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Pregnancy care center hosts gala March 23

Choices Pregnancy Care Center will host its annual fundraising gala March 23, featuring anti-abortion advocate Marc Newman.

March 20, 2017 | | Local


Lula residents raise concerns over chickens in residential areas

With handfuls of calls coming in the last week, Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin spoke to one homeowner who said he was fed up with chickens in his neighborhood.

March 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula considers electric locks for bathrooms after illicit behavior

Following complaints of sex acts and drug use in Lula's public bathrooms, the city is looking at electric locks as a method to potentially curb the problem.

March 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Man convicted in attempted rape case argues for new trial

A Gainesville man sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted rape and kidnapping argued for a new trial for issues related to DNA evidence and a "prejudicial" photograph shown to the jury.

March 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Educators, friends pay tribute to former Hall educator C.W. Davis

Davis Middle School Principal Eddie Millwood is proud to lead a school that bears the name of someone he considers to be a legend among Hall County educators.

March 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Oakwood taking first steps to clean up old fuel tank site

A defunct underground fuel tank on city-owned property is giving Oakwood an above-ground headache.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board OKs $8.9M for Lanier Charter Career Academy projects

The Hall County school board on Monday approved $8.9 million for additions and renovations at Lanier Charter Career Academy.

March 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing

The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG honors Lessie Smithgall with Presidential Leadership Award

Philanthropist and Times co-founder Lessie Smithgall of Gainesville recently received the 2017 Presidential Leadership Award during the fifth annual University of North Georgia Foundation Scholarship Gala in Gainesville.

March 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


International economic representatives to visit Hall

International economic representatives in 11 world markets will visit Hall County this Thursday.

March 12, 2017 | | Local


Family Christian Stores, including one in Gainesville, closing soon

Family Christian Stores has 240 locations nationwide, all of which are closing within two weeks.

March 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades double capacity of Hall 911 radio system

As he stands in front of a console looking at multiple computer screens, dispatcher John Hanes gets a call from a woman whose husband is having a medical emergency.

March 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Artwork on display at Hall County Government Center

Seven West Hall High School students have their paintings on display at the Hall County Government Center's first ever public art show.

March 12, 2017 | BY CINDY NGUYEN intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Officials seek South Hall school rezoning feedback

Parents in South Hall have a couple of months to view online resources to help them assess how a Hall County Schools rezoning plan to ...

March 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man gets 25 years in prison for assault, kidnapping

Taking the stand, Imam Bilal Ali said he would "pray for leniency" for the man convicted of threatening him and later abducting a child.

March 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school system honors vets with honorary diplomas

Gov. Nathan Deal made a surprise visit to Hall County to honor five military veterans who received honorary high school diplomas from the Hall County ...

March 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Teacher suspected in $6 million drug seizure resigns

A Chestatee Academy teacher submitted her resignation in lieu of termination after the Hall County Sheriff's Office suspected her in a $6 million drug ...

March 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Project improving intersections in downtown Gainesville to start Wednesday

A downtown Gainesville project geared to helping improve pedestrian safety and access at five busy intersections is scheduled to start Wednesday.

March 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman recounts alleged rape as case moves on to Superior Court

A woman took the stand Monday and said she feared for her life when her a man put a pillow over her face and allegedly ...

March 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Car slumber event aims to open eyes to homeless

Nine people slept in their cars Friday night to raise awareness of homelessness in Hall County.

March 27, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Coroner IDs two in Dixon Circle death investigation

Hall County Deputy Coroner Kevin Wetzel identified the two people found dead at Dixon Circle last week.

March 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall woman found a mile from home Monday morning after going missing Sunday afternoon

An 84-year-old East Hall County woman who went missing Sunday afternoon was found about a mile from her home Monday morning.

March 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Plan seeks to alleviate traffic at Centennial school when Enota students arrive

Gainesville school officials are seeking input from parents on a plan to ease traffic congestion at Centennial Arts Academy when it welcomes Enota Multiple Intelligences ...

March 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Pearl Harbor survivor from Hall County dies

A Hall County member of an ever-dwindling group - Pearl Harbor survivors - has died.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mixed-use development proposed at Ledan, Sardis roads

A mixed-use development is proposed at Ledan and Sardis roads, a busy northwest Hall County intersection where officials plan to build a roundabout.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman arrested in hit-and-run death of Gillsville woman

A Gainesville woman has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a 41-year-old Gillsville woman Saturday morning.

March 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hope's gift of life: Gainesville teen waits on transplant list

An emotional phone call came a day too late for Hope Kienle.

March 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Debt burden varies for UNG students

The University of North Georgia was one of only three public universities in Georgia picked for being the best value on Kiplinger's Personal Finance ...

March 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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