales tax for education as early voters head to the ballot box this month.

February 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Arborist prunes Rotary holly tree for rejuvenation

With a ladder set up underneath Gainesville's famous Christmas tree, Anna Hauser climbed around from limb to limb Friday.

February 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dutch native sentenced in drug trafficking plot

A man from the Netherlands has been sentenced in federal court for crimes related to his distribution of drugs through the U.S. Postal Service and cooperating U.S. citizens, including a Gainesville resident.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


2 Atlanta men charged with fake means to buy goods

Gainesville police arrested two Atlanta men Thursday night, one of whom is accused of using fake checks, credit cards and identification to buy $1,800 in merchandise from local stores.

February 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Recovering bridge jumper describes 'crazy' experience

Free falling is a sensation Bianca Vera will never forget, and never wants to experience again.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Anti-church burning group urges more involvement

Homeland security is more about "hometown security," the Rev. Rose Johnson-Mackey of Gainesville discovered in a trip to Washington.

February 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charges not likely for driver in fatal accident

Georgia State Patrol troopers do not expect to charge the teen driver of a car that struck and killed a 69-year-old woman Wednesday on East Hall Road.

February 10, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Spring Street will be closed Friday morning

Spring Street between Green and Bradford streets will be closed from 8:30-11:30 a.m. today.

February 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Dawsonville woman charged in pileup on Ga. 400

A Dawsonville woman has been charged in connection with a five-vehicle, chain-reaction wreck that injured three people Thursday afternoon on Ga. 400.

February 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Economic officials focus on redeveloping downtown

Redeveloping downtown and attracting industry are the keys to success in 2011, Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council officials told Gainesville City Council members Thursday.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New executive director of Vision 2030 has big ideas for program

Meg Nivens is bringing a new energy to Vision 2030.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Stroke victim 'just beautiful again,' goes home after 16 months

Wanda Bergman arrived at New Horizons West nursing home in Gainesville in a vegetative state that was supposed to last the rest of her life.

February 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

With repairs planned for Cobb Street bridge, Lula is turning its attention to another, nearby railroad crossing - this one running under Norfolk Southern tracks.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula man killed while working on car

A Lula man was killed Aug. 11 when a Chevy Trailblazer he was repairing pinned him to the ground, according to authorities.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sleep Number store opening Friday at North Lake Square

Mandy Skinner knows buying a mattress isn't something most people love doing, but she said the process can be more enjoyable at Sleep Number.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Most of Hall in severe drought, part of county still in extreme drought

Most of Hall County is in severe drought, but that's an improvement over a few weeks ago, when parts of North Hall were in ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


GO VIDEO:Visit these 4 country-cooking restaurants in Hall County

Savannah King takes you to four restaurants in Hall County that specialize in making a home-cooked meal.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that's expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blossman Gas shows off 178-square-foot all-propane house in Oakwood

Inside a 178-square-foot house were wood-paneled walls, stainless steel appliances, a full-sized washer and dryer and small but comfortable furnishings.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Officers offer active shooter response techniques

Starting as an officer at 21, Cpl. Drew Reed said he thought everybody loved police.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville looks to acquire insurance office for future downtown parking deck

Gainesville officials are looking to spend about $1.52 million to acquire a property along a central downtown corridor, with a parking lot in mind ...

August 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of slain Flowery Branch man offers $5,000 reward for information

The family of a Flowery Branch man killed at the front door of his home is offering a $5,000 reward for information on who ...

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Baby’s broken bones lead to charges for Gillsville woman

A Gillsville woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 5-month-old girl who, in the course of a month, fractured three leg bones and an ...

August 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect in White County fatal shooting arrested overnight in Athens

A man wanted on a murder warrant out of White County was captured by a SWAT team Wednesday morning.

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Religious education, counseling center seeks to raise $1.1 million for new South Hall facility

A nearly 50-year-old organization providing education, counseling and services to young people in Hall County is finally beginning a much-needed expansion.

August 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expects enrollment of more than 18,000 this fall

The University of North Georgia expects more than 18,000 students at its five campuses next week, and the increase will bring 70 new faculty ...

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Changes continue at Gainesville airport with new public, private investment

Big changes continue at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville thanks to public and private investments in a hoped-for future that lures bigger and more ...

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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