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Laurelwood rape charge dismissed

Saying they didn't have evidence to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors dismissed a rape charge brought in January against a man accused of sexually assaulting a fellow patient inside the Laurelwood mental health and substance abuse center.

July 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local girl brings beauty to cancer cure fundraising

The idea started not only as a way to celebrate a girl's natural beauty, but also as a way to try to find a cure for cancer.

July 22, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


VFW post shuts down canteen, citing finances

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8452's bar and restaurant operations have closed, with Quartermaster Tim Hopton citing financial problems.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission wants to cut regional agency’s funding

At this afternoon's board meeting, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss how to handle The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's request for nearly $5,000 more this year.

July 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Work gearing up on massive I-985 project

Get ready to hit the brakes and respect speed limits. Work on the Interstate 985 reconstruction project at Exit 16 is about to go into overdrive.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two I-85 rest stops to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close two Interstate 85 rest areas, one off the northbound lanes in Franklin County and the other off southbound lanes in Gwinnett County, on Aug. 25.

July 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Car accident kills Lula man

A Lula man was killed in a one-car accident in Banks County Tuesday afternoon, the Georgia State Patrol said.

July 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Moonwalk Memories | ALLEN KIRBY: Team delivered rocks from moon's surface to Houston

There are decades of adventure behind Allen Kirby's smile.

July 22, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist The Times | Local


Repairs will close East Hall library for weeks

The East Hall Branch of the Hall County Library System will be temporarily closed for repairs to the building's HVAC system. The library will be closed beginning Wednesday and will re-open in mid-August after the repairs.

"This is an ongoing project for us," said Lisa MacKinney, assistant director of the Hall County Library System. "We received grant money to contribute to fixing the HVAC systems in the Murrayville and East Hall branches."

July 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Good News answers the call, raises $95,000 to match donation

The Good News Clinics surpassed the goal of reaching $95,000 in 95 days, all with a little help from some friends.

July 21, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville utility still studying court's water decision

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said he still is not sure how last week's federal ruling on the purpose of Lake Lanier will affect Gainesville's water use.

July 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials say neglect case shows need for solicitors to view DFCS records

A case involving a Hall County woman who left her three young children home alone and hungry illustrates the need to revise a state law that protects confidential child welfare records, a local prosecutor said.

July 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Leaders waiting to act on water ruling

Georgia's congressional delegation met briefly on Tuesday to discuss a ruling requiring an act of Congress so most of metro Atlanta can continue using Lake Lanier as a water source.

July 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Forsyth deputy's child porn trial is under way

GAINESVILLE - Testimony continued Tuesday in U.S. District Court in the trial of a former Forsyth County sheriff's deputy on child pornography charges.

July 21, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Latest state budget cuts include schools

Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered more cuts to the state's budget Tuesday, including at least three furlough days for all state employees.

July 21, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Jessica Jordan afielding@gainesvilletimes.com; jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce seeking Most Fit Company nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its Most Fit Company Awards, which will be presented Oct. 5 at the HealthSmart Breakfast ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried

Whenever someone asks about plots in the City Cemetery, Oakwood City Clerk Tangee Puckett has to pull out a yellowed, torn and rumpled map.

August 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies self-defense immunity for man accused of shooting wife's alleged stalker

A Superior Court judge denied the self-defense immunity motion filed by a Buford man accused of shooting another man in his leg and jaw.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged in home invasion, assault

A Gainesville man is charged with entering an apartment and pointing a gun at four people, police said.

August 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Groups seek flexibility after changes in septic permitting

Harold Kilgore wants options. That was his message to the Hall County Board of Health on Tuesday.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legacy Link class seeks to help those with chronic conditions live well

The Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free six-week class for people living with a chronic condition and those who care for ...

August 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Former state Rep. Carl Rogers joins Lanier Tech

Former state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, is now the vice president of economic development at Lanier Technical College.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Black bear spotted in east Forsyth County

August 23, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble has asked the Hall County Board of Commissioners to delay its rezoning request until its Oct. 13 meeting - a move that has angered ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Connecting parents, schools focus of Gainesville superintendent's community chat

Bridging the gap in "getting from the hands of the child into the hands of the parents" with school information was the focus of the ...

August 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 people charged after fake money used to buy lawn equipment, cashier turns self in

Authorities have named three suspects in an incident where fake movie money was used at a Buford Wal-Mart to buy lawn equipment, which was then ...

August 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Financial analyst doesn’t expect much health care change under new president

Regardless of who's elected president, Americans might not see much change in health care reform with neither political party having control of both Congress ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall fire hydrants out of service since January; Gainesville officials working on solutions

A fire that destroyed a home in North Hall last week has left local government officials looking to calm fears about the risk to other ...

August 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Five veterans honored, get high school diplomas

Five men, including three Hall County brothers, who served in World War II and Vietnam, were awarded their high school diplomas Monday in a special ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall pre-K program will require local money for first time

Hall County's pre-K program will cost $45,000 to $60,000 in local money for the fiscal year 2017, the school board was told ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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