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Drug trial will resume Monday

The trial of a reputed gang leader has been continued until next week.

Charles Douglas Graham, 22, who authorities allege is the leader of Gainesville's BOE-23 street gang, was on trial this week in Hall County Superior Court on felony charges of sale of cocaine and sale of the designer drug Ecstasy.

August 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former Forsyth County sheriff candidate, deputy indicted for child porn

A former Forsyth County sheriff's deputy and unsuccessful candidate for sheriff was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

August 25, 2008 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Authorities identify drowning victim

Authorities have identified a man who drowned Wednesday morning in Lake Lanier.

Capt. Frank Huggins, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, said 30-year-old Jose Jimenez was wading in the water at about 11:45 a.m. with a friend when he disappeared. Huggins was not sure where Jimenez lived.

August 25, 2008 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Perdue: Don’t blame me for tax problems

Gov. Sonny Perdue said if local governments want to blame him for their tax woes, he'll come to their town and "show them the facts."

August 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Flowery Branch: Hotel-motel tax gets first OK

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew already sees how new dollars from a proposed hotel-motel tax would benefit the city.

The town has just one hotel, Hampton Inn and Suites, which is under construction on Holland Dam Road at Spout Springs Road. It is expected to open this fall.

August 25, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire marshal named Gainesville's deputy fire chief

Fire Marshal Jerome Yarbrough has been appointed deputy chief of the Gainesville Fire Department, city Fire Chief Jon Canada announced Thursday.

Yarbrough has worked for the city for 24 years and is a Georgia EMT-I. He has worked in the fire prevention division since 1997 as a fire inspector and arson investigator and as fire marshal for the last six years.

August 25, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Census ranks Forsyth as nation's 7th-fastest growing county

ATLANTA - Three Northeast Georgia counties rank as among the nation's 100 fastest-growing areas based on July 2007 housing estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.

August 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Car seat safety event is Friday

Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County is sponsoring a free car seat check event from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. The event will be held at Target in Gainesville and will feature certified child passenger safety specialists checking car seats and providing education on proper installation.

August 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia promotes discount card for prescription drugs

Having trouble paying for prescription medicines? It seems there's no shortage of companies that want to help out.

First, there was Wal-Mart with its $4 generic prescriptions, a program that was quickly copied by other national pharmacy chains.

August 25, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Brenau University’s new students move into dorms

About 150 Brenau University students kissed curfews and parents goodbye Wednesday.

Parents driving overloaded minivans flooded the campus of Brenau University as freshmen and transfer students moved into residence halls. On Saturday, 315 returning students will move into university housing, an administrator said.

August 25, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


For a price, Hall County to let others use high-tech communications system

Hall County has been so satisfied with its improved emergency communications that it soon will offer surrounding areas the opportunity join the 800 MHz radio system.

August 24, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fay might bring rain to Northeast Georgia next week

Tropical Storm Fay has a mind of her own, and where she'll go next is anyone's guess, said Mike Griesinger, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

August 24, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Volunteers honored by Red Cross

Toccoa Falls College faculty members Bill and Cynthia "Cyd" Quarterman had the rare opportunity to put some lifesaving skills to use last year.

The two longtime American Red Cross volunteers were vacationing on Tybee Island in June 2007 when they came to the aid of boy named Anthony Holland who nearly drowned in a swimming pool. Cyd breathed into the boy's mouth while her husband did chest compressions. After three cycles, the boy gurgled and began breathing on his own.

August 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


White County residents sue septic disposal business

After almost a year of protesting against a septic waste disposal facility in southern White County, some residents have decided to take a more drastic step.

August 24, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Deal protests Congress' adjournment

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, addressed members of the House Energy and Commerce committee Tuesday on the House floor as members of the GOP caucus continue to voice their displeasure with a failure to act on oil drilling before adjourning for a six-week recess.

August 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Traffic shift planned for Ga. 115 in Cleveland

Traffic on Ga. 115 at Tesnatee Valley Gap Road will be shifting today in Cleveland, weather permitting, as part of construction of the Cleveland Bypass.

March 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


House panel OKs governor's school takeover amendment

March 23, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Police believe both drivers were drunk in fatal motorcycle wreck

Both drivers in a fatal wreck Friday night are believed to have been driving drunk, authorities said.

March 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville caregiver named Southeast’s best by franchise for service to seniors

When Beth McAvoy gets new patients, she doesn't always know immediately what they need.

March 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Busy site at Thompson Bridge Road preps for more growth

Applications for new development are coming fast and furious to the Gainesville planning division, and the latest proposal up for review calls for professional office space along Thompson Bridge Road, directly across the road from the Wal-Mart grocery store.

March 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Class Notes: Centennial Arts Academy’s Frierson to serve as principal

Leslie Frierson, assistant principal at Centennial Arts Academy, will assume the role of principal at the end of the year.

March 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Final public meeting for transportation plan is tonight

The last public meeting on the area's 2040 transportation plan is set for tonight, but that doesn't mean the end of the road on public comment.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Police Chief Randall Moon describes being under fire

In 30 years of law enforcement work, Oakwood Police Chief Randall Moon's closest call came last month.

March 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Supporters seek more allies for Friendship Road moniker

The fight to retain the Friendship Road name for a historic South Hall County thoroughfare is gaining momentum once again.

March 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins restarts caucus to address Corps of Engineers issues

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has restarted the Army Corps of Engineers Caucus in Congress in an effort "to increase accountability and transparency," spokesman Brendan Thomas said last week.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton to open April 1

It's official: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton will be open for business April 1.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcyclist killed in Friday night wreck

A motorcyclist was killed Friday night in a two-vehicle wreck at E.E. Butler Parkway and Monroe Drive in Gainesville.

March 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Where have all the voters gone? Local officials are puzzled

Voter turnout seems to have bottomed out in Hall County.

March 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


When law officers are under fire, time ticks by slowly

Joey Terrell felt like he was going in slow motion.

March 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County refocuses its future vision

Some items, such as high-speed rail, a downtown hotel/conference center and a "harbor town" mixed-use community off Lake Lanier, still seem futuristic.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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