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Badge & Bar: Victim’s last words will not be heard in courtroom

The hearsay of a West Avenue shooting victim will not be admissible in court, Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller ruled Dec. 16.

January 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


A look ahead: Top local government stories to watch in 2015

One look into the crystal ball reveals several top local government stories to watch in 2015, though there are always sure to be surprises when it comes to city and county politics and policy.

December 31, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch mother, daughter charged in State Court with prostitution

A Flowery Branch mother and daughter accused of prostitution have been charged in Hall County State Court with additional counts.

December 31, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hunt continues for suspect in attempted bank robbery in Forsyth County

December 31, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Local


Kentucky man arrested after robbery at Dawsonville Kroger

December 31, 2014 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Man struck by jailer sues Hall County

A Gainesville man who was struck by a former Hall County jailer filed a civil suit last week against Hall County.

December 31, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local




Raising taxes suggested to fix Georgia road woes

A 1-cent statewide sales tax that would generate some $1.4 billion per year is among several "funding options" a state legislative committee is suggesting the General Assembly consider to improve transportation.

December 31, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local




Tax Break: Hurry don't wait to donate

About this time each year, Willette Bennett of Gainesville tries to clean out closets and bring used items to Goodwill of North Georgia in Oakwood.

December 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials withhold name of woman found dead in woods

The name of the woman whose body was found Saturday near McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 off Ga. 400 in South Forsyth County will be released later this week, authorities said.

December 31, 2014 | Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Local


CASA in need of volunteers for 2015

Volunteers are needed to look after the best interest of abused and neglected children.

December 31, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Meeting on 2040 plan postponed

A fourth public meeting on Hall County's update of its 2040 transportation plan has been postponed.

December 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman gets help after 2 DUIs

Flipping through the pages of her "Celebrate Recovery" Bible, Sabrina Harris Humphries finds comfort in the Scripture and the personal stories inserted of addiction and triumph. She, too, was in those shoes a few years ago.

December 31, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville's elected mayor has influential role in 1st year

With the introduction of Gainesville's first elected mayor in 2014, the dynamics on the City Council shifted, playing out in several crucial and controversial votes.

December 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Georgia infant mortality rate higher than national average

The Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel report on 2013 deaths found the state has an above-average infant mortality rate.

January 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula councilwoman Vicky Chambers still in ICU as City Council looks ahead

Lula City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, as of Sunday night, is still in the intensive care unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

January 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Gainesville's downtown square bigger draw than ever

While it's no secret the downtown square is Gainesville's centerpiece, the last year has proven what a major draw it is for residents and tourists alike.

January 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cumming response sends state attorney general to sidelines

January 18, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


Meeting set to bridge 'dividing line' between community, law enforcement

A group of church and community leaders plans to talk this week with area law enforcement on ways to improve relations and "build partnerships."

January 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds of Boy Scouts gather at Scoutland for Winter Camporee event

This weekend, Boy Scout Troops from Hall, Jackson and Barrow have come together at Scoutland campgrounds north of Gainesville for the 2015 Chattahoochee District Winter Camporee.

January 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


The 2 police families of Carol Martin

A math teacher, an accountant or a police chief - of those career options, Carol Martin said she never imagined herself becoming the third.

January 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Area Agencies offer aid for uninsured immigrants

An estimated 398,000 undocumented immigrants currently live in Georgia, according to a report released Thursday by The Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., and most of them lack health insurance.

January 17, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Schools across Georgia launch Milestones tests

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

January 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cannabis oil advocates upset by change in Georgia bill

Proponents of medical marijuana were left feeling deflated last week when politics unraveled parts of a state bill aimed at regulating use of the drug in limited form and scope.

January 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall businessman Bobby Poole owned last full-service gas station

Bobby Poole, a Gainesville businessman and active community member who owned the city's last full-service gas station died Friday at age 83.

January 17, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park on track to open this spring

Construction is ongoing at South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park in Flowery Branch.

January 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


State might allow districts to choose traditional math courses

January 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


5 people infected after rabid cat attacks in Lula

Lula and surrounding areas are still on alert after a cat that tested positive for rabies was found to have bitten five people, perhaps more.

January 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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