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Driver’s license mix-up ends in arrest of principal

A top administrator at Gainesville Middle School was arrested last week on a charge of driving while unlicensed. But her husband, a member of the Gainesville City Board of Education, said the arrest was the result of a mix-up between the Department of Driver Services and the Social Security Administration.

July 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Latest drought report still bad for North Georgia, Southeast

Recent rains in July have done little to ease the drought across the Southeast, with dry conditions persisting in Northeast Georgia and the region.

July 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rabies clinics are slated for August

The Humane Society of Hall County is holding a series of rabies clinics in August.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man sentenced for drug conspiracy

An alleged middleman in a deal for more than 15 pounds of cocaine outside a Gainesville liquor store was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to six years, three months in prison as his family members wept.

July 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville schools have new boss

Merrianne B. Dyer was named interim superintendent of Gainesville schools with a unanimous school board vote Wednesday.

July 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Submit news of fall events for Harvest guide

The annual Harvest fall leisure guide is scheduled to be published in the Aug. 31 edition of The Times.

July 21, 2008 | | Local


Mild weather may be short-lived

It's summer in Georgia and with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, some entrepreneurial youngsters are taking advantage of the heat to sell lemonade.

July 21, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lula woman gets probation for tax fraud

A Lula woman with an infant daughter was spared from serving time in prison for her role in a scheme that defrauded the government of money meant to provide meals for poor children.

July 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group has new name, but same purpose

When a child is sexually abused, the repercussions can last a lifetime if counseling does not ensue. That's why the Children's Center for Hope and Healing, formerly known as the Family Relations Program, provides free therapy for victims of sexual abuse.

July 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Area Transit’s new destination

Hall Area Transit could have a new home of its own come September.

July 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall public information officer Barry Wood loses fight with cancer

Barry Wood, Hall County's public information officer, died Monday following a monthslong battle with lung cancer.

July 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Surplus food giveaway is set for Aug. 19

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. and local volunteers will distribute USDA surplus food in Hall County at the Army Reserve Center at 570 Shallowford Road at 9 a.m. Aug. 19.

July 19, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville council to transfer property for ZF Industries expansion

Gainesville City Council authorized Tuesday the transfer of 23 acres of Industrial Park West property to the Gainesville-Hall County Industrial Authority.

The authority plans to sell the property to ZF Industries for $50,000 per acre.

July 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cornelia man dies in Ga. 365 crash

A late afternoon wreck on Ga. Highway 365 Tuesday left a Habersham County man dead and backed up traffic on the highway's northbound lanes for about two hours.

July 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood, GSC to produce DVD on city's history

OAKWOOD - Oakwood wants residents' old photographs, as well as its stories about long ago days in the South Hall city.

July 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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