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Child, father dead after standoff in Buford

A 2-year-old boy and his father died Wednesday after both suffered gunshot wounds at the end of a roughly 19-hour standoff in a Buford subdivision, authorities said.

January 06, 2016 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Healan's Mill advocacy group details plans for road closure

In response to a resident's anxiety over a preservation project and a possible road closure near her home, an advocacy group overseeing the matter issued a statement Wednesday aiming to ease concerns or questions she and others may have.

January 06, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County Schools hosting video contest to discourage distracted driving

People do it all the time. They slip one hand around the wheel and answer the phone with the other. They drop down the mirror on their visor to check their teeth, or they reach across the car to fish through a bag in the passenger seat.

January 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Agents seize almost 1 kilo meth, $100,000 in cash at Gillsville home

A Gillsville man is accused of having nearly a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, more than $100,000 in cash and nine firearms, two of which had been stolen, according to authorities.

January 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Most Lake Lanier parks re-opened after flooding

All but three area parks have re-opened following heavy rainfall last week that caused high water levels on Lake Lanier.

January 06, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Bank robbery scene for PlayStation show being filmed in downtown Gainesville

An old, abandoned bank in downtown Gainesville makes the perfect location for a well-timed and carefully orchestrated robbery.

January 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Obama’s move on guns may have only modest effect on violence

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the Internet and at gun shows. But the overall effect on violence in the U.S. could prove to be modest.

January 05, 2016 | By Ryan J. Foley and Eric Tucker Associated Press | Local


Once-contaminated land proposed for annexation into Flowery Branch

A Gainesville company is trying to give new life to a piece of South Hall County land with a troubled past.

January 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eggs & Issues Breakfast to kick off 2016 legislative session

ATLANTA - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast, where state leaders and lawmakers outline priorities for the upcoming legislative session, is planned for next week in Atlanta.

January 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police Department receives $20K grant for traffic enforcement

The Gainesville Police Department has been awarded a $20,000 traffic enforcement network grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

January 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Zack Thompson, Barbara Brooks mark first Gainesville council meeting

Zack Thompson and Barbara Brooks joined the dais of the Gainesville City Council for their first meeting Tuesday night.

January 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


University of North Georgia receives $10K in poultry science grants

The University of North Georgia has received a $7,000 student recruiting grant from the U.S. Poultry Foundation and $3,000 from Pilgrim's to help support students interested in careers in the poultry industry.

January 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall economy one of strongest in state

The Times reported last week that Gainesville issued a record number of building permits in 2015.

January 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Easier flu season so far likely due to more effective shot

This time last year, hundreds of local children and thousands of people across the nation were hit with a particularly bad strain of the flu.

January 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Obama's gun control actions reignite divisive issue

Presidential actions concerning gun control both alarmed and puzzled people at Gainesville's Georgia Gun Store Tuesday.

January 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Alpharetta man indicted for attempted arson of occupied North Forsyth home

January 28, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


State House, Senate split on new medical cannabis bill

With hearings kicking off this week in the state legislature over a proposed bill to allow the in-state cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis, the ...

January 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Raccoon is first Hall rabies case of 2016

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in the Cape Road area of East Hall.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Avita opening women’s treatment program

A group that offers multiple services in Hall County is opening a new residential addiction treatment program for women off Airport Road in Gainesville.

January 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Suspects manipulate machine to steal lottery tickets

A day after the largest Powerball drawing ever, three suspects in Oakwood are accused of manipulating a convenience store's lottery ticket machine to get ...

January 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn't have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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