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Teens mixed over texting legislation

With Georgia lawmakers on the verge of banning texting while driving, 15-year-old Wendy Martinez knows some teenagers will be upset if the law is passed.

April 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood puts government on display Friday

From new sidewalks to police cars, visitors to Oakwood's first City Government Day since 2004 will get to see what their taxpayer dollars are providing.

April 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Civil trial pits landowners against supermarket

A federal judge this week issued an injunction against Hall County's inspection office in connection with a property owner's civil lawsuit against a supermarket chain.

April 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teixeira's mission: Raise awareness for cancer to honor Ernst's memory

In his 19 short years, Brian Ernst had the chance to touch more hearts and lives than most people do in a lifetime, his mother Donna Ernst said.

April 28, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Area students learn about gardening and vegetables

Area schoolchildren got lessons on gardening Wednesday at the Hall County school system's Gardens on Greens next to its central office on Green Street.

April 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall Middle fights for funds

Instead of candy bars and wrapping paper, West Hall Middle School will be using body slams and tag teams to raise money.

April 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Mentorship program is opening eyes and minds

Some may have decided on a career path while others chose a new route for their future, but each learned something about themselves - which was the ultimate goal.

April 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Group’s fundraiser bee tests teams with tough words, humor

It came down to a fierce competition, but in the final round, the Lanier Tech "A Bee C's" won with the one-two punch of "philogyny" and "regisseur" at the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance For Literacy's spelling bee Tuesday night.

April 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Golf course still trying to reach the green

For consecutive years now, revenues at the Chattahoochee Golf Course have declined.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Money a major factor in seniors’ college plans this year

By the end of the week, local high school students must decide where to spend their next four years, and for many the decision is coming down to money.

April 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Meeting challenges for a quarter century

Twenty-five years ago, occupational therapist Jean Willers helped a classroom of six pre-school age children with physical and developmental disabilities in space donated by First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Scattered showers in area could bring hail, high winds

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of isolated thunderstorms bringing pea-sized hail and 45 mph winds in counties including Hall, Jackson, Banks and Forsyth until 7:15 p.m.

April 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gwinnett police officer arrested in Hall for DUI

A Gwinnett County police officer was arrested in Hall County over the weekend on a DUI charge, officials said today.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber nudges Hall, Gainesville toward water deal

The leader of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is calling for Gainesville and Hall County officials to settle their issues over the county's future water supply with an independent facilitator.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Officials hope new stretchers will reduce EMS injuries

Stretchers arriving in the coming months are expected to take a load off the backs of emergency medical responders.

August 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing child located, safe

Hall County officials reported late Thursday that they had located a missing 3-year-old boy and that he was safe.

August 20, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs team with Old Navy to teach job skills

Folding clothes, greeting customers and working a register are skills many young people learn on their first job.

August 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch looking at stormwater issues

Flowery Branch City Council is discussing an issue regarding a local resident complaining about stormwater pooling on his property.

August 20, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville fixing downtown sidewalks

Gainesville is working to improve sidewalks in the downtown area.

August 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plans for Wal-Mart in North Forsyth are back

August 20, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Man sentenced to 25 years in prison

A Lawrenceville man was found not guilty Thursday of armed robbery and four other charges in a 2013 incident in Gainesville, but was sentenced on ...

August 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Clearing the air: With origin found, officials work to stamp out stench

There's nothing like a stench to bring people together.

August 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Browns Bridge Road lane closing during rush hour for water main repair

One lane of Browns Bridge Road will be closed at Watson Circle starting at 5:15 p.m. due to a water main break under ...

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist

August 20, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Gainesville council race for Ward 3 draws candidate

Lemuel Betancourt, 47, has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat currently held by Myrtle Figueras.

August 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Twins suspected in burglary indicted

A pair of Gainesville twins charged with burglary in November by Gainesville Police were indicted last week by a grand jury.

August 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lakeview kicks off school year with traditional celebration

A bell tolls across Lakeview Academy's grounds, signaling the official start of the school year on Wednesday.

August 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Advocates want state tax credit for low-income workers on the table

Changes to the state tax code are possible when lawmakers convene in January for the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly, but just who ...

August 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jury to decide attempted armed robbery, shooting case

The prosecution and defense closed Wednesday in the case of a Lawrenceville man charged with attempted armed robbery and shooting a man in the side.

August 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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