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Plant thieves strike Gainesville dentist office

When Dr. Kris Jorgensen went outside of her Legacy Family Dentistry office on Shallowford Road last month, she noticed some of her plants were missing.

June 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask The Times: Records sketchy on racetrack at Gainesville airport

Does anyone remember the sports car races held on the airport grounds in Gainesville in the '60s? Enochee (old Indian word meaning sports car races was the hook) or something like that.

June 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County firefighter files suit over 2014 accident

The Hall County firefighters severely injured during a July 22 training accident have begun filing lawsuits in U.S. District Court for damages against the ladder truck manufacturer, Sutphen.

June 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chick-fil-A will close for 10 days during relocation

Today is the last day for Chick-fil-A patrons in Gainesville to get their chicken sandwich fix until June 17.

June 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jim Mathis to retire as head of North Georgia Community Foundation

When Jim Mathis began as president and chief executive officer of the North Georgia Community Foundation, the nonprofit only had one computer.

June 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tennessee man charged with armed robbery in Gainesville

A Tennessee man is being held in the Hall County Jail on armed robbery charges after police say he entered a store in the early morning hours Friday and demanded money.

June 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch pressing forward with Gainesville Street paving

Flowery Branch city leaders continued Thursday hammering out details on an intergovernmental agreement with Hall County regarding left-hand turn lanes on McEver Road.

June 04, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man indicted on charges of felony murder, distributing methylone in 2013 case

A man has been indicted and charged with felony murder and the distribution of methylone.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Plans to make city street one-way causing a stir

In years past, when station wagons served as ambulances, passage along narrow Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville might have been OK.

June 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of homeless in Georgia declines, but challenges remain

While the population of individuals living on the street continues to decline in most counties across Georgia, the proportion of homeless veterans and "chronically" homeless people is climbing, according to initial survey results released this week by the Department of Community Affairs.

June 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man charged with gambling at Gainesville gas station

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday and charged with keeping a place of gambling at a Browns Bridge Road gas station.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police say man impersonated federal agent, patted down woman

A man pretended to be a federal agent and patted down a woman on May 23, Gainesville police said.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville police looking for robbery suspect

Gainesville Police are looking for help identifying a robbery suspect who allegedly assaulted a woman on May 24 outside of a Gainesville convenience store.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Gainesville councilwoman may testify in murder case

A Gainesville councilwoman is one of four names on a witness list from the defendant's public defender in a murder case.

June 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Politics shift rules: Competing interests sometimes spar over water regulations

The fine line between politics and policy revealed itself in an unusual setting this spring when state lawmakers put an end to the independent authority of the Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

June 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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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


More non-Hispanics visit authentic ethnic eateries

Fernando de Aguero could tell Jay Blanton all about his favorite taqueria.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall’s sewer system ready for growth

On his way out of office, Gary Gibbs spoke these prophetic words in December 2004: The key to Hall County's future is running sewer up Ga. 365 in North Hall.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father’s Day takes on different meaning for new dad

Since the moment they found out Karen Jones was pregnant, friends and family flooded her and husband Dustin with baby care books and all manner of advice, but nothing could have truly prepared the couple for what was to come. Namely, the moment when they came home with their newborn daughter.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Sorority houses closer to the street than some

The new sorority houses at Brenau on Prior Street spoil the look and feel of the college campus. Did the college have to get special zoning variances or exceptions to build them so close together and so close to the street?

June 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Decrease in Hall gang activity attributed to deportation program

The arrest last month of an alleged MS-13 gang member in Flowery Branch was one of the more recent appearances of the Salvadoran group in Hall County.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Some teachers spend summers right back at work

Teachers work hard from August through May.

June 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood poultry producer Wayne Farms plans public stock sale

An Oakwood-based poultry producer is forging ahead with plans for an initial public stock offering.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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