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Ex-Hall County jailer files suit against sheriff’s office, claims discrimination

A former Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy has filed an employment discrimination complaint against the agency and Sheriff Gerald Couch, claiming he faced discrimination due to his race.

February 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Volunteer crews work to remove abandoned houseboat from Lake Lanier shoreline

Efforts to clean up Lake Lanier began Friday with work to remove one of the many abandoned houseboats found along the shoreline.

February 07, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Meth lab found in Dawson County; 4 people arrested

Four suspects are in custody after drug agents raided a home in southeastern Dawson County where an active methamphetamine lab was uncovered.

February 06, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville recycling customers asked to not place food in bins

Gainesville officials are asking recycling customers to not put food or plastic bags in the recycling bins.

February 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Johnson High School students raise funds for well in Sierra Leone

Thanks to small sacrifices made by Johnson High School students, 275 people in Sierra Leone have more access to drinking water.

February 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lanier Tech event provides free dental care for students by volunteers

More than 150 Hall County students now have a great reason to flash those pearly whites.

February 06, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Final sentences handed down in North Ga. motorcycle gang case

The final two men accused in a North Georgia motorcycle gang investigation by the FBI were sentenced Friday in federal court in Gainesville.

February 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect injured in Banks County officer-involved shooting

Two Banks County Sheriff's Office deputies are uninjured after a shooting incident Friday while attempting to approach a suspect wanted on a parole violation warrant.

February 06, 2015 | | Local


Hall County budget on the upswing, officials say

The 2014 fiscal year ended on a positive financial note for Hall County government, according to a report officials delivered Friday.

February 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man indicted in death of Lula councilwoman Vicky Chambers

A Gainesville man accused of crashing into a Lula councilwoman's car and causing her death was indicted last week.

February 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Veterans group plans to make PSAs about veteran suicide

Having battled his own demons in civilian life, Jerry Edwards has decided to reach out to other veterans - and the public at large - with a series of blunt but realistic public service announcements about veteran suicide.

February 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area officials object to transportation, federal grants bills

It's not everyday that Hall County and Gainesville officials come to an agreement, but their joint displeasure this week with two proposed bills in the state legislature united them.

February 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High School takes extra precautions after threat

Security at Gainesville High School remained heightened Thursday after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Special judge assigned in fired Hall County deputies case

A senior Superior Court judge has been assigned to the civil suit involving Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and two former deputies.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools partnering with Brenau University

The Gainesville community is coming together in support of students with disabilities.

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Winter closings, cancellations, delays

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February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Ga. endures harsh freeze, braces for next storm

After snow flurries fell amid trees and power lines still encased in ice Wednesday, local officials began preparing for more wintry weather this weekend.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Left in the dark: Storm's icy grip cripples Northeast Ga.

The cleanup is underway from a North Georgia ice storm that began Monday as a mild threat but by Tuesday morning had turned into a tree-snapping, power-sapping, road-blocking mess.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spout Springs public hearing is set Thursday

Residents can check out the latest road plans, including a draft environmental report, Thursday on the 6-mile widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development Authority OKs purchase, renovation of Summer’s Landing at Limestone senior facility

Summer's Landing at Limestone, an assisted living facility on Windward Lane in Gainesville, will soon be known as Oxton Place of Gainesville.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Storm sends residents scrambling for supplies

Power outages across Hall County sent residents scrambling Tuesday morning for generators, food and other essentials to make it through the storm's aftermath.

February 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Power outage leads to worry for those with oxygen tanks

As trasformers blew and iced-over trees fell on power lines, many worried about how to cook their food and stay warm.

February 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill and Nick Watson The Times | Local


NOTE TO READERS: Delivery issues expected due to weather

Due to the inclement weather, delivery of the print edition of The Times to some of our readers may be delayed Wednesday morning in order not to put our carriers at risk.

February 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-Vols linebacker, Gainesville grad A.J. Johnson surrenders to police

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High graduate, has turned himself in on a charge of aggravated rape.

February 17, 2015 | By Steve Megargee Associated Press | Local


Inmate captured after escaping work detail in Gainesville

A Fulton County inmate was captured Tuesday afternoon within three hours after walking away from his work detail in Hall County in the midst of widespread cleanup following the ice storm.

February 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


UNG event offers help with applying for financial aid

Parents who want help with getting financial aid for their children are invited to a free event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the University of North Georgia's Cumming campus.

February 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Jones resigns from elections board in Hall

Ann Jones, a longtime Flowery Branch resident, businesswoman and activist in Republican politics, resigned her seat last week on the new Hall County elections board because a bylaw prohibits her from engaging in political campaigns.

February 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Odd couple: Longtime pasta eatery now serving barbecue as well

The smokehouse behind Pasquale's restaurant should be the first clue. Then, if you follow your nose, you'll find out quickly that more than pasta is on the menu.

February 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Initiative aims to rebuild image of manufacturing

All of Georgia's 932 public middle and high schools will soon be the first schools to join a national initiative encouraging careers in manufacturing.

February 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Roads, parks, fire top Gainesville SPLOST projects

Projects old and new top Gainesville's list of priorities as a vote on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax looms.

February 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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