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Meth lab found in Dawson County; 4 people arrested

Four suspects are in custody after drug agents raided a home in southeastern Dawson County where an active methamphetamine lab was uncovered.

February 06, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville recycling customers asked to not place food in bins

Gainesville officials are asking recycling customers to not put food or plastic bags in the recycling bins.

February 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Johnson High School students raise funds for well in Sierra Leone

Thanks to small sacrifices made by Johnson High School students, 275 people in Sierra Leone have more access to drinking water.

February 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lanier Tech event provides free dental care for students by volunteers

More than 150 Hall County students now have a great reason to flash those pearly whites.

February 06, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Final sentences handed down in North Ga. motorcycle gang case

The final two men accused in a North Georgia motorcycle gang investigation by the FBI were sentenced Friday in federal court in Gainesville.

February 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect injured in Banks County officer-involved shooting

Two Banks County Sheriff's Office deputies are uninjured after a shooting incident Friday while attempting to approach a suspect wanted on a parole violation warrant.

February 06, 2015 | | Local


Hall County budget on the upswing, officials say

The 2014 fiscal year ended on a positive financial note for Hall County government, according to a report officials delivered Friday.

February 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man indicted in death of Lula councilwoman Vicky Chambers

A Gainesville man accused of crashing into a Lula councilwoman's car and causing her death was indicted last week.

February 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Veterans group plans to make PSAs about veteran suicide

Having battled his own demons in civilian life, Jerry Edwards has decided to reach out to other veterans - and the public at large - with a series of blunt but realistic public service announcements about veteran suicide.

February 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area officials object to transportation, federal grants bills

It's not everyday that Hall County and Gainesville officials come to an agreement, but their joint displeasure this week with two proposed bills in the state legislature united them.

February 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High School takes extra precautions after threat

Security at Gainesville High School remained heightened Thursday after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Special judge assigned in fired Hall County deputies case

A senior Superior Court judge has been assigned to the civil suit involving Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and two former deputies.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools partnering with Brenau University

The Gainesville community is coming together in support of students with disabilities.

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch City Council approves sewer line repair

Repairs have been approved for a Flowery Branch sewer line that has been leaking into the Mud Creek stream for an undetermined period of time.

February 05, 2015 | | Local


Chill will hit overnight, but a warmer, sunny weekend awaits

A hard freeze is expected overnight in North Georgia with temperatures dropping into the low 20s by morning in most areas.

February 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Folks in Hall County struggling to find places to stay warm overnight

For once, it's OK to sleep in church.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dozens of South Hall County residents attend Spout Springs Road meeting

South Hall residents Frank and Judy Margavio don't live on Spout Springs Road but sure drive it enough.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council approves sewer amendment with Buford

An amendment to an agreement between Flowery Branch and Buford exchanges two sewer service areas between the cities.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Proposed tax would help Flowery Branch redevelopment

A visit to downtown Flowery Branch will often provide a view of a city employee crossing Main Street, going from one government office to another on opposite sides of the street.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula City Council OKs June election to fill Vicky Chambers' seat

Lula officials approved a special election June 16 to replace late Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia House passes bill to change age of kindergarten eligibility

ATLANTA - A bill to raise the age children must reach before entering kindergarten in Georgia passed the state House on Thursday but appears to face an uncertain future in the Senate.

February 19, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Play It Again Sports to close in March

After 23 years in business, Pat Ghastin is ready to retire.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Prayer lawsuit moves ahead

The parties in the Chestatee High School prayer lawsuit filed their initial disclosures last week in terms of potential witnesses and discoverable information.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials give tips for staying warm, protecting home during freeze

Harsh winds and freezing temperatures have been a growing concern for Hall County officials since the storm began Monday evening.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flurries will give way to wind chills near zero tonight

Snow flurries fell throughout Northeast Georgia on Wednesday, but the real weather threat to come is the bone-chilling cold settling in overnight.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State House committee passes revised transportation bill

February 18, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Winter closings, cancellations, delays

Friday

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Ga. endures harsh freeze, braces for next storm

After snow flurries fell amid trees and power lines still encased in ice Wednesday, local officials began preparing for more wintry weather this weekend.

February 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Left in the dark: Storm's icy grip cripples Northeast Ga.

The cleanup is underway from a North Georgia ice storm that began Monday as a mild threat but by Tuesday morning had turned into a tree-snapping, power-sapping, road-blocking mess.

February 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spout Springs public hearing is set Thursday

Residents can check out the latest road plans, including a draft environmental report, Thursday on the 6-mile widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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