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Hall County reviews rules for religion in schools

With the first week of school underway, teachers and principals in Hall County are careful of how they address religion in school.

August 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fire Marshal Scott Cagle moving to state agency

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle is retiring from Hall County Fire Services and moving over to a state agency, Cagle said Tuesday night.

August 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Violin teacher charged with child molestation

An 85-year-old violin teacher is in jail following an investigation into whether he used his business, Oxford Academy of Classical Studies, to develop an inappropriate relationship with a student.

August 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Gainesville to get traffic signal help from DOT

Gainesville will get some traffic signal timing help from the Georgia Department of Transportation, Public Works Director David Dockery said Tuesday.

August 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville's proposed restriction on where fireworks are sold has exceptions

Gainesville is pushing ahead with a plan to restrict where fireworks can be sold after the Planning and Appeals Board gave its support to a code amendment Tuesday night.

August 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roundabout may be considered for busy northwest Hall intersection

A roundabout or some other improvement could be on the horizon for a northwest Hall County intersection that's especially busy before and after school.

August 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man stabbed repeatedly in legs by girlfriend’s ex

A man suffered serious injuries to his legs when his girlfriend's ex appeared and allegedly stabbed him with a knife, authorities said.

August 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Overnight storms cause damage, power outages in North Georgia

Overnight storms downed trees and knocked out power to customers in Northeast Georgia on Monday.

August 11, 2015 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


Sheriff: 15 store clerks charged with selling alcohol to minors

A sting operation on underage alcohol sales netted 15 people from businesses across Hall County, according to authorities.

August 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New bridge opens at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

Navigating Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton gets a little easier starting this morning.

August 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Escaped inmate found; girlfriend also arrested

A Hall County Jail inmate was captured after a short search Monday afternoon.

August 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputy testifies man fought dog’s owner after dog bit him

A man bitten by a neighbor's bullmastiff started two fights leading to the dog's death, a deputy testified Monday.

August 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Florida battling water group over basin document

In its ongoing "water wars" with Georgia, Florida is having a skirmish of its own with a private tri-state water group that has developed a plan of managing the long-contested waters straddling the states.

August 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves $2 million for student devices

Two million dollars will give students access to a wealth of new technology in Hall County.

August 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to consider electric charging station downtown

Gainesville City Council will discuss a proposal to install an electric vehicle charging station downtown when it meets Thursday morning.

August 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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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


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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