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Many brush fires fueled by carelessness

A pile of burning leaves can grow wild faster than it takes someone to grab a drink or use the bathroom. And that's exactly how brush fires usually occur, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

February 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Looming HOPE cuts have families looking for new aid

Like many parents with college-bound kids, Melody Taylor of Cumming is keeping an eye on Gov. Nathan Deal's proposals for the HOPE scholarship.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County school board reviews lean 2012 budget

Money was the main focus at the Hall County school board's annual retreat Saturday.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Officials say Mountains Center needs upgrades to bring business back

When it first opened more than 30 years ago, the Georgia Mountains Center was Gainesville's shiny new magnet to lure convention business.

February 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Few trickle in for early SPLOST voting

Fewer than 1 percent of eligible Hall County voters have decided so far whether to renew the special purpose local option sales tax for education.

February 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Glades Reservoir project could get somewhat leaner

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to cut costs on the Glades Reservoir project by finding a better price for engineering services.

February 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Native takes lead at Hall extension

A new coordinator has been named at the Hall County Extension.

February 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville officials want to fill shops on square

Gainesville City Council members are turning their eyes toward downtown retail, urging city staff and Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce employees to fill empty storefronts.

February 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Library system offers zoo pass, other nontraditional items

Along with books and movies, a free trip to the zoo is now in circulation at Hall County's libraries.

February 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Club honors student for overcoming obstacles

Qymane Brawner, 17, has overcome many obstacles in his short lifetime.

February 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Young Man and Woman named for their service

The Gainesville Jaycees honored Davis White and Hart Wilheit Payne on Thursday night as Young Man and Young Woman of the Year.

February 26, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville finds surplus after safety building completed

The effects of Gainesville's new public safety building continue to reverberate through the city's departments.

February 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wreck diverts traffic on E.E. Butler; no one seriously hurt

Gainesville Police officers are directing traffic around a wreck on E.E. Butler Parkway this morning.

February 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Suspicious letter sent to Gainesville business was false alarm

A Gainesville business that received a suspicious letter learned the threatening post was a false alarm.

February 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Former Braselton policeman will not appeal his termination

A Braselton police officer is leaving the department instead of appealing his termination.

February 25, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


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Chestatee teacher among suspects in $6M drug bust in Oakwood

Authorities seized more than $6 million worth of cocaine and heroin Thursday from a home on Crawford Oaks Drive in Oakwood.

March 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid skunks, raccoon reported in Hall

Two rabid skunks were found recently in Hall County.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 8-year sentence in 2015 credit union heist

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a credit union in Homer in 2015.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County files response, motion to dismiss class-action pension lawsuit

Hall County filed a response Wednesday to the estimated $75 million class action pension lawsuit, claiming in its motion to dismiss that it had the ...

March 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman accused of molesting 13-year-old boy

A woman is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, police said.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Townhouse project may transform ‘blighted’ midtown

A private development company is partnering with the city of Gainesville to raze vacant, dilapidated homes in midtown and build townhouse-style rental properties.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


International economic reps from 11 countries tour Hall businesses, colleges

International economic representatives from 11 countries toured Hall County on Thursday to help them better be able to go back to their home countries and ...

March 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Amazon surprises World Language Academy students with 45 tablets

When World Language Academy Co-Principal Brittney Bennett got an email about a local business possibly donating some supplies, she didn't know who, what or ...

March 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall authorities arrest man wanted in alleged tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man accused of accepting payment for tree removal work without finishing the job has been arrested in Hall County.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in January ticked up to 4.8 percent, six-tenths of a percentage point higher than in December. In January 2016 ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Seven injured when Sheriff's Office car, van crash

A Hall County Sheriff's Office car carrying a suspect to jail crashed into a van late Wednesday night when the van was turning left ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


3 face murder charges in November death of US marshal from Flowery Branch

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of a U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch late last year.

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 work scheduled for weekend

Interstate 985 north of Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 will be partially closed this weekend as crews resurface a bridge that crosses over CSX railroad ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee High band to play in New York City St. Patrick's Day parade

It was business as usual for music teacher Daniel Merck and his students on Wednesday as they put in a full day's work at ...

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hunt for Gainesville superintendent continues

Gainesville School Board members will hold a closed-door meeting Saturday - their fourth in two weeks - as they continue their search for a new school superintendent.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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