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One qualifier Monday for Clermont council seats

One person qualified Monday to run for one of Clermont's two vacant Town Council seats.

January 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Fraud suspect, alleged accomplices targeted golf courses

A Lawrenceville man is accused of committing credit card fraud and allegedly looking through golf courses for unattended valuables, according to police.

January 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia lawmakers return to Capitol for session’s first day

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening day of the session is typically dominated by ceremony, and the 2016 kickoff was no exception, including a visit from Betty Cantrell, the Georgian named "Miss America" for 2016.

January 11, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Hall Fire Services gives info on suspect, vehicle in arson case

Hall County Fire Services is asking for any information the public can provide in locating a person and a vehicle seen in the area of a suspected arson at Belvedere Circle on Jan. 2.

January 11, 2016 | | Local


9-year-old girl saves siblings from mobile home fire

Fennis "Peaches" Bailey heard a knock at her door late Friday night. She and her husband answered it to find a little girl on the porch, arms and hands blackened with soot. They could smell the smoke and see the fierce blaze behind her. They listened to what she said: Her house was burning down, her three siblings were safe, but her parents weren't home.

January 11, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Authorities: North Forsyth dad shoots son, 18, in accident while cleaning pistol

A North Forsyth teenager was shot in the stomach Saturday afternoon while he and his father cleaned a gun that accidentally discharged, officials said.

January 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


North Hall home damaged in overnight fire

A home off Cleveland Highway was damaged in an overnight fire.

January 11, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood going through transition in city leadership

At this time last year, Oakwood City Council was a group of political veterans, with three of the members having a combined 76 years of service.

January 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Fire Services offers safety tips

As cold weather has returned to Georgia, families are beginning to settle in and prepare their homes for winter.

January 10, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall Sheriff's Office stepping up patrols, announcing locations

In response to an increased number of motor vehicle crashes, the Hall County Sheriff's Office is targeting certain areas around the county.

January 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Armed jewel theft suspect in custody

The suspect in a string of armed jewelry robberies, including the August heist at Zales Outlet in Dawsonville, was taken into custody Friday in Smyrna.

January 10, 2016 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


What the Democrats would like to get done in the legislature this year

Raising the minimum wage, expanding Medicaid, creating a paid leave system and voting issues top the agenda for the Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus, according to its executive director, Liz Flowers.

January 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Improving education is priority for legislators this year

The Georgia General Assembly will have its hands full when it convenes Monday for the 2016 legislative session.

January 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


8 issues to watch as legislature kicks off 2016 session

EDUCATION

January 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 hottest topics for debate this session, according to Hall County's legislators

The following responses from local legislators have been edited for grammar, spelling and to adhere to Associated Press style. They have been cut to meet a 200-word count limit.

January 10, 2016 | | Local


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Metro Gainesville unemployment rate up to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for December was 4.3 percent, up from 4.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2014 was 5 ...

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Hall Correctional Institution to open next month

The facility to replace the old Hall County Correctional Institution will have its grand opening on Feb. 12.

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Alpharetta man indicted for attempted arson of occupied North Forsyth home

January 28, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


State House, Senate split on new medical cannabis bill

With hearings kicking off this week in the state legislature over a proposed bill to allow the in-state cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis, the ...

January 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Raccoon is first Hall rabies case of 2016

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in the Cape Road area of East Hall.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Avita opening women’s treatment program

A group that offers multiple services in Hall County is opening a new residential addiction treatment program for women off Airport Road in Gainesville.

January 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Suspects manipulate machine to steal lottery tickets

A day after the largest Powerball drawing ever, three suspects in Oakwood are accused of manipulating a convenience store's lottery ticket machine to get ...

January 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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