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Sheriff’s office duo offers solace, service

Bimbo Brewer is one of the first people who crime victims and witnesses turn to when they ask "why?"

April 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hospital awards its crucial volunteers

They may not be on the payroll, but Northeast Georgia Medical Center's volunteers play an important role at the hospital.

April 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials weigh merge of Hall, city services

At the county's final budget hearing Tuesday, officials discussed ways for Hall County Fire and EMS to save money in the future - including consolidating the department with Gainesville's.

April 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lt. Brian Kelly to be next Gainesville police chief

Lt. Brian Kelly, a former investigations commander and 14-year veteran of the Gainesville Police Department, will be the department's next chief of police, City Manager Kip Padgett announced Tuesday.

April 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville awards funds for redevelopment

A car wash on the corner of E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways is expected to come down tomorrow, following a decision by the Gainesville City Council.

April 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula man critically injured in four-wheeler accident

A Lula man was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after he was struck while riding a four-wheeler Monday night.

Joseph Turner, 44, was riding along the shoulder of Old Cornelia Highway north of Harris Drive about 9:15 p.m. Monday, the Georgia State Patrol said. According to patrol reports, Turner turned his Honda 300 left into the path of a northbound Chevrolet Silverado driven by 44-year-old Kirk Adams of Lula.

April 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rabies case confirmed in East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Miller Lake Road area of East Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

April 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Burn ban begins May 1

A burn ban goes into effect May 1 for 54 counties, including Hall, Banks, Dawson, Forsyth and Lumpkin.

April 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Applications up in Oakwood for rezonings, annexations

OAKWOOD - Judging by rezoning and annexation applications in this South Hall city, industrial activity is on the move again, signaling an uptick in the sluggish economy.

April 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 nontraditional schools ready to enroll students

Two local schools that offer students a nontraditional classroom experience are looking for new pupils.

April 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Final lecture in Great Decisions series targets global crime

Globalization of the world's economy has fostered the growth of transnational crime, according to a professor from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Foundation teaches local students about penning music

A group of Gainesville High School students got the chance to sit down and create music with local songwriters and performers Monday as part of the John Jarrard Foundation's First Verse program.

April 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


WNEG station struggles to keep going

University of Georgia-owned television station WNEG faces the real possibility of being taken off the air mere months after it started programming from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University's student-run newspaper The Red & Black reported on Monday.

April 19, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist For The Times | Local


Gainesville school board updates policies

Gainesville City Schools Board of Education took the opportunity Monday to hear an update on the system's finances and update several of its policies.

April 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commissioners discuss 3 new resolutions

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell brought up three potential resolutions to discuss with the board at Monday morning's work session.

April 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes

Hall County is considering reducing the number of voting precincts and shifting some polling locations to lower costs, streamline operations and mitigate risk.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jerry Bowers ‘made content come to life’

Jerry Bowers, a retired longtime North Hall High history teacher, had a penchant for telling stories.

August 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students move in Tuesday

More than 300 new students are making a home at Brenau University.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves zoning Catholic church

Gainesville City Council gave the final OK Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Six charged in armed robbery of rifle, drugs

Four Gainesville men and a 15-year-old allegedly robbed at gunpoint a person who was carrying a rifle and marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged Saturday with rape involving a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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