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‘Up With People’ gets down in town this weekend

The international cast of Up With People will present upbeat musical performances twice today at Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University in Gainesville, with proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

August 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Senior advocates push for elder abuse registry, new transition services program

The Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly had record turnout at a gathering last month to consider legislative priorities for 2016 and came away with two critical areas of focus: creating a registry to catalog and document abuse of the disabled and elderly, and providing more oral health care for seniors.

August 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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University of North Georgia opens new campus in Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia has officially opened the doors of its new campus in Blue Ridge.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawson County church gets visit from rattlesnake

August 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Staff writer | Local


Hall County to outsource payroll, timekeeping

Hall County will outsource its timekeeping and payroll services to ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider, in a move made Thursday that officials ...

August 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

August 13, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New Women’s Expo Aug. 29 will connect local women with services, prizes

The Times is presenting the inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Brenau ...

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula woman charged in hit-and-run that injured jogger

A Lula woman faces seven charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, after a jogger was struck in Clermont last week, according to the ...

August 13, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Funeral services are Friday for longtime Hall County clerk of commissioners

Funeral services are scheduled Friday for Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, 85, who served as the Hall County clerk of commissioners for more than two decades.

August 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man’s body found in lake near where he’d been working on his boat

The body of a man who went missing Wednesday night was found at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in about 60 feet of water in ...

August 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville man arrested after 8 marijuana plants found growing outside home

A Gainesville man faces drug charges after eight marijuana plants were seized at a Hall County home, according to authorities.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville looks to install electric car charging station near downtown

Growth in the electric car market has long been predicated on a chicken-or-egg problem: Will sales of electric vehicles spur the emergence of charging stations ...

August 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cyclist helped by Good Samaritan early Tuesday morning

After cycling more than eight miles through North Hall in the dark, early hours of Tuesday morning, Glenn Bryant got a flat tire.

August 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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