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Many Americans to go by car this Thanksgiving

With fewer seats and more fees on flights this year, many people are opting to hit the roads to see family this Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Agri-Cyle still under litigation with EPD

Litigation continues between the Agri-Cycle waste recycling plant in Talmo and the state's Environmental Protection Division following the EPD's recent visit to the plant, according to Jackson County officials.

November 21, 2009 | By CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


US senators decry illegal immigrants' citizenship ‘pathway’

Georgia's U.S. senators are publicly criticizing recent comments made by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that legalizing millions of illegal immigrants would benefit the country's struggling economy.

November 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


North Hall FFA cooks up turkeys for the table

The savory aroma of smoked turkey has been in the air all week at North Hall High School.

November 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Laurelwood found negligent in molestation

A Hall County jury decided this week that a Gainesville mental health and substance abuse treatment facility was negligent in a 16-year-old male patient's molestation of two minor female patients.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Furlough day is upon city of Gainesville

Gainesville's first furlough day for its employees is just around the corner, and the effect of fewer hours on already lightly staffed city departments is yet to be seen.

November 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police seek suspect in bank robbery

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday morning at the Peach State Bank on Washington Street. No one was hurt.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Missing elderly Hall County man located

An elderly Hall County man who went missing Wednesday was located at a Cobb County drug store this morning and has been reunited with his family following a brief hospitalization, authorities said.

November 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Fair Street school in the works

Fair Street community residents expressed excitement and a desire for appropriate growth planning at a meeting Thursday night that launched plans for a new Fair Street IB World School.

November 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Holiday lights warm Gainesville square

The lights around downtown Gainesville were illuminated for the first time Thursday, signaling the start of the holiday season.

November 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jury rules for plaintiff in Red Hat Club trial

The bestselling 2003 novel "The Red Hat Club" treaded a little too close to one woman's real life, a Hall County jury decided Thursday in a case that could have wider implications in the publishing world.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Authorities search for missing South Hall man

Authorities are searching for an elderly Hall County man who suffers from dementia.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson residents oppose church expansion

JEFFERSON - When First United Methodist Church of Jefferson arrived, it was the only structure in the immediate area.

November 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Work starts on South Hall project

With the work visible to Interstate 985 motorists, a multiyear, multiphase development has gotten off the ground at Candler Road in the old Central Park.

November 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Embezzler’s husband must pay back money

The husband of a woman who embezzled more than half a million dollars from a local doctor's office conspired with his wife to take the money and is now responsible for paying it back, a jury decided Thursday.

November 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bill in Congress would boost Amtrak funding

Amtrak, which has had a longtime presence in Hall County, could get a serious funding boost if a bill now moving through Congress eventually passes.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon

The new Clarks Bridge could open Wednesday afternoon but no later than Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man escapes smoking passenger van

A man smelled smoke Tuesday afternoon while driving and exited the van before it was in flames, fire officials said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Atlanta Street man killed by gunshot wound to head

A Gainesville man killed at the Atlanta Street Apartments June 15 suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall board set to vote on development, Civil Service change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on several items Thursday that have been materializing for awhile, including a proposed mixed-use development on Friendship Road and changes to the Civil Service Act.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lot could alleviate UNG parking problems at Gainesville campus

Students have been complaining about the parking options at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia for several years, but their troubles may soon be over thanks to an existing park-and-ride lot off Exit 17 of Interstate 985.

June 22, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Four indicted in case involving Buford man’s death

Four people accused by Gwinnett County Police of racing down a Buford road in April 2014 were indicted Wednesday in the death of a 24-year-old Buford man.

June 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gillsville street improvements now underway

An eye cast toward busy Ga. 52, which cuts through tiny Gillsville on the Hall-Banks County line, Melissa Grizzle said the heavy sidewalk construction in front of her restaurant hasn't hurt business.

June 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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