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Hoax sparks bill to toughen false reporting penalties

In 2009, Hall County and state authorities spent hundreds of hours and countless taxpayer dollars to track down the "catchmekiller" who claimed to have murdered several people.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Law agencies in Gainesville, Hall train for hostage crisis

Gainesville and Hall County authorities got a glimpse Friday morning of what it's like to respond to a dangerous hostage situation.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Apartment buildings concern Braselton family

For a couple who spent years in the Old Peachtree Road, Satellite Boulevard area of Gwinnett County, the possibility of multiple apartment buildings coming to their new community is disconcerting.

February 02, 2012 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville deemed ‘priority location’ for boosting small business exports

Georgia's International Trade Division has identified Gainesville as a "priority location" to carry out a new program to increase Georgia's small business exports.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cellphones, tablets to be allowed in schools

Georgia's House of Representatives did its part in lifting a state ban on smartphones and tablet devices in the classroom this week.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Opportunities ripen with local food program

Lately it seems everyone is buying local, even the school system.

February 02, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Warm weather could be bad for plant life

If the recent trend of warm temperatures continues, people who suffer from springtime allergies could be in for an early season of torment.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Midtown Greenway project nears phase 2

As the first phase of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway project nears completion in April, the city is securing funds for the next step of that project.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Volunteers ease the stress of tax season

The burden of tax season can get a little lighter for Hall County residents eligible for a free income tax preparation program.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Wildlife skipping winter slumbers

Gen. Beauregard Lee waddled outside his "Weathering Heights" mansion Thursday to a sunny, warm, springlike day. The only problem was it's not spring and it won't officially be for nearly two months.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Cleaner air means Hall won’t change road plans

For the first time, 20 counties in metro Atlanta, including Hall, have met federal standards for air quality established in 1997, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


City, Brenau negotiating Mountains Center lease

Future use of the 30-year-old Georgia Mountains Center continues to be hashed out by attorneys representing Brenau University and the city of Gainesville.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gas prices on the rise again

Like any other business owner, Joey Libasci cringes at the thought of increasing gas prices.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Flowery Branch meeting dates scrambled

Flowery Branch City Council won't be meeting on its normal dates through early March because of a shortage of available council members.

February 01, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Middle student wins City Schools spelling bee

Perseverance is a word Curt Beccue knows well.

February 01, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


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Authorities seek woman who took car for test drive and never came back

Before the business closed up Wednesday, a woman took a gold minivan from a South Hall dealership and never came back, according to authorities and ...

May 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Five Guys moves down Dawsonville Highway

Five Guys Burgers and Fries has officially moved down Dawsonville Highway.

May 18, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville domestic violence center asked to speak on national housing webinar

Selected as a "model program" for domestic violence transitional housing, Gateway Domestic Violence Center gave tips to more than 120 other groups looking to develop ...

May 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


City-owned Gainesville golf course to add assistant pro as business ticks up

After many years operating out of the rough, business at the city-owned Chattahoochee Golf Club is picking up and back on the fairway.

May 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


US Rep. Doug Collins skeptical of latest Russia allegations toward Trump

Skepticism, support and silence - reactions to the latest round of Russia-related allegations aimed at President Donald Trump ran the gamut among Georgia's GOP national ...

May 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall property tax assessment appeals coming in at faster pace

With a jump in property values expected this year, there are 100 more appeals of property tax assessments rolling into Hall County government than there ...

May 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Missing Lanier Christian Academy student found safe

A Lanier Christian Academy student who had been missing since Tuesday afternoon was found safe Wednesday afternoon.

May 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Expanded cafe, services coming to Sam’s Club in Oakwood

How about sushi or espresso with that tire purchase?

May 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Army corps seeks input on whether to allow security cameras on docks

Lake Lanier residents and users are facing a classic compromise: privacy or security?

May 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


City OKs $4.1 million for Cleveland Highway infrastructure

The schedule for replacing two bridges on Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129 may not be set in stone, but the city of Gainesville is already ...

May 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula-Hall County sewer dispute simmers

Lula city officials huddled with their attorney in a closed-door meeting Tuesday to discuss potential litigation against Hall County.

May 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Grace Episcopal tastes victory at spelling bee with winning word, umami

In a night when seven teams were taken down by words like whittawer, autochthonous and esquamulose, the Godspellers from Grace Episcopal Church won the 26th ...

May 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Loader heavily damaged, no injuries reported in South Hall business fire

Hall County firefighters responded to a commercial fire on Radford Road in South Hall late Monday night.

May 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police seeking $1,500 copper theft suspect in Oakwood

A man entered an Oakwood business Saturday and took more than $1,500 in copper, police said.

May 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall superintendent: Benefit costs on ‘unsustainable path’

The escalating costs of providing benefits to public school employees are "on an unsustainable path," and without a solution, they will continue to make balancing ...

May 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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