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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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County nixes retail hopes for Sardis-Ledan intersection

Hall County isn't counting on commercial development at the Sardis and Ledan roads intersection for the next five years.

June 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Mother, Oakwood officer help save wheelchair-bound man from fire

An early-morning fire Monday in Oakwood left an elderly woman and her adult son, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, without their home of eight ...

June 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Oakwood eyeing downtown ‘town center’

Oakwood is hoping to develop city-owned property near downtown as a "town center."

June 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man charged with child molestation of 3 girls

A Gainesville man faces four sexual charges in incidents that involved three girls that were between 11 and 14 years old at the time the ...

June 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Fazoli’s proposed in New Holland

Fazoli's could be coming back to Hall County. An annexation proposal to make way for the Italian fast-food restaurant is set to go before ...

June 18, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


UNG to add new geospatial technology programs through grant

University of North Georgia students should gain more opportunities in the growing field of geospatial technology through a new 3-year $609,739 National Science Foundation ...

June 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lanier Islands still mulling what to do with old PineIsle site

The idea of a technology-oriented training and conference center at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall has been given a thumb's down by a ...

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Where the money from Hall County's increased taxes is going

If you're on a desktop, scroll down to read the infographic.

June 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


When dad is on call: As firefighters and fathers, public safety pros seek balance

Pulling on the navy blue uniform, Lt. Chad Dean knew it was going to be strange Tuesday to be away from his son, Parker, for ...

June 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


There's no summer break for homelessness in Hall

In the course of a month, Ray Rochell has gone from living with a roof over his head to sleeping on a dirty mattress tucked ...

June 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘I want my child back’ — Gainesville mom struggles to help child through health ordeal

Djustus Cobb has a lot of dreams.

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Photo slideshow: Juneteenth — A historic celebration of freedom

Gainesville residents celebrated a historic landmark of freedom Saturday with the annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom at the Midtown Greenway.

June 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools now ‘growing our own’ bilingual teachers

With an increasing need for bilingual teachers and a limited field of candidates, Hall County School officials are taking a new approach to recruitment - raising ...

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


No IDs, arrests yet in shooting after East Hall home invasion

The names of those involved in an East Hall shooting late Thursday that left a deputy and child injured have yet to be released, and ...

June 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Officials reviewing state draft of school needs assessment

Closing achievement gaps for some groups of students has been identified as a top priority by both Gainesville City and Hall County school officials in ...

June 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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