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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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Medical marijuana bill heads to governor's desk

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal will announce Friday he plans to sign a hard-fought medical marijuana bill into law after the 2015 General Assembly session ends April 2 and will order state agencies to begin preparing to implement it, his office said Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


GBI assisting in Mount Airy death investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Habersham County Sheriff's Office in a death investigation in Mount Airy, according to GBI Region 8 Special Agent in Charge Kim Williams.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Center Point recognizes Hall County's top student leaders

March 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Public curious about bill’s impact on local funding

The key question asked at Monday night's last public-input meeting on the Hall County area's draft 2040 transportation plan was the potential impact of a transportation funding bill if passed by the Georgia General Assembly.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police, businesses give tips to protect your home during vacation

On the beach, the sand is between your toes, and you try to keep your smartphone away from your fingers.

March 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


State Senate passes medical marijuana bill

March 24, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Hall County government clinic expanding prescription drugs, other services

More changes and added services are coming to the HCG Family Health Center, a clinic and pharmacy operated by Hall County for its employees, retirees and their dependents covered by the government's health plan.

March 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia Speech Center to unveil Sensory Garden at open house

Whether your child is on the autism spectrum or just has a slight speech impediment, he or she could be helped by a center right here in Gainesville.

March 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Road now open in Flowery Branch

A gas line break at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads in Flowery Branch forced authorities to shut down the intersection, including the entrance to Four Seasons subdivision.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 area brothers recognized for WWII service

Three pairs of identical, crystal blue eyes gaze across Lake Lanier.

March 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Scholars’ Academy registration still open

The fourth annual Hall County Government Scholars' Academy is fast approaching, and registration is still open for interested participants.

March 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Changes coming to Gainesville Wood’s Mill

Changes are coming to the Gainesville school campus currently known as Wood's Mill.

March 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


EPA: Gainesville poultry plant violated Clean Water Act

Floating fats entering the city's wastewater system, maggots on a pipe wall and blood on a trailer are just a few of the things found by federal investigators in an Aug. 27 inspection at Pilgrim's Pride in Gainesville.

March 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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