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One qualifier Monday for Clermont council seats

One person qualified Monday to run for one of Clermont's two vacant Town Council seats.

January 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Fraud suspect, alleged accomplices targeted golf courses

A Lawrenceville man is accused of committing credit card fraud and allegedly looking through golf courses for unattended valuables, according to police.

January 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia lawmakers return to Capitol for session’s first day

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening day of the session is typically dominated by ceremony, and the 2016 kickoff was no exception, including a visit from Betty Cantrell, the Georgian named "Miss America" for 2016.

January 11, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Hall Fire Services gives info on suspect, vehicle in arson case

Hall County Fire Services is asking for any information the public can provide in locating a person and a vehicle seen in the area of a suspected arson at Belvedere Circle on Jan. 2.

January 11, 2016 | | Local


9-year-old girl saves siblings from mobile home fire

Fennis "Peaches" Bailey heard a knock at her door late Friday night. She and her husband answered it to find a little girl on the porch, arms and hands blackened with soot. They could smell the smoke and see the fierce blaze behind her. They listened to what she said: Her house was burning down, her three siblings were safe, but her parents weren't home.

January 11, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Authorities: North Forsyth dad shoots son, 18, in accident while cleaning pistol

A North Forsyth teenager was shot in the stomach Saturday afternoon while he and his father cleaned a gun that accidentally discharged, officials said.

January 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


North Hall home damaged in overnight fire

A home off Cleveland Highway was damaged in an overnight fire.

January 11, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood going through transition in city leadership

At this time last year, Oakwood City Council was a group of political veterans, with three of the members having a combined 76 years of service.

January 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Fire Services offers safety tips

As cold weather has returned to Georgia, families are beginning to settle in and prepare their homes for winter.

January 10, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall Sheriff's Office stepping up patrols, announcing locations

In response to an increased number of motor vehicle crashes, the Hall County Sheriff's Office is targeting certain areas around the county.

January 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Armed jewel theft suspect in custody

The suspect in a string of armed jewelry robberies, including the August heist at Zales Outlet in Dawsonville, was taken into custody Friday in Smyrna.

January 10, 2016 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


What the Democrats would like to get done in the legislature this year

Raising the minimum wage, expanding Medicaid, creating a paid leave system and voting issues top the agenda for the Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus, according to its executive director, Liz Flowers.

January 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Improving education is priority for legislators this year

The Georgia General Assembly will have its hands full when it convenes Monday for the 2016 legislative session.

January 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


8 issues to watch as legislature kicks off 2016 session

EDUCATION

January 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 hottest topics for debate this session, according to Hall County's legislators

The following responses from local legislators have been edited for grammar, spelling and to adhere to Associated Press style. They have been cut to meet a 200-word count limit.

January 10, 2016 | | Local


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Library system now offering passport service

The close location and helpful assistance made life easy for Lindsey White and her two children on Monday as they applied for passports ahead of ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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