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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


Kiwanis recognizes longtime youth programs manager Beth Morris

The highest honor the Kiwanis Club awards went to a woman who dedicated three decades to helping children.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lanier Islands to hire more than 500 for summer season

Lanier Islands resort is looking to add 531 staff members to prepare for the summer season.

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Students compete at TomeCon literary event at UNG’s Gainesville campus

For some, the TomeCon literary conference is the Super Bowl.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville changes Deshaun Watson Way street sign to green

Gainesville city officials recently put up a green Deshaun Watson Way street sign after they were notified by the Federal Highway Administration that a red sign at Pearl Nix Parkway did not comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

March 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Gainesville doughnut shop gets initial OK

A proposed new doughnut shop got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's approval Tuesday night.

March 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recruitment set for Wednesday seeking employees for staffing and employment agency

The Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Career Center will host a third recruitment Wednesday for Flexicrew, a staffing and employment agency, to hire 50 employees to work in Habersham and Hall counties.

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall kindergarten registration set for March 21-23

Kindergarten registration for Hall County Schools children entering kindergarten in the fall will be held at each of the Hall elementary schools on March 21 and March 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free bra fittings set for March 31 at Belk in Gainesville

Belk and Wacoal are partnering to offer free bra fittings March 31 at the Belk at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville.

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood Chick-fil-A to be closed for month during renovations

Oakwood's Chick-fil-A hasn't had a renovation since it opened nearly 17 years ago.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | 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


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Adoption law update lingers on Georgia lawmakers’ last day

ATLANTA - Changes to Georgia adoption law that proponents call long overdue await a final vote entering the General Assembly's last day.

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Turn lane project at Ga. 53 and Green Hill Circle now set to start April 10

Extension of the westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle is now scheduled to start April 10 and finish up ...

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County to host victims’ rights week event

Officials in the Hall County Courthouse are hosting an event Friday to start the week of victims' rights recognition.

March 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch Target customers mourn beloved cashier

Anyone who picked Chris Shields' checkout line at Target in Flowery Branch knew they were in for a little joking around.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Former Flowery Branch student cut from ‘Voice’

Georgia native Taylor Alexander was eliminated from NBC's "The Voice" on Tuesday.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fiery crash shuts down I-985 northbound

Interstate 985 Northbound was shut down Wednesday afternoon with a multi-vehicle crash, according to Gainesville Fire spokesman Keith Smith.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill requiring boat titles likely pushed off to 2018 legislative session

A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ends Thursday, but it could return next year.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs expand scope, change name

Ala Harbin had not yet started kindergarten when she was drawn to the fun and games that attracted other neighborhood children to the Boys & Girls ...

March 29, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Clark Leonard cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, cleonard@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lakeshore Mall sells for $6.8 million in auction

Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended Wednesday, said a source familiar with the process.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall Middle student arrested after bomb threat leads to evacuation

A North Hall Middle School student is in custody following a bomb threat Wednesday that led to the evacuation of the school, school officials ...

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall student arrested, charged with LSD possession on campus

An East Hall High School student has been arrested and charged with possession and intent to distribute LSD on the school campus.

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools look to update aging bus fleet

After putting off school bus purchases completely during five of the past 10 years, Hall County school officials are playing catch-up to update their aging ...

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responders practice emergency management skills

One by one, students sporting mock injuries like gashes and broken bones were carried on stretchers by medics during an annual training exercise Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Buford looks for assist from Hall County to pay for new school

Funding for a new $70 million high school in Buford should get an assist from Hall County, the city's long-time political leader said Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Center Point honors students, business leaders for dedication to community

Every year, Center Point Mentoring honors their heroes.

March 29, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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