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Hall County looks to stiffen penalties for selling alcohol to underage buyers

Businesses beware: The Hall County Board of Commissioners may begin cracking down on those who repeatedly sell alcohol to minors.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Peeping Tom gets 5-year-sentence; judge doesn't like unsupervised release

In eight years, Terry Grant progressed from videotaping women in public places to making harassing phone calls to exposing himself to repeatedly peering into the windows of a woman's house at night.

February 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kannapell is building on her future

Gainesville STAR student Claire Kannapell wears many hats. She's an intellectual, an electric bass player, a soccer player, a human rights activist and as of late, she's also an artist. And she has a quirky sense of fashion to boot.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Residents call new Jackson County bridge necessary, but detours are inconvenient

Several dozen Jefferson residents have reviewed plans to replace a bridge on Galilee Church Road, and many have one word to describe the proposal: inconvenient.

February 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Olson is a born mathematician

Hall County STAR student Matthew Olson was a born mathematician, according to his Chestatee High School calculus teacher Darrell Skogman.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Two charged with shooting up cars with BB gun

Two Gainesville men are accused of stealing a BB gun and going on a crosstown shooting spree, damaging as many as 30 parked cars.

February 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Olson, Kannapell named STAR students

Top high school seniors from Gainesville and Hall County schools were recognized Tuesday at a luncheon for STAR students and teachers.

Chestatee High senior Matthew Olson was named Hall County's system STAR student at the event sponsored by the Gainesville Kiwanis Club. Olson chose Darrell Skogman as his STAR teacher.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


See smoke off Ga. 365 on Tuesday? It's a prescribed burn

A prescribed burn by the Georgia Forestry Commission on Tuesday caused some smoke near the area of Ga. 365 and White Sulphur Road.

February 24, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Census count key to federal funds, Hall officials told

Hall County is already preparing for the 2010 U.S. Census.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deputies arrest man following Ga. 82 wreck that killed 1

An early Sunday morning accident in which a vehicle apparently left the road and struck several trees on Ga. 82 near the Barrow/Jackson county line resulted in one man's death and another man's arrest.

February 24, 2009 | By Allie Jackson Times regional staff | Local


Developer's lawyer wants Hall commissioners added to lawsuit

The attorney for the Midtown developers involved in a legal battle with Regions Financial Corp. over a 25-year-old easement filed multiple motions to counter the lawsuit against the developers Friday. One motion asks a judge to add two local elected officials to the list of plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

February 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson eliminates more ‘islands’

The Jefferson City Council has taken another step to eliminate islands of county property within city limits.

February 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Diesel deal could save Hall County schools half a million dollars

The Hall County school system has locked in a six-month fuel contract that could save the system about $500,000.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


YMCA inspires children to collect goods for animals

The economic slump is forcing more people to surrender their pets to the Hall County Animal Shelter, but the recession is also shrinking the amount of money available to care for the animals until they're adopted.

February 24, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


2 longtime printing firms merge

A Hall County printing firm with a 60 year history and another printer that started two decades ago in the owner's garage have announced their merger.

February 24, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election

Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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