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Sheriff Couch will seek re-election in Hall

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch will seek re-election this year.

January 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Norton discusses the future in 30th annual economic forecast

During Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night, the Gainesville real estate executive touched on a diverse range of topics. Among the issues, he discussed the lack of affordable housing, urged residents to embrace the area's diversity and criticized what he described as over-regulation by local government.

January 14, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County OKs new development, gets support from Gainesville for Tumbling Creek bridge

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday needed for the construction of 99 homes off Cool Springs and Chestatee roads in northwest Hall.

January 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Civil rights leader's appearance at Brenau postponed

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, one of the most significant individuals from the American civil rights movement, had planned to speak Wednesday at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium. But winter weather has postponed the event. A makeup date has not yet been set.

January 14, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: When will McEver Road, bridges in Hall be fixed?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

January 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jury deliberates Hall child cruelty case involving burned toddler

A child cruelty case involving a day care worker accused of scalding a 16-month-old boy in June 2014 is now in the hands of a Hall County jury.

January 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 people hurt in Thompson Bridge Road wreck

Two women were injured in a a three-vehicle accident that closed southbound lanes of Thompson Bridge Road just north of the Green Street split Thursday night around 6 p.m.

January 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jeff Stowe seeking re-election to county commission

Hall County Commissioner Jeff Stowe will seek another four-year term representing District 4, which includes more than 80 percent of Gainesville.

January 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man found guilty of attempted rape, sentenced to 50 years in prison

For what Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller considered a crime causing a "lifetime of damage," the sentence from the bench for Brandon Scott Nix totalled 50 years in prison.

January 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville joins Hall in supporting public art project

The Vision 2030 Public Art Committee is hoping to expand the influence of paintings, sculptures, digital designs and other art projects throughout Hall County, and they now have a supporter in Gainesville.

January 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jury begins deliberating verdict in case of kidnapped jogger

The jury will take the case today of a Gainesville man accused of grabbing a jogger in East Hall County and sexually assaulting her.

January 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 charged with making false statements in connection with fake hostage report

Authorities responding to a report of a possible hostage situation in downtown Dawsonville last week took two men into custody in connection with making false statements.

January 13, 2016 | By Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


3 Gainesville men charged in alleged prison drug trafficking

Three Gainesville men are among 17 people charged by the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with an alleged drug trafficking ring that operated inside the walls of multiple Georgia prisons with the use of contraband cellphones around June 2014.

January 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall School District aiming to improve central office security

Security is a top priority for local schools, but the Hall County School District also wants to improve the security of its central office.

January 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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State House, Senate split on new medical cannabis bill

With hearings kicking off this week in the state legislature over a proposed bill to allow the in-state cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis, the ...

January 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Raccoon is first Hall rabies case of 2016

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in the Cape Road area of East Hall.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Avita opening women’s treatment program

A group that offers multiple services in Hall County is opening a new residential addiction treatment program for women off Airport Road in Gainesville.

January 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Suspects manipulate machine to steal lottery tickets

A day after the largest Powerball drawing ever, three suspects in Oakwood are accused of manipulating a convenience store's lottery ticket machine to get ...

January 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn't have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


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