Gainesville's request to annex a section of Interstate 985 has some people worried that the city is simply looking for a new revenue stream by writing more speeding tickets. In Sunday's edition, The Times will be taking an in-depth look at speeding tickets and speed traps, including:
How does the law define speed traps?
How many speeding tickets are written by Hall County, Gainesville and Oakwood?
Which Georgia towns just can't outgrow their reputation as speed traps?
Is the Gainesville Police Department writing more or fewer speeding tickets today than a few years ago?
Narcotics investigators from the Barrow County Sheriff's Office have arrested and charged Lonnie Jones, 55, of Statham in connection with growing marijuana at his residence.
The sheriff's office received information about Jones manufacturing marijuana, which led to an undercover operation in which narcotics investigators were able to develop enough evidence to obtain a search warrant.
There's a certain mystique to the way Alexander Maravegias rises from the lake's surface. It looks unreal. Seeing twin streams of water exploding beneath his feet - his body seemingly still as a statue as he soars through the air - is a sight to behold.
A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was charged with computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath related to "unauthorized procurement of personal data for his own personal gain," according to the sheriff's office.