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Surveyors to halt Ga. 400/Ga. 53 traffic Saturday morning

February 05, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Expo features local businesses and their ‘green’ benefits

A trip to the busy, giant retailer-filled Mall of Georgia in Buford is fine, but keeping their shopping dollars local is important to Ann and Todd Marvos of Gainesville.

February 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


School officials boost security after Gainesville High threat

Security at Gainesville High School remained heightened Thursday after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Concerns linger even as most Hall County parents vaccinate children

Vaccinations: lifesavers or poison?

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Gainesville attorney honored with defense award

A local stalwart of indigent legal defense was honored Saturday at the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall man charged with armed robbery, assault

A Hall County man is accused of beating a man with a handgun and taking the man's car, cellphone and wallet.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax presentations set over coming month

Members of the public have opportunities over the coming month to hear about an upcoming sales tax referendum.

February 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Islands’ well project in limbo

Lanier Islands' planned well project sits idle in Flowery Branch, nearly 2 1/2 years after it was announced.

February 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgians practice tornado safety

Wednesday was Tornado Safety Day in Georgia.

February 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High threat provokes school search

A threat written on a Gainesville High School bathroom wall led to a sweep of the school about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

February 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


County wants to nix ‘politicized’ board that rules on disciplinary actions

Hall County officials have outlined a long and broad list of legislative priorities for state lawmakers to consider this year, including proposed changes to the Civil Service Board, local utility rates and franchise fees.

February 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flurries possible in mountains as colder air moves in tonight

Some residents in North Georgia mountain communities may see that flaky white stuff falling from the sky tonight and Thursday morning.

February 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County woman accused of using prescription pad for hydrocodone

A Hall County woman allegedly used a stolen prescription pad on nine occasions to obtain hydrocodone, authorities said Wednesday.

February 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Ga. 347 project gets $500K from Hall

The planned widening of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between McEver Road and Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County got a financial boost last month from the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

February 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools save thousands due to low fuel prices

Everyone is saving money this winter with the low fuel costs, but no one more than local school systems.

February 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Armed robbery case moving to Superior Court

A Hall County man accused of armed robbery and aggravated assault had his case moved forward to Superior Court.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rape case committal hearing continued to March

A case involving a 16-year-old accused of rape was continued to a later date.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lone tennis court repair bid for Deaton Creek fails to satisfy

Spring may arrive without fixes to a troubled tennis court at the Village at Deaton Creek neighborhood in Hoschton.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspect’s ex-wife, Flowery Branch man killed in Clarkesville shooting

A former deputy shot and killed his ex-wife and wounded the Habersham County sheriff and a deputy in an ambush Sunday night at a Clarkesville home, authorities said.

February 23, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Hall jailer arraigned on bribery, smuggling charges

A Hall County jailer has been arraigned on federal charges that he accepted bribes and smuggled contraband into the jail.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Forecast calls for wintry mix tonight

A winter weather advisory for much of North Georgia calls for a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight, though less than an inch of snow in the Gainesville area.

February 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


SPLOST money would help N. Hall cities mainly with parks and infrastructure

The money isn't huge, especially spread over five years, and would be used mainly for routine projects, but it's vital nonetheless, said government officials in the cities of North Hall County.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: State board says yes to traditional math options

Georgia public schools can now teach the math most people know best.

February 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Marco’s Pizza opening on Thompson Bridge Road this week

The fastest-growing pizza company in the U.S. will soon be open in Gainesville.

February 22, 2015 | Caroline Watts The Times | Local


Habersham sheriff, deputy wounded in shooting

Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and a deputy were shot and wounded Sunday in Clarkesville, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

February 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman delivers baby during ice storm

Alexa entered the world last week while most of Hall County was in the dark.

February 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, Gainesville City schools to discuss making up snow days

Last week's winter storms meant happy students and possibly less happy parents.

February 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners to discuss lingering issues today

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will address several lingering issues when it meets for a work session today.

February 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


3 people escape East Hall fire unharmed

Three people escaped uninjured from an early Sunday house fire in East Hall.

February 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area high schools excel in AP courses

Some of the most advanced students in the state are from Hall County and Gainesville schools.

February 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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