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Extension office secretary charged with theft, forgery

A secretary for Hall County's University of Georgia Extension Service office was arrested Friday on charges of embezzling $52,000 from the office, authorities said.

April 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Go ahead and burn it: Gainesville lifts ban

For the first time since last April, residents living within the city limits of Gainesville can apply for a permit to burn yard refuse.

April 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gas smell evacuates Martin Elementary

A suspicious smell at 9:30 Friday morning caused an evacuation at Martin Elementary School in Flowery Branch. But by 10:30 a.m., a sweep of the building by Hall County Fire officials found no cause for alarm.

April 01, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Local


Texas man sentenced for money laundering

Kevin Felts, a judge said, lived the life of a con man, bragging of exploits as a fighter pilot just back from Iraq when his true life as a chemical engineer was less enthralling.

April 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Barrow hospital’s appeal due

Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder has failed twice to block Northeast Georgia Health System's planned Braselton hospital, and they have until today to file suit in court.

April 01, 2008 | Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


North Hall High, Clermont remembers March 20, 1998, tornado

North Hall High School recalls tragedy

April 01, 2008 | By Jeff Gill and Ashley Fielding | Local


Rabies cases continue to increase

The rabies situation in Hall County has gone from bad to worse.

March 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Schofield receives state group’s leadership award

The Georgia Association for Gifted Children has honored Will Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County school system, with its annual leadership award.

March 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


No evidence of foul play found for man whose remains were discovered

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville police have released the name of a Gainesville man whose skeletal remains, but little else, were found in a wooded area last week.

The police department, with the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, identified the skeleton as Parker Edward Teaver Jr., a 54-year-old Gainesville resident.

March 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Memorial service will be a time to reflect on area’s losses

Rainy days make Emily Harper nervous. Especially this time of year.

March 31, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Storm put woman’s life into perspective

Editor's note: Martha Trusty had to take cover when her Newtown Drive home was hit by the tornado that ripped through North Hall County 10 years ago today. She shares her experiences in her own words.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


Get Fit Stay Fit run promotes health, builds camaraderie among co-workers

Organizers couldn't be happier with the turnout for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Get Fit Stay Fit 5K run/walk.

March 31, 2008 | By Karina Garcia | Local


Major sewage spill blamed on line block

Recent road work on Dixon Drive may have contributed to a major sewage spill Wednesday afternoon.

March 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Man guilty of exploiting his teen bride

A Hall County jury forced to view the most personal of photos of Jerry Dwayne Peck came away convinced of his guilt.

Peck, 49, was convicted Thursday night on charges of exploiting his 18-year-old wife in a series of sexually explicit photographs taken when she was 17.

March 31, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former coach describes overwhelming scene at North Hall High School

All Greg Williams wanted to do on March 20, 1998, was fix things the way they had been the day before.

March 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Former ethics chief wins lawsuit

ATLANTA - Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and deputy title removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 05, 2014 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners hires new clerk

Lisa Ritchie has been hired as the new clerk for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Volunteers to bear the load at corps campground

It's taken a volunteer effort to restore operating days at Bolding Mill campground in northwest Hall County.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. on track for new school tests next year

Nine months after dropping out of a national testing consortium, Georgia is still considering testing options for the next school year.

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Students ready for spring break travel

Time to pack the cars and hit the roads - when school ends today, students in both the Gainesville and Hall County systems are on spring break.

April 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Residents briefed on lakefront tax adjustments

Chris Slate didn't exactly leave the meeting a happy camper.

April 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves quarry expansion

Flowery Branch City Council approved a request by Vulcan Materials to expand its quarry operation by an additional 41 acres.

April 04, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Boat fire on Lake Lanier remains a mystery

Authorities are investigating an early Thursday boat fire on Lake Lanier, including trying to find the vessel's owners.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man acquitted of growing marijuana

The attorney for a Gainesville man acquitted on charges of growing marijuana said it was much ado over bean sprouts and residue.

April 04, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Serving up smiles

Twenty-two current and former sports figures and notable locals can add "celebrity server" to their resumes after working restaurant tables Thursday night for a local child abuse advocacy center.

April 04, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Cox, Moore fill Hall County School District roles

Jamey Moore was officially approved Thursday morning as North Hall High School's next principal, and Matt Cox will join the Hall County School District's facilities department.

April 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


WomenSource hosts psychology professor at Brown Bag lunch

Bumper-to-bumper traffic. Alarm clocks that didn't sound. Kids who forgot their homework. Emails filling the inbox.

April 03, 2014 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Lanier Olympic Venue aims to recapture legacy

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue fell into some disrepair in recent years, but the nonprofit Gainesville-Hall '96 Foundation is working to revive the legacy of the venue that hosted kayaking and rowing events during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


“Rain tax:” Gainesville looking at creating stormwater utility

The city of Gainesville is considering how to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging stormwater infrastructure, which has resulted in flooding and sinkholes.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Holocaust survivor shares experience with Lyman Hall students

History was brought to life as Holocaust survivor Hershel Greenblat shared his story.

April 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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