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Fireworks may become legal in Georgia

Georgians may be able to buy fireworks down the street instead of across state lines under a bill that passed Monday in the House.

March 09, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Oakwood puts off vote on residential parking restrictions

After much debate, Oakwood City Council Monday night put off voting on residential parking restrictions, deciding to hash out the issue in a future work session.

March 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners to face full agenda

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will finally vote Thursday night on several items that have been put off for weeks, and in some cases months.

March 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


A.J. Johnson pleads not guilty to rape charges

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High School graduate, and suspended Tennessee defensive back Michael Williams have pleaded not guilty to aggravated rape charges.

March 09, 2015 | | Local


Gainesville ranks as fifth-hardest-working city in US

If you work in Gainesville, you can count yourself among the country's hardest workers.

March 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Blood donations hit emergency lows after weeks of bad weather

Yellow signs with "Emergency Need" in bold letters were posted this weekend around Hall County as the LifeSouth Community Blood Center's bloodmobiles tried to offset a shortage caused by weather earlier this month.

March 08, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: South Hall Middle students organizing water fundraiser

Sixth-graders at South Hall Middle School want to help bring drinking water to South Sudan.

March 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Department of Natural Resources promotes Lake Lanier supervisor to major

After a decade as the law enforcement operations supervisor for one of the nation's busiest lakes, Thomas Barnard will now join the command staff for Georgia's Department of Natural Resources.

March 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Crossover Day: Make-or-break time looms for state legislation

Crossover Day at the state Capitol in Atlanta is fast approaching. Legislation must pass out of the House or Senate, wherever it originates, by midnight Friday, or else it will die this year.

March 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Appalachian Regional Commission has pumped $66.5 million into N. Georgia

Gainesville's Fleming Weaver knows firsthand how Appalachian Regional Commission dollars have benefited North Georgia.

March 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Grady Young Foundation to hold 12th annual scholarship weekend

For more than a decade, the Grady Young Foundation has supported the community through scholarship, service and collaboration.

March 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


No injuries in boat fire Saturday night

Fire destroyed an unoccupied boat in South Hall Saturday night.

March 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New Medical Center chief buys into vision

The young business major was stumped when his counselor at Mississippi College suggested hospital administration.

March 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal: Improving economy requires better education, roads

It's the last hurrah for Gov. Nathan Deal, the final go-round.

March 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gospel music concert gives back to Disabled American Veterans

A gospel music concert Saturday was put on by the Disabled American Veterans at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville. Last year's concert raised about $9,000 for the DAV to help provide food, services and occasionally a paid bill for veterans in need.

March 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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South Hall residents plead to retain Friendship Road name

Supporters hoping to retain the Friendship Road name for a popular and busy thoroughfare in South Hall made passionate pleas to the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Monday during a work session.

March 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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