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Local legislators suspicious of plan to appoint positions

A proposal made by Gov. Sonny Perdue to appoint - rather than elect - four statewide constitutional officers has some "pretty high hurdles to overcome," said Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Friday.

February 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hoschton grapples with how to fund city services

Hoschton has recently made what Mayor Erma Denney said were several tough decisions to reduce expenses. But instituting property taxes hasn't been one of those choices.

February 05, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Teachers, school employees step in where nurses leave off

It started innocently, with a piece of candy.

February 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fifth-grade bookworm wins Jefferson schools spelling bee

JEFFERSON - One by one, the competitors fell, until only Mary Harkness remained.

February 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth County lawmaker wants ignition interlock considered for first-time DUI offenders

A Forsyth County lawmaker wants first-time convicted DUI offenders to blow into a device before they can start their cars.

February 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Juveniles arrested in Harmony Church Road burglaries

Three juveniles were arrested this week in connection with three burglaries that occurred on Harmony Church Road last month, Hall County Sheriff's Officials said.

February 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


1 dead in Cleveland Highway accident

A man was killed in a two-vehicle crash after his truck crossed the center line into oncoming traffic Thursday on Cleveland Highway.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ramey three-peats in record-length spelling bee

As spelling bees go, it was a duel for the ages.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Moye makes a move to Macon

Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.

February 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


North Hall anxiously awaits sewer service

Hall County presented the preliminary plans for sewer in North Hall to an enthusiastic crowd of area property owners Thursday at the Georgia Mountains YMCA.

February 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flood watch in effect for South Hall County

Northeast Georgia can expect plenty of rain today after receiving a wintry dose of snow and sleet throughout Thursday.

February 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Judge orders new trial in hospital injury case

A judge has granted a new trial for a woman who won a personal injury suit against Northeast Georgia Medical Center but was awarded a fraction of the damages she was asking.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State trooper furloughs burden courts

State budget cuts have hit public safety hard. Georgia State Patrol troopers must take 12 furlough days in the calender year, one for each month.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Council moves forward on annexation, rezoning plans

Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to measures that would pave the way for certain commercial and manufacturing uses on property off McEver and Gaines Ferry roads.

February 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County ex-clerk charged with stealing $82K

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities say a longtime employee took nearly $82,000 over the last 10 months from the Dawson County Clerk of Court's office.

February 04, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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Law agency seeks medication for drug overdoses

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is training its officers to administer a medication that reverse the effects of opiate drug overdoses.

August 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools tout new modular units used for needed classrooms

One of the key necessities for a school to function is sufficient classroom space.

August 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health law fees hitting Hall County hard

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but it's come with a price tag that Hall County government is helping ...

August 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gate fees going up at Lake Lanier Islands

Lake Lanier Islands is increasing its gate fees from $10 to $15 effective Oct. 1.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


You heard it here: Superintendent relieved not to be rowing in LA

Here's a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Creating a new ‘favorite’ class

C.W. Davis Middle School students have a new "favorite" class that incorporates photography, art, Photoshop and marketing.

August 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT closing lanes on Ga. 400

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall County stabbing case moves to Superior Court

A Gainesville man stepping outside of a Lee Land Road home encountered his girlfriend's ex and was allegedly stabbed in the legs multiple times ...

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities accuse Flowery Branch man of fracturing woman’s face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of striking a woman and fracturing her face, according to Hall County authorities.

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s office awarded state certification

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum received the sheriff office's state certification Thursday night, placing it with 107 ...

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall; second positive case this week

The second confirmed case this week of rabies and fifth for 2015 came from a rabid raccoon found in North Hall.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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