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700 marijuana plants found in Forsyth house

CUMMING - Two arrests have been made in what Forsyth County authorities are calling the most sophisticated indoor marijuana growing operation they have seen.

William D. Morrow III, 44, and Linda Bates Vaughan, 40, were arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office with manufacturing and trafficking marijuana, a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

April 21, 2008 | Julie Arrington | Local


Stray Pet Strut and 5K Run set for Saturday

The Humane Society of Hall County presents its 17th annual Stray Pet Strut and 5K Run on Saturday, with all of the proceeds going to benefit the organization. The event takes place at Lake Lanier Islands, which is a new location from previous years.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Community leaders ‘locked up’ for cause

On April 29, the Gainesville Police Department, the Hall County Sheriff's Office and the Oakwood Police Department will take business leaders to the Muscular Dystrophy Association 'jail' at Gainesville's Georgia Mountains Center. They will spend one hour in jail and make calls to friends and business associates to help bail them out.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Final ‘super sweep’ scheduled

The Lake Lanier Association's ongoing cleanup program, "Shore Super Sweep," comes to an end this weekend.

As a last hoorah, four organized cleanups are planned Saturday morning at various locations around the lake.

April 21, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Ex-parks boss says Hall commissioner wanted her out because she is a woman

Former Hall County Parks and Leisure Services Director Deborah Mockus said she felt "betrayed" when county officials suggested she leave her position due to the wishes of a county commissioner. But, county officials said they recommended she explore new positions due to her inadequate job performance.

April 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Burn victim released from hospital

A child who was airlifted to an Atlanta burn unit Monday with second-degree burns from spilled soup has been released from the hospital, an official said.

April 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


GSC hosts discussion on global warming

A Gainesville State College assistant professor will present "Understand Global Warming" at noon April 23 in the college's Continuing Education/Performing Arts Center auditorium. The public is welcome to attend.

April 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. 400 gets cable barrier in median

The Georgia Department of Transportation last week installed a median on portions of Ga. 400.

April 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gov. Perdue to decide whether to expand gun rights

When Gainesville sporting goods store manager John Lipscomb wears his Glock 23 handgun legally concealed in the waistband of his pants, he has to leave it behind when he goes into a restaurant to eat. The same goes for riding on a bus or visiting a state park.

April 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County tax assessor agrees to leave of absence

Hall County Board of Tax Assessors Chairman Emory Martin Jr. agreed Wednesday to take a leave of absence from his position, with pay and benefits, until the district attorney comes back with the results of his investigation into allegations of financial improprieties within the office.

April 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Date set for Special Olympics

Special Olympics Georgia has been able to reschedule the Area 2 spring games after concerns that the games weren't going to happen.

April 20, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gainesville departments ask for taxpayer help with budgets

In Wednesday's budget meetings, the Gainesville City Council heard from departments that don't totally rely on city funding.

April 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two men charged with pandering

Two men were arrested Tuesday at an undisclosed location in Gainesville after they negotiated with a prostitute to pay for sex, officials said Wednesday.

April 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Beagle mix uses nose to pinpoint termites for pest control business

There may never be a machine that can rival a dog's nose for identifying odors. That's why dogs are widely used by law enforcement for finding bombs, drugs, arson evidence and missing persons.

April 20, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Mohawk’s closing follows the trend as manufacturing jobs decline in Georgia

This week's announcement that Mohawk Industries was laying off 366 workers in Dahlonega follows a trend of a decline in manufacturing jobs that has been occurring in Georgia for the past decade.

April 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall narrows focus to specific tax collections

The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office has slowed its efforts to collect taxes owed on watercraft and personal property due to budget constraints and understaffing.

July 21, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Tech reorganization to help make programs consistent

Lanier Technical College has appointed its first dean of Allied Health as part of a reorganization designed to make instruction across its five campuses more consistent.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall turnout in runoff on pace with primary

Turnout during the early voting period for the July 22 runoff was on par with turnout during the May primary in Hall County.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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