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Railroads to miss deadlines for installing safety technology

Some freight rail lines and commuter trains chugging through Gainesville and Hall County are not likely to meet an end-of-year deadline to install safety technology that would prevent locomotives from speeding and potentially reduce collisions, derailments and other accidents.

August 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Suspect in fentanyl overdose case charged with obstruction

A Winder man accused in a felony murder case involving the alleged sale of fentanyl to a friend was charged Tuesday with obstructing an officer.

August 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Area church leaders speak about variety of touchy issues

It was a formal church setting with nine area Christian leaders present, but no formal sermons were given or messages with the Bible cracked open to a particular passage.

August 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police: Gainesville High student brought samurai sword to school

A 17-year-old allegedly brought a samurai sword to school Tuesday to show to others, Gainesville Police said.

August 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall dive team searching cove after reported drowning

The Hall County Sheriff's Office Dive Team is searching an area near Sunrise Cove Marina after reports of a missing man from Sunrise Marina.

August 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Removing abandoned boats from Lanier a lengthy process

August 12, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville sets council qualifying dates, packets now available

Qualifying packets are now available for Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections.

August 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fire marshal moving to role with Department of Juvenile Justice

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle will retire from the department this month and take a position with Georgia's Department of Juvenile Justice.

August 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State Homeland security groups discuss recent shootings, terrorism at summit

State security leaders gathered Tuesday to brief each other on their network of interdepartmental support in counterterrorism and remembering to say something when you see something.

August 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County reviews rules for religion in schools

With the first week of school underway, teachers and principals in Hall County are careful of how they address religion in school.

August 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fire Marshal Scott Cagle moving to state agency

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle is retiring from Hall County Fire Services and moving over to a state agency, Cagle said Tuesday night.

August 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Violin teacher charged with child molestation

An 85-year-old violin teacher is in jail following an investigation into whether he used his business, Oxford Academy of Classical Studies, to develop an inappropriate relationship with a student.

August 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Gainesville to get traffic signal help from DOT

Gainesville will get some traffic signal timing help from the Georgia Department of Transportation, Public Works Director David Dockery said Tuesday.

August 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville's proposed restriction on where fireworks are sold has exceptions

Gainesville is pushing ahead with a plan to restrict where fireworks can be sold after the Planning and Appeals Board gave its support to a code amendment Tuesday night.

August 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Man killed after deer crashes through vehicle

A Winder man was killed Thursday morning after a deer he struck near Oakwood went completely through his vehicle.

September 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hiking, horse trails being added at Don Carter State Park

Work has started on more than 20 miles of hiking and horse trails at Don Carter State Park in North Hall.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody

A suspect was arrested late Wednesday morning after a robbery at a Shell gas station earlier that morning.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State, college leaders visit King’s Hawaiian

Visiting leaders from the University of Georgia, the state legislature and the department of agriculture donned white smocks, hair nets and hardhats as they toured ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Primex responds in wake of workers' maimed hands, citations

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood says it is taking steps to rectify problems after two employees' fingers were severed by machines earlier this year.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Nov. 3 elections shaping up to be competitive in many cities

Candidates emerged for the Nov. 3 elections in cities across Hall County on Wednesday, with four-way races set in Gainesville and Lula.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR seeks public opinion on outdoor recreation

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be gathering input on statewide outdoor recreation services via a telephone survey over the next month.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Firefighter injured when truck ladder dropped settles for ‘pleasing sum’

A Hall County firefighter injured in a July 22, 2014, training incident settled Monday for a "pleasing sum" with truck manufacturer Sutphen, said his attorney ...

September 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


S. Hall private schools uniting to form area’s largest Christian academy

Two private schools near Hall County's south end have announced plans to join forces in the 2016-17 academic year, a move that will create ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ex-school board chairman running for Hall commission chairman

Richard Higgins, who served 11 years as chairman of the Hall County Board of Education, has announced he will seek the chairman post on the ...

September 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Employers eligible for tax credits if supportive of workers taking GED exam

Two new tax credits are available for Georgia employers who support employees taking the GED test.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motion for new trial postponed again in Peppers Market shooting

A Gainesville man convicted by a jury of fatally shooting another man at Peppers Market in Gainesville in June 2013 had his motion for new ...

September 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamilton State Bank completes acquisition of Highland

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. and Hamilton State Bank have completed their acquisition of Highland Commercial Bank that was announced on May 15.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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