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Browns Bridge narrows to one lane as DOT works on driving surface

Traffic may get clogged Thursday on Browns Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth County line.

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legion commander explains etiquette used in lowering American flag to half-staff

In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies across the nation, it's not uncommon to see the American flag flying at half-staff.

July 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Green Street study reveals difficulty of widening, redesigning road

More than 33,000 automobiles travel up and down historic Green Street in Gainesville each day, and heavy trucks account for 16 percent of all traffic, about double the statewide average on similar roads.

July 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roads reopen after gas leak shut down roads near Hog Mountain-Blackjack intersection in South Hall

All roads have been reopened after closures near the intersection of Hog Mountain and Blackjack roads in South Hall because of a large gas leak in the area. Hall County Fire Services said the gas leak has been secured, though "work will continue in the area and motorists should pay attention to workers in or around the roadway."

July 14, 2016 | | Local


‘Pokemon Go’ gets its fans moving, smartphones in hand

"Pokemon Go" has caught on fast, and players in Hall County are singing its praises for making its users more active.

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Unity meeting set Thursday with Gainesville police, city officials

Communities across the nation are still reeling from the events last week that left two black men dead at the hands of white police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, and five police officers in Dallas murdered by a black sniper during an otherwise peaceful street protest.

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Mental health program for families adopts Spanish-language model

It is said that the mentally ill often suffer in silence.

July 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Hall man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A Hall County man is accused of transmitting sexually explicit photographs on his cellphone and later tampering with evidence, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Will Donald Trump pick Newt Gingrich as running mate?

If Donald Trump were to pick Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House and Georgia congressman, as his running mate, he'd get someone with nearly 40 years of experience in dealing with public policy, Charles Bullock, political science professor at the University of Georgia, said Wednesday afternoon.

July 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins named to working group on ‘police accountability, aggression toward law enforcement’

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named to a working group of U.S. House members "to examine police accountability, aggression toward law enforcement and public safety concerns related to these issues."

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Teens charged under gang statute in July 1 death investigation

Three more teenagers were charged after further investigation into the July 1 shooting death in White County, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Businesses can still prohibit floating while drinking, despite new law

While it is now legal to float on a tube while under the influence of alcohol, it may not be possible everywhere in the state.

July 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT approves $16.3M contract for Ga. 13 widening at Hall-Gwinnett line

Another South Hall road widening project is in the works.

July 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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DOT worker on bathroom break discovers skull inside suitcase along I-985

A construction worker relieving himself in the woods along Interstate 985 discovered a suitcase containing a human skull and other bones, police said.

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 12-year-old

Authorities are searching for a 12-year-old Hall County girl last seen getting into a car early Wednesday morning.

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Clinton accepts Democratic nomination, vows to be a unifier

Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in a ...

July 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Safe Kids, police giving out bike helmets, safety tips Saturday

Safety tips will be mixed with fun activities for kids this Saturday at the Midtown Greenway in Gainesville.

July 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Prayer service looks to promote unity between police, community in Gainesville

In keeping with a commitment to bring law enforcement, minorities and the wider community together, a prayer service is scheduled for Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

July 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Hall commission candidate Troy Phillips, wife found dead

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of former Hall County Board of Commissioners candidate Troy Phillips and his wife, Heather ...

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man intentionally crashed car into jail

A Lula man is accused of intentionally driving his car Thursday morning into the Hall County Jail's wall, according to authorities.

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


McEver work ‘basically done’ just in time for school

Work on busy McEver Road in Oakwood is "basically done" ahead of the upcoming school year.

July 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jobless rate up in Hall County for June

Hall County's unemployment rate increased by nearly a point in June, going from 3.8 percent in May to 4.7 percent in June.

July 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Downtown street beautification shouldn’t disrupt Gainesville traffic

A plan to beautify key downtown Gainesville streets shouldn't interfere with traffic flow, officials assured City Council on Thursday.

July 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight fire destroys Gillsville home

No one was at home Wednesday night when a Gillsville residence caught fire and was a "total loss," according to authorities.

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: 4 great places to go camping

Who says you have to go far to camp? There are several great campgrounds in the local area. Savannah King takes you to four of ...

July 28, 2016 | | Local


Atlanta Street a ‘ghost town’ as families move out

"It's a ghost town around here," Ashley Moore said about the public housing complex on Atlanta Street in Gainesville.

July 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pollo Tropical, Five Below mark newest store openings at North Lake Square

Paulette Forrester had been regularly driving by the Pollo Tropical restaurant on Dawsonville Highway to see when it would open.

July 27, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal promotes education reform proposals, ‘opportunity district’ to Hall teachers

Gov. Nathan Deal promoted his two education programs for the next year and touted his administration's support for public education Wednesday morning in a ...

July 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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