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Judge rules that fishing arrest was lawful

A Hall County judge declined Friday to throw out the arrest of an illegal immigrant jailed for fishing without a license, and a decision by the court to eliminate his bond may hasten his deportation back to Honduras.

June 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Longtime food pantry worker ‘sure did a good job’

First United Methodist Church is honoring one of its veteran food pantry volunteers at a luncheon Sunday.

June 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teens volunteer summer at medical center

Instead of spending their summer vacation laying around doing nothing, more than 100 teens have decided to use their break as an opportunity to volunteer at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

June 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Church-based community service program still busy after three decades

Gainesville Aid Project is headed into its fourth decade of a youth-oriented community service initiative, with some of the original members still in tow.

June 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall deputy’s lawsuit claims discrimination

A Hall County Sheriff's deputy has claimed in a federal lawsuit that he was passed over for promotion because of his race.

June 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


McEver Elementary now approved as charter school

Bring on the art.

June 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fire hits warehouse full of antique cars

One person suffered from smoke inhalation after a commercial building with several antique cars inside caught fire in Gainesville Friday evening.

June 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Twice-a-week garbage pickup in Gainesville resumes Monday

The Gainesville Solid Waste Division will resume twice-a-week backdoor garbage pickup Monday, following its eight-week pilot program of picking up trash just once a week.

June 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


State OKs Hall’s 4 charter school bids

Hall County Schools welcomed four more charter schools to its ranks Thursday when the Georgia Board of Education approved the proposals during its monthly meeting.

June 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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


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Fare-based transportation service for seniors started Monday

A new, fare-based transportation service for Hall County seniors rolled out Monday morning.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Homestar honored as ‘Outstanding Georgia Business’

Gainesville-based direct mortgage lender Homestar Financial Corporation was recently awarded the "Outstanding Georgia Business" title by Secretary of State Brian Kemp and state Rep. Terry ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trio of zoning decisions back on Hall County commissioners' docket

Three zoning requests have been reviewed so many times now that there are more than a few people who hope this week brings the last ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


How to get your favorite senior a scholarship and feature in The Times’ graduation section

The Times is looking for seniors with great personal stories to feature in the annual graduation section and be considered for a $500 scholarship from ...

April 24, 2016 | | Local


84-unit affordable housing apartment complex proposed in Oakwood

An 84-unit apartment complex intended as an affordable housing option for residents is proposed off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

April 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Habitat ReStore moving, will close for 9 days during move

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Hall County is moving from its current location at 2285 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville to a more central location ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Movie 'Baby Driver,' which stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, films in Gainesville

The old Regions Bank in downtown Gainesville transformed over the weekend into a post office.

April 24, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Many immigrants await court ruling, seek to come 'out of the shadows’

Hundreds of people have visited Jama Ibrahim's offices in Gainesville and Atlanta for help that has been on hold for more than a year.

April 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota garden supporters believe ‘pause’ in design could be helpful

Supporters of maintaining the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy garden wonder if "it might be wise to take a pause" on construction plans and study, in ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota move grows concerns over garden's placement

The new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy would change the look of the elementary school property, if current plans are followed, but some community ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Propane autogas fuel station opens in Gainesville

Smith-Bell Petroleum, a business in Gainesville for about 80 years, introduced a new fuel alternative Thursday when the company has installed its first unattended tank ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Community leaders seek to break cycle of crime's heavy cost

Fines and fees resulting from misdemeanor traffic and probation violations has led the U.S. Justice Department to warn local courts about the emergence of ...

April 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Spring Festival features food, fun and flying wood chips

The Flowery Branch Spring Festival was held Saturday in the downtown historic area of the town with the usual festival fare. Concessions, vendors and local ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee visitors dig into Earth Day by growing, buying plants

Earth Day was celebrated with flying colors at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as three groups showed up on a sunny Saturday to offer ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants ring up success for research

In the hot morning air, the crowd began marching. With each step, the column of people rang hundreds of bells as they made their slow ...

April 23, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


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