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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


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming for a city united.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | 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


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Roosevelt Square upgrade progressing, completion set for fall

Work on improvements to Roosevelt Square in downtown Gainesville is underway, but most of the visible work will come in late September and later.

July 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Resource guide helps local families find help they need

The Hall County school system has released its 2016-17 Community Resource Guide, which includes telephone numbers, website addresses, locations and services of various local agencies.

July 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dahlonega nonprofit grows to preserve city’s history

Members of a Dahlonega nonprofit say they are expanding their reach to protect the city's historic charm and gold rush lore after losing the ...

July 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Worsening drought hits North Hall farms hard

Hall County is in such a severe to extreme drought that "we'd need 13 inches of rain just to get back to where we ...

July 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Sheriff’s Office staff gets a belly full of thanks

Staff members of the Hall County Sheriff's Office got an unexpected treat Friday to reward them for their public service.

July 29, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


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

A construction worker on a bathroom break in the woods along Interstate 985 on Friday discovered a suitcase containing a human skull and other bones ...

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tuesday South Hall wreck victim identified as Braselton man

Georgia State Patrol released Friday the identity of the man killed in Tuesday's wreck on Ga. 53/Winder Highway in Braselton.

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


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