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Tax Break: Hurry don't wait to donate

About this time each year, Willette Bennett of Gainesville tries to clean out closets and bring used items to Goodwill of North Georgia in Oakwood.

December 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials withhold name of woman found dead in woods

The name of the woman whose body was found Saturday near McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 off Ga. 400 in South Forsyth County will be released later this week, authorities said.

December 31, 2014 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


CASA in need of volunteers for 2015

Volunteers are needed to look after the best interest of abused and neglected children.

December 31, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Meeting on 2040 plan postponed

A fourth public meeting on Hall County's update of its 2040 transportation plan has been postponed.

December 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman gets help after 2 DUIs

Flipping through the pages of her "Celebrate Recovery" Bible, Sabrina Harris Humphries finds comfort in the Scripture and the personal stories inserted of addiction and triumph. She, too, was in those shoes a few years ago.

December 31, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville's elected mayor has influential role in 1st year

With the introduction of Gainesville's first elected mayor in 2014, the dynamics on the City Council shifted, playing out in several crucial and controversial votes.

December 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Governor names Miller a floor leader for 2015

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, was named Tuesday as Gov. Nathan Deal's senior floor leader in the upcoming 2015 legislative session.

December 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall slaying victim identified as Honduras native

The Hall County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday identified a homicide victim found in North Hall on Sunday afternoon.

December 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Top 10 clicked-on stories of 2014

Meth or Spaghettios?

December 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Holiday Hope: Church program focuses on special needs children

The Wardrop family had to go halfway across the country to find a place for their son with special needs, but now that they've found one, they're not going anywhere.

December 30, 2014 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


The Local Agenda: Year in review, 2015 look ahead coming

This Thursday in The Times, reporter Joshua Silavent will recap the most important and controversial local government and development stories of 2014, including the uproar over property tax increases on lakefront properties, the emergence of new businesses in the craft beer market, and the redevelopment of Lanier Plaza, as well as other stories.

December 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2014 proves positive for area economic development

Growth in retail, housing permits and jobs marked a turnaround for the local economy in 2014, according to a year-in-review report issued Monday by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

December 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Gas Light customers to see new surcharge

Atlanta Gas Light Co. customers will begin seeing the first in a series of escalating surcharges on their bills in January as the utility undertakes a $215 million statewide project.

December 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cause of fire appears to be electrical

The cause of the Sunday fire that displaced three occupants of an East Hall mobile home is likely electrical, according to Hall County Fire Services.

December 29, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man charged with hitting co-worker repeatedly with shovel

A Gainesville man was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault, accused of hitting his co-worker with a shovel in a May 13 altercation at a construction site.

December 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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Gainesville City Council OKs tax district funding

Gainesville City Council approved three requests Tuesday for tax allocation district funding.

January 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legacy Link shows off new Oakwood offices

Legacy Link celebrated its grand opening Tuesday in Oakwood with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the building, which offers more space than its predecessor in Gainesville.

January 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Lanier Islands in talks to draw second hotel

Lanier Islands is hoping to draw a second hotel to the South Hall County resort within 18 months, sales director Mike DiLeone said Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


MLK Day renews spirit of activism

'I go to the movie and I go downtown

January 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall County Commissioners to discuss SPLOST, Gateway Centre

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution this week to formally approve a special purpose local option sales tax voter referendum.

January 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville couple discovers decapitated animal on Leach Road

It was the usual Monday morning drive to work on Jan. 12 for Alice Brock down Leach Road, when something caught her eye that made her turn around.

January 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Economic Outlook Breakfast Jan. 27 at Forsyth Conference Center

Ticket sales have begun for one of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce's most popular annual events.

January 19, 2015 | | Local


Area pastor Stephen Samuel says Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for justice was from God

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made a call for justice that can be heard across generations.

January 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Car break-in foils proposal for Gainesville couple

Jonathan Cochran had planned last Friday night over the last few months.

January 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Solicitor-General Woodard named to family violence commission

Hall County Solicitor-General Stephanie D. Woodard has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal as a new member of the state Commission on Family Violence.

January 19, 2015 | | Local


Georgia denies Florida's allegations in water wars lawsuit

Georgia denies that Florida's Apalachicola region is "suffering serious harm" because of Georgia's increasing storage and consumption of water from the Chattahoochee and Flint river basins, according to a document filed in the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community activism group undergoes change in leadership

Now, if she wants, Faye Bush doesn't have to walk across the street to work anymore.

January 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: UNG selects chief research officer

The University of North Georgia has a new head of research and engagement.

January 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia infant mortality rate higher than national average

The Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel report on 2013 deaths found the state has an above-average infant mortality rate.

January 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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