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Officials recover body of man who went missing in Lanier

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Critical Incident Reconstruction Team has located the body of 34-year-old Yakov Shteyman near north Forsyth's Six Mile Creek, according to several officials familiar with the investigation.

April 11, 2017 | Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville duplex gets first OK to become new Norton office

A Gainesville real estate and insurance firm got the city planning board's blessing Tuesday night to convert a duplex near its main office off historic Green Street into additional office space.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall High getting new football field house

The next time the West Hall High School football team takes the field for a game on its Oakwood campus, its players will emerge from a new field house.

April 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


THC-infused popcorn, brownies seized in $62K bust

Authorities seized more than $62,000 worth of drugs at a South Hall home, including brownies and popcorn infused with THC, the component in marijuana that creates a high.

April 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Three local schools removed from state list of low-performing schools

Three local schools were among 74 schools removed from a low-performing list by the state Tuesday.

April 11, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Customers seeking answers, their clothes after dry cleaners’ abrupt closing

Customers of a Gainesville dry cleaners say they've been hung out to dry by the business owner after he disappeared with their clothes still locked in the building.

April 11, 2017 | By Nick Bowman nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


New Kubota plant fully operational in northeast Hall

Operations at Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. off Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County are fully underway, and it's been a long time coming.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Reward offered for information on Gainesville slaying

A reward is being offered for information on the fatal shooting last week on Carlton Street in Gainesville.

April 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Most of spending increase in Hall Schools budget going to employee raises

Preliminary estimates for Hall County Schools' 2018 fiscal year budget calls for $12.8 million in additional expenditures, most of which would pay for 2 percent pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees and the corresponding benefit increases.

April 10, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood waives fees in veterans home startup

A Gainesville-based veterans aid group is hoping to open a home in Oakwood to house veterans who are homeless or are otherwise in dire need.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investigator details March stabbing

A stabbing victim returned from the store and faced a man attacking him with a knife, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator's testimony Monday.

April 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Firefighters battle blaze at vacant Gainesville home

Gainesville firefighters battled a fire at a vacant house on Auburn Avenue about 7 p.m. Monday.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Teacher announces Democratic run for 9th District congressional race

A private school teacher in Hall County who is a newbie to the local Democratic Party plans to take on the role of David going up against Goliath as he prepares to challenge three-term U.S. Rep. Doug Collins for his 9th District congressional seat in 2018.

April 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville school district names superintendent pick

Gainesville City Schools announced Jeremy Williams as the system's lone finalist to be its new superintendent on Monday night at a school board work session.

April 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Elachee looks to start charging for parking

Visitors to Elachee Nature Science Center may soon have to pay a parking fee.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Committee keeps close tabs on SPLOST VII funding

Members of the SPLOST VII Citizen Review Committee take their job seriously.

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Fire adding security measures amid statewide station thefts

After fire station theft reports in neighboring counties, Hall County Fire Services said it would be increasing security measures.

April 26, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Mexican diplomat feels at home in Gainesville

Since being named Consul General of the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta last summer, Javier Diaz admits he wanted to know more about this place called ...

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tourism study: Consolidate Hall County's brand

Flowery Branch would be the new tourism gateway to Hall County as part of a proposal from Georgia tourism officials.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


3 killed in Friendship Road wreck, including an infant

Three people, including an infant, were killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Ga. 347/Friendship Road near Jones Drive, according to authorities.

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


TV show examines Hall Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire case

The case of three people convicted in a Feb. 14, 2010, murder-for-hire plot will be revisited Wednesday on "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen."

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Martin Road widening alternative is crowd pleaser

By a large show of hands, Martin Road residents gave their approval Tuesday night to an alternative to a much-despised widening of the South Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in northwest Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Puppies provide relief during Brenau exam week

Who doesn't like puppies?

April 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall schools have canceled more than 20 field trips to Atlanta after bridge collapse

Hall County Schools officials have canceled more than 20 field trips to the downtown Atlanta area amid traffic and safety concerns since a portion of ...

April 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Students evacuated briefly at Martin school

Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science was evacuated for about 10 minutes Tuesday morning after smoke was reported in the first-grade classroom pod area.

April 25, 2017 | | Local


2 dead, 2 hospitalized after drug overdoses in Forsyth County

April 25, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes IHughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Cost of hunting, fishing licenses going up

State hunting and fishing licenses are getting more expensive beginning July 1.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office assists in 23-arrest operation targeting online predators

Hall County Sheriff's Office law enforcement assisted about 20 other agencies in an operation targeting men who "traveled from areas around metro Atlanta with ...

April 24, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Public hearings set for new South Hall middle/high school

Two public hearings are scheduled late next month for Hall County school board members and officials to hear comments and concerns about proposed redistricting plans ...

April 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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