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Flowery Branch student drivers warned about new texting ban

Nine states, including Georgia, have banned text messaging while driving. But that doesn't stop some drivers from taking the risk.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood man pleads not guilty to sex charges

An Oakwood man pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse of children at his first court appearance Tuesday morning in Teton County, Mont., District Court, The Fairfield, Mont., Sun Times reported.

October 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jacobs Media changing AM, FM lineups

Jacobs Media Corp. is expanding its news and talk radio onto the FM radio dial and is shaking up its AM lineup, too.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Work begins to transform old community building

Work has started to turn the old South Hall Community Center into a student ministry center for Blackshear Place Baptist Church.

October 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property eyed for new Flowery Branch City Hall site

Flowery Branch is looking to buy about 7 acres of downtown property for a future city government complex and park area.

October 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


City officials give update on Midtown projects

The pedestrian bridge from downtown to Midtown should be complete by August, and the Midtown greenway should be ready for walkers and joggers in less than two years, city officials said Tuesday morning.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


West Hall High School junior collects shirts for needy in El Salvador

As other teens her age rummage through their drawers to try on outfits, Alex Smith, 16, has been emptying hers and inspiring others to do the same.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cyclists pedal to help young men’s home

Eight men cycled into River Forks Park on Keith Bridge Road in Gainesville on Monday afternoon, hoping to make a difference.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Georgia Power’s $11 rate hike request draws concern

Georgia Power Co. asked the Public Service Commission to raise rates by nearly $11 at a public hearing Monday in Atlanta.

October 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Schools aims to fix last year’s graduation problems

Gainesville City Schools officials are taking an early look at ways to resolve issues that hampered last May's graduation ceremony at Gainesville High School.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Proposal: No city debt for Gainesville public servants

At the end of the month, anyone with debt to the city must pay up before serving on a board or committee.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 Atlanta men face drug charges in Hall County

Two Atlanta men were booked at the Hall County Jail on drug charges Friday, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad.

October 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


No tax hike for Oakwood, but little growth expected in 2011

OAKWOOD - No tax increase is planned for Oakwood in 2011, but with the economy still in neutral, the city isn't expecting any kind of spike in revenues either.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hall libraries add test prep, language software

The Hall County Library System is able to offer more test preparation and language learning services with the help of the Internet.

October 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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