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Fireworks may become legal in Georgia

Georgians may be able to buy fireworks down the street instead of across state lines under a bill that passed Monday in the House.

March 09, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Oakwood puts off vote on residential parking restrictions

After much debate, Oakwood City Council Monday night put off voting on residential parking restrictions, deciding to hash out the issue in a future work session.

March 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners to face full agenda

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will finally vote Thursday night on several items that have been put off for weeks, and in some cases months.

March 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


A.J. Johnson pleads not guilty to rape charges

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High School graduate, and suspended Tennessee defensive back Michael Williams have pleaded not guilty to aggravated rape charges.

March 09, 2015 | | Local


Gainesville ranks as fifth-hardest-working city in US

If you work in Gainesville, you can count yourself among the country's hardest workers.

March 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Blood donations hit emergency lows after weeks of bad weather

Yellow signs with "Emergency Need" in bold letters were posted this weekend around Hall County as the LifeSouth Community Blood Center's bloodmobiles tried to offset a shortage caused by weather earlier this month.

March 08, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: South Hall Middle students organizing water fundraiser

Sixth-graders at South Hall Middle School want to help bring drinking water to South Sudan.

March 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Department of Natural Resources promotes Lake Lanier supervisor to major

After a decade as the law enforcement operations supervisor for one of the nation's busiest lakes, Thomas Barnard will now join the command staff for Georgia's Department of Natural Resources.

March 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Crossover Day: Make-or-break time looms for state legislation

Crossover Day at the state Capitol in Atlanta is fast approaching. Legislation must pass out of the House or Senate, wherever it originates, by midnight Friday, or else it will die this year.

March 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Appalachian Regional Commission has pumped $66.5 million into N. Georgia

Gainesville's Fleming Weaver knows firsthand how Appalachian Regional Commission dollars have benefited North Georgia.

March 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Grady Young Foundation to hold 12th annual scholarship weekend

For more than a decade, the Grady Young Foundation has supported the community through scholarship, service and collaboration.

March 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


No injuries in boat fire Saturday night

Fire destroyed an unoccupied boat in South Hall Saturday night.

March 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New Medical Center chief buys into vision

The young business major was stumped when his counselor at Mississippi College suggested hospital administration.

March 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal: Improving economy requires better education, roads

It's the last hurrah for Gov. Nathan Deal, the final go-round.

March 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gospel music concert gives back to Disabled American Veterans

A gospel music concert Saturday was put on by the Disabled American Veterans at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville. Last year's concert raised about $9,000 for the DAV to help provide food, services and occasionally a paid bill for veterans in need.

March 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Habitat for Humanity of Hall County builds home for family in need

After living for years in a country riddled with religious persecution, civil war and militant rule, the Khai family feels blessed to be in America.

March 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Infinity and beyond: Students find 3.1415 (plus) reasons to celebrate Pi Day

You might not think an irrational number could get hundreds of kids excited, but in Hall County it does.

March 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Annual memorial scholarship golf tournament raises money for high school seniors

About 25 people participated in Grady Young Foundation annual memorial scholarship golf tournament at Reunion Club on Friday.

March 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County man convicted in shooting sentenced to 20 years

A Hall County man convicted in shooting a teenager in the leg has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison.

March 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council reviews goals, priorities

March 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New Forsyth County Courthouse dedicated

March 13, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville man gets life in prison for hotel slaying, dismemberment

A Gainesville man pleaded guilty this week and has been sentenced to life without parole in the murder of another city resident at Sun Suites Hotel on Browns Bridge Road.

March 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cannabis oil, child welfare bills among those crossing over in legislature

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers pushed dozens of bills through the House and Senate on Friday, working into the evening to meet a deadline for keeping proposed legislation alive.

March 13, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Some South Hall County elementary schools may be rezoned

Families with students zoned for Spout Springs Elementary in the southern part of Hall County may eventually be rezoned.

March 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Arraignments set in slaying of Dawson County coach

March 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Dawson County Humane Society names new director

March 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Concert allows students to work collectively in orchestra

Bringing children from across the community, the Hall County Strings Workshop gives students from third through fifth grades an opportunity to work together as an orchestra.

March 13, 2015 | Amanda Head | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


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