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Bills would allow local voters to decide on alcohol sales

For years, Sunday alcohol sales have been an emotional, hot-button issue in Georgia, pitting religious leaders against business owners.

February 13, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Missionary’s trip included armed bandits

The night was deathly silent until a truck came rumbling down the dirt road.

February 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall, state AP test scores are on rise

Jamie Bennett is already ahead of many teens when it comes to college readiness.

February 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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


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Sautee Nacoochee man killed in Friday home explosion

The man killed in a Cleveland home explosion Friday has been identified.

February 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deshaun Watson gets Gainesville street named after him

Hometown hero Deshaun Watson now has a road named after him.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Office building near historic Green Street gets board’s OK

A local developer can move forward on plans to put up a residential-style office building near the Gainesville Civic Center and behind homes off historic ...

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax due date change in the works

Hall County Tax Commissioner Darla Eden proposed Monday changing the due date for real and personal property tax to Nov. 15 from Dec. 1.

February 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Mundy Mill school accounts for majority of Gainesville employee transfer requests

The number of Gainesville teachers requesting to work at other schools for the 2017-18 school year has spiked, apparently caused by the opening of the ...

February 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Elections Board member charged with shoplifting boxers from Wal-Mart

Tommy Sandoval, a Hall County Elections Board member who has been an officer in the Hall County Republican Party, has been charged with shoplifting two ...

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


How not to give up: A lesson from three-time Youth of the Year winner

Jayla Williams thought she was a loser.

February 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


2 suspects in custody following alleged armed robbery at Oakwood store

Two Louisiana men have been charged in Tuesday's armed robbery of a Dollar General store on Atlanta Highway in Oakwood.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall to seek $300K grant for Healan’s Mill expansion

Hall County officials remain very much committed to turning the historic Healan's Mill in East Hall into a tourist attraction.

February 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


30 applicants seek Gainesville superintendent job

Gainesville school officials will be taking a closer look in the coming days at 30 applicants who want to be the district's next superintendent.

February 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Planning commission approves 45-lot subdivision off Flat Creek Road

The Hall County Planning Commission gave approval Monday night to a 45-lot subdivision on the south side of Flat Creek Road.

February 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Groundbreaking held for three new Habitat for Humanity homes

The three families still have a way to go until they reach home ownership.

February 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police: Fake immigration attorney stole $30K

A man allegedly posing as an immigration attorney is accused by authorities of taking more than $30,000 from people.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged in killing of visiting Montana man

HOLLY SPRINGS - A Gainesville man has been accused of fatally shooting a Montana man who was visiting family and friends.

February 06, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Police investigating Sunday armed robbery

Two men approached another man at the Country Hearth Inn and robbed him Sunday in Gainesville, according to police.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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