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‘Super Speeder’ bill up for vote today

A proposal to tack an extra $200 onto the speeding tickets of Georgia's worst offenders is by no means a shoo-in for approval.

March 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood takes another crack at sign regulation

Banners return to the Oakwood City Council agenda tonight.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Leftover Pets low-cost spaying, neutering clinics help curb pet overpopulation

Six to 8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters each year, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

March 08, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Experts say mending thyself might not be good doctoring

Is "do-it-yourself" an effective strategy for health care?

March 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jefferson High JROTC team needs money to fight for championship

JEFFERSON - A Jefferson High School Air Force JROTC team has been presented with an opportunity of a lifetime, but they need an extra boost to reach it.

March 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville pastor recalls slain Illinois preacher

A pastor gunned down during a service at his Illinois church this morning "was just a great, humble guy who loved the Lord, his family and his church very much," said a Gainesville pastor who had known him since 2003.

The Rev. Fred Winters of First Baptist Church in Maryville and the Rev. Jon Beck of New Holland Baptist Church, which is off Jesse Jewell Parkway, met at a 2003 leadership conference in Indianapolis.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Honor our fallen heroes by running

HOSCHTON - Since fighting began in Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly 5,000 U.S. troops have lost their lives, 144 from Georgia.

March 08, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Lyman Hall Elementary teacher receives state honor

Lyman Hall Elementary teacher Neusa Wendt has been honored with the Georgia Association for Gifted Children's Mary Frasier Equity & Excellence Award.

March 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


SPLOST could help pay off county's sewer loans

It is often said that sewer is the engine for economic development. But sewer doesn't come cheap.

March 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


One for the books: Enota second in state reading bowl

The Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy reading bowl team took home a second-place trophy Saturday in the state championship bowl.

March 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Assault weapon ban blasted by gun owners

When the 10-year federal ban on assault weapons expired in 2004, sports shooting enthusiast Tyler Cooper bought his first AR-15, a semi-automatic civilian version of the U.S. military's M-4 assault rifle.

March 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County must report progress on SPLOST projects

How do you know if projects approved for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funding are getting anywhere?

March 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Some internal clocks won’t spring forward so easily this weekend

You'll lose an hour of sleep tonight, and you won't get it back until November.

March 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jefferson Elementary celebrates a week of whimsical Dr. Seuss

If you gave a 5-year-old a toy that was created more than 40 years ago, chances are they wouldn't find it terribly entertaining.

March 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Homebuilder camps out to spark sales

HOSCHTON - When he first began building homes in 1971, John Wieland took a direct role in marketing them.

March 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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The Local Agenda: Hall considers cost of inmates’ medical care

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider approving contracts for medical services at the jail and correctional institution when it meets this Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula OKs rezoning for trucking operations

It took a tie-breaking vote by the mayor, but Lula City Council approved 3-2 Tony McGuire's request to change zoning from highway business to light industrial on 17 acres in the Mountain View Industrial Park.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall retirement plans may merge to cut costs

Hoping to cut costs and streamline services, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to select a new company to manage employee retirement plans when it meets Thursday.

July 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pilots petition Army Corp of Engineers for right to land on Lake Lanier

Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile Vet Center to be at Habersham County Labor Department

Counseling for veterans will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 as the Mobile Vet Center visits the Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Career Center at 205 Hodges St., Cornelia.

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Democratic Party to hold delegate election

A caucus will be held at 10 a.m. at the Hall County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1011-1021 Athens St., Gainesville, to elect delegates to the Georgia Democratic Convention.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Training to start for CASA volunteers

Training is Aug. 12 for those interested in becoming court-appointed special advocates in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville schools begin implementing strategic plan

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall narrows focus to specific tax collections

The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office has slowed its efforts to collect taxes owed on watercraft and personal property due to budget constraints and understaffing.

July 21, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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