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Speed a likely factor in I-985 crash that killed brothers

While an investigation into a wreck that killed two brothers from Flowery Branch is ongoing, Gwinnett County Police say they believe the cause may have been speed.

February 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vietnamese New Year kicks off with dancing, food, music

Several hundred Vietnamese, many dressed in traditional robes and visiting from Atlanta and other places, gathered Sunday at First Baptist Church in Gainesville to usher in the Year of the Tiger.

February 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group raises money for returning soldiers

They may not be in the trenches beside them, but Operation Patriot's Call members know what life is like for deployed members of the Gainesville-based Charlie Company.

February 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall Area Transit expands service

Today begins the first day of a much-anticipated expansion of Hall Area Transit that will provide bus service to area colleges.
And to give residents a taste of their expanded services, transit officials are offering free Red Rabbit rides for the rest of the week.
The expansion includes two new routes, thanks to new buses mostly paid for by the Federal Transportation Administration and the state Department of Transportation, but also includes changes to existing routes on the Red Rabbit service.
Janice Crow, general manager of Hall Area Transit, said she expects the expansion will increase ridership since it will ...

February 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners to learn more about North Hall library plans

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hold a special workshop to discuss the North Hall park and library directly after the regularly scheduled work session at 9 a.m. today.

February 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect in arson clears one case

A Forsyth County woman accused of torching her house as part of an insurance scam has cleared one of many legal hurdles she faces.

February 21, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Utility working on Hoschton wastewater facility

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority is still fixing problems at Hoschton's wastewater treatment plant almost two months after it began operating the facility under a mutual aid agreement.

February 21, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Habitat High program welcomes first girl

Habitat High is now officially coed.

February 21, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Hoschton resident spends semester in Washington

HOSCHTON - It only took a three-week trip to the nation's capital for Hoschton resident Emily Bolton to fall in love with the city.

February 21, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Organic farmers hope to reap benefits from leadership change

Georgia's longtime agriculture commissioner, Tommy Irvin, has spent more than 41 years building the state's agricultural empire on international trade.

February 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


South Hall mega-subdivision matches tax credits for new homebuyers

To lure more potential homebuyers to a South Hall mega-subdivision, a developer is offering to double up on homebuyer tax credits offered as part of the federal economic stimulus package.

February 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder is not a rarity at North Hall park

A few rut-filled acres of sand and mud surrounded by thickets and gnarled oaks on the banks of the Chattahoochee River have as dark a past as any spot in Hall County.

February 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teacher brings art history to life with stories, coloring

JEFFERSON - Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Henri Matisse are all artists you might expect to study in college, but some Jefferson elementary students are getting a head start.

February 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids deal with loss at Camp Braveheart

Sometimes even tiny hearts have to be extremely brave.

February 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Nuclear energy plans recharge debate

For better or for worse, nuclear energy is making a comeback.

February 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Hall County school board approves final 2016 budget

The Hall County school board approved its fiscal year 2016 budget at its meeting Monday night, including a slight increase in the millage rate.

June 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Teacher interns at UGA genetics lab this summer

Laurie Brown, a science teacher at World Language Academy in Flowery Branch, is spending her summer in someone else's science lab.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Another historic Lula building gets face-lift

Downtown Lula is getting another makeover, thanks in large part to an Atlanta native who has become endeared by the northeast Hall County city's past.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry helps at-risk teens

Like many kids her age, Carmela Villalobos wanted to do things her way or not at all.

June 21, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Participation at Hall County health care clinic strong

Turnout at the Hall County Government Family Health Center, which serves county employees, has been strong in the first five months of operation, according to county officials, and plans are in the works to generate more interest and participation.

June 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Teens learn about poverty, hunger during summer program

Two teenagers walked out of a home in Tower Heights Apartments and wiped tears from their eyes.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoschton woman’s death included in HBO documentary

A Hoschton woman found dead inside her home will be included in an HBO documentary on gun deaths airing Monday night.

June 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Business leader Gus Whalen dies

Whether it was on the playground in sixth grade, at a barber shop or in the business community, Gus Whalen had a way of making an impression.

June 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Atlanta Street and the front lines of poverty, crime

The signs are everywhere around Peppers Market, at the corner of Atlanta Street and EE Butler Parkway in Gainesville.

June 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia State Championship races through Lula

Competitive bicyclists descended on Lula Saturday for The Georgia State Championship Road Race.

June 20, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Gainesville man charged with trafficking $40K worth of meth

Officials with Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested a 27-year-old Gainesville man Friday following an investigation involving more than 400 grams of methamphetamine.

June 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Junior League has more room to feed the future

All good things need room to grow.

June 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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