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Flowery Branch student drivers warned about new texting ban

Nine states, including Georgia, have banned text messaging while driving. But that doesn't stop some drivers from taking the risk.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood man pleads not guilty to sex charges

An Oakwood man pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse of children at his first court appearance Tuesday morning in Teton County, Mont., District Court, The Fairfield, Mont., Sun Times reported.

October 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jacobs Media changing AM, FM lineups

Jacobs Media Corp. is expanding its news and talk radio onto the FM radio dial and is shaking up its AM lineup, too.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Work begins to transform old community building

Work has started to turn the old South Hall Community Center into a student ministry center for Blackshear Place Baptist Church.

October 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property eyed for new Flowery Branch City Hall site

Flowery Branch is looking to buy about 7 acres of downtown property for a future city government complex and park area.

October 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


City officials give update on Midtown projects

The pedestrian bridge from downtown to Midtown should be complete by August, and the Midtown greenway should be ready for walkers and joggers in less than two years, city officials said Tuesday morning.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


West Hall High School junior collects shirts for needy in El Salvador

As other teens her age rummage through their drawers to try on outfits, Alex Smith, 16, has been emptying hers and inspiring others to do the same.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cyclists pedal to help young men’s home

Eight men cycled into River Forks Park on Keith Bridge Road in Gainesville on Monday afternoon, hoping to make a difference.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Georgia Power’s $11 rate hike request draws concern

Georgia Power Co. asked the Public Service Commission to raise rates by nearly $11 at a public hearing Monday in Atlanta.

October 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Schools aims to fix last year’s graduation problems

Gainesville City Schools officials are taking an early look at ways to resolve issues that hampered last May's graduation ceremony at Gainesville High School.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Proposal: No city debt for Gainesville public servants

At the end of the month, anyone with debt to the city must pay up before serving on a board or committee.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 Atlanta men face drug charges in Hall County

Two Atlanta men were booked at the Hall County Jail on drug charges Friday, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad.

October 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


No tax hike for Oakwood, but little growth expected in 2011

OAKWOOD - No tax increase is planned for Oakwood in 2011, but with the economy still in neutral, the city isn't expecting any kind of spike in revenues either.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hall libraries add test prep, language software

The Hall County Library System is able to offer more test preparation and language learning services with the help of the Internet.

October 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood woman’s family seeks answers to 2014 slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


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