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The Local Agenda: Council to vote on rezoning, alcohol ordinance tonight

The Gainesville City Council will vote tonight on a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

February 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New lab to offer hands-on learning for doctorate of physical therapy students

Brenau will soon be home to a state-of-the-art human cadaver laboratory.

February 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT ‘salt barn’ sits unfinished off I-985

Plans to complete a Georgia Department of Transportation "salt barn" off Interstate 985 have been put on ice until more funding is in place.

February 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds conviction in Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of a woman involved in a 2010 murder-for-hire that killed a man on Valentine's Day in Hall County.

February 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hotel slaying suspect indicted on murder charges

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing and dismembering another Gainesville man with a knife at the Sun Suites extended stay hotel was indicted Thursday.

February 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planning commission OKs new agri-entertainment facility

The Hall County Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a new agri-entertainment venue in Gillsville and a rezoning in Braselton for an office and retail development.

February 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Schools Board of Education reviewing all policies

The Gainesville City Board of Education is going through all of the district's policies to determine what needs review, revision or removal.

February 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville teen charged with armed robbery in $5 theft

A Gainesville teen was arrested Saturday and charged with armed robbery and possession of marijuana after using a handgun to steal $5.

February 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 suspects sought in connection to Forsyth County shooting, robbery

February 02, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


Tourism promotion spotlights craft beer, culinary destinations in 2015

State and local tourism agencies are promoting North Georgia's culinary and drink destinations this year, with an eye on the emergence of growler bars and breweries.

February 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Spout Springs Road project moves closer to right-of-way acquisition

Hall County is poised to move from one major preliminary phase to another in delivering one of its most long-awaited road projects, the widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Challenged Child & Friends names Monique Jackson as new principal

Challenged Child & Friends recently named Monique Jackson as its new principal.

February 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Pit bulls, black cats and black dogs hardest to place for adoption

Unfortunately, not every creature that enters an animal shelter will come out.

February 02, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


For Latino immigrants, money transfers to homelands are a regular living expense

When nightfall comes, the door chime at the bodega rings and rings as Latino immigrants from the local barrio enter.

February 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Medical marijuana bill passes key hurdle in state legislature

ATLANTA - A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down version.

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


Railroad work in Flowery Branch should mean smoother ride for motorists

Work done on the railroad going through Flowery Branch should provide a smoother ride for vehicles and trains alike.

February 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Georgia braces for blast of heavy snow

Monday night brought the kind of winter storm Hall County residents wished had rolled through last week in place of crippling ice that knocked out power to tens of thousands.

February 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ice queen Elsa arrested as snowstorm bears down on Gainesville

Gainesville Police couldn't let it go any longer.

February 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Snow leaving some roads slick in North Hall

Some roads are slick this morning in Hall County following a dusting of snow.

February 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Power company, county still working at Laurel Park

Power companies worked feverishly last week to restore power to tens of thousands, but there was still work to be done Monday at Laurel Park in Gainesville.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Voting on sales tax underway

In the first day of early voting to decide the fate of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, 110 Hall County voters cast ballots, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee.

February 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood delays action on residential parking ordinance

A proposal to limit parking in the front of houses in Oakwood will get further study from the city's planning commission.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County, Gainesville City schools to make up lost class time creatively

After nearly a week of winter weather, Hall County and Gainesville schools will get creative to make up missed class time.

February 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Schools leaning toward becoming IE2 system

The Hall County Board of Education is considering giving its strongest schools a bit more flexibility.

February 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Armed robbery case moving to Superior Court

A Hall County man accused of armed robbery and aggravated assault had his case moved forward to Superior Court.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rape case committal hearing continued to March

A case involving a 16-year-old accused of rape was continued to a later date.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lone tennis court repair bid for Deaton Creek fails to satisfy

Spring may arrive without fixes to a troubled tennis court at the Village at Deaton Creek neighborhood in Hoschton.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspect’s ex-wife, Flowery Branch man killed in Clarkesville shooting

A former deputy shot and killed his ex-wife and wounded the Habersham County sheriff and a deputy in an ambush Sunday night at a Clarkesville home, authorities said.

February 23, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Hall jailer arraigned on bribery, smuggling charges

A Hall County jailer has been arraigned on federal charges that he accepted bribes and smuggled contraband into the jail.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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