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Few sex offenders moving

Only a handful of local sex offenders so far have taken advantage of a change in state law that lifted restrictions on where many of them could live and work.

Since Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the law May 21, only 14 of Hall County's 247 registered sex offenders have come into the sheriff's office to provide authorities with new address information, said Investigator Mike Mazarky. He estimated half of those were new registrants.

July 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

GBI releases second video of restaurant shooter

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has obtained a second security video of the suspect in a Thursday robbery and shooting in Cornelia.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Georgia named finalist for 'Race to the Top' grant

Georgia is yet again in the final race for a share of $3.4 billion for education, and local officials are waiting for final results.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Oakwood Road closed as part of road project

Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street in Oakwood, was closed this morning for up to 90 days as part of work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Hall Schools aiming to control rowdy sports fans

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Sheriff's officials search for burglary suspect

Hall County Sheriff's officials are searching for a suspect in a July 16 burglary involving laptops, a firearm and jewelry valued at $1,000.

A woman was caught on a residential surveillance video entering a home in the Union Church Road area of Flowery Branch, said Col. Jeff Strickland of the sheriff's office.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Lakeview Academy takes lead in teaching technology in classroom

Technology in the classroom is inevitable, Lakeview Academy teachers are learning.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Forsyth woman accused of starving horses

CUMMING - A 37-year-old woman faces several charges after authorities found stolen property and starving horses on a farm in northern Forsyth County.

July 27, 2010 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local

Video may reveal suspected robber

Investigators believe they have video footage of a suspected shooter in a Cornelia robbery.

July 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall Schools aims to control rowdy sports fans

Fans at Hall County Schools athletic events soon will be asked to leave raucous attitudes at the door.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Zebra, donkey hybrid born in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA - In all his years running the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, C.W. Wathen has never seen it happen. But five days ago, a zedonk was born.

July 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

State transportation tax is hot topic as cities meet

BRASELTON - A pair of Oakwood officials criticized the state's new plan for a penny sales tax for transportation at a Monday night meeting of Hall County's municipal leaders.

July 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Study says Georgia has shortchanged Hall County

Hall County, its cities and school boards met Monday at the Georgia Mountains Center to ask their legislative delegation for help making changes at the state level to bring home more sales tax dollars.

July 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Fire displaces apartment building residents

No injuries resulted from a fire that evacuated one apartment building and displaced residents of three apartment units Monday evening.

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said three city stations responded to a fire at Glenn Cove Apartments on Norton Drive. The call came in about 5:40 p.m. Canada said the fire had been contained after about 14 minutes.

July 26, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Oakwood Road closing Tuesday for three months

Work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood has gotten to the point where Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street, is set to close Tuesday for three months.

July 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

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Don’t forget, Gainesville council runoff is Tuesday

Just 123 ballots were cast during early voting for Gainesville's Ward 3 City Council runoff on Dec. 1.

November 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lawsuit challenges immigration jail policy

A Gainesville attorney claims his client, a legal, permanent U.S. resident, faced an immigration hold for months in the Hall County Jail.

November 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Christmas in Clermont Parade

Hundreds of holiday revelers turned for the Christmas in Clermont parade on Saturday as nearly 25 cars and floats made their way to the downtown ...

November 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Lawyer and his father, a retired judge, launch firm together

Like father, like son.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Tree farm's business already buzzing as families continue a Christmas tradition

For Lynn Thornton and her family, cutting down a Christmas tree after Thanksgiving has become a welcome tradition.

November 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Black Diamonds dance troupe members find haven from life’s dangers

Dekia Boone doesn't go out much anymore.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Suspect at large after Gainesville business robbed

Hall County deputies are looking for a suspect who robbed a Gainesville business Saturday night.

November 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Murrayville great-grandma wins a Harley with lotto ticket

Mary Woody is a 74-year-old great-grandmother of four. She lives a happy life in Murrayville and wants for nothing.

November 28, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

4 tips for those seeking work this season

It's that time of year again.

November 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

You Heard It Here: Police take selfies with area shoppers

Standing in long lines, shoppers were primed to jump on the Black Friday deals at stores across Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Jefferson plant's solar panels lead the way in catching some rays

A food processing manufacturer in Jefferson has placed one of the largest solar panel systems in North Georgia on its roof.

November 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammers posing as IRS agents

Hostile calls coming from the Internal Revenue Service are likely a scam that has resurfaced again in Hall County, according to authorities.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Stand Down event at St. John's offers items to those in need

A Stand Down for homeless, veterans and others in need is set for Dec. 5 at St. John's Baptist Church in Gainesville.

November 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Teen charged with taking car, cellphone at gunpoint on Aug. 16

A 16-year-old accused of hijacking a car with a handgun was indicted last week in Hall County.

November 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New app makes Hall library ebooks easier for all

Checking out library books online should be easier than going to the library itself.

November 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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