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$2.4 million verdict in pastor shooting case affirmed by appeals court

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the $2.4 million judgment awarded to a Hall County woman who sued law enforcement officers after her husband was fatally shot.

June 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Evening at Olympic Park to celebrate 20 years since Olympics on Lake Lanier

The world's greatest athletic competition came to Georgia 20 years ago, and many in Gainesville still remember the events.

June 15, 2016 | | Local


Dogs rescued earlier this year from Forsyth County home all adopted

June 15, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic Dahlonega building nearing demolition

The fate of the historic Jeremiah Payne House, also known as the Parks Clothing building, in downtown Dahlonega is slowly getting etched in stone.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of 3 kids killed in wreck: ‘Remember them as who they were’

Teresa Arriaga will remember the way her 16-year-old cousin Luis Carmona-Zepeda got $80 for his birthday and didn't use it for himself. He spent the money on his cousins.

June 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Man charged with impersonating Atlanta police officer

A Winder man is accused of impersonating an Atlanta police officer in May when pulled over in Oakwood, according to police.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board leader explains meeting where Enota decision was made

Gainesville's Board of Education discussed the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy building project at a June 2 called meeting because "new information from the faculty survey was made available to us," board chairwoman Delores Diaz said Monday by email.

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau thanks supporters for strong year

Lake Lanier is the biggest tourist attraction for Hall County and much of North Georgia, and it takes a team to manage visitors to it every year.

June 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Adventures in Missions looks to expand campus

Adventures in Missions, a Hall County-based organization sending thousands of missionaries to 60 countries around the world each year, has its sights set on expansion.

June 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group proposes rules for holding convention to amend Constitution

States have long passed their own measures calling for amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

June 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Background check company bringing 150 jobs to Flowery Branch

A new company opening an office in Flowery Branch plans to hire 50 people by October for its background check business - and another 100 people ...

June 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Teen charged after Mall of Georgia threat

A Gwinnett County teen will be charged with harassing communications after a threat to "shoot up" the Mall of Georgia, police said.

June 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


$30K in marijuana plants seized, Hall woman arrested

A Hall County woman was arrested after authorities said they seized 15 marijuana plants.

June 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Riverside Military Academy president: ‘Military model’ prepares students for life

Riverside Military Academy is the "finest" in the United States as a private military academy, the school's new president, retired Army Col. William Gallagher ...

June 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan named to Georgia Municipal Association board

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting in Savannah on ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local


Wife charged with murder in husband’s 2015 death first considered suicide

A Buford woman was indicted and charged last week in the 2015 shooting death of her husband, a case previously considered to be a suicide ...

June 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman’s body pulled from Lake Lanier in ‘apparent suicide’

A woman's body was recovered this morning from Lake Lanier at Longwood Park in Gainesville, according to Gainesville Police.

June 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Mental health care in short supply in Hall, Northeast Georgia

Mental health care providers are in short supply across Northeast Georgia, according to a new report from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

June 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DNR offers safe boating tips for July Fourth holiday weekend

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering safety tips for boaters and swimmers for the upcoming July Fourth weekend.

June 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Thunderstorm causes gas pump structure collapse in Lula

A thunderstorm Monday night caused the collapse of a gas pump structure at the Chevron PetroFast Food Store at the corner of Ga. 365 and ...

June 28, 2016 | | Local


Latino voter registration grows in Hall, state

Hall County resident Julio Hernandez is one of thousands of Latinos in the state who cast a ballot for the first time in the May ...

June 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Theresa London named Lula Elementary interim principal

Theresa London will be the interim principal at Lula Elementary School. She has been assistant principal there since 2011.

June 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Mall of Georgia doesn’t face ‘any immediate danger’ after shooting threat

Gwinnett County Police investigating a threat to "shoot up" the Mall of Georgia identified the person and said they believe the mall does not face ...

June 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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