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Drug trial will resume Monday

The trial of a reputed gang leader has been continued until next week.

Charles Douglas Graham, 22, who authorities allege is the leader of Gainesville's BOE-23 street gang, was on trial this week in Hall County Superior Court on felony charges of sale of cocaine and sale of the designer drug Ecstasy.

August 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former Forsyth County sheriff candidate, deputy indicted for child porn

A former Forsyth County sheriff's deputy and unsuccessful candidate for sheriff was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

August 25, 2008 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Authorities identify drowning victim

Authorities have identified a man who drowned Wednesday morning in Lake Lanier.

Capt. Frank Huggins, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, said 30-year-old Jose Jimenez was wading in the water at about 11:45 a.m. with a friend when he disappeared. Huggins was not sure where Jimenez lived.

August 25, 2008 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Perdue: Don’t blame me for tax problems

Gov. Sonny Perdue said if local governments want to blame him for their tax woes, he'll come to their town and "show them the facts."

August 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Flowery Branch: Hotel-motel tax gets first OK

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew already sees how new dollars from a proposed hotel-motel tax would benefit the city.

The town has just one hotel, Hampton Inn and Suites, which is under construction on Holland Dam Road at Spout Springs Road. It is expected to open this fall.

August 25, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire marshal named Gainesville's deputy fire chief

Fire Marshal Jerome Yarbrough has been appointed deputy chief of the Gainesville Fire Department, city Fire Chief Jon Canada announced Thursday.

Yarbrough has worked for the city for 24 years and is a Georgia EMT-I. He has worked in the fire prevention division since 1997 as a fire inspector and arson investigator and as fire marshal for the last six years.

August 25, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Census ranks Forsyth as nation's 7th-fastest growing county

ATLANTA - Three Northeast Georgia counties rank as among the nation's 100 fastest-growing areas based on July 2007 housing estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.

August 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Car seat safety event is Friday

Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County is sponsoring a free car seat check event from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. The event will be held at Target in Gainesville and will feature certified child passenger safety specialists checking car seats and providing education on proper installation.

August 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia promotes discount card for prescription drugs

Having trouble paying for prescription medicines? It seems there's no shortage of companies that want to help out.

First, there was Wal-Mart with its $4 generic prescriptions, a program that was quickly copied by other national pharmacy chains.

August 25, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Brenau University’s new students move into dorms

About 150 Brenau University students kissed curfews and parents goodbye Wednesday.

Parents driving overloaded minivans flooded the campus of Brenau University as freshmen and transfer students moved into residence halls. On Saturday, 315 returning students will move into university housing, an administrator said.

August 25, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


For a price, Hall County to let others use high-tech communications system

Hall County has been so satisfied with its improved emergency communications that it soon will offer surrounding areas the opportunity join the 800 MHz radio system.

August 24, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fay might bring rain to Northeast Georgia next week

Tropical Storm Fay has a mind of her own, and where she'll go next is anyone's guess, said Mike Griesinger, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

August 24, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Volunteers honored by Red Cross

Toccoa Falls College faculty members Bill and Cynthia "Cyd" Quarterman had the rare opportunity to put some lifesaving skills to use last year.

The two longtime American Red Cross volunteers were vacationing on Tybee Island in June 2007 when they came to the aid of boy named Anthony Holland who nearly drowned in a swimming pool. Cyd breathed into the boy's mouth while her husband did chest compressions. After three cycles, the boy gurgled and began breathing on his own.

August 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


White County residents sue septic disposal business

After almost a year of protesting against a septic waste disposal facility in southern White County, some residents have decided to take a more drastic step.

August 24, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Deal protests Congress' adjournment

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, addressed members of the House Energy and Commerce committee Tuesday on the House floor as members of the GOP caucus continue to voice their displeasure with a failure to act on oil drilling before adjourning for a six-week recess.

August 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Workers comp claims keep governments on their toes

There is a certain trust that comes with workers' compensation claims.

July 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Disabilities act at 25: ‘That was our moment’

Emilie Angle struggles to speak and her movements are dictated by the effects of mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that is both progressive and incurable.

July 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnny’s BBQ is still smokin’ after all these years

Step inside the little building behind Johnny's BBQ and you'll find yourself squinting through a dense, hickory-flavored fog. There's a rotisserie oven with chicken wings that go for $1 a piece. There's a smoker the size of a sedan with 20 hams sizzling away.

July 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Cancer survivor paddles circumference of Lake Lanier

Paddling the circumference of Lake Lanier - roughly 350 accessible miles in total - Dana Richardson has seen a lot of water and a lot of parks.

July 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville teens stress how ‘lives matter’ at justice form

Teenagers of Generation Inspiration came together Saturday morning at the Beulah Rucker Museum to ask Gainesville's government and law enforcement officials some tough questions about the justice system and their rights.

July 25, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Local


Military recruiters try to rein in armed supporters

Armed residents have taken to guarding military recruitment centers across the nation, including in Gainesville, after a deadly attack on Marines at a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tenn., earlier this month.

July 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville’s Will Crain to compete in World Special Olympics next week in LA

"Mama! Mama! How was that?"

July 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs expand their reach

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County offer kids a safe, structured place to go after school. But some kids have trouble getting there.

July 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A fresh start for 16 lives: Drug Court graduates largest class in 14 years

Looking out over the front pews with 16 Drug Court graduates, Superior Court Judge Jason Deal congratulated the group for passing the arduous program akin to a "boot camp."

July 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Motor home ‘just wouldn’t stop,’ sinks in Lake Lanier

Gray leather couches were scattered around the interior of a customized motor home as water poured out every nook and cranny.

July 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rabid raccoon found in northwest Hall County

A raccoon in the Cool Springs Road area of northwest Hall County had rabies, the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur confirmed Friday.

July 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New-look Wendy’s coming to Braselton

A new Wendy's is coming to Braselton as part of the company's "brand transformation."

July 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Summer program makes 'overwhelming' change in kids

The skating rink will skin your knees.

July 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville couple recognized for efforts against road rage

On a crisp autumn day in 2013, Donna Gerrish's daughter, Chelsea, walked mom through her new home. It was one of the last times they would ever see each other.

July 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Heavy road work, start of school about to mix in South Hall

Just as the new school year cranks up in August, workers will be pushing to complete the 8-mile Ga. 347/Friendship Road widening in South Hall.

July 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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