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DOT to hold final hearing on HOV lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation has set a final round of public hearings on plans to allow solo commuters to ride - for a fee - in Interstate 85 car-pool lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

November 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen indicted in deadly shooting

Two children are among the 30 potential witnesses listed in an indictment of a Gainesville teen charged in an Oct. 5 fatal shooting.

November 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Good News Clinics honors Westfall for volunteer work

More than 15 years ago, Good News Clinics grew out of the need local doctors were seeing in their own practices.

November 04, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Schools report enrollment up this year

Enrollment in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems grew slightly this school year, which superintendents say is a good thing following lower than expected enrollment growth last year.

November 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man hospitalized after stabbing

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing in North Hall that left a Flowery Branch man hospitalized, according to Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland.

November 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Surveillance image leads to arrests

Two Dawsonville teens were charged with burglarizing North Hall High School after the father of one of the suspects recognized her from a surveillance photo.

November 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school board OKs funds for first roof repairs

The Gainesville school board allocated $205,000 to reroof and clean the old gym at Gainesville High School and soon will decide whether it will build a new Fair Street IB World School.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Send in your Veterans Day events

The Times is interested in hearing about area celebrations and activities planned next week marking Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.

November 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed scheduling change may cut teachers

The Hall County school board may adopt a hybrid schedule for its high schools that would allow the system to operate with about 35 fewer teachers next school year.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local school superintendents tout flexibility in education

Leaders of the Gainesville and Hall County school systems fielded questions from Rotary Club members Monday as part of the civic group's State of the Schools presentation.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Buford school reopens after widespread illness

Health officials are still investigating the cause of an outbreak of symptoms that led to the closure of an elementary school in Buford on Friday.

November 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Skies to remain sunny all week

If you're feeling a bit water-logged after last month's rains, you should get a chance to dry out this week.

November 02, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Deputies investigate attempted abduction

A strange man cruising through an upscale North Hall subdivision ordered a 10-year-old to get into his truck in what authorities are calling an attempted child abduction.

November 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hospital commended for providing care for uninsured

Northeast Georgia Medical Center was recently named "Large Hospital of the Year" by The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals.

November 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Repeat molester convicted

A Hall County man who got probation in a 1993 child molestation conviction was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of molesting another child.

November 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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