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Fire Marshal Scott Cagle moving to state agency

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle is retiring from Hall County Fire Services and moving over to a state agency, Cagle said Tuesday night.

August 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Violin teacher charged with child molestation

An 85-year-old violin teacher is in jail following an investigation into whether he used his business, Oxford Academy of Classical Studies, to develop an inappropriate relationship with a student.

August 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Gainesville to get traffic signal help from DOT

Gainesville will get some traffic signal timing help from the Georgia Department of Transportation, Public Works Director David Dockery said Tuesday.

August 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville's proposed restriction on where fireworks are sold has exceptions

Gainesville is pushing ahead with a plan to restrict where fireworks can be sold after the Planning and Appeals Board gave its support to a code amendment Tuesday night.

August 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roundabout may be considered for busy northwest Hall intersection

A roundabout or some other improvement could be on the horizon for a northwest Hall County intersection that's especially busy before and after school.

August 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man stabbed repeatedly in legs by girlfriend’s ex

A man suffered serious injuries to his legs when his girlfriend's ex appeared and allegedly stabbed him with a knife, authorities said.

August 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Overnight storms cause damage, power outages in North Georgia

Overnight storms downed trees and knocked out power to customers in Northeast Georgia on Monday.

August 11, 2015 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


Sheriff: 15 store clerks charged with selling alcohol to minors

A sting operation on underage alcohol sales netted 15 people from businesses across Hall County, according to authorities.

August 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New bridge opens at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

Navigating Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton gets a little easier starting this morning.

August 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Escaped inmate found; girlfriend also arrested

A Hall County Jail inmate was captured after a short search Monday afternoon.

August 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputy testifies man fought dog’s owner after dog bit him

A man bitten by a neighbor's bullmastiff started two fights leading to the dog's death, a deputy testified Monday.

August 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Florida battling water group over basin document

In its ongoing "water wars" with Georgia, Florida is having a skirmish of its own with a private tri-state water group that has developed a plan of managing the long-contested waters straddling the states.

August 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves $2 million for student devices

Two million dollars will give students access to a wealth of new technology in Hall County.

August 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to consider electric charging station downtown

Gainesville City Council will discuss a proposal to install an electric vehicle charging station downtown when it meets Thursday morning.

August 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Educational trail for kids coming to Laurel Park

Parks, playgrounds and trails are a lifeline for many Hall County families looking to escape the hectic trappings of work, after-school activities and constant digital connectivity.

August 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Access remains tricky as more patients register for cannabis oil

It's one thing to legally possess cannabis oil for the treatment of eight approved medical conditions. It's another thing to acquire it in ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Hall County Fire Services investigators spent Tuesday night and Wednesday trying to discover the cause of a fire destroying a 5,000-square-foot home on Lake ...

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 26, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Local


Negotiations for Gateway land underway

Negotiations to sell a prized lot at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 are moving swiftly, with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority ...

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

August 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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