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Transit service to pass on federal money

Hall Area Transit has decided not to pursue some $200,000 in federal stimulus money, as plans for a proposed maintenance building haven't materialized.

April 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Garden lacks $3 million before development can begin

Several Hall County community members are ready to turn 185 acres into one of the nation's largest hardwood botanical gardens.

April 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Garden expo showcases hard-to-find plants, tools

With the danger of frost over, it's finally safe to trade in those winter gloves for the gardening ones.

April 09, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Old Wallis store in Forsyth County will be torn down

CUMMING - At the junction of Jot Em Down, Hopewell and A.C. Smith roads in Forsyth County sits an old red building, partly covered in overgrowth.

April 09, 2011 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Woman learns life skills at Warm Springs school

Jordan Collins is feeling a true sense of freedom.

April 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


After 30 years, lieutenant says farewell

An engraved time piece is what Lt. Gerald Couch's peers chose to send him off with Friday.

April 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall County faces 2012 budget next week

More than 70 Hall County departments will present their budgets next week in preparation for the 2012 fiscal year, which starts July 1.

April 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Braselton 15-year-old is charged with killing her mom

BRASELTON - The 15-year-old daughter of an Athens U.S. Army recruiter has been charged with murder in the shooting death of her mother after police said the two got into an argument.

April 09, 2011 | Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Medical center lifts kids visitation ban

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has lifted its children's visitation restriction.

April 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Rabid raccoon bites man after dogs attack

A rabid raccoon bit a man in Lula earlier this week after two dogs had attacked the animal. A rabies alert has been issued for the area.

April 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall names new chief appraiser

A Gainesville native has been hired as Hall County's new chief tax appraiser, the county announced Friday.

April 08, 2011 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Strickland running for Hall sheriff

A long-serving deputy and spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office formally acknowledged Friday that he plans to run for sheriff in 2012.

April 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Failed takeoff ends in plane crash; no one injured

A training flight crashed shortly after takeoff around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

April 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Flowery Branch considers running South Hall sewer system

Flowery Branch officials continued to talk Thursday about the possibility of operating the South Hall sewer system.

April 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Government shutdown could affect parks, taxes

Barring an eleventh-hour reprieve from Congress, the federal government will run out of money and shut down at midnight tonight.

April 08, 2011 | Mitch Clarke | Local


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United Way begins campaign with focus on poverty

Living in poverty means having to make stark, difficult choices about where to spend what little money is available from day to day.

September 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State, defense rest Thursday in Gainesville stabbing trial

The final witnesses testified Thursday in the malice murder trial of Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, 49.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Hundreds attend event on Gainesville Square to raise awareness of childhood cancer

Several hundred people attended an event in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Live music, food trucks and a petting zoo ...

September 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Authorities respond to vehicle in Lake Lanier; no people believed to have been in car

Hall County Fire Services responded Thursday to a vehicle submerged in a Lake Lanier cove, and a dive team was dispatched to search for potential ...

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Director leads Riverside Military Academy band into new era

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Giove remembers, as a child in Hollywood, Fla., regular parades through the city put on by a local military academy.

September 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Times staffers earn SNPA video, photo honors

Two staff members of The Times earned awards at the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Hall firefighter raising money for another Louisiana flood relief trip

A Hall County firefighter who is originally from Louisiana went back to his hometown of Central to help flood victims last month. Now Lt. Damon ...

September 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


IRS to add staff at Gainesville office

Staffing shortages at a Gainesville taxpayer assistance office will be remedied next month, according to an announcement from the Internal Revenue Service.

September 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able ...

September 14, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Millie’s opens temporary location on Thompson Bridge Road after fire

It's still overwhelming for June Kinsey to think about all the community support she has received in the five-plus weeks since an Aug. 9 ...

September 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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