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Sheriff: Word is out there about new immigration program

The message, authorities say, is apparently getting out.

May 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Senate: Rename post offices after fallen soldiers

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed bills to honor two area soldiers who were killed in separate incidents in Iraq.

U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced the passage of the legislation to rename the post offices in Lula and Cleveland. The bill now goes to the White House for President Bush's signature.

May 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Commissioner Mack honored by women’s group

The local chapter of the American Business Women's Association honored Hall County Commissioner Deborah Mack as 2008 Woman of the Year on Wednesday.

May 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville High plans all-night activities after Saturday’s prom

Gainesville High School is sponsoring its fifth "Shift Culture" event this year after Saturday's prom.

May 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Zoom! Cyclists torpedo through Gainesville

Gainesville proved to be a gracious host to the third leg of the sixth annual Tour de Georgia on Wednesday.

Cylists zoomed across the finish line on Prior Street to the delight of hundreds of national and international spectators.

May 05, 2008 | By Jessica Jordan and Bianca Bruno jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Publicity race brings to Gainesville is priceless

It's the kind of publicity money can't buy.

Each night this week, SportSouth cable network (Charter Cable channel 36) will televise a 30-minute recap of the Tour de Georgia.

May 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Authorities play key role in keeping race safe, organized

It involved more than 100 law officers from three agencies, the closing of more than 70 intersections along 19 miles of road, and a lot of flashing blue lights.

And with advance planning, constant communication and cooperation, it all went off without a hitch, officials said.

May 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bell to run for county commission

Ashley Bell has announced his candidacy for District 4 county commissioner.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


North Hall band to play Burd Center

The North Hall High School Band is set to present "Something ... Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University today through Sunday.

May 05, 2008 | | Local


Student hit by car at bus stop released from hospital

A Johnson High School student suffered a broken ankle when she was hit by a pickup truck while boarding a school bus Monday morning.

May 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier's Lower Overlook Park closed for construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed Lower Overlook Park to the public for the next two weeks.

The day-use park, located near Buford Dam, has suffered severe shoreline erosion due to wave action by boats. Construction crews are currently depositing rip-rap along the shore to prevent further damage.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Two charged with drug possession

A Gainesville man faces charges of possessing nine different drugs, including more than 400 tablets of a cold reliever that can be used to produce methamphetamine, according to authorities.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Rabun man fined for illegal ATV use

Some environmental groups have criticized the U.S. Forest Service for not enforcing rules against off-trail ATV use in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

May 04, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Cycling world brings its best to Gainesville

Today the worldwide cycling community focuses on Gainesville.

May 04, 2008 | Jonathan Zopf | Local


Hall officials want $25,000 from county clerk of courts

Hall County officials confirmed Tuesday that they want Clerk of Courts Dwight Wood to pay the county $25,000 for using county workers to process passports while he took home the fees.

May 04, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Deal to sign criminal justice bill at Gainesville event

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign the third phase of his criminal justice reforms today at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fifth fire in 3 days destroys North Hall home

Fire destroyed a house Saturday afternoon, causing $150,000 in damage, not including the contents.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Shred Day raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a Shred Day event Friday in Gainesville to benefit Hall County Relay for Life. The public was invited to bring their documents to be shredded and to offer a donation. The Times Relay for Life team also will host a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 26. Residents interested in participating can rent a space for $20, with proceeds from space rentals going to Relay. Participants will need to provide their own tables. For more information or to reserve a space for the yard sale, call Dana Erwin ...

April 12, 2014 | | Local


Fire destroys shop

A fire Friday night at a personal shop in the 5600 block of Raintree Trace caused $70,000 of damage to the structure and contents, authorities said.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


UNG club sponsors event to support LGBT community

Students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus gathered Friday to silently support members of the school's LGBT community.

April 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Drug court graduates do well, statistics show

Hall County's drug court program is an alternative to incarceration for drug offenders. Successful completion ensures there is never a conviction on their record.

April 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Rabid raccoon found Friday

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Study: Atlanta sprawls while Hall County hangs tight

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta region - perhaps not surprisingly - is the most sprawling large metropolitan area in the country.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two overnight fires in N. Hall deemed suspicious

Two overnight fires in North Hall County are believed to be suspicious but not connected, according to Hall County Fire Services.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Curriculum, budget hot topics at school board forum

Common core, board transparency and fiscal accountability were the main topics discussed during a Thursday education forum for Board of Education candidates hosted by the Lanier Tea Party Patriots.

April 11, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia leads country in growth of women-owned businesses

There's no one road for a woman to take when it comes to owning and operating her own business.

April 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County commercial, industrial tax notices mailed today

Annual tax assessment notices for about 4,200 commercial and industrial properties in Hall County were dropped in the mail today, but it's not time to pay up quite yet.

April 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal backs medical marijuana trials

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.

April 11, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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