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Retired Clermont trucker wins $150K in lottery game

Tommy Lee of Clermont, a retired truck driver, won a $150,000 top prize in the Georgia Lottery instant game Giant Jumbo Bucks.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fire destroys home in North Hall

Five family members were left homeless Tuesday when a fire ripped through their house on Pete's Drive in North Hall.

March 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: New Ga. 347 section partially open in South Hall

A section of Ga. 347 has partially opened to South Hall County motorists.

March 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Growlers on Main takes next step toward opening on Gainesville square

Gainesville City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve an amendment to the alcoholic beverage ordinance that will allow Growlers on Main, a Flowery Branch establishment that serves draft beer to go, to open a new location in the downtown square.

March 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police searching for antiques shop thief who 'walks like a penguin'

Oakwood police are searching for a short man "who walks like a penguin," who is suspected in an antiques shop burglary.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Community comes together after fire damages Irish pub

Neither rain nor fire can keep Shenanigans Irish Restaurant & Pub from celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

March 18, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Boy Scouts award 3 area leaders

Boy Scouts make a pledge "to help other people at all times." It's a trait Scouts honor when others exemplify the value as well.

March 17, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


DNR rolls out new interactive map

With a little technological know-how, Georgia residents and visitors now can electronically find the state parks that match their recreation interests.

March 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville council to weigh allowing growlers

Gainesville City Council will hear a proposed amendment to the alcoholic beverage ordinance when it meets today for a regularly scheduled session.

March 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bill on island annexations dies in General Assembly

A bill that would have established a mediation process for dealing with Gainesville's next round of "island" annexations appears to be dead in the Georgia General Assembly.

March 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Possible murder-suicide involved East Hall couple

Authorities are investigating what appears to be the murder-suicide of an East Hall couple.

March 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Field trade between Gainesville, school board still in progress

A land transfer between Gainesville City Schools and Gainesville Parks & Recreation isn't final - yet.

March 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


GBI investigating possible suicide at Hall jail

An inmate at the Hall County Jail is dead in what appears to be a suicide, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

March 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Gainesville wants DOT to buy right of way at busy corner

"For sale" signs at a property overlooking one of Gainesville's busiest intersections have more than caught the city's attention.

March 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall County offices to observe Victims’ Rights Week with ceremony

A brief ceremony outside the Hall County Courthouse this week will honor crime victims.

April 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Showers kick off the week

An umbrella is needed for the first three days of the week, but sun and warm temperatures should return in time for the weekend.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Document shredding event slated for Friday

The Times and Document Destruction Services will combine for a document shredding event Friday to benefit Hall County Relay for Life.

April 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The changing face of Brenau: University to celebrate 135 years with new buildings

Brenau University President Ed Schrader is marking off the days until the end of the school year.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Attorney, advocate for indigent defense, to receive statewide award

In 2003, a battle brewed in Georgia's legislature over the creation of a statewide indigent defense system.

April 06, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville considers allowing digital billboards

The city of Gainesville is considering allowing digital billboards to be erected within the city limits, but concerns remain about how distracting such electronic signs might be to drivers.

April 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Group moves forward on water study, albeit in secret

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders soldiers on, but behind closed doors.

April 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


2014 Masters in Teaching

On Tuesday, the sixth annual Masters in Teaching program at Featherbone Communiversity honored nine local

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Expo pushes youth health, safety tips

Saturday's second annual Children and Youth Health and Safety Expo at the Academies of Discovery Gym in Oakwood featured safety tips from organizations like American Red Cross, Expanded Food And Nutrition Education Program and Hall County Fire Services.

April 05, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Apartments proposed off Queen City Parkway

A 94,000-square-foot, 90-unit apartment complex is proposed for a 2.2-acre site off Queen City Parkway at Banks Street across from the Gainesville Public Safety Complex.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man reappointed to state civil rights board

Gainesville resident Justin Pressley has been appointed to a second two-year term on the Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Diversity a key goal for law enforcement

Census figures confirm Hall County is still growing, and if predictions hold true, becoming more diverse.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Tornado of '36 memories still strong

Soon after Mary Louise Hulsey arrived in Gainesville in 1945, she got a quick history lesson whenever dark clouds started to fill the sky.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suicides often fit common profile

A violent death shakes any community, but most do not come at the hand of others: Suicide persistently outpaces homicide as a killer of Hall County residents.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Morning wreck on I-985 causes backed up traffic

No one was seriously hurt in a morning wreck on Interstate 985 that resulted in snarled traffic and charges for one driver.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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