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Polls: 5 things to know

1. You'll need a valid identification to vote, including one of the following: state or federal government employee photo ID; Georgia driver's license, even if expired; valid U.S. passport; valid U.S. military photo ID; or valid tribal photo ID.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Early problems reported on Election Day

Election Day troubles are mounting early in Hall County and across the state of Georgia.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall bus driver involved in morning collision

A Hall County bus driver collided with a pickup truck Monday morning at Sardis Road and Dawsonville Highway.

November 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area high schools win state One Act titles

Two area high schools recently won state titles for their one-act plays, both of which told stories of family struggles and values.

November 04, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to vote on Ahaluna development tonight

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on an annexation and rezoning request that, if approved, will allow for the development of a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Spring Street repairs could finally begin soon

If all goes as planned, a road washed out during a 2013 flood may finally be repaired nearly two years later.

November 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville City Schools develops infectious disease plan

Gainesville City Schools is creating a plan in the event a student or employee contracts an infectious disease, such as Ebola.

November 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cornelia woman charged with vehicular homicide

A Cornelia woman has been charged with vehicular homicide after she allegedly caused a motorcyclist to go off the road.

November 03, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Street railroad crossing closed

The railroad crossing at Athens Street in Gainesville is closed until 4 p.m. Friday so that Norfolk Southern Railroad can replace tracks.

November 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Supreme Court to hear Florida-Georgia water suit

Water "wars" between Georgia and Florida are sure to continue now that the U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a lawsuit filed by Florida over Georgia's water consumption in the shared river basin that includes Lake Lanier.

November 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Final Senate debate focused on Obama, gridlock

ATLANTA - Georgia voters heard familiar arguments in the final U.S. Senate debate before polls open, with Republican David Perdue repeatedly trying to tie Michelle Nunn to President Barack Obama and Nunn countering that Perdue is intent on continuing the dysfunction he blames on Democrats.

November 03, 2014 | | Local


Department of Driver Services adds self-serve kiosks

No one wants to wait in line at the Department of Driver Services.

November 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall sheriff’s office gets Christmas bike program rolling

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, the Hall County Sheriff's Office is now gearing up for the holidays with a Christmas bicycle collection fund.

November 03, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: Some UNG students to get free e-textbooks

Students in three University of North Georgia courses will get their textbooks free in electronic format thanks to a grant from Affordable Learning Georgia, a University System of Georgia initiative to provide affordable textbooks.

November 03, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs mount for fixing substandard roads

New roadways often get the most public attention, but keeping the pavement that's now in place safe for motorists is another huge, expensive battle for governments - one they can hardly ignore.

November 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Growth could max out Gainesville High School

As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A new home for the law in South Hall

With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.

November 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Give thanks and food during the holidays

November 15, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


NASA director visits Chestnut Mountain

Children bounced on their knees and shot their hands into the air, hoping the NASA scientist would call on them.

November 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Sen. Butch Miller cited by Association County Commissioners of Georgia

Sen. Butch Miller was honored Wednesday by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for his efforts this year to improve policy that affects county operations and infrastructure.

November 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lobbying group lays out legislative priorities for counties

In late October, the Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting with local government officials.

November 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


N. Ga. men convicted in terror plot sentenced to 10 years

November 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Church serves a feast of thanks to area first responders

Multiple agencies responded to a call Thursday afternoon at West Hall Baptist Church to a Thanksgiving feast that needed to be put away for good.

November 14, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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