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Hall County fixes septic issues at East Hall Community Center

Septic issues forced East Hall Community Center to close Sunday, but the issues have been resolved and the center will reopen at its normal time at 7 a.m. Monday.

August 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Cardiologist who helped start cath lab retires after 35 years

Dr. Robert Ferguson has been a cardiologist for 35 years. That's 3½ decades watching medical technology evolve. Three and a half decades "fussing at patients" to encourage them to live healthier lifestyles. And, 3½ decades doing what he couldn't live without: helping people.

August 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Heroin addicts look for life after the needle

Drug addiction can come on quickly. But acquiring a physical dependence takes time, commitment.

August 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ministry hands out bags of hope to local students

Gainesville Middle School eighth-grader Jamel Segar is among the local students headed back to class with a new book bag full of supplies thanks to the inaugural back to school giveaway hosted by the Roderick Hughey Ministries.

August 08, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


McEver Road fixes on hold for now

Repairs are on the way for a largely asphalt-worn 7-mile stretch of McEver Road in South and West Hall County, but patience is required.

August 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Baptist trains reaction team to protect church from armed threat

A pastor, a 75-year-old Navy chief and a hunter line up at the firing range. Their mission: learning how best to protect their church from an armed threat.

August 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Pencils sharpened for school testing season

After a school year marked by difficult state-mandated testing and dissatisfied parents, the state is easing up a bit.

August 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dancers get to Toss the Possum at Martha Hope Cabin

Folks stopped by the Martha Hope Cabin on Prior Street in Gainesville Saturday to listen, dance and watch 23-year-old fiddling virtuoso Rob Zisette excitedly wield the instrument.

August 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Medical Center Auxiliary honors teen volunteers

The Medical Center Auxiliary recently honored more than 100 local teenagers who have been generous with their time around Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville and Braselton locations.

August 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Authorities say woman struck man with car with child was inside

A Gainesville woman is accused of knocking a man down with her car while her child was inside the vehicle, authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Agency report calls state budget’s direction ‘promising’

It's never too soon to look ahead, particularly when it comes to politics and public policy.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trump’s bump resonates in Hall after GOP debate

The Republican presidential debate Thursday night found an audience as entertained as they were informed.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Collins to lead Walker’s Georgia campaign

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been tapped as the Georgia state chairman for the presidential campaign of Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall schools open smoothly despite plumbing glitch

Despite some redistricting changes, the first day of school went smoothly for most Hall County Schools.

August 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Manufacturer plans 200 jobs for Gainesville

Need a job? There's a whole bunch coming very soon to Gainesville.

August 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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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


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Father's Day meant revenge for Saul Castillo. It was a day 31 years in the making.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School boards review E-SPLOST referendum

The wording of a referendum on a one-cent sales tax that could raise as much as $195 million is being reviewed by the local school ...

August 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Hall County employees will soon be paying higher co-pays and premiums for health care coverage, with some increases designed to drive workers to use the ...

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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