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Hall board OKs criminal probe into payments to consultant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to ask for a criminal investigation of payments made to Omega Consulting, a firm owned by former Gainesville City Manager Carlyle Cox.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Defense believes man is immune from prosecution

A judge is being asked to decide whether a man charged with murder after striking his brother with a stick acted in self-defense.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Homeowner holds burglary suspect until deputies arrive

Homeowner holds burglary suspect until deputies arrive

March 11, 2010 | | Local


1 Hall student taken to hospital after minor bus accident

A Hall County student was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center as a precaution after complaining of a headache following a minor school bus accident this afternoon.

March 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


US Senate OKs Yates for federal attorney

Sally Quillian Yates was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, whose office handles federal criminal prosecutions in Gainesville.

March 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Buffington named executive director for Rape Response

Jeanne Buffington seems a natural fit for new executive director at Rape Response Inc.

March 11, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Watch out for that pothole!

A wetter, colder winter than normal has battered many of Hall County's roads, leaving ever-widening - or deepening - potholes in its wake.

March 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital gets high marks for indigent care

A nonprofit advocacy group has praised Northeast Georgia Medical Center for providing more care to low-income and uninsured patients than the state requires, but also said the hospital charges too much and overpays its chief executive.

March 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Zoning changes may revive Mundy Mill project

A number of changes that city officials say accommodate the Mundy Mill development's rebirth are making their way to the Gainesville City Council.

March 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall officials pleased with sales tax decision

Local officials were delighted to hear additional sales tax money may be coming their way.

March 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two charged in theft from railroad

Two people were arrested Wednesday morning on charges of stealing metal anchor plates belonging to CSX Railroad, police said.

March 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County confirms third rabies case of 2010

A skunk found in the North Hall area has tested positive for rabies. The skunk came in contact with two dogs on Friday in the Will Wheeler Road area.

March 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oliver can’t provide documentation of Cox’s help

Hall County has paid $75,900 to consultant Carlyle Cox since 2006, but the county has little, if anything, to show for it.

March 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Spring on the way; thunderstorms to be expected

What a difference a week makes.

March 11, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


United Way surpasses its financial goal

Thanks to the community stepping up to "live united," the United Way of Hall County was able to reach its financial goal for 2009.

March 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Hiking, horse trails being added at Don Carter State Park

Work has started on more than 20 miles of hiking and horse trails at Don Carter State Park in North Hall.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody

A suspect was arrested late Wednesday morning after a robbery at a Shell gas station earlier that morning.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State, college leaders visit King’s Hawaiian

Visiting leaders from the University of Georgia, the state legislature and the department of agriculture donned white smocks, hair nets and hardhats as they toured ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Primex responds in wake of workers' maimed hands, citations

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood says it is taking steps to rectify problems after two employees' fingers were severed by machines earlier this year.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Nov. 3 elections shaping up to be competitive in many cities

Candidates emerged for the Nov. 3 elections in cities across Hall County on Wednesday, with four-way races set in Gainesville and Lula.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR seeks public opinion on outdoor recreation

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be gathering input on statewide outdoor recreation services via a telephone survey over the next month.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Firefighter injured when truck ladder dropped settles for ‘pleasing sum’

A Hall County firefighter injured in a July 22, 2014, training incident settled Monday for a "pleasing sum" with truck manufacturer Sutphen, said his attorney ...

September 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


S. Hall private schools uniting to form area’s largest Christian academy

Two private schools near Hall County's south end have announced plans to join forces in the 2016-17 academic year, a move that will create ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ex-school board chairman running for Hall commission chairman

Richard Higgins, who served 11 years as chairman of the Hall County Board of Education, has announced he will seek the chairman post on the ...

September 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Employers eligible for tax credits if supportive of workers taking GED exam

Two new tax credits are available for Georgia employers who support employees taking the GED test.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motion for new trial postponed again in Peppers Market shooting

A Gainesville man convicted by a jury of fatally shooting another man at Peppers Market in Gainesville in June 2013 had his motion for new ...

September 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamilton State Bank completes acquisition of Highland

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. and Hamilton State Bank have completed their acquisition of Highland Commercial Bank that was announced on May 15.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local residents, vets reflect on Greatest Generation

Today, we think of the generation that fought World War II as the Greatest Generation. In retrospect, some would say it's easy to see ...

September 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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