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Buford man charged with growing marijuana in closet

An 18-year-old Buford man has been charged with manufacturing marijuana after police say they found eight marijuana plants growing in his closet.

March 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch hopes stimulus cash trickles down for new water line

A pool of state money beefed up by the federal economic stimulus package could end up benefiting residents of a narrow, two-lane street in South Hall.

March 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students use their break to help others in New Orleans

Aug. 29, 2005, is a day that will live in infamy.

March 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bid for Lula sewer line comes under budget

The Lula City Council got a bargain when it awarded a bid for sewer lines to its new waste treatment facility Tuesday.

March 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dignitaries welcome new Gainesville regional census office

Just as Paul Revere signaled that the British were arriving, the opening of the Gainesville census office signals that it is almost time for the decennial count.

March 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


US Forest Service upgrades trail signs

With about 800 miles of trails in North Georgia's Chattahoochee National Forest, it's not surprising that people sometimes aren't sure which trail they're on.

March 11, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Developer shrinks Thompson Bridge condo plan

A Gainesville developer's request to scale down a lake-front housing development sailed through the second stage of the city's planning process Tuesday.

March 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Officials upbeat about collections for SPLOST VI

Two hundred and forty million dollars is a lot of money.

March 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Calvary Church project added to road upgrade list

A transportation planning group voted Tuesday morning to add a project involving Calvary Church Road to its 2008-13 roads program.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall has 2 more rabies cases as skunks attack dog, horse

Two more cases of rabies were confirmed in Hall County this week, including a rare incident involving a horse.

March 10, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Chamber of commerce leaders offer advice to women in business

The presidents of the chambers of commerce in Hall and Dawson counties are predicting a bright future for women in business.

March 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Conservative columnist headlines Gainesville Care Center fundraiser

Conservative columnist Cal Thomas is expected to speak at Gainesville Care Center's 22nd annual fundraiser next week.

March 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson noise spat centers around downtown pub

JEFFERSON - A pub in downtown Jefferson is at the center of a discussion concerning the city's noise ordinances.

March 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Murder trial: Daughter didn't see gun under mom's hand

An 11-year-old girl's testimony in court Tuesday described a scene different from what authorities found when they arrived to investigate the fatal shooting of her mother.

March 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mundy Mill Road to narrow to one lane at I-985 bridge

As part of an ongoing construction project, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to narrow Mundy Mill Road to one lane in each direction under Interstate 985 tonight and the next two nights.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Headmaster kisses pig following school's high reading scores

Lakeview Academy Headmaster John Kennedy kissed Purdy the Tamworth pig Wednesday at the Gainesville school as a reward for first- through fifth-grade students, who exceeded their goal in the Scholastic Reading Counts challenge.

October 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Talks underway between lawyers for Hall firetruck maker over training accident

Legal representatives for the maker of the the firetruck involved in a July 22 Hall County training incident have begun discussions with County Attorney Bill Blalock.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge and Bar: Man indicted in officer obstruction

A Gainesville man previously indicted on a kidnapping charge has been indicted on charges of kicking two correctional officers in a later incident.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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