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Tragedy drives move toward texting ban

While driving home from college for Christmas break two years ago, 18-year-old Caleb Sorohan took his eyes off the road for a second to check a text on his cellphone. That second cost him his life.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


White Sulphur students moving those muscles

What started as an after-school fitness club at White Sulphur Elementary School has flourished into a schoolwide undertaking.

December 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Age showing on Lake Lanier bridges

Farms and pastures once dotted Hall County's landscape - that is until the 1950s, when the U.S. government began building Lake Lanier.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT: 10 of Hall’s bridges needs replacing

The two bridges not only sit at opposite sides of Hall County, but they are opposites on a state rating scale that indicates structural integrity and other factors.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners find calm after stormy year

The year played out like a Hollywood buddy comedy for the Hall County Board of Commissioners - quarreling over differences in the beginning, some teamwork along the way and mutual respect at the end.

December 17, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gingrich leads as Georgians worry about jobs

Jonathan Hood feels that Newt Gingrich represents his ideals.

December 17, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rating bridges not quite like grading school papers

If school grades worked like the bridge rating system does, students would be much happier.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman, 90, sentenced to jail for failing to clean property

For two decades, the Hall County Marshals Office has been trying to get Charlene Coburn to clean her property.

December 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


State association honors Hall assistant public defender

Travis A. Williams never lacks motivation in the courtroom.

December 17, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Charter academy plan in the works

The gears are turning to get a new regional charter academy in North Georgia.

December 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


‘Shop with a Cop’ gives families an early holiday

Jessie and Isela Perez weren't sure they would have a Christmas this year.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Most Hall GOP leaders cool to nonpartisan elections

Hall County seems to like the elephant in the room.

December 16, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville and Hall set to agree on fiber optics deal

There's a history between Hall County and the city of Gainesville of having intergovernmental agreements often turn into disagreements.

December 16, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Georgia misses out on federal grant for pre-k education

Federal officials announced Friday that Georgia is not among the winners of a U.S. Department of Education early learning grant.

December 16, 2011 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Victims of Thompson Bridge Road accident identified

A man killed Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a van on Thompson Bridge Road near Kroger in Gainesville was identified Friday as a 35-year-old Buford man.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Author discusses shameful episode in local history

The Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, rector at Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Gainesville, took note of a full house on a Saturday afternoon.

August 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Volunteers help create ‘veterans parklet’ at Quinlan Arts Center

Volunteers filled the workshop at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center on Saturday to add their creative touch in helping put together the "veterans parklet" at ...

August 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


The Kings are wild: Elvis artists wow crowd at Big E Festival

The Main Street Event Facility in Cornelia was turned into a Vegas lounge for the afternoon on Saturday as Elvis fans from around the region ...

August 05, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Jaemor Farms’ Peach Festival offers a sweet taste of summer

ALTO - Things were just peachy at Jaemor Farms Saturday at the fourth annual Georgia Belle Peach Festival.

August 05, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Former Hall County fire lieutenant indicted on false statements charge

A former Hall County Fire Services lieutenant fired in April 2016 was indicted Monday on a charge of giving false statements.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Armed robbery suspect’s attorney a no-show in court

The case involving the alleged driver in a Gainesville gas station robbery moved on to Superior Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Patients, students benefit from pro-bono physical therapy clinic at Brenau

Seven months after starting a physical therapy clinic where money doesn't change hands and no insurance is needed, Brenau University officials say the program ...

August 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Investigators testify about man charged with long list of crimes

More than a dozen charges were at the crux of a Flowery Branch man's hearing Friday, which included armed robbery, aggravated battery and burglary.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Men accused of home invasion appear in court

Two men allegedly returned to an East Hall home with guns attempting to collect on a debt, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigator: Woman woke up with sex assault suspect on top of her

An investigator told the court Friday of an alleged sexual assault from May in Hall County.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Clean water restrictions coming to Lanier

After years of discussion about discharges into Lake Lanier, Clean Water Act enforcement is finally washing down on Georgia sewer systems, industry and farmers.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Positive rabies alert in Lula

A rabid raccoon and a dog recently came into contact in the 6900 block of Wheeler Drive in Lula.

August 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pendergrass man accused of molesting girl for 5 years

A Pendergrass man is accused of molesting a girl over a period of more than five years.

August 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Medical panel encourages HPV vaccine

The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, provides pre-teens and teenagers with a safe and effective prevention of some cancers that can be traumatic, according ...

August 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Three Gainesville ‘Magnolias’ honored at history center fundraiser

Three Gainesville women - Rosemary Dodd, Mary Hart Wilheit and the late Nell Wiegand - were honored Thursday as "Magnolias Among Us" at the Northeast Georgia History ...

August 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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