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Soldiers march to honor WWII’s 101st Airborne

A group of soldiers, armed and marching in uniform down the streets of Gainesville, likely raised a few eyebrows Thursday.

November 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gaineville to furlough city employees, cut expenses

Employees of Gainesville will now have to take one unpaid day off each month to keep the city's expenses in line with declining sales tax revenues.

November 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hooper to retire as Gainesville police chief

Gainesville Police Chief Frank Hooper announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the year.

November 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents want to put stop to rash of burglaries

Residents of the Crestview Terrace neighborhood aren't gonna take it anymore.

November 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson motorsports park grand opening benefits charities

A free community festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gresham Motorsports Park Grand Opening will benefit local charities and community agencies.

November 06, 2009 | | Local


Students use math skills to create tribute to veterans

Tadmore Elementary students are putting their American pride on display in a big way.

November 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Animal Shelter grand opening is Saturday

The Hall County Animal Shelter has a celebration full of family fun planned for Saturday to mark the grand opening of the new facility.

November 05, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Electronics recycling event is set for Saturday

Wives, are you tired of your husband using his old college television as a bedside table? Then take it to the Hall County Farmer's Market on Saturday.

November 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman charged in fatal North Hall wreck

A Dahlonega woman was charged with vehicular homicide early Thursday following a single-car crash in North Hall in which her passenger was killed.

November 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court ruling on planned Braselton hospital expected soon

BRASELTON - The Northeast Georgia Health System expects to hear the court's decision on its certificate of need for a 100-bed hospital at Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton by the end of this month or the beginning of next month, according to health system officials.

November 05, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Hoschton man pleads guilty to mortgage fraud, investment scam

A Hoschton man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Atlanta to bank fraud and conspiracy charges for "committing a mortgage fraud, a real estate investment Ponzi scam involving more than 150 victims, a check-kiting scheme and a bankruptcy fraud," according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Northern District of Georgia office.

November 05, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Local Islamic leader condemns Fort Hood shootings

News that an Army officer that is a Muslim was responsible for the fatal shooting of 12 people at Fort Hood, Texas, brought strong condemnation from a local Islamic leader.

November 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local




Flowery Branch revisits commercial sewer surcharge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew plans to review the fairness of charging all businesses a $15-per-month sewer surcharge added earlier this year to monitor grease traps.

November 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


GHS earns $15,000 in Title I funds

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced Wednesday that Gainesville High School has been named a National Title I school and will receive $15,000 in federal funding.

November 05, 2009 | From staff reports | 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


Hall OKs safety improvements on Union Church Road

Safety improvements on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County could take place within the next year.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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