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Many say texting-while-driving ban would be hard to enforce

Legislation introduced by the U.S. Senate could have Georgia looking to ban texting while driving, but local law enforcement officials say that laws on cell phone use are hard to enforce.

August 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lisa Clark Gonzalez reaches settlement in custody case

The former Lisa Clark, who made headlines when she had a child by a 15-year-old husband 22 years her junior, has reached a new agreement on visitation with the child, an attorney said Wednesday.

August 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teens plead guilty to armed robbery

Three teenagers who robbed a Gainesville cab driver of $32 at gunpoint were each sentenced to more than 11 years in prison Wednesday as emotional family members looked on.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Riverside Academy announces appointments

Andy Jobson will serve as Riverside Military Academy's vice president and dean for academic affairs. Jobson began working at Riverside in 1995 as a teacher and department chair of English and social studies.

August 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth deputy arrested on fraud charge

A 10-year veteran of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has resigned following her arrest over the weekend on felony charges.

August 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Students encouraged to show school spirit at weekend festival

Attention all high schoolers: Bring your basketball skills and school spirit this weekend to get geared up for school.

August 05, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Family vows to continue night spot after owner’s death

JEFFERSON - The death of a local proprietor has caught an entire community off guard, but his family is planning to make sure his legacy continues to thrive.

August 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City dedicates new well road after town legend

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch has a new road, named after a woman who was one of its oldest residents when she died in February.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street teachers return to remade lounge

Dozens of ooh's and ahh's floated through the hallways of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School on Wednesday as Principal Will Campbell unveiled a redecorated teachers' lounge made over with the help of Blackshear Place Baptist Church members.

August 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Drivers get more room as Mundy Mill lanes open

Three lanes are now open in each direction of Mundy Mill Road/Ga. 53 from Blackshear Place Baptist Church to the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clarks Bridge Road closed after car goes into lake

Both lanes of Clarks Bridge are closed while a car that went into Lake Lanier this morning is pulled out with a special towing device.

The driver safely escaped her Jeep Cherokee uninjured before it sank, officials said.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Girl tells police she was approached by man with gun

A 9-year-old girl told family members she was approached by a man with a gun Tuesday night outside a West Hall home, but authorities were unable to confirm the incident following a widespread search.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Public hearing set for reservoir project

On Thursday, the public is invited to learn about the proposed Glades Reservoir and share their thoughts.

August 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Development still happening in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's no major boom, but developments are popping up around Flowery Branch, signs that the recession hasn't completely silenced hammers and drills.

August 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Finding victims, perpetrators of child porn a challenge

When retired Stephens County Sheriff's Investigator Mike Crozier took the witness stand in a federal courtroom in Gainesville last month, it was the eighth time this year he has testified about images of child pornography known collectively as the "RCA Series."

August 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 26, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Local


Negotiations for Gateway land underway

Negotiations to sell a prized lot at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 are moving swiftly, with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority ...

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

August 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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