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Teen’s death leads to texting ban

A tragic accident last December has led to a state law that the victim's family hopes will help save other families from their pain.

June 04, 2010 | | Local


Storms popping up in area, though not considered severe

Scattered thunderstorms are beginning to strike throughout the Northeast Georgia area and could hamper some commuters' drives home.

Storms are expected before 8 p.m. in the area, some capable of producing heavy rain and lightning, according to the National Weather Service. Though the storms are not considered severe, some could produce small hail and winds gusting to 40 mph.

June 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville police arrest three teens for laundry break-in

Gainesville police arrested three teens on burglary charges early today following a late night break-in at a Aviation Boulevard laundromat.

Lt. Carol Martin said police responded to Amigos Coin Laundry at 1216 Aviation Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. and found that the front glass had been shattered and an undetermined amount of money was taken. Someone also tried to enter the neighboring Salon De Belleza.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


WWII vet gets send-off at Gainesville airport

A World War II veteran got a rousing send-off at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport this morning as he left Gainesville for his native Illinois.

About 50 people, including caregivers, church members and friends, waved U.S. flags as Verl Fisher was helped onto a plane, where he was accompanied by a local doctor, and as the plane taxied down the runway and climbed into the sky.

June 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch Council votes to contract out trash pickup

Flowery Branch is getting out of the trash collection business.

June 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Grant helps teachers steer students toward technical training

What do we do when the state runs short of electrical employees in the next few years?

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County state rep. cited as ‘influential’

State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named one of the most influential Georgians by a statewide political magazine.

June 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall DA ponders 2 death penalty cases

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh said this week he is "seriously considering" pursuing the death penalty against two teenage gang members charged in a fatal drive-by shooting last summer.

June 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


HAT previews program for free bus rides

Hall County residents who need a ride but can't afford it soon may board the bus for free.

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs members recieve lessons on drugs, gangs and other topics

A group of students piled into a Hall County SWAT vehicle and another crowded around the Gainesville K-9 car.

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


A long walk for a good cause

Things are off to a promising start for the 2010 Relay for Life, which begins at 7 tonight and runs through 7 a.m. Saturday.

June 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Restrictions lifted for most sex offenders

More than three-quarters of Hall County's registered sex offenders can now live and work wherever they want, after a recently passed state law lifted residency and employment restrictions for the majority of men and women on the registry.

June 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Supreme Court acts to bypass fee hike

The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday responded to a dramatic increase in fees for filing a court appeal by allowing appellants to bypass the local clerk of courts office.

June 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Summer job market still tight

As applicants of all ages look for jobs this summer, many are coming up empty-handed.

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Perdue says a new school initiative could boost the economy

What is Gov. Sonny Perdue's solution to the economic crisis? Education.

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legion commander explains etiquette used in lowering American flag to half-staff

In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies across the nation, it's not uncommon to see the American flag flying at half-staff.

July 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Green Street study reveals difficulty of widening, redesigning road

More than 33,000 automobiles travel up and down historic Green Street in Gainesville each day, and heavy trucks account for 16 percent of all ...

July 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roads reopen after gas leak shut down roads near Hog Mountain-Blackjack intersection in South Hall

All roads have been reopened after closures near the intersection of Hog Mountain and Blackjack roads in South Hall because of a large gas leak ...

July 14, 2016 | | Local


‘Pokemon Go’ gets its fans moving, smartphones in hand

"Pokemon Go" has caught on fast, and players in Hall County are singing its praises for making its users more active.

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Unity meeting set Thursday with Gainesville police, city officials

Communities across the nation are still reeling from the events last week that left two black men dead at the hands of white police officers ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Mental health program for families adopts Spanish-language model

It is said that the mentally ill often suffer in silence.

July 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Hall man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A Hall County man is accused of transmitting sexually explicit photographs on his cellphone and later tampering with evidence, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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