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Flowery Branch student drivers warned about new texting ban

Nine states, including Georgia, have banned text messaging while driving. But that doesn't stop some drivers from taking the risk.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood man pleads not guilty to sex charges

An Oakwood man pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse of children at his first court appearance Tuesday morning in Teton County, Mont., District Court, The Fairfield, Mont., Sun Times reported.

October 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jacobs Media changing AM, FM lineups

Jacobs Media Corp. is expanding its news and talk radio onto the FM radio dial and is shaking up its AM lineup, too.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Work begins to transform old community building

Work has started to turn the old South Hall Community Center into a student ministry center for Blackshear Place Baptist Church.

October 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property eyed for new Flowery Branch City Hall site

Flowery Branch is looking to buy about 7 acres of downtown property for a future city government complex and park area.

October 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


City officials give update on Midtown projects

The pedestrian bridge from downtown to Midtown should be complete by August, and the Midtown greenway should be ready for walkers and joggers in less than two years, city officials said Tuesday morning.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


West Hall High School junior collects shirts for needy in El Salvador

As other teens her age rummage through their drawers to try on outfits, Alex Smith, 16, has been emptying hers and inspiring others to do the same.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cyclists pedal to help young men’s home

Eight men cycled into River Forks Park on Keith Bridge Road in Gainesville on Monday afternoon, hoping to make a difference.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Georgia Power’s $11 rate hike request draws concern

Georgia Power Co. asked the Public Service Commission to raise rates by nearly $11 at a public hearing Monday in Atlanta.

October 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Schools aims to fix last year’s graduation problems

Gainesville City Schools officials are taking an early look at ways to resolve issues that hampered last May's graduation ceremony at Gainesville High School.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Proposal: No city debt for Gainesville public servants

At the end of the month, anyone with debt to the city must pay up before serving on a board or committee.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 Atlanta men face drug charges in Hall County

Two Atlanta men were booked at the Hall County Jail on drug charges Friday, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad.

October 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


No tax hike for Oakwood, but little growth expected in 2011

OAKWOOD - No tax increase is planned for Oakwood in 2011, but with the economy still in neutral, the city isn't expecting any kind of spike in revenues either.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hall libraries add test prep, language software

The Hall County Library System is able to offer more test preparation and language learning services with the help of the Internet.

October 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Annual downtown event to benefit childhood tumor research

The Owenby family wants to provide Gainesville residents with a fun night out while raising funds for children's tumor research.

September 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




New retail, hotel, high-rise tower planned in Mall of Georgia area

The already commercially crowded Mall of Georgia area near Buford is poised to get a lot busier over the next few years.

September 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Racing knowledge translates to road cars, Corvette Racing manager says

Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing, talked like an evangelist for endurance racing Tuesday evening at Lanier Technical College's motorsports vehicle technology class.

September 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall sheriff pens letter in support of state law officer pay raises

Going against the "skepticism" of other law enforcement leaders, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch expressed his support Tuesday for the state law enforcement officer pay ...

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Decatur man acquitted of Lanier Islands shooting, but convicted on gun charge

A jury returned a not guilty verdict for a Decatur man claiming self-defense in a shooting last year at a Lanier Islands lake house birthday ...

September 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


For sale: Old DOT maintenance shop in South Hall

Long before Spout Springs Road gets widened, the Georgia Department of Transportation would like to unload a nearly 50-year-old, long-abandoned maintenance shop that sits in ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group seeks help to help young women transition from foster care

Community members can learn how they might help young women move from foster care to independent living at a community meeting at 7 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church's banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

September 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville SAT scores up, still below state average

Gainesville and Hall County students scored higher on the SAT exam in 2016 than 2015, but local scores still trailed the state average in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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