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Some newcomers to rural Georgia surprised by hunting, gunshot noise

It can be a little disconcerting for someone who comes from a big city, where firing a gun is against the law. But in rural Georgia, it's legal for your neighbor to go hunting on his property.

September 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Piping gasoline to distributors can get tricky

Getting gasoline from a Texas refinery to the tank of your car is no easy task.

September 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rep. Rogers wants Hall County, Gainesville city schools to merge

Due to a bleak economic forecast and troubling budgetary issues on the local level, Rep. Carl Rogers proposed the Gainesville school system consider a merger with the Hall County school system.

September 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Coffee shop will be sweet spot in new Spout Springs library

Hall County's newest library is about to be the first in the county to feature an in-house coffee shop.

September 29, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-Hall County official now Forsyth's interim county manager

CUMMING - Forsyth County Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to elevate Doug Derrer to interim county manager.

September 29, 2008 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Getting a grasp on gas: Store owners dealing with profit losses

Under normal circumstances, it would take three days for the Chevron Food Mart at 1050 McEver Road to sell 1,200 gallons of gasoline.

September 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Enota school principal dreamed of pencils, highlighters as a kid

When Susan Culbreth was a kid, Christmas came in August.

September 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Three injured in North Hall wreck, lanes closed

Three people were injured in a two-car accident Thursday on Cleveland Highway south of Ga. 52.

September 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Thurmon Tanner work to go to contract Oct. 17

The construction contract on the long-awaited final leg of the Thurmon Tanner Parkway is set to be awarded Oct. 17 in Atlanta.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 more students are arrested in vandalism case

The big mouths of teenagers accused of spray-painting graffiti at schools in a Gainesville-Hall North Hall rivalry helped land them in jail this week.

September 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle says state needs $50 billion to build 4,000 miles of new roads

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says Georgia needs 4,000 miles of new roads at a cost of $50 billion within 15 years.

September 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Proposed sales-tax projects presented in S. Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County government officials laid out projects this morning under the next proposed sales-tax program to South Hall business and government leaders.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-85/Ga. 316 to get HOV driving lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to open new high-occupancy vehicle lanes at the Interstate 85/Ga. 316 interchange in Gwinnett County, starting late today.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clean Air Act waiver could ease gas shortage

Hall County may have more gasoline in coming days, even if it is a little bit dirtier.

September 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Report: Number of sanctioned schools decreasing in Georgia

A new report shows the number of Georgia schools facing the stiffest sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law is decreasing, bucking a national trend.

September 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Laurel Fest says goodbye to summer

Though we may be reluctant to bid summer farewell, visitors to Saturday's Laurel Summer Fest did so in style.

August 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man injured in stabbing at Gainesville mobile home park

A man has been transferred for medical treatment after being stabbed in Gainesville.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Chestatee backers out in support at season opener after faith controversy

Beyond the usual sea of maroon garb under the Friday night lights of the high school football season opener were crosses borne by some of the Chestatee High School faithful.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


County considers closing part of South Hall road

Hall County is considering whether to close part of a dirt and gravel road that links two major South Hall roads in response to resident concerns about dumping in the area.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County firefighters salute injured coworkers

Hall County firefighters stood on Interstate 985 overpasses Friday afternoon as the last of three injured coworkers came home. At Friendship Road, five Station 8 firefighters saluted as the small northbound caravan carrying Will Griffin passed underneath about 3 p.m.Griffin was training July 22 in an aerial ladder bucket with fellow firefighters T.J. Elliott and Stephen Jackson when the truck's ladder malfunctioned, falling an estimated 44 feet and sending the three to hospitals. Griffin, 24, has been recuperating at Shepherd Spinal Center's spinal cord injury unit in Atlanta and will continue rehab as an outpatient ...

August 29, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Stay safe on roads, lake over holiday weekend, law agencies urge

Emergency personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun but safe Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Former GHS star Watson makes college debut today in Athens

Fans of Gainesville High, Georgia and Clemson will come together today as the state's record holder in career passing yards and touchdowns returns home for his collegiate debut.

August 29, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Gainesville officials decided Kelly had to go as chief

Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly resigned Friday morning in a move the mayor said was in the city's best interest.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Football big business for local restaurants, retailers

Football, at every level of competition, is more profitable than ever.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County mum on deal over firetruck involved in July 22 accident

The ladder truck that malfunctioned during a training exercise last month and injured three Hall County firefighters was inspected by an asset protection solutions group and signed off on by a battalion chief, but Hall County officials have declined to share any communication among themselves about the truck.

August 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Road work at Clarks Bridge resumes after 45-day wait

Construction crews have been back at work this week at Clarks Bridge, where a replacement project had stalled for 45 days to ensure the support for a retaining wall had compacted and settled as needed.

August 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside cadet finds support at school

Ben Brewer, a senior at Riverside Military Academy, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top chef: Food festival brings 3 masters to Gainesville

Three master chefs from Taiwan gave demonstrations Thursday to culinary students at Lanier Career Center in Gainesville as part of the school's international food festival.

August 28, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local




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