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Many say texting-while-driving ban would be hard to enforce

Legislation introduced by the U.S. Senate could have Georgia looking to ban texting while driving, but local law enforcement officials say that laws on cell phone use are hard to enforce.

August 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lisa Clark Gonzalez reaches settlement in custody case

The former Lisa Clark, who made headlines when she had a child by a 15-year-old husband 22 years her junior, has reached a new agreement on visitation with the child, an attorney said Wednesday.

August 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teens plead guilty to armed robbery

Three teenagers who robbed a Gainesville cab driver of $32 at gunpoint were each sentenced to more than 11 years in prison Wednesday as emotional family members looked on.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Riverside Academy announces appointments

Andy Jobson will serve as Riverside Military Academy's vice president and dean for academic affairs. Jobson began working at Riverside in 1995 as a teacher and department chair of English and social studies.

August 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth deputy arrested on fraud charge

A 10-year veteran of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has resigned following her arrest over the weekend on felony charges.

August 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Students encouraged to show school spirit at weekend festival

Attention all high schoolers: Bring your basketball skills and school spirit this weekend to get geared up for school.

August 05, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Family vows to continue night spot after owner’s death

JEFFERSON - The death of a local proprietor has caught an entire community off guard, but his family is planning to make sure his legacy continues to thrive.

August 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City dedicates new well road after town legend

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch has a new road, named after a woman who was one of its oldest residents when she died in February.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street teachers return to remade lounge

Dozens of ooh's and ahh's floated through the hallways of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School on Wednesday as Principal Will Campbell unveiled a redecorated teachers' lounge made over with the help of Blackshear Place Baptist Church members.

August 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Drivers get more room as Mundy Mill lanes open

Three lanes are now open in each direction of Mundy Mill Road/Ga. 53 from Blackshear Place Baptist Church to the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clarks Bridge Road closed after car goes into lake

Both lanes of Clarks Bridge are closed while a car that went into Lake Lanier this morning is pulled out with a special towing device.

The driver safely escaped her Jeep Cherokee uninjured before it sank, officials said.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Girl tells police she was approached by man with gun

A 9-year-old girl told family members she was approached by a man with a gun Tuesday night outside a West Hall home, but authorities were unable to confirm the incident following a widespread search.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Public hearing set for reservoir project

On Thursday, the public is invited to learn about the proposed Glades Reservoir and share their thoughts.

August 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Development still happening in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's no major boom, but developments are popping up around Flowery Branch, signs that the recession hasn't completely silenced hammers and drills.

August 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Finding victims, perpetrators of child porn a challenge

When retired Stephens County Sheriff's Investigator Mike Crozier took the witness stand in a federal courtroom in Gainesville last month, it was the eighth time this year he has testified about images of child pornography known collectively as the "RCA Series."

August 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Company's new Buford home has charm, grace and history

A pair of brass lions lounge at the main entrance of the Bona Allen Mansion.

July 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Times staffers put themselves to test

In the kiln of the Georgia summer heat, Sgt. Greg Cochran tried to take my doughy physique and make it into something.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputies soon must run, punch, pull to prove they can perform the job well

"Get this guy off of you," Sgt. Greg Cochran repeated while positioned behind a punching bag. "He's trying to hurt you."

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Agent Orange victims: ‘50 years later, we’re still battling’

The hum of aircraft overhead signaled to American fighters on the ground that another herbicide spraying was on its way.

July 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax: Will you pay more or less?

Few things are as continually contentious in Hall County as reassessments on property values. The issue flared up again last month as the Board of Commissioners debated a budget for the 2016 fiscal year and a possible tax increase.

July 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County welcomes Fourth with parades, pyrotechnics

How to celebrate American Independence?

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Now legal, fireworks sales go off big in Gainesville

Jason Sillay couldn't keep fireworks on the shelves Saturday.

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Kindergartener Addi Bales is home and cancer-free

After 32 chemo infusions, 18 blood transfusions, seven tube placements and four surgeries, during a total four months of in-hospital stay, 6-year-old Addi Bales is home and cancer-free.

July 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gift puts Brenau ‘over the top’ in equipping labs

With four generations of Clevelands seated in the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, Brenau President Ed Schrader thanked the family for its continued support Friday in funding the physical therapy school.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask The Times: Texts to 911 not available in Hall County

Can you send a text or picture to the Hall County 911 Emergency Communication Center? How about other 911 Emergency Communication Centers across the country, maybe in bigger cities?

July 03, 2015 | | Local


Patriotism braves the storm at annual concert

A day of rain wasn't enough to stop visitors from enjoying the sounds of freedom Friday night as the Northwinds Symphonic Band's annual Patriotic Pops concert.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area Iraq veteran struggles to get VA appointment

Chris Dorsey likes woodworking. He loses himself in the familiar motions of shaving, carving and sanding along the grain. The fresh-cut wood is intoxicating. The scent steadies his mind.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Pizza shop workers get help with car damage

Mellow Mushroom on Green Street in Gainesville held a fundraiser Friday for its employees whose vehicles were damaged last weekend by an oak tree that fell in the parking lot.

July 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Storms could fizzle the sizzle this holiday

For those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July outdoors: bring an umbrella.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Increased holiday travel means greater law profile

Most July Fourth travelers are getting to their destinations by car, and the Georgia State Patrol is ready for them.

July 03, 2015 | From Times staff and wire reports | Local


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