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700 marijuana plants found in Forsyth house

CUMMING - Two arrests have been made in what Forsyth County authorities are calling the most sophisticated indoor marijuana growing operation they have seen.

William D. Morrow III, 44, and Linda Bates Vaughan, 40, were arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office with manufacturing and trafficking marijuana, a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

April 21, 2008 | Julie Arrington | Local


Stray Pet Strut and 5K Run set for Saturday

The Humane Society of Hall County presents its 17th annual Stray Pet Strut and 5K Run on Saturday, with all of the proceeds going to benefit the organization. The event takes place at Lake Lanier Islands, which is a new location from previous years.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Community leaders ‘locked up’ for cause

On April 29, the Gainesville Police Department, the Hall County Sheriff's Office and the Oakwood Police Department will take business leaders to the Muscular Dystrophy Association 'jail' at Gainesville's Georgia Mountains Center. They will spend one hour in jail and make calls to friends and business associates to help bail them out.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Final ‘super sweep’ scheduled

The Lake Lanier Association's ongoing cleanup program, "Shore Super Sweep," comes to an end this weekend.

As a last hoorah, four organized cleanups are planned Saturday morning at various locations around the lake.

April 21, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Ex-parks boss says Hall commissioner wanted her out because she is a woman

Former Hall County Parks and Leisure Services Director Deborah Mockus said she felt "betrayed" when county officials suggested she leave her position due to the wishes of a county commissioner. But, county officials said they recommended she explore new positions due to her inadequate job performance.

April 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Burn victim released from hospital

A child who was airlifted to an Atlanta burn unit Monday with second-degree burns from spilled soup has been released from the hospital, an official said.

April 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


GSC hosts discussion on global warming

A Gainesville State College assistant professor will present "Understand Global Warming" at noon April 23 in the college's Continuing Education/Performing Arts Center auditorium. The public is welcome to attend.

April 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. 400 gets cable barrier in median

The Georgia Department of Transportation last week installed a median on portions of Ga. 400.

April 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gov. Perdue to decide whether to expand gun rights

When Gainesville sporting goods store manager John Lipscomb wears his Glock 23 handgun legally concealed in the waistband of his pants, he has to leave it behind when he goes into a restaurant to eat. The same goes for riding on a bus or visiting a state park.

April 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County tax assessor agrees to leave of absence

Hall County Board of Tax Assessors Chairman Emory Martin Jr. agreed Wednesday to take a leave of absence from his position, with pay and benefits, until the district attorney comes back with the results of his investigation into allegations of financial improprieties within the office.

April 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Date set for Special Olympics

Special Olympics Georgia has been able to reschedule the Area 2 spring games after concerns that the games weren't going to happen.

April 20, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gainesville departments ask for taxpayer help with budgets

In Wednesday's budget meetings, the Gainesville City Council heard from departments that don't totally rely on city funding.

April 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two men charged with pandering

Two men were arrested Tuesday at an undisclosed location in Gainesville after they negotiated with a prostitute to pay for sex, officials said Wednesday.

April 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Beagle mix uses nose to pinpoint termites for pest control business

There may never be a machine that can rival a dog's nose for identifying odors. That's why dogs are widely used by law enforcement for finding bombs, drugs, arson evidence and missing persons.

April 20, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Mohawk’s closing follows the trend as manufacturing jobs decline in Georgia

This week's announcement that Mohawk Industries was laying off 366 workers in Dahlonega follows a trend of a decline in manufacturing jobs that has been occurring in Georgia for the past decade.

April 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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