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Law officials: Gainesville man had $18K in five different drugs

A Gainesville man was charged with the possession of five different drugs totaling more than $18,000 in value, authorities said.

July 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local






Authorities say man molested girl for several years

A Commerce man was charged with molesting a child over the course of several years, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicken truck overturns in Lula

Some chickens fluttered to freedom Wednesday evening after a tractor-trailer overturned in Lula.

July 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Sutphen responds to firefighters' lawsuit

The firetruck manufacturer that sold a truck to Hall County responded to the lawsuit from three firefighters who were injured in a training incident last year.

July 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools develop plans for new elementary school

As homes go up near Mundy Mill, the need for a nearby school increases. Gainesville City Schools plan to open an elementary school in the area in 2017, and officials say they hope E-SPLOST funds will be approved by voters this fall for that purpose.

July 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Memorial Park limousine stolen, crashed in Atlanta

A July 4 joy ride in a stolen, funeral home limousine resulted in a crash into the side of a Discount Mart Plaza in Atlanta.

July 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Almost 60 dogs found in ‘deplorable conditions’ in North Hall

Fifty-nine dogs were rescued by Hall County Animal Control officers from a Lula home Tuesday, where they had lived in "deplorable" conditions, according to a news release from Hall County.

July 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: 2 dead in Dawsonville murder-suicide

DAWSONVILLE - An incident authorities are calling a murder-suicide left two people dead Wednesday at a home on Maple Hill Drive in downtown Dawsonville.

July 08, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Man dies at Fieldale Farms in possible electrocution

A 31-year-old Gainesville man was possibly electrocuted Tuesday at Fieldale Farms, Hall County Fire Services Deputy Chief Chad Black said.

July 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local GOP, Gainesville City Council push back on calls to change electoral system

Local Republicans and Gainesville City Council members pushed back at a public meeting Tuesday against calls to change the city's voting process, highlighting what has become a contentious campaign issue ahead of elections this fall.

July 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council denies request to shoot recreationally on property

A request from a Clermont resident to recreationally shoot his firearms on his property was denied by the town council Tuesday.

July 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Gainesville collecting traffic data in several areas

Gainesville motorists may have noticed traffic counters on city roads recently, including one in front of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway.

July 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city attorney plans to retire

Gainesville City Attorney James "Bubba" Palmour announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the year and not seek reappointment for 2016.

July 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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David Keener receives life sentence in murder case

A man received a life prison sentence Wednesday afternoon in a felony murder case involving another man's head being hit into a guardrail.

July 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Key crossing has reopened on new White County parkway

Tesnatee Gap Valley Road reopened at Ga. 115 in Cleveland on Wednesday, six days ahead of schedule, as part of work on the Appalachian Parkway.

July 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habersham deputy sheriff indicted in no-knock warrant case that injured toddler

A federal grand jury has indicted a Habersham County deputy sheriff on charges of falsifying information to obtain and execute a "no-knock" search warrant for ...

July 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Performers prepare for ballet event Friday

The International Ballet Gala Performance will be held Friday at the Brenau Downtown Center Theatre.

July 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Four-legged police aides get trained

Gainesville Police Sgt. Jim Von Essen lobbed his keys, a wallet and a plastic shotgun shell into high grass.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Trail network meeting planned in August

A meeting to talk about plans and ideas for the newly dubbed "Highlands to Islands" trail could take place in August.

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville stormwater upgrades a tough sell to public

Outreach, education and community meetings will be a critical part of selling Gainesville residents on the need for a new utility to pay for upgrades ...

July 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Poultry industry leader Nathaniel Ashe dies

Nathaniel "Nat" E. Ashe, an area poultry industry leader, died Monday at the age of 86.

July 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jury to begin deliberation Wednesday in felony murder case

The defense rested before 3 p.m. Tuesday in the felony murder case for David William Keener in the death of Randall Huling.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick says he's retiring

Gainesville City Councilman Bob Hamrick shocked his colleagues Tuesday when he announced that he will not seek reelection in November and plans to retire at ...

July 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Timetable moving up for Spout Springs road widening

Hall County could start buying property in mid-2016 for the Spout Springs Road widening project, earlier than previously thought thanks to voters passing the 1-cent ...

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder trial begins for man convicted last week in homeless beating

Removing his jacket, defense attorney Dan Sammons approached the witness stand and grabbed the trash can in Superior Court on Monday.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville stormwater fee program moving forward

Gainesville City Council will approve an agreement today with an Atlanta engineering consultant to develop a comprehensive stormwater management program, which includes implementing a "rain ...

July 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula OKs street improvement project

More improvements to downtown Lula's appearance could take place later this year.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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