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Hall chamber to promote transportation tax

With a regional road projects list completed by Oct. 15 a virtual lock, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is looking to the campaign leading to the July 31 vote on a proposed 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps stops issuing dock permits as Lanier's level drops

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended issuing any further dock permits on Lake Lanier, a process it rebooted in January 2010, as the lake's elevation has dropped below 1,063 feet above sea level.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Governor appointing Mills to state Pardons and Paroles board

South Hall state Rep. James Mills is leaving the Georgia General Assembly in October for a job on the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, The Times has learned.

September 22, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Medical center employees treated for scabies

About 20 employees at Northeast Georgia Medical Center presented minor symptoms of scabies and were treated after coming in contact with a patient with an advanced form of the skin disease, according to hospital spokeswoman Melissa Tymchuck.

September 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Angel Food Ministries closes its doors

ATLANTA - Angel Food Ministries is going out of business after 17 years of providing discounted groceries to needy families across the country, including in Gainesville, citing the economic downturn affecting many of the organization's customers as its downfall.

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Vehicle battery thefts are on the rise

Cell phones, jewelry, TVs, tools and computers are all common stolen items, but car batteries may be sneaking into that category.

September 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


2 arrests after 60 pounds of marijuana seized

Hall County sheriff's investigators charged two Atlanta area men Monday with trafficking marijuana after 60 pounds of the drug was seized from a vehicle parked at a business on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville.

September 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Troy Davis executed after final appeals are denied

JACKSON - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

September 21, 2011 | BY GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Violent crime drops in Gainesville

Violent crimes in Gainesville and across the U.S. decreased for the fourth consecutive year, according to a report released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

September 21, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Loud music leads to drugs, weapons charges

A cranked-up stereo in a car Monday night led to a man's arrest on theft, drugs and weapons charges.

September 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Teen trapped in truck flown to hospital

A local teenager was flown to an Atlanta children's hospital after being trapped in a crushed pickup truck for nearly two hours Monday night.

September 21, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville ward maps still being discussed

The discussion over wards for Gainesville's voting districts will go on through October.

September 21, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hearing set for murder suspect

A preliminary hearing has been set for a Flowery Branch man charged with the murder of a Lawrenceville man on Friday.

September 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Schools to seek charter status

If Flowery Branch High and Chestnut Mountain Elementary schools have their way, there might be two more Hall County charter schools added to the mix as early as next year.

September 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Veterans outreach event set for this weekend

Johnny Varner has had a tough time explaining what a "stand down" is to prospective supporters of a two-day outreach effort to help veterans with needed services.

September 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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