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Many say texting-while-driving ban would be hard to enforce

Legislation introduced by the U.S. Senate could have Georgia looking to ban texting while driving, but local law enforcement officials say that laws on cell phone use are hard to enforce.

August 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Lisa Clark Gonzalez reaches settlement in custody case

The former Lisa Clark, who made headlines when she had a child by a 15-year-old husband 22 years her junior, has reached a new agreement on visitation with the child, an attorney said Wednesday.

August 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Teens plead guilty to armed robbery

Three teenagers who robbed a Gainesville cab driver of $32 at gunpoint were each sentenced to more than 11 years in prison Wednesday as emotional family members looked on.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Riverside Academy announces appointments

Andy Jobson will serve as Riverside Military Academy's vice president and dean for academic affairs. Jobson began working at Riverside in 1995 as a teacher and department chair of English and social studies.

August 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Forsyth deputy arrested on fraud charge

A 10-year veteran of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has resigned following her arrest over the weekend on felony charges.

August 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Students encouraged to show school spirit at weekend festival

Attention all high schoolers: Bring your basketball skills and school spirit this weekend to get geared up for school.

August 05, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Family vows to continue night spot after owner’s death

JEFFERSON - The death of a local proprietor has caught an entire community off guard, but his family is planning to make sure his legacy continues to thrive.

August 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

City dedicates new well road after town legend

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch has a new road, named after a woman who was one of its oldest residents when she died in February.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fair Street teachers return to remade lounge

Dozens of ooh's and ahh's floated through the hallways of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School on Wednesday as Principal Will Campbell unveiled a redecorated teachers' lounge made over with the help of Blackshear Place Baptist Church members.

August 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Drivers get more room as Mundy Mill lanes open

Three lanes are now open in each direction of Mundy Mill Road/Ga. 53 from Blackshear Place Baptist Church to the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Clarks Bridge Road closed after car goes into lake

Both lanes of Clarks Bridge are closed while a car that went into Lake Lanier this morning is pulled out with a special towing device.

The driver safely escaped her Jeep Cherokee uninjured before it sank, officials said.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Girl tells police she was approached by man with gun

A 9-year-old girl told family members she was approached by a man with a gun Tuesday night outside a West Hall home, but authorities were unable to confirm the incident following a widespread search.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Public hearing set for reservoir project

On Thursday, the public is invited to learn about the proposed Glades Reservoir and share their thoughts.

August 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Development still happening in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's no major boom, but developments are popping up around Flowery Branch, signs that the recession hasn't completely silenced hammers and drills.

August 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Finding victims, perpetrators of child porn a challenge

When retired Stephens County Sheriff's Investigator Mike Crozier took the witness stand in a federal courtroom in Gainesville last month, it was the eighth time this year he has testified about images of child pornography known collectively as the "RCA Series."

August 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Flowery Branch may ban some outdoor drop boxes

Outdoor drop boxes may be allowed in Flowery Branch, but only those related to the property they're on.

October 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ask the Times: Texting and driving is hard charge to mark

Question: Does local law enforcement actually enforce that ban on texting while driving?

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Junior League thrift sale begins with double-price event

Hundreds of chairs, dozens of sofas, countless boxes of clothing and piles of knick-knacks and necessities, from televisions and toasters to Christmas stockings and coasters ...

October 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau homecoming parade set for Saturday

Brenau University's homecoming parade will begin circling the "Brenau Mile" at 4 p.m. Saturday.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Sheriff’s Office kicks off health initiative in schools

The tire-flipping Hall County Sheriff's Office sergeant and fellow law enforcement are leading an effort of healthier choices for school children.

October 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Burn ban lifted in Hall County

As of Thursday, Hall County residents can again burn yard debris with proper permits.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Health Expo offers free screenings, focus on older residents

Next week's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings ...

October 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Deputy honored for protecting victim, children in domestic dispute

Hall County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jason Bailes recalled one of the closest calls for Deputy Matthew Norman and others responding to a domestic dispute ...

October 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Options available to those who don’t receive tag renewal notice

Delays in mailing motor vehicle tag renewal notices for those drivers with October birthdays finally got some explanation late this week.

October 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

9 proposals to improve downtown Gainesville

A new concept plan for downtown Gainesville focuses on the area's potential and how it can meet the desires of millennials and Generation Xers ...

October 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

10 local tradesmen honored during Master Craftsmen event

In partnership with Lanier Technical College on Thursday, officials honored 10 skilled tradesmen from around the county who, according to Hall County School District Superintendent ...

October 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Local church celebrates 5,000th blood donation

After taking a machine gun bullet to the leg on April 9, 1945, in Erbach, Germany, Kennedy Smartt was soon thereafter touched by the kindness ...

September 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Veterans group donates hospital beds to nursing home

The Gainesville-based veterans group made Curt Pritchett's day.

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Downtown plan to be unveiled today

The Gainesville City Council will get its first look at a new downtown strategic plan when it meets this morning.

September 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Delay of tag renewal notices causing confusion

That feeling when the motor vehicle tag renewal notice shows up in the mail around your birthday - it's kind of like getting coal in ...

September 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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