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Probation seeks 2 more officers to handle caseload

With caseloads for Hall County Probation Services growing steadily, the department is looking to add two more officers to "get things back into perspective," Hall County Court Administrator Reggie Forrester said.

November 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood OKs $3.9 million budget

A $3.9 million general operations budget for 2016 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood City Council.

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville man dies after motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist died after injuries sustained from a collision on Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road, according to Georgia State Patrol.

November 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lula City Hall gets vandalized

Lula officials have a mystery on their hands: Who broke a rear window at City Hall?

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ga. 400 concrete fixes in Forsyth County delayed day by rain

Rain delayed Monday's planned start of Ga. 400 improvements in Forsyth County, which include repairs of damaged concrete of existing lanes and adding a lane in each direction.

November 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

New Hall middle school likely coming to Chestnut Mountain

A new middle school is coming to the southern part of Hall County.

November 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Organizations partner to help keep community warm this winter

Winter is coming, and thanks to the generosity of a national organization, Gainesville-based nonprofit L.A.M.P. Ministries was recently able to help more than 300 people get ready.

November 09, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Students connected with college, career recruiters at fair

The ballroom in The Oaks at Lanier Charter Career Academy buzzed with the sound of students excitedly discussing their futures.

November 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall drivers, deer movement hits peak this week

Deer movement will be at its peak this week in Hall County, according to research released by UGA earlier this year.

November 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

New Wendy’s coming to Oakwood

A new Wendy's restaurant is planned off Mundy Mill Road in front of Sam's Club and Wal-Mart in Oakwood and across from the University of North Georgia.

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Graduation rates increase at most local schools

A higher rate of local students finished high school and earned their diplomas this year than last, according to numbers released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education.

November 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Slideshow: 19th annual Vineyard Fest comes to Chateau Elan

Wind, rain nor cold could keep wine lovers away from Chateau Elan's 19th annual Vineyard Fest Sunday in Braselton. Though few braved the weather to stomp grapes, guests were packed liked sardines in the wine tasting room where samples were endless. Outside under a large tent, live jazz music by the League of Decency filled the chilly air as festivalgoers warmed themselves with samples of whiskey, cider and beer, as well as gourmet regional foods. The annual event drew vendors from as far as California to showcase their goods.

November 08, 2015 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local

Veterans Day events set for Wednesday

If you're looking to honor those who served their country, you've got some options this Wednesday as local groups come together to show veterans support.

November 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Attorney denies impairment during murder trial

A Gainesville man seeking a new trial on a murder conviction claimed his attorney was impaired by alcohol or other substances during the trial, according to court filings.

November 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Public defenders tackle Habitat for Humanity home

As Megan Ballard settled into her new job at the Hall County Public Defenders Office in March, she felt work on a Habitat for Humanity house was an ideal way to honor her late grandfather's wishes.

November 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville man dies in South Forsyth crash

A Gainesville man succumbed to injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday at McFarland Parkway and Ga. 400 in South Forsyth County.

November 18, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Clermont could have hard time doing business come Jan. 1

Clermont may have little wiggle room to conduct town business between Jan. 1 and March 1, when the North Hall County town holds a special ...

November 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

West Hall High holds vigil for Paris victims

The French flag, alongside the American flag, hung against the front glass doors at West Hall High School, illuminated by flickering candlelight.

November 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

5 ways (and counting) you can help others this holiday season

The following are a few ways to help your neighbor this holiday season. If you have information about such an effort, email the details to ...

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Georgia politicians debating Syrian refugee issue cite national security, compassion

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to halt the resettlement of 10,000 Syrian refugees in the country over ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Murder convict asks for new trial in Peppers Market shooting

Video evidence and a trial attorney's effectiveness were at the center of testimony Tuesday in a motion for a new trial for a man ...

November 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Chicopee kindergarten teacher named teacher of the year for Hall County

A kindergarten teacher at Chicopee Woods Elementary School is the top educator this year in the Hall County School District.

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Industries of the year honor their teams' work

Whether the industry is big or small, many company leaders feel there's one common denominator that makes a business successful: having good people.

November 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

With floodwaters gone, cleanup at homeless camp begins

The homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville are finally drying out after floodwaters swamped their encampment following recent heavy rains. Now the ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lula house fire causes major damage, no injuries

No injuries were reported as a 4,100-square-foot house in the 5000 block of Latty Road in Lula was 75-percent damaged in a fire Monday ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local French speakers say ‘seed of love’ will grow in wake of Paris attacks

Montine Whelchel Smith, who has a trip to Paris written on her bucket list, said the feelings of love will overpower hatred after attacks Friday ...

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kid’s dream of firefighting comes to life

Facing the first fire of his career, Sean Robertson walked hand in hand Monday with Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief Tyler Dorsey.

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Scores lower on ‘more rigorous’ Georgia Milestones tests

Full results of the Georgia Milestones are in, and scores across the board are lower than those of previous assessments.

November 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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