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Drug money buys new patrol cars

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has 16 new patrol cars on the streets, and taxpayers didn't pay a dime.

September 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Bond granted for 1 in money laundering case

Although an investigation is still pending, one defendant in a local money laundering case has been granted bond, while the other defendant will remain in custody.

September 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Hard-fought victory’ in knight, Indian battle

The Johnson Knights and Lumpkin County Indians will meet on the football field tonight in Oakwood, with more than pride on the line.

September 23, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


John Jarrard concert welcomes big crowd for 9th year

If you happened to be standing near the front lawn of Brenau University Thursday evening, you could've easily gotten confused by which "ville" you were in.

September 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall board retakes vote on Glades in public

The Hall County Board of Commissioners held an explosive discussion about the future of the Glades Reservoir project at its board meeting Thursday.

September 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Season for seniors’ vegetable stand fades

All summer long, the Sunshine Seniors endured the sweltering heat to man their fruit and vegetable stand outside of the Hall County Health Department.

September 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Boy scout group goes to glide along local canopy course

A Hall County Boy Scout Troop went soaring through the trees Thursday afternoon thanks to a donation from a former scout.

September 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch evens utilities for new and old customers

Flowery Branch residents will soon see changes in their utility and trash disposal bills.

September 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood man faces sex abuse charge in Montana

A convicted sex offender from Oakwood has been arrested in Montana after authorities say he was downloading pornographic photos off the Web to a library computer.

September 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Funding keeps WNEG-TV running through October

The WNEG-TV station at the University of Georgia has reached the end of its funding stream.

September 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Songwriters to perform at Jarrard concert tonight

For nine years, the John Jarrard Foundation has celebrated its namesake's memory with a benefit concert. Tonight, it will not only remember his life but celebrate his inclusion to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

September 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Students trek with donkey to connect to environment

Karin Bolender's class attracted some curious stares Wednesday as she and her students silently trekked six miles of roadway, with a donkey.

September 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Deputies use simulator for driving practice

Police officers get to play video games every now and then and get paid for it.

September 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Remains found in New Mexico may be those of dad, daughter with Hall County ties

The skeletal remains of two people with Hall County ties may have been found in New Mexico, an Albuquerque, N.M., TV station reported Wednesday.

September 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Swafford to face a mix of issues

Flowery Branch's newest City Council member will get a serious schooling in city issues tonight.

September 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall library system creates online community survey

The Hall County Library System is seeking community input into its practices.

July 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Longstreet’s new surgical device can ease chronic back pain

The technique for artificial disks in the back have been around "for a really long time," The Longstreet Clinic neurosurgeon Betsy Grunch explained, but a ...

July 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat on Lake Lanier got its much-needed attention Thursday when the sunken vessel found its new resting place in a Gainesville salvage yard.

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville war veteran gets 3 years in prison after guilty plea in 2015 state patrol shooting

A Gainesville military veteran pleaded guilty Thursday in Hall County Superior Court to charges related to firing a hunting rifle at Georgia State Patrol officers ...

July 21, 2016 | BY JOSHUA SILAVENT and JEFF GILL jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Drug agents arrest North Carolina man, seize $16K of meth

A Murphy, N.C., man was arrested Wednesday when White County Sheriff's Office deputies reportedly found $16,000 of drugs during a traffic stop ...

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Study shows medical marijuana lowers costs, painkiller use

Research has linked medical marijuana with a decrease in the abuse of painkillers, and now a University of Georgia study has spotlighted the potential cost ...

July 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some ice cream

Savannah King takes you to four local favorites for ice cream.

July 21, 2016 | | Local


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