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Expect lots of traffic, heightened enforcement for Labor Day

Travel officials predict that Georgia's roads will be clogged with Labor Day holiday travelers, and area law enforcement agencies are preparing to handle the extra traffic.

September 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Parents convicted of manufacturing meth

A cramped South Hall trailer where three young children lived with their parents also was home to a toxic methamphetamine lab, a jury determined Thursday.

September 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water strategist sees hope in deal with Alabama

Georgia Power President Mike Garrett, directing the state's efforts to settle a water dispute with Alabama and Florida, said Thursday he was "guardingly optimistic that we can do a deal with Alabama."

September 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meet the superfans: Riverside official steps in to cheer on players

Juan Christiansen is the dedicated fan for the parents who can't be.

September 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawson County considers consolidating precincts

DAWSONVILLE - Dawson County voters may have to travel farther next year to cast votes during elections.

September 03, 2009 | BY Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


No one qualifies, so Gillsville will appoint council member

After nobody qualified for the Post 2 council seat in Gillsville, Mayor Larry Poole said the council will appoint someone to fill the seat in January.

September 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fair Street, E.E. Butler High schools reunite over weekend

Alumni and friends of Fair Street and E.E. Butler high schools are wrapping up their 10th biennial reunion with a weekend full of events.

September 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Farmer says better fences might cost too much

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking over the county's official code of ordinances after local farmers expressed concerns over new fencing regulations.

September 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local schools keep eye on flu cases

Concerns over spread of the H1N1 flu virus have area school officials keeping a close eye out for any outbreaks and planning how to react if and when there are.

September 03, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


No one qualifies for Gillsville council seat

By the end of the three-day qualifying period Wednesday, nobody had entered the race for the Post 2 seat on the Gillsville City Council.

September 02, 2009 | By Katie Dunn and Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Health care science classes guide students to nursing, medical schools

For all parents hoping their little ones grow up to be doctors, you'll be glad to know some middle schools are helping kids get a head start in the medical field.

September 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bonds may help Hoschton tackle $77,000 debt

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton City Council held a called meeting Tuesday to discuss ways to deal with the projected $77,000 in debt the city has incurred.

September 02, 2009 | BY Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Hall DA opposes jail visits from killers

Some district attorneys in Georgia don't want defendants awaiting death penalty trials to get visits in jail from convicted murderers.

September 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber tour aims to lure industry to Hall

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hoped to woo economic developers with a tour of Hall County on Tuesday and Wednesday.

September 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue: Lake ruling hurts others

A federal ruling on Georgia's use of Lake Lanier as a water source won't just affect Georgians, the state's governor said Wednesday.

September 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Escaped Jackson County inmate back in custody

A statewide lookout ended around 8 p.m. Thursday for an inmate from Jackson County who escaped from a work crew.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of driving toward deputy arrested in Flowery Branch

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


King’s Hawaiian cancels celebration event

The scheduled celebration for a new plant at the current King's Hawaiian Bakery Southeast in Flowery Branch was canceled due to the timing of a bird flu outbreak that has now affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in at least a dozen states.

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


5K benefits 1-year-old being treated for eye cancer

Asher Rock is a lively 1-year-old boy who loves blowing kisses and playing with his "Percy the Small Engine" model train.

May 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


TAD funds approved for real estate, construction business

The Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee recommended Wednesday that Owens Management Group receive $17,500 in funds to renovate and convert a residential home into an office space for its real estate investment company and light-construction business.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free meals will be available for children in summer

Many children are reasonably well-fed from August to May - eating hot, balanced breakfast and lunch at school Monday through Friday.

May 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Slippery slope concerns arise as Hall officials debate trash dumping rate

Concerns about setting a bad precedent have given pause to some Hall County officials over whether to approve a discounted rate for a private trash collection service to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tri-state group OKs water management plan for basin

A private tri-state water group has settled in six years what remains a thorny issue for Georgia, Florida and Alabama after 20 years - the sharing of waters in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.

May 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Major companies moving away from antimicrobial use in chickens

Nick Ball says putting antibiotics in poultry is "putting bandaids over bulletholes."

May 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Badge & Bar: Day care owner in toddler burn case pleads not guilty

The day care owner accused by the Hall County Sheriff's Office of concealing information in an investigation into a burned toddler has pleaded not guilty.

May 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits

May 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Putting it all on the line for literacy

It's a "brain-teasing, crowd-pleasing, good-time romp," and it lasted for hours Tuesday night.

May 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Additional Ahaluna annexation moving forward

Gainesville is moving forward with annexing property along Ahaluna Drive, a result of an agreement with Hall County to avoid litigation, after the Planning and Appeals Board signed off on the proposal Tuesday night.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cities team up for 2015 roads paving effort

Oakwood is about to embark on another paving project with other area governments.

May 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Health System's Corporate Plaza to serve two hospital campuses

A ribbon cutting Tuesday for Northeast Georgia Health System's Corporate Plaza gave leaders with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce the chance to peek inside the new, modern home of more than 350 support services employees.

May 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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