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Motoring through Hall can be tricky, time-consuming

Andrew Morters has seen plenty of changes in Hall County since his family arrived in 1977.

December 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal, Graham at odds over new state job offer

December 18, 2010 | | Local




Gainesville cops help students fill stockings

Gainesville Police Department officials helped 16 students to have a bountiful Christmas on Friday who otherwise wouldn't have had one.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New Holland students hop on the Polar Express

Second-grader Fernanda Martinez had the chance to mimic one of her favorite holiday movies Friday, "The Polar Express."

December 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville finances in the black, audit shows

Gainesville's finances are looking good, auditors told Gainesville City Council members at Friday's work session.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Army of volunteers to hand out cheer

Gainesville's Salvation Army office has its largest holiday task today - hand out boxes of food to 600 families and clothes and toys to 1,600 children.

December 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal court takes up state nepotism law

A federal appeals court is considering a challenge to a state nepotism law that barred former Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons from seeking re-election in 2009.

December 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Chestatee State Bank seized by regulators

Dawsonville-based Chestatee State Bank was seized Friday by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.

December 17, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Graves, Rogers pay off IRS lien

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves and state Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers paid off a $1,498 lien Friday, filed by the Internal Revenue Service against their company.

December 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Blackwood to head state highway safety office

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal named the next director for the Governor's Office of Highway Safety on Friday.

December 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


SPLOST pushes projects forward

More than a year after voters approved SPLOST VI, collections are slow but steady, and a number of projects are underway.

December 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Council to wrap up 2010 business

Gainesville City Council members are wrapping up their final plans for the year-end meeting for the first time in the city's new Municipal courtroom today.

December 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man killed in accident on Ga. 400 in Dawson County

Authorities said the wintry weather was not to blame for a collision on Ga. 400 Thursday that claimed the life of a Dawsonville man.

December 16, 2010 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Woman dies in house fire

An 84-year-old Dawson County woman died early Thursday morning in a house fire, according to fire officials.

December 16, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


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‘Alpine coaster’ gets Helen’s OK, could open later this year

Development of a proposed "alpine coaster" can move forward now that the Helen City Commission has given its approval.

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Jan. 24 deadline set for Georgia, Florida to settle water wars dispute

A Jan. 24 deadline has been set for Georgia and Florida to try again to settle a U.S. Supreme Court dispute over water consumption ...

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning board OKs cable, storage business plans

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended approval for a fiber optic cable company's plans to open for business at the former Georgia Department ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1-year-old litter trap on Flat Creek doing better than expected

When Gainesville and Hall County teamed up to install the Bandalong Litter Trap on Flat Creek in December 2015, officials weren't really sure how ...

January 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Year’s DUI arrests up from last holiday

Law enforcement patrolling the streets over the New Year's holiday made 17 DUI arrests, according to the Hall County jail log.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant

Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their 4-month-old child in their car.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were ...

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new ...

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


YMCA works to make wellness easy

Change is hard.

January 03, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


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