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Many say texting-while-driving ban would be hard to enforce

Legislation introduced by the U.S. Senate could have Georgia looking to ban texting while driving, but local law enforcement officials say that laws on cell phone use are hard to enforce.

August 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lisa Clark Gonzalez reaches settlement in custody case

The former Lisa Clark, who made headlines when she had a child by a 15-year-old husband 22 years her junior, has reached a new agreement on visitation with the child, an attorney said Wednesday.

August 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teens plead guilty to armed robbery

Three teenagers who robbed a Gainesville cab driver of $32 at gunpoint were each sentenced to more than 11 years in prison Wednesday as emotional family members looked on.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Riverside Academy announces appointments

Andy Jobson will serve as Riverside Military Academy's vice president and dean for academic affairs. Jobson began working at Riverside in 1995 as a teacher and department chair of English and social studies.

August 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth deputy arrested on fraud charge

A 10-year veteran of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has resigned following her arrest over the weekend on felony charges.

August 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Students encouraged to show school spirit at weekend festival

Attention all high schoolers: Bring your basketball skills and school spirit this weekend to get geared up for school.

August 05, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Family vows to continue night spot after owner’s death

JEFFERSON - The death of a local proprietor has caught an entire community off guard, but his family is planning to make sure his legacy continues to thrive.

August 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City dedicates new well road after town legend

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch has a new road, named after a woman who was one of its oldest residents when she died in February.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street teachers return to remade lounge

Dozens of ooh's and ahh's floated through the hallways of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School on Wednesday as Principal Will Campbell unveiled a redecorated teachers' lounge made over with the help of Blackshear Place Baptist Church members.

August 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Drivers get more room as Mundy Mill lanes open

Three lanes are now open in each direction of Mundy Mill Road/Ga. 53 from Blackshear Place Baptist Church to the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

August 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clarks Bridge Road closed after car goes into lake

Both lanes of Clarks Bridge are closed while a car that went into Lake Lanier this morning is pulled out with a special towing device.

The driver safely escaped her Jeep Cherokee uninjured before it sank, officials said.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Girl tells police she was approached by man with gun

A 9-year-old girl told family members she was approached by a man with a gun Tuesday night outside a West Hall home, but authorities were unable to confirm the incident following a widespread search.

August 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Public hearing set for reservoir project

On Thursday, the public is invited to learn about the proposed Glades Reservoir and share their thoughts.

August 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Development still happening in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's no major boom, but developments are popping up around Flowery Branch, signs that the recession hasn't completely silenced hammers and drills.

August 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Finding victims, perpetrators of child porn a challenge

When retired Stephens County Sheriff's Investigator Mike Crozier took the witness stand in a federal courtroom in Gainesville last month, it was the eighth time this year he has testified about images of child pornography known collectively as the "RCA Series."

August 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Eyes on the Road: New traffic lanes help DOT construct median

Traffic is split on Ga. 347/Friendship Road as part of a Georgia Department of Transportation widening project.

August 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New website showcases state rules, regulations

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has launched a new website for the rules and regulations of the Peach State.

August 18, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes

Hall County is considering reducing the number of voting precincts and shifting some polling locations to lower costs, streamline operations and mitigate risk.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jerry Bowers ‘made content come to life’

Jerry Bowers, a retired longtime North Hall High history teacher, had a penchant for telling stories.

August 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students move in Tuesday

More than 300 new students are making a home at Brenau University.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves zoning Catholic church

Gainesville City Council gave the final OK Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Six charged in armed robbery of rifle, drugs

Four Gainesville men and a 15-year-old allegedly robbed at gunpoint a person who was carrying a rifle and marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged Saturday with rape involving a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters respond to smoke report at Hayes Chrysler during Monday storms

Hall County firefighters responded Monday night to reports of heavy smoke at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 17, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


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