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House passes state parole board bill

A change in policy that would make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent overwhelmingly passed last week in the Georgia House.

March 11, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Hall County Schools to make up lost days

Students in Hall County schools are probably not happy to know they will be in school two days later this year.

March 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville planning board OKs new brewery location

It's not quite back to the drawing board, but Left Nut Brewing Co. is once again seeking approval from Gainesville officials to open the city's first craft brewery.

March 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville father and son sentenced to prison for bilking Cobb widow

A father and son from Gainesville have been sentenced to prison after being convicted of racketeering for taking millions of dollars from a Cobb County widow, according to the district attorney for the Cobb Judicial Circuit.

March 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Ice storm cleanup price tag keeps climbing for Gainesville

As local governments continue to clear streets and remove storm debris from roadways left by the ice storm in mid-February, the costs are starting to pile up.

March 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Alkermes selling Gainesville pharmaceutical plant

A manufacturing facility in Gainesville for pharmaceutical company Alkermes is being sold by the Ireland-based company.

March 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Hall making dent as ice storm cleanup continues

Hall County is still cleaning up from the ice storm in mid-February that tore down limbs and trees, knocked out power to tens of thousands and prompted road maintenance crews to work overtime.

March 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Foundation awards $48K to agencies serving area residents

The Jackson EMC Foundation awarded more than $100,000 in grants during its January meeting, including $48,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin county residents.

March 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Staff moving into new Forsyth County Courthouse

March 10, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Meeting to seek input on senior center changes

Area agencies on aging like Legacy Link want to hear from residents about how to change senior centers across the state to boost participation.

March 10, 2015 | | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall GOP convention scheduled this Saturday

The Hall County Republican Party's convention will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the GOP headquarters, 715 Queen City Parkway in Gainesville.

March 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man arrested in February stabbing

A man was arrested and booked into the Hall County Jail on Saturday in connection with a stabbing causing serious injuries, authorities said.

March 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fireworks may become legal in Georgia

Georgians may be able to buy fireworks down the street instead of across state lines under a bill that passed Monday in the House.

March 09, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Oakwood puts off vote on residential parking restrictions

After much debate, Oakwood City Council Monday night put off voting on residential parking restrictions, deciding to hash out the issue in a future work session.

March 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners to face full agenda

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will finally vote Thursday night on several items that have been put off for weeks, and in some cases months.

March 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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GBI identifies Jefferson 3-year-old killed by accidental gunshot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the child killed Sunday by an accidental gunshot wound.

March 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood police looking for suspect with counterfeit prescription

A man suspected of trying to use a fake prescription to get codeine syrup at a Walmart pharmacy March 21 is the subject of an Oakwood Police investigation.

March 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia’s religious freedom bill creates a divide

Is it license to discriminate against gays and lesbians, or is it about protecting the interests of religious beliefs?

March 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Retroactive change in grad tests called ‘a life-changer’

Former students who met graduation requirements but did not pass the Georgia High School Graduation Test now can petition for their diploma.

March 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Monthlong, countywide cleanup begins Saturday

It's time to clean up our mess.

March 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville council to hear proposals on budget Thursday

The Gainesville City Council will continue hearing departmental accomplishments, goals and budget priorities for the next fiscal year when it meets for a work session Thursday morning.

March 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Fire Services get new gear for busy lake season

Before millions of people flock to Lake Lanier this summer, Hall County Fire Services Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black knew the county's marine rescue team needed reinforcement.

March 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


ER services at new Braselton hospital will help speed response

Making sure that Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's opening syncs with Hall County's emergency services has been anything but an afterthought in the new hospital's overall planning efforts, officials say.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Good News Clinics executive director plans to retire

For Cheryl Christian, retiring was all about timing.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities work to solve mystery of skeletal remains found in Flowery Branch

A partial human skeleton was found Sunday afternoon in Flowery Branch and law enforcement authorities are trying to determine the cause of death.

March 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


GBI: 3-year-old killed from accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 3-year-old died Sunday after unintentionally firing a handgun, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Monday.

March 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Big crowd expected at job fair in Forsyth County

March 30, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


Thousands attend open house for new hospital in Braselton

Normally, people only go to the hospital if they have to.

March 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New party leaders set goals for political agenda in area

The influence of local political parties tends to ebb and flow with the election cycles.

March 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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