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Hall County to outsource payroll, timekeeping

Hall County will outsource its timekeeping and payroll services to ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider, in a move made Thursday that officials said will improve processing and reduce costs.

August 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

August 13, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New Women’s Expo Aug. 29 will connect local women with services, prizes

The Times is presenting the inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula woman charged in hit-and-run that injured jogger

A Lula woman faces seven charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, after a jogger was struck in Clermont last week, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

August 13, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Funeral services are Friday for longtime Hall County clerk of commissioners

Funeral services are scheduled Friday for Sylvia Gilstrap Cooper, 85, who served as the Hall County clerk of commissioners for more than two decades.

August 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man’s body found in lake near where he’d been working on his boat

The body of a man who went missing Wednesday night was found at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in about 60 feet of water in Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville man arrested after 8 marijuana plants found growing outside home

A Gainesville man faces drug charges after eight marijuana plants were seized at a Hall County home, according to authorities.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville looks to install electric car charging station near downtown

Growth in the electric car market has long been predicated on a chicken-or-egg problem: Will sales of electric vehicles spur the emergence of charging stations, or are the existence of charging stations necessary to drive sales?

August 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cyclist helped by Good Samaritan early Tuesday morning

After cycling more than eight miles through North Hall in the dark, early hours of Tuesday morning, Glenn Bryant got a flat tire.

August 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Senior advocates push for elder abuse registry, new transition services program

The Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly had record turnout at a gathering last month to consider legislative priorities for 2016 and came away with two critical areas of focus: creating a registry to catalog and document abuse of the disabled and elderly, and providing more oral health care for seniors.

August 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Railroads to miss deadlines for installing safety technology

Some freight rail lines and commuter trains chugging through Gainesville and Hall County are not likely to meet an end-of-year deadline to install safety technology that would prevent locomotives from speeding and potentially reduce collisions, derailments and other accidents.

August 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Suspect in fentanyl overdose case charged with obstruction

A Winder man accused in a felony murder case involving the alleged sale of fentanyl to a friend was charged Tuesday with obstructing an officer.

August 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Area church leaders speak about variety of touchy issues

It was a formal church setting with nine area Christian leaders present, but no formal sermons were given or messages with the Bible cracked open to a particular passage.

August 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police: Gainesville High student brought samurai sword to school

A 17-year-old allegedly brought a samurai sword to school Tuesday to show to others, Gainesville Police said.

August 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall dive team searching cove after reported drowning

The Hall County Sheriff's Office Dive Team is searching an area near Sunrise Cove Marina after reports of a missing man from Sunrise Marina.

August 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Inaugural Women’s Expo celebrates ‘girls day out’

Think of today's inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo as "a very purposeful girls' day out," says event emcee Valerie Simmons-Walston.

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Law agency seeks medication for drug overdoses

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is training its officers to administer a medication that reverse the effects of opiate drug overdoses.

August 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools tout new modular units used for needed classrooms

One of the key necessities for a school to function is sufficient classroom space.

August 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health law fees hitting Hall County hard

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but it's come with a price tag that Hall County government is helping ...

August 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gate fees going up at Lake Lanier Islands

Lake Lanier Islands is increasing its gate fees from $10 to $15 effective Oct. 1.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard it Here: August 28

Here's a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Creating a new ‘favorite’ class

C.W. Davis Middle School students have a new "favorite" class that incorporates photography, art, Photoshop and marketing.

August 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT closing lanes on Ga. 400

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall County stabbing case moves to Superior Court

A Gainesville man stepping outside of a Lee Land Road home encountered his girlfriend's ex and was allegedly stabbed in the legs multiple times ...

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities accuse Flowery Branch man of fracturing woman’s face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of striking a woman and fracturing her face, according to Hall County authorities.

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s office awarded state certification

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum received the sheriff office's state certification Thursday night, placing it with 107 ...

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall; second positive case this week

The second confirmed case this week of rabies and fifth for 2015 came from a rabid raccoon found in North Hall.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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