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Suspect in Oakwood jewelry theft identified, arrested

A suspect has been arrested and will be charged following a recent burglary at an antiques shop in Oakwood.

March 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Area schools grapple with how to educate student refugees

Holyer Gomez Mendoza crossed the choppy Rio Grande in a small boat before U.S. officials caught him and later decided to admit him to the country as a refugee.

March 22, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Failure of medical marijuana bill leaves Hall mother sad, determined

In the expiring moments of the 2014 legislative session Thursday, Georgia lawmakers gleefully threw shredded paper in the air, a tradition signifying the end of business.

March 22, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Unopposed races mean fewer choices for area voters

The five incumbent Republican state lawmakers from Hall County all are running unopposed this election year, and whether that's surprising depends on who you ask.

March 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No one hurt as firefighters battle trio of blazes

Hall County fire crews battled three separate fires in the county overnight Friday into Saturday morning, fire Chief David Kimbrell reported. No one was injured in any of the fires.

March 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Students celebrate ribbon-cutting for farmers market

Officials, school leaders and students celebrated Farm at the Oaks, a new farmers market at Lanier Charter Career Academy, at a Friday ceremony.

March 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall cities team up on paving effort

Oakwood is leading the way in seeking bids for a repaving contract that would also serve Clermont in North Hall and South Hall County neighbors Flowery Branch and Braselton. The four governments plan to accept bids until April 10.

March 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Civic group moves to purchase Elks Lodge on Riverside Drive

The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County has entered into a contract to purchase the Elks Lodge on Riverside Drive, with an expected closing date in early May.

March 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Suspect still at large in 2013 Lula shooting

On May 23, 2013, a bullet struck Laurien Marsh in the head. She miraculously survived the shooting with minor physical consequences, but the emotional scars never healed in the months before she died Feb. 16 at age 60, her daughter said.

March 21, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local




Tug of war over ROTC deal

Gainesville Board of Education members will take some time next month to look over the contract the high school shares with the U.S. Navy for the junior ROTC program.

March 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Local legislation beats buzzer at Gold Dome

Rep. Carl Rogers came through for Gainesville and Hall County officials before the buzzer sounded Thursday night on the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

March 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local CVB, elections board legislation make the cut

As dusk fell Thursday on the state Capitol, lawmakers were busy on the floors of the House and Senate trying to pass last-minute legislation before the midnight end of this year's session of the Georgia General Assembly.

March 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Experts: Earlier the better in developing language skills

Community leaders are joining to stress the importance of reading to and engaging with young children, from day one onward.

March 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gateway Industrial Centre roads nearing completion

Getting the Gateway Industrial Centre in northeast Hall County primed for tenants has been quite the challenge.

March 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall County offices to observe Victims’ Rights Week with ceremony

A brief ceremony outside the Hall County Courthouse this week will honor crime victims.

April 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Showers kick off the week

An umbrella is needed for the first three days of the week, but sun and warm temperatures should return in time for the weekend.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Document shredding event slated for Friday

The Times and Document Destruction Services will combine for a document shredding event Friday to benefit Hall County Relay for Life.

April 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The changing face of Brenau: University to celebrate 135 years with new buildings

Brenau University President Ed Schrader is marking off the days until the end of the school year.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Attorney, advocate for indigent defense, to receive statewide award

In 2003, a battle brewed in Georgia's legislature over the creation of a statewide indigent defense system.

April 06, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville considers allowing digital billboards

The city of Gainesville is considering allowing digital billboards to be erected within the city limits, but concerns remain about how distracting such electronic signs might be to drivers.

April 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Group moves forward on water study, albeit in secret

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders soldiers on, but behind closed doors.

April 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


2014 Masters in Teaching

On Tuesday, the sixth annual Masters in Teaching program at Featherbone Communiversity honored nine local

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Expo pushes youth health, safety tips

Saturday's second annual Children and Youth Health and Safety Expo at the Academies of Discovery Gym in Oakwood featured safety tips from organizations like American Red Cross, Expanded Food And Nutrition Education Program and Hall County Fire Services.

April 05, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Apartments proposed off Queen City Parkway

A 94,000-square-foot, 90-unit apartment complex is proposed for a 2.2-acre site off Queen City Parkway at Banks Street across from the Gainesville Public Safety Complex.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man reappointed to state civil rights board

Gainesville resident Justin Pressley has been appointed to a second two-year term on the Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Diversity a key goal for law enforcement

Census figures confirm Hall County is still growing, and if predictions hold true, becoming more diverse.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Tornado of '36 memories still strong

Soon after Mary Louise Hulsey arrived in Gainesville in 1945, she got a quick history lesson whenever dark clouds started to fill the sky.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suicides often fit common profile

A violent death shakes any community, but most do not come at the hand of others: Suicide persistently outpaces homicide as a killer of Hall County residents.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Morning wreck on I-985 causes backed up traffic

No one was seriously hurt in a morning wreck on Interstate 985 that resulted in snarled traffic and charges for one driver.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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