Gainesville's request to annex a section of Interstate 985 has some people worried that the city is simply looking for a new revenue stream by writing more speeding tickets. In Sunday's edition, The Times will be taking an in-depth look at speeding tickets and speed traps, including:
How does the law define speed traps?
How many speeding tickets are written by Hall County, Gainesville and Oakwood?
Which Georgia towns just can't outgrow their reputation as speed traps?
Is the Gainesville Police Department writing more or fewer speeding tickets today than a few years ago?
Narcotics investigators from the Barrow County Sheriff's Office have arrested and charged Lonnie Jones, 55, of Statham in connection with growing marijuana at his residence.
The sheriff's office received information about Jones manufacturing marijuana, which led to an undercover operation in which narcotics investigators were able to develop enough evidence to obtain a search warrant.
Riding his bicycle down a sidewalk along Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville last week, the Confederate battle flag flying from the handlebars and flapping with the momentum of his speed, John Phillip Chandler, a young white man, neared two African-American men waiting for a bus to arrive.
ATLANTA - Drone enthusiasts are calling a ban on the unmanned vehicles within five miles of Georgia's Capitol an overreach of authority by state officials, while agency officials argue the change is necessary and follows federal guidelines.
July 05, 2015|
By Kathleen Foody
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.
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.