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Some newcomers to rural Georgia surprised by hunting, gunshot noise

It can be a little disconcerting for someone who comes from a big city, where firing a gun is against the law. But in rural Georgia, it's legal for your neighbor to go hunting on his property.

September 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Piping gasoline to distributors can get tricky

Getting gasoline from a Texas refinery to the tank of your car is no easy task.

September 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rep. Rogers wants Hall County, Gainesville city schools to merge

Due to a bleak economic forecast and troubling budgetary issues on the local level, Rep. Carl Rogers proposed the Gainesville school system consider a merger with the Hall County school system.

September 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Coffee shop will be sweet spot in new Spout Springs library

Hall County's newest library is about to be the first in the county to feature an in-house coffee shop.

September 29, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-Hall County official now Forsyth's interim county manager

CUMMING - Forsyth County Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to elevate Doug Derrer to interim county manager.

September 29, 2008 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Getting a grasp on gas: Store owners dealing with profit losses

Under normal circumstances, it would take three days for the Chevron Food Mart at 1050 McEver Road to sell 1,200 gallons of gasoline.

September 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Enota school principal dreamed of pencils, highlighters as a kid

When Susan Culbreth was a kid, Christmas came in August.

September 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Three injured in North Hall wreck, lanes closed

Three people were injured in a two-car accident Thursday on Cleveland Highway south of Ga. 52.

September 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Thurmon Tanner work to go to contract Oct. 17

The construction contract on the long-awaited final leg of the Thurmon Tanner Parkway is set to be awarded Oct. 17 in Atlanta.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 more students are arrested in vandalism case

The big mouths of teenagers accused of spray-painting graffiti at schools in a Gainesville-Hall North Hall rivalry helped land them in jail this week.

September 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle says state needs $50 billion to build 4,000 miles of new roads

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says Georgia needs 4,000 miles of new roads at a cost of $50 billion within 15 years.

September 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Proposed sales-tax projects presented in S. Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County government officials laid out projects this morning under the next proposed sales-tax program to South Hall business and government leaders.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-85/Ga. 316 to get HOV driving lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to open new high-occupancy vehicle lanes at the Interstate 85/Ga. 316 interchange in Gwinnett County, starting late today.

September 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clean Air Act waiver could ease gas shortage

Hall County may have more gasoline in coming days, even if it is a little bit dirtier.

September 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Report: Number of sanctioned schools decreasing in Georgia

A new report shows the number of Georgia schools facing the stiffest sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law is decreasing, bucking a national trend.

September 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer low-level offenders going to jail, statistics show

It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Brenau dedicates iconic fountain to longtime university supporter

The iconic fountain on Brenau University's front lawn is restored and now dedicated to one of Brenau's longtime figures.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Campaigns may rake up even more money under new rules

A recent Supreme Court ruling allows individuals to donate to any number of federal candidates they want and promises to pour millions more dollars into an election system already swamped in money.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Animal shelter works to raise funds, awareness

Wagging tails, barking, laughter and smiles were found on the Gainesville square Saturday as the Hall County Animal Shelter held the first Mutts On Main fundraising event.

April 12, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Coinciding cleaning events beautify county

Under a clear weekend sky, volunteers on land and water did some spring cleaning to make Hall County a bit more pristine.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Deal to sign criminal justice bill at Gainesville event

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the third phase of his criminal justice reforms today at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fifth fire in 3 days destroys North Hall home

Fire destroyed a house Saturday afternoon, causing $150,000 in damage, not including the contents.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shred Day raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a Shred Day event Friday in Gainesville to benefit Hall County Relay for Life. The public was invited to bring their documents to be shredded and to offer a donation. The Times Relay for Life team also will host a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 26. Residents interested in participating can rent a space for $20, with proceeds from space rentals going to Relay. Participants will need to provide their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space for the yard sale, call Dana Erwin ...

April 12, 2014 | | Local


Fire destroys shop

A fire Friday night at a personal shop in the 5600 block of Raintree Trace caused $70,000 of damage to the structure and contents, authorities said.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


UNG club sponsors event to support LGBT community

Students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus gathered Friday to silently support members of the school's LGBT community.

April 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Drug court graduates do well, statistics show

Hall County's drug court program is an alternative to incarceration for drug offenders. Successful completion ensures there is never a conviction on their record.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Rabid raccoon found Friday

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Study: Atlanta sprawls while Hall County hangs tight

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta region - perhaps not surprisingly - is the most sprawling large metropolitan area in the country.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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