State Sen. Eugene "Chip" Pearson, R-Dawsonville, said Monday that he would seek a third term to the state Senate. Pearson was said to be eyeing a bid to fill the 9th District seat on the State Transportation Board. Mike Evans, a former state representative, resigned the post last week. Pearson said he had given some thought to leaving the Senate. Pearson and his ...
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White Sulphur Elementary School in East Hall will have to close early Wednesday for the Tour de Georgia, a 600-mile bicycle race that started Monday.
As more than 100 cyclists ride in Wednesday for one of the nation's premier cycling events, area motorists will have to pump the brakes - or at least take a detour.
In the professional ranks, athletes often are put on pedestals. But in Hall County, when it comes to dealing with drugs and alcohol, athletes are put under a microscope. Currently, only student athletes in Hall County schools are subjected to mandatory, random drug tests, and school officials say it seems to be working.
Break out your banjo 'cause the 12th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival in Dahlonega this weekend proved that old time mountain music is still alive and kicking.
They're so soft!" Emily McGarr said as Rebecca Nelson nodded in agreement about the caterpillar the two had been holding moments before.
Earth Day began as a grassroots movement, but these days it's become a marketing opportunity.
Flowery Branch will celebrate Georgia Cities Week next week by offering tours of the City Administration Building, located across from City Hall, from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday.
The investigator sees it. The paramedic sees it. The coroner sees it. Teen substance abuse, particularly of prescription drugs and alcohol, leads to arrests, overdoses and deaths each year in Hall County. And while alcohol remains the most common substance abused by kids in middle school and high school, pharmaceuticals have overtaken marijuana as the so-called "gateway drug" in today's drug culture, officials say. "For the first time ...
Bo the drug dog sniffed along the lockers of his second home, East Hall High School, but when he came up empty, it was to no one's great surprise. Fewer drug seizures are made in Hall County schools these days, after the county school system and Hall County Sheriff's Office entered into an agreement last year authorizing unannounced drug searches. The drug dogs, two of whom make their ...
More than 160 cyclists will be sweeping through Gainesville on Wednesday for the sixth annual Tour de Georgia, one of the nation's elite cycling events.
"I don't think anything of this nature has ever happened in Yankee Stadium," Father Kizito Okeke said as he waited to see the popemobile pass by after the papal Mass held in New York on Sunday afternoon.
Cruise Dill admits he's an unlikely person to represent the successes of drug court. Dill reluctantly entered Hall County's felony drug court program in early 2006, only after much persuasion by his lawyer and parents. Once he was in, by his own admission, he cheated on drug tests, lied to his counselors, even lied to the judge. He missed other drug screens, was late to group therapy and didn't pay ...
Superior Court Judge Jason Deal has presided over Hall County drug court since 2006. Deal has served on the Hall County Superior Court bench since 2005. He was previously district attorney and prior to that assistant district attorney in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit. Deal sat down with Times reporter Stephen Gurr to talk about the younger participants in drug court.
A full lake plus a warm and mostly sunny Memorial Day weekend forecast likely means an especially busy Lake Lanier as local residents kick off the summer season.
Parole officers in more than 30 offices in Georgia have cleared out their desks to make way for a transition to mobile-based offices, a move which has earned national attention.
The Frances Meadows Aquatic Center opens today for the summer season.
An early afternoon fire at Versailles Apartments appears to have been set intentionally, fire officials said.
It's easy to call Gainesville one of the best places for boating when you look at Lake Lanier.
An early morning fire damaged a 6,000-square-foot home in the Royal Lakes subdivision in Flowery Branch.
Hall County suffered about $800,000 in storm damage, county Fire Chief David Kimbrell told county commissioners at their meeting Wednesday.
Gary Wilson said he never dreamed he would pull up to his father's Lula business "and find crime scene tape."
Students across Hall County burst from school doors Thursday, ready to begin their summer vacations.
Hall's cities all showed a slight bump in population between 2011 and 2012 according to the estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Syfan Logistics received an "overwhelming" amount of donations from the community in response to its relief effort for the Oklahoma tornado victims.
If you plan to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend, you may find things just a little bit less crowded. But don't count on it.
Some dogs are already in new homes since being seized May 16 in an animal hoarding case, with the rest being prepared for adoption.
Hall County commissioners heard two budget requests for 2014 at their meeting Wednesday afternoon from the Hall County Library System director and Superior Court clerk.
Members of the American Legion Post 7, Unit 7, in Gainesville, along with area Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, were busy Wednesday ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Legion members and scouts were placing flowers on veterans' graves in observance of the holiday, celebrated on the last Monday in May to recognize Americans who have died while serving.