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Many brush fires fueled by carelessness

A pile of burning leaves can grow wild faster than it takes someone to grab a drink or use the bathroom. And that's exactly how brush fires usually occur, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

February 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Looming HOPE cuts have families looking for new aid

Like many parents with college-bound kids, Melody Taylor of Cumming is keeping an eye on Gov. Nathan Deal's proposals for the HOPE scholarship.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County school board reviews lean 2012 budget

Money was the main focus at the Hall County school board's annual retreat Saturday.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Officials say Mountains Center needs upgrades to bring business back

When it first opened more than 30 years ago, the Georgia Mountains Center was Gainesville's shiny new magnet to lure convention business.

February 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Few trickle in for early SPLOST voting

Fewer than 1 percent of eligible Hall County voters have decided so far whether to renew the special purpose local option sales tax for education.

February 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Glades Reservoir project could get somewhat leaner

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to cut costs on the Glades Reservoir project by finding a better price for engineering services.

February 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Native takes lead at Hall extension

A new coordinator has been named at the Hall County Extension.

February 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville officials want to fill shops on square

Gainesville City Council members are turning their eyes toward downtown retail, urging city staff and Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce employees to fill empty storefronts.

February 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Library system offers zoo pass, other nontraditional items

Along with books and movies, a free trip to the zoo is now in circulation at Hall County's libraries.

February 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Club honors student for overcoming obstacles

Qymane Brawner, 17, has overcome many obstacles in his short lifetime.

February 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Young Man and Woman named for their service

The Gainesville Jaycees honored Davis White and Hart Wilheit Payne on Thursday night as Young Man and Young Woman of the Year.

February 26, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville finds surplus after safety building completed

The effects of Gainesville's new public safety building continue to reverberate through the city's departments.

February 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wreck diverts traffic on E.E. Butler; no one seriously hurt

Gainesville Police officers are directing traffic around a wreck on E.E. Butler Parkway this morning.

February 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Suspicious letter sent to Gainesville business was false alarm

A Gainesville business that received a suspicious letter learned the threatening post was a false alarm.

February 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Former Braselton policeman will not appeal his termination

A Braselton police officer is leaving the department instead of appealing his termination.

February 25, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


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Former West Hall coach indicted on charge from relationship with student

A former West Hall High School boys basketball coach was indicted Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a student.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools' tax revenue should inch higher

The millage rate for Gainesville school taxes for 2016 will be lower - by a small enough amount that the city system should still see a ...

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pain clinic closes without notice; founder had pleaded guilty to health care fraud

A Gainesville medical clinic closed Thursday with no notice to patients or staff, and two people were at the office Monday, talking with patients who ...

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Relief may be coming for students and other travelers at an extra busy spot on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood where the University of North ...

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Toccoa man killed in early morning wreck on Ga. 365

A Toccoa man was ejected from his car Monday morning and killed after his car overturned on Ga. 365 in Alto.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta man identified as victim of Friday boating incident on Lanier

Authorities identified the victim of a boating incident Friday on Lake Lanier as Department of Natural Resources personnel continue to search for the body.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: 2 suspects bought lawn equipment with fake money used in movies

Two suspects used $1,000 of fake money made for movies to buy lawn equipment last month at a Buford Wal-Mart, police said.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall firefighter channels artistic side with mural at Challenged Child and Friends

Damon Migliore is a sort of jack-of-all-trades as a Hall County Fire Services sergeant, painter and tattoo artist.

August 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Athens Highway widening has started

Work on Hall County's next big road project is underway, but motorists will need to exercise patience as the project slowly takes shape.

August 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Body found in Lanier believed to be missing Florida man

A body believed to be a Florida man who went missing from Lake Lanier Aug. 6 has been found by Georgia Department of Natural Resources ...

August 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Enota plans will get further review at Gainesville school board forum

A new Enota school is needed and should be built, Gainesville school board members say, probably on the same schedule as agreed starting in May ...

August 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Court ruling could halt Mar-Jac plant inspection

A local magistrate judge has recommended a warrant be quashed to inspect the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville for potential worker-safety violations.

August 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police out to build trust, one call at a time

During the last days of summer, Gainesville Police Officer Justin Seabolt cruised through Ridgecrest Apartments on Roper Hill Road. Kids no older than 9 all ...

August 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local leaders make case to keep Hall road planning district intact

Hall County is far from a bedroom county.

August 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Image Boutique expands to Gainesville square

In the weeks leading up to the start of the school year, young women filed in and out of Image Boutique, the newest store on ...

August 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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