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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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Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Father's Day meant revenge for Saul Castillo. It was a day 31 years in the making.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School boards review E-SPLOST referendum

The wording of a referendum on a one-cent sales tax that could raise as much as $195 million is being reviewed by the local school ...

August 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Hall County employees will soon be paying higher co-pays and premiums for health care coverage, with some increases designed to drive workers to use the ...

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cheek becomes latest candidate to enter Gainesville Ward 3 council race

André Cheek announced Monday that she is joining the race for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Campground host fires gunshots at lake visitors

August 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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