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Hall chamber to promote transportation tax

With a regional road projects list completed by Oct. 15 a virtual lock, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is looking to the campaign leading to the July 31 vote on a proposed 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps stops issuing dock permits as Lanier's level drops

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended issuing any further dock permits on Lake Lanier, a process it rebooted in January 2010, as the lake's elevation has dropped below 1,063 feet above sea level.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Governor appointing Mills to state Pardons and Paroles board

South Hall state Rep. James Mills is leaving the Georgia General Assembly in October for a job on the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, The Times has learned.

September 22, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Medical center employees treated for scabies

About 20 employees at Northeast Georgia Medical Center presented minor symptoms of scabies and were treated after coming in contact with a patient with an advanced form of the skin disease, according to hospital spokeswoman Melissa Tymchuck.

September 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Angel Food Ministries closes its doors

ATLANTA - Angel Food Ministries is going out of business after 17 years of providing discounted groceries to needy families across the country, including in Gainesville, citing the economic downturn affecting many of the organization's customers as its downfall.

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Vehicle battery thefts are on the rise

Cell phones, jewelry, TVs, tools and computers are all common stolen items, but car batteries may be sneaking into that category.

September 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


2 arrests after 60 pounds of marijuana seized

Hall County sheriff's investigators charged two Atlanta area men Monday with trafficking marijuana after 60 pounds of the drug was seized from a vehicle parked at a business on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville.

September 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Troy Davis executed after final appeals are denied

JACKSON - Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

September 21, 2011 | BY GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press | Local


Violent crime drops in Gainesville

Violent crimes in Gainesville and across the U.S. decreased for the fourth consecutive year, according to a report released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

September 21, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Loud music leads to drugs, weapons charges

A cranked-up stereo in a car Monday night led to a man's arrest on theft, drugs and weapons charges.

September 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Teen trapped in truck flown to hospital

A local teenager was flown to an Atlanta children's hospital after being trapped in a crushed pickup truck for nearly two hours Monday night.

September 21, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville ward maps still being discussed

The discussion over wards for Gainesville's voting districts will go on through October.

September 21, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hearing set for murder suspect

A preliminary hearing has been set for a Flowery Branch man charged with the murder of a Lawrenceville man on Friday.

September 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Schools to seek charter status

If Flowery Branch High and Chestnut Mountain Elementary schools have their way, there might be two more Hall County charter schools added to the mix as early as next year.

September 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Veterans outreach event set for this weekend

Johnny Varner has had a tough time explaining what a "stand down" is to prospective supporters of a two-day outreach effort to help veterans with needed services.

September 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Investigator details June shooting at mobile home party

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the Magistrate Court judge Friday of the fatal shooting last month at a mobile home party.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One dead, two injured in Forsyth crash

July 14, 2017 | | Local


Council on Aging honors Miller

Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, was named outstanding legislator of the year by the Georgia Council on Aging on Thursday.

July 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local




Film industry on a roll in Georgia

Georgia's film industry is gaining momentum as it hosts hits from Netflix's "Stranger Things" to AMC's "The Walking Dead," and the state ...

July 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Commissioners approve first phase of new shooting range construction

An ambitious, million-dollar project to build a new gun range for the Hall County Sheriff's Office and the FBI was approved by the Hall ...

July 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Police training on shooting simulator

After pulling over a suspected drunk driver, Gainesville Police Officer Griggs Wall tells the man to stay in the car to no avail.

July 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Daniel: ‘Absolutely confident’ Enota will be finished for 2018-19 school year opening

The president of the construction firm building the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy said Thursday night he is "absolutely confident" the building will be completed ...

July 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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