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The Local Agenda: Hall board set to vote on development, Civil Service change

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on several items Thursday that have been materializing for awhile, including a proposed mixed-use development on Friendship Road and changes to the Civil Service Act.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lot could alleviate UNG parking problems at Gainesville campus

Students have been complaining about the parking options at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia for several years, but their troubles may soon be over thanks to an existing park-and-ride lot off Exit 17 of Interstate 985.

June 22, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Four indicted in case involving Buford man’s death

Four people accused by Gwinnett County Police of racing down a Buford road in April 2014 were indicted Wednesday in the death of a 24-year-old Buford man.

June 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gillsville street improvements now underway

An eye cast toward busy Ga. 52, which cuts through tiny Gillsville on the Hall-Banks County line, Melissa Grizzle said the heavy sidewalk construction in front of her restaurant hasn't hurt business.

June 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school board approves final 2016 budget

The Hall County school board approved its fiscal year 2016 budget at its meeting Monday night, including a slight increase in the millage rate.

June 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Teacher interns at UGA genetics lab this summer

Laurie Brown, a science teacher at World Language Academy in Flowery Branch, is spending her summer in someone else's science lab.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Another historic Lula building gets face-lift

Downtown Lula is getting another makeover, thanks in large part to an Atlanta native who has become endeared by the northeast Hall County city's past.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry helps at-risk teens

Like many kids her age, Carmela Villalobos wanted to do things her way or not at all.

June 21, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Participation at Hall County health care clinic strong

Turnout at the Hall County Government Family Health Center, which serves county employees, has been strong in the first five months of operation, according to county officials, and plans are in the works to generate more interest and participation.

June 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Teens learn about poverty, hunger during summer program

Two teenagers walked out of a home in Tower Heights Apartments and wiped tears from their eyes.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoschton woman’s death included in HBO documentary

A Hoschton woman found dead inside her home will be included in an HBO documentary on gun deaths airing Monday night.

June 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Business leader Gus Whalen dies

Whether it was on the playground in sixth grade, at a barber shop or in the business community, Gus Whalen had a way of making an impression.

June 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Georgia State Championship races through Lula

Competitive bicyclists descended on Lula Saturday for The Georgia State Championship Road Race.

June 20, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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Teen charged in wreck that killed 15-year-old

The driver in a Thursday wreck that killed a 15-year-old Gainesville boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide.

July 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia names diversity adviser

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs has named Sheila Caldwell adviser to the president on diversity.

July 07, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


The Local Agenda: At-large voting front-and-center at Tuesday night’s Gainesville council meeting

The fight to change Gainesville's at-large electoral system, wherein voters across the city cast ballots for all candidates, will be on display tonight when the City Council meets.

July 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High court ruling on sign restrictions plays out in Hall

Hall County will issue a moratorium Thursday on sign permits after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month upended restrictions on some local government ordinances that ostensibly curtail free speech rights.

July 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Presentation will honor Vietnam veterans Thursday in Oakwood

Forty-seven local Vietnam veterans will be honored Thursday at a dinner and presentation in Oakwood.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood VA not talking after Dorsey’s video

After the story of a local veteran being turned away from the Oakwood VA made national news, workers there Monday declined to comment, referring instead to an Atlanta phone number for Veterans Affairs. No one there answered calls from The Times.

July 06, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville schools make transportation personnel change

In a rare move, a part-time bus driver position for Gainesville City Schools will be converted to a full-time position with benefits.

July 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County school board prepares for fall E-SPLOST referendum

Hall County school leaders are finalizing a list of projects that could be funded by a sales tax up for a vote in November.

July 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DNR reports no drownings, but BUIs up over last year’s July 4 holiday

For the second year in a row, no one drowned or was killed on Lake Lanier over the July 4 weekend.

July 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rain bogs down Cleveland Bypass project

After weekend rains, a Cleveland intersection didn't close Monday as originally scheduled, another setback in construction of the Cleveland Bypass that is already months behind schedule.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Confederate flag stirs reactions with area residents

Riding his bicycle down a sidewalk along Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville last week, the Confederate battle flag flying from the handlebars and flapping with the momentum of his speed, John Phillip Chandler, a young white man, neared two African-American men waiting for a bus to arrive.

July 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Drone supporters say ban around Georgia Capitol goes too far

ATLANTA - Drone enthusiasts are calling a ban on the unmanned vehicles within five miles of Georgia's Capitol an overreach of authority by state officials, while agency officials argue the change is necessary and follows federal guidelines.

July 05, 2015 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Two UNG students selected for Fulbright scholarships

Two University of North Georgia students were selected for the Fulbright scholarship program from thousands of students across the nation.

July 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia joins 8 other states suing feds over new water regulations

Georgia and eight other states are suing over new water regulations they say are an overreach by the federal government.

July 05, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood RaceTrac getting face-lift

Drivers will be able to fill up their tanks and grab a bite to eat at a remodeled RaceTrac on the corner of Old Oakwood Road and Mundy Mill Road in September, if things go according to plan.

July 05, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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