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Oakwood to add 3 tornado sirens

Oakwood has been approved for a $25,000 grant to help put up emergency weather sirens at three locations around the city, including Oakwood Elementary School, which was smacked by an August 2008 tornado.

December 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local school systems put SPLOST on March ballot

Problems with aging and deteriorating school buildings and outstanding bond debt are among the reasons area school systems will ask voters for a sales tax extension.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State legislators nix pay increase amid continuing budget concerns

With the state's budget woes looming, lawmakers voted Monday to cancel a scheduled pay increase for themselves for at least a year.

December 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Firefighters investigate blaze at Athens Highway home

Hall County firefighters are investigating a Monday blaze that injured one person.

December 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton police officer from Flowery Branch arrested

A Flowery Branch man and Braselton police officer was charged Sunday with battery and third degree cruelty to children, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

December 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Schools toughen policies against bullies

Gainesville and Hall County school officials are firming up their anti-bullying policies as the result of revised laws approved by the state this year.

December 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bullies, victims often left with long-term problems

For some local students, the walk to class, to the playground or the bus ride home from school can be a painful experience.

December 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Life after losing: 'Problem solver' gearing up for ’12 run

It's possible that no one remembers Daniel Benton's attempt at Congress.

December 12, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding For The Times | Local


Gainesville, Hall plan for open reservoir mediation

It appears Gainesville and Hall County can agree on one thing when it comes to the Cedar Creek Reservoir: the mediation process should be open to the public.

December 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center celebrates Christmas on Sunday

If you ever wondered whether you should get a fake tree instead of a real one, the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Show Choir can help you come to a decision.

December 12, 2010 | Lauren Blais | Local


Icy weather to continue into Tuesday

Bone-chilling temperatures are on the way.

December 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. DOT gets ready for the cold

Winter doesn't officially arrive until Dec. 21, but the Georgia Department of Transportation already has been out battling icy roads.

December 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police urge residents to stay wary while shopping, protect homes

With a recent uptick in home invasions and burglaries in Hall County, police officials are warning residents to keep their eyes open during the holiday season, especially when leaving home or shopping.

December 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Some Northeast Georgia schools closed on Monday

Some local school systems say they will be closed Monday due to snow and ice.

December 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Dawsonville embraces its still life

With bottles clinking in their back seats, they ran from the revenuers. Bootleggers once carried 10,000 gallons of moonshine a week on the back country roads from Dawsonville to Atlanta.

December 12, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Deal suspends rules on trucker hours after pipeline leak threatens gas supplies

A leak in the Colonial pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey and supplies gasoline for much of Georgia and the eastern seaboard, has ...

September 16, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local




Authorities charge Hall man with child exploitation after porn found on computer

A Hall County man was charged with child exploitation after investigators found 200 sexually explicit videos and photographs of minor children in his possession, according ...

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way begins campaign with focus on poverty

Living in poverty means having to make stark, difficult choices about where to spend what little money is available from day to day.

September 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State, defense rest Thursday in Gainesville stabbing trial

The final witnesses testified Thursday in the malice murder trial of Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, 49.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Hundreds attend event on Gainesville Square to raise awareness of childhood cancer

Several hundred people attended an event in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Live music, food trucks and a petting zoo ...

September 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Authorities respond to vehicle in Lake Lanier; no people believed to have been in car

Hall County Fire Services responded Thursday to a vehicle submerged in a Lake Lanier cove, and a dive team was dispatched to search for potential ...

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Director leads Riverside Military Academy band into new era

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Giove remembers, as a child in Hollywood, Fla., regular parades through the city put on by a local military academy.

September 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Times staffers earn SNPA video, photo honors

Two staff members of The Times earned awards at the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Hall firefighter raising money for another Louisiana flood relief trip

A Hall County firefighter who is originally from Louisiana went back to his hometown of Central to help flood victims last month. Now Lt. Damon ...

September 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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