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Food bank hits milestone, now seeks new home

After distributing more than 1 million pounds of food across five counties, one local food bank is ready to keep growing - they just need to find the right space.

June 10, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Graduation ceremony signals a fresh start

Crystal Buffington grew up with absentee parents, and she didn't want the same for her children.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville woman recovering from hit-and-run in Italy

Julie Bryan's spirits were soaring.

June 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rise in Gainesville property taxes on horizon

With less revenue coming in, the city of Gainesville is proposing to increase its existing millage rate by 0.26 mills.

June 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students try fun professions at 'eXtreme' summer program

With tall chef hats on their heads, students scurried around the room with pastry bags, bowls and handfuls of sugar. Freshly baked cupcakes and scones lined tables along a wall, and the scent of sweets permeated the hallway.

June 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 indicted in alleged Belton Bridge Park murder plot

The wife of a man shot to death on Valentine's Day in a remote Hall County park was indicted Thursday along with two others in connection with his murder.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Three arrested in large cocaine bust on Atlanta Highway

Hall County authorities made their largest drug bust in more than a year when they seized more than 6 pounds of cocaine outside an Atlanta Highway laundromat this week, officials said Thursday.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commissioners OK budget with no tax increase

The Hall County Board of Commissioners easily passed next year's budget Thursday with a round of applause at its board meeting.

June 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville couple recovering from van crash injuries

After surgeries Thursday morning, the Gainesville couple injured in a crash that demolished the front of their church's van Wednesday afternoon in Kentucky are on the way to recovery.

June 10, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Students show improvement in statewide CRCT exams

Statewide scores for the test that determines schools' success were released Wednesday, and most subject areas showed improvement.

June 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


5 injured in church bus crash

A Gainesville church's mission trip took a terrifying turn Wednesday afternoon when the group's van crashed on Highway 92 East in Kentucky, leaving two adult leaders and three teenagers injured - but their mission wasn't interrupted for long.

June 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Judge hears testimony in Hall poisoning case

When a team of deputies entered an east Hall County home to search for evidence of a poisoning, the smell of bleach was the first thing they noticed.

June 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Elimination of school seclusion rooms supported at hearing

Don and Tina King may finally see something positive come from their son's death.

June 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Colleges to check citizenship of fall applicants

Colleges and universities across the state must now review the citizenship of all fall 2010 applicants.

June 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local soldier receives full military honors after fatal car crash

Shots from a gun salute pierced the air as a grieving crowd gathered in front of a flag-covered casket.

June 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


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Police: Suspects manipulate machine to steal lottery tickets

A day after the largest Powerball drawing ever, three suspects in Oakwood are accused of manipulating a convenience store's lottery ticket machine to get ...

January 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn't have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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