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Law 'criminalizes religion' for sex offenders, legal advocates say

A legal advocacy group filed a motion in federal court Tuesday asking for a judge to issue an injunction against a new law that would prevent registered sex offenders from volunteering in churches.

June 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall sheriff’s deputies kill man’s pregnant dog

Hall County sheriff's deputies were looking for Clyde Jess Reeves III when they walked into a Baker Road home Monday morning, but the beloved dogs of the suspect's uncle greeted them at the front door.

June 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Young Harris College president details plans for expansion

Young Harris College President Cathy Cox was the featured speaker Monday at the Rotary Club of Gainesville meeting.

Cox, who is an honorary lifetime member of her hometown Rotary Club in Bainbridge, said it felt good to visit Gainesville again.

June 27, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall salmonella case connected to contaminated tomatoes

At least one person in Hall County has been sickened by the strain of salmonella linked to contaminated tomatoes.

June 27, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Officials examine fatal accident

Brandy M. Cline, 22, of Statham died Saturday afternoon when her car collided with a cement culvert on the shoulder of Ga. 53, said Georgia State Patrol Operator Welborn of the Athens Post.

Cline's car left the road six miles south of Winder at about 3 p.m. Officials said alcohol did not appear to be involved.

June 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County commissioners discuss preserving land near hospital

Commissioner Steve Gailey asked the board to consider approving a plan for a native plant preserve at the Hall County Board of Commissioners work session Monday.

June 27, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Geocaching makes ‘I Spy’ high-tech

The kids weren't searching for books, but for buried treasure Monday at the Spout Springs library.

A dozen kids participated in "I Spy," a free geocaching class held for students at the library.

June 27, 2008 | | Local


911 confusion delayed hiker's rescue

If you experience a medical emergency while hiking in the Chattahoochee National Forest, don't assume that rescuers will be able to reach you quickly.

When 18-year-old Sautee resident Elena Rae Shaw fell off Mount Yonah on June 7, it became clear that the 911 system doesn't always work in a wilderness situation.

June 27, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jefferson woman found dead in freezer

Jefferson police are investigating the "suspicious death" of a Jackson County woman found dead in a freezer.

June 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Police mourn death of canine companion

A Gainesville police officer is mourning the loss of his five-year partner.

The city police department's oldest police dog, Argus, who was Officer Angel Vargas' partner, died last month after a brief battle with congestive heart failure.

June 27, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Second-degree burns send 4-year-old boy to hospital

A 4-year-old Clermont resident is receiving treatment at an Atlanta hospital after suffering second-degree burns on much of his body Monday.

June 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville schools to discuss using tax anticipation note to get money sooner

A tax anticipation note will be the topic of discussion at a Gainesville City Board of Education meeting scheduled for this afternoon.

Gainesville education officials said the move could loan the school system up to $5 million.

June 27, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Humane Society needs used newspapers

When you're done reading The Times print edition, consider saving it for the Humane Society of Hall County. Rick Aiken, president of the Humane Society, says the agency needs the newspapers for its kennels.

June 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Drug cards could help Hall residents cut medication costs

A prescription drug card that offers an average of nearly 23 percent off medications could be available to Hall County residents as early as September, Assistant County Administrator Phil Sutton said at the board of commissioners work session Monday.

June 27, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


16-year-old charged after weekend shooting

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault following an incident that resulted in the hospitalization of a 12-year-old boy, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

June 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville council at stalemate over raising water rates

Gainesville City Council is deadlocked on whether to raise water rates 1 percent after a 3-3 vote Tuesday night.

August 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police identify Texas woman shot and killed in Helen

A Texas woman killed in downtown Helen late Saturday has been identified.

August 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | 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


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