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Man who restored ‘Miss Daisy’ car dies at 80

Tolbert N. Lester Jr. had his favorite car, a 1957 Ford Ranchero, but the Gainesville man was best known for another set of wheels - a maroon Hudson featured in the movie "Driving Miss Daisy."

November 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall deputy says teen assault victim was ‘targeted’

A 17-year-old girl who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted Sunday escaped her alleged captor when a neighbor knocked on the door, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

November 05, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Voter demographics reveal GOP’s success

So much for a resurgent Democratic Party in Georgia.

November 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mechanic killed after car 'lunged forward'

A mechanic was killed Tuesday when a car lunged forward and rolled on top of him, according to the shop's owner.

November 05, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville firetruck undergoing precautionary repairs

The Gainesville Fire Department truck used to rescue three Hall County firefighters injured in July after falling 44 feet in a collapsing ladder is now undergoing repairs as a precaution against the same kind of accident.

November 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Perdue win validates anti-Obama strategy

November 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Deal pledges education review in second term

November 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County draws 56 percent of registered voters

Turnout was steady at polling places across Hall County on Election Day as voters cast ballots in highly competitive races for governor and the U.S. Senate.

November 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia voters opt for a second-term Deal

ATLANTA - There will be no additional campaign for Nathan Deal, no runoff in December, no more long days on the trail stumping for votes.

November 05, 2014 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Cagle earns 3rd term in state’s No. 2 post

ATLANTA - Hall County Republican Casey Cagle won re-election as the state's lieutenant governor by a wide margin, and will again lead the state Senate as one of Gov. Nathan Deal's top legislative leaders.

November 05, 2014 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Humane Society of Northeast Georgia names Julie Edwards as executive director

Julie Edwards wants people to adopt their pets from local shelters.

November 04, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge could tie up traffic today

Traffic will be affected today as workers get busy making the new Clarks Bridge at Lake Lanier a complete structure.

November 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Perdue keeps Senate seat in GOP hands

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has kept Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat in GOP hands, beating his Democratic challenger on the strength of white voters in the reliably Republican state.

November 04, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Deal, Cagle both re-elected in one-sided victories

Incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal earned a second term in the governor's mansion Tuesday with a victory over Democratic challenger Jason Carter.

November 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Collins earns 2nd term in US House

Gainesville Republican Doug Collins won a second two-year term to Congress on Tuesday night, soundly defeating Democrat David Vogel of Hull.

November 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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A new home for the law in South Hall

With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.

November 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Give thanks and food during the holidays

November 15, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


NASA director visits Chestnut Mountain

Children bounced on their knees and shot their hands into the air, hoping the NASA scientist would call on them.

November 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Sen. Butch Miller cited by Association County Commissioners of Georgia

Sen. Butch Miller was honored Wednesday by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for his efforts this year to improve policy that affects county operations and infrastructure.

November 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lobbying group lays out legislative priorities for counties

In late October, the Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting with local government officials.

November 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


N. Ga. men convicted in terror plot sentenced to 10 years

November 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Church serves a feast of thanks to area first responders

Multiple agencies responded to a call Thursday afternoon at West Hall Baptist Church to a Thanksgiving feast that needed to be put away for good.

November 14, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


2 arrested in South Hall burglaries

A Gainesville couple are in custody after Hall County authorities linked them to a string of residential burglaries in South Hall.

November 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


West Hall focuses on community ahead of big football game

For West Hall High Principal Scott Justus, tonight's football game is less about the result and more about the community the team's winning season has inspired.

November 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County not ready to forsake Tumbling Circle railroad crossing

The Hall County Board of Commissioners wants answers from the Georgia Department of Transportation and state lawmakers about why the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing has been closed despite the county's objection.

November 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch to lift suspension of Growlers on Main license early

Flowery Branch's Growlers on Main will reopen a week after being shuttered by the city for violations of its alcoholic beverage license.

November 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Clermont approves resolution on voting wards

Clermont approved changes to its charter that would divide the town into four voting wards.

November 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Sales tax meeting draws few Hall residents

If Hall County officials thought additional public input meetings would generate greater turnout and broader interest in a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, they got a rude awakening Thursday night.

November 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall chamber recognizes industry leaders

Hall County industry leaders are manufacturers, transporters, bread makers and more.

November 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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