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Hall sex offenders can live where they choose

More than 220 registered sex offenders in Hall County who, up until last week, were prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds, churches and other places where children gather now can live wherever they want.

December 11, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Buford: Student killed in hunting accident

Funeral services are Wednesday for a Mill Creek High School freshman killed in a hunting accident during the holiday weekend. Zach Gibson was shot accidentally Friday while hunting with family in Pine Mountain, according to Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory in Buford. Mill Creek High counselors visited Gibson's classes Monday to talk with students about his death, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana said. A moment of silence was set for 7:23 a.m. today, when Principal Jim Markham will announce visitation and funeral arrangements. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral ...

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Teasing rain could help lake a little bit

While the rain trickled down Sunday afternoon, it proved to be just a tease.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville's sister city enchants Hall County visitor

Doug Hanson doesn't sound like an ambassador to Europe. His thick Texas drawl makes him sound more like a promoter of the Lone Star State.

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


First Baptist Church sets up for Living Christmas Tree program

GAINESVILLE - This is no ordinary Christmas tree.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Homes for sale: Slump forces auction

It's a problem that retail merchants deal with every year - when inventory gets too high, you have a sale.

For a number of years, real estate developers have had a steady stream of buyers. However, tighter credit policies have kept some buyers away from home ownership, leaving developers with too much real estate on their hands.

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


New cross and flame light way for Methodists

Leaders of St. Paul United Methodist Church on Washington Street revealed the church's newest addition Sunday morning - a 16-foot-tall cross and flame insignia.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Keep Hall Beautiful’s money helps plant trees

Five local organizations and communities have been awarded grants from Keep Hall Beautiful to purchase and plant new trees.

December 11, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


New imaging center to bring medical testing under one roof

If there's anything more tedious than having to undergo medical tests, it's having to drive from one hospital to another when you need to have more than one test done.

December 11, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Patrol: Wet roads pad holiday death toll

The Georgia State Patrol reported 3,850 crashes and 26 fatalities - eight more than predicted for the 102-hour holiday travel period.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


White County DOT worker retires

Georgia DOT Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl announced the retirement of Richard Palmer from the Georgia Department of Transportation on Saturday after 15 years of service.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Residents: Martin Road plans still too much

Fewer homes didn't make these residents happy.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Farm helps deck halls for Perdue

The expedition to bring home the perfect Christmas tree is a long-standing tradition in many American homes, and it's no different at the governor's mansion.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New South Hall elementary maps released

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County school system is set to hear from the public on proposed new attendance boundary lines in South Hall County.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times takes you on a three-day 'Journey to Vietnam'

Beginning Sunday, The Times takes you on a three-day "Journey to Vietnam."

December 11, 2007 | | Local


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Supreme Court advised to delay ruling on water war suit

The U.S. solicitor general believes the Supreme Court should put off hearing a Florida lawsuit that accuses Georgia of consuming too much water.

September 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chapter for Don Carter State Park OK’d

Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites has given its OK to a new chapter representing Don Carter State Park in North Hall County.

September 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Part of Wilshire Trails Park to close Wednesday for concrete maintenance

A portion of Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday and possibly Thursday, according to Gainesville Parks and Recreation.

September 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Libertarian candidate for governor Hunt addresses UNG students

Libertarian candidate for governor Andrew Hunt spoke Monday to the Politically Incorrect Club at the University of North Georgia, outlining his platform as a third-party candidate.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Change in seasons brings milder weather to area

The fall season officially begins today, bringing cooler temperatures throughout the week. The break from the summer heat has allowed several Hall County residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, whether it be a brisk walk through the square or relaxing downtown.

September 22, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall is hotbed for election candidates

Election season is heating up as Republican and Democratic candidates swing through Hall County in the next week.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sandra Deal addresses GOP voters

Republican voters swarmed the clubhouse Monday at the Village at Deaton Creek to welcome U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue, his wife, Bonnie, first lady of Georgia Sandra Deal and State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man pleads guilty to killing Gainesville woman

MINNEAPOLIS - A 25-year-old man was sentenced Monday to life in prison with a chance for parole after admitting he killed a second woman in the Twin Cities and left her body in an abandoned car.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County looking to reduce employee pay periods

Hall County officials are looking to cut costs by reducing the number of pay periods for employees, but any change is now unlikely before January or February.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County looks to ease growth at overflowing schools

Hall County Schools is planning to make some shifts in facilities and schools near capacity in the southern and eastern parts of the county.

September 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Property owners complain about proposed tax hike in Oakwood

Oakwood property owners, including three from the same neighborhood, criticized a proposed 50 percent hike in the city's property tax rate Monday, saying they believe officials should have eased in increases rather than hit residents all at once.

September 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall Middle gets all clear after bomb threat

Students at North Hall Middle School have returned to school after evacuating for a bomb threat.

September 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Body of drowning victim found in lake

The drowning victim who fell in Lake Lanier early Sunday has been found.

September 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Times phone voicemail system not working

The Times' phone voicemail system is down, meaning those who call the newspaper will not be able to leave any messages for employees.

September 22, 2014 | | Local


$1.8 million judgment awarded in fraud case

A Buford man accused in May 2013 of misappropriating money from elderly investors must repay $1.8 million, according to a judgment by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

September 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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