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Overturned tractor-trailer slowing traffic near I-85/I-985 interchange

An accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 South just before the Interstate 985 interchange, near the Mall of Georgia, is causing slower traffic.

September 21, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood taxes could go up in 2017

A declining property tax digest expected to produce lower revenues has Oakwood officials looking at raising the tax rate in 2017 just to stay even with 2016 revenues.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury selected for trial of Gainesville woman who allegedly killed girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend

Attorneys finalized their picks for the jury around 6 p.m. Monday in the murder trial for Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, who allegedly killed the girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend.

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


3 Hall County Schools building projects planned

Hall County Schools plan three building projects in the next year - an expansion of Lanier Charter Career Academy and new technology department, a new fieldhouse for West Hall High School and a new roof and heating, ventilation and air conditioning units at Flowery Branch Elementary School.

September 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall residents lose insurance options as providers pull out of Affordable Care Act

Hall County will likely lose half its current insurance providers within the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The move would affect about 10,400 residents who buy individual exchange coverage.

September 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Baby boy becomes first born at Braselton hospital’s new labor unit

Monday was a day of firsts in Braselton.

September 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Investigator details Gainesville man’s alleged crime spree

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Monday about three hours of what the department called an "erratic crime spree" last month around Gainesville.

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food Lion in Gainesville closing next week

For the past 10 years, Robert Dowell has leaned on the Food Lion store as his source for groceries.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall home damaged by fire

An East Hall home was severely damaged Monday afternoon by what firefighters believe is an accidental fire started by a faulty gas grill.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: University of North Georgia remembers 9/11

The University of North Georgia held a vigil at its Dahlonega campus Sunday night to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public forum on Enota school site design set for Sept. 22

The Gainesville school system will hold a public forum Sept. 22 to discuss the site design for a new school at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


DNR: Man pulled from Lake Lanier Saturday has died

A 48-year-old Atlanta man pulled from Lake Lanier on Saturday during a family outing has died, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources official said Sunday.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Murder suspect sought in shooting death of Gainesville man

Authorities are searching for a 33-year-old man suspected of murder in the Friday night shooting death of a Gainesville man.

September 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch teens crossing their tees by launching business that aids nonprofit

Tyler Blaylock and Cameron Holmes have set out on a journey of their own. The Flowery Branch High School students launched Travlr, their own T-shirt company, and have been met with success.

September 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Terrorized by fear: As nation remembers 9/11, safety worries leave many on edge

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks brought violence "home," but changes in how society reacts to violence more recently cause more common and more frequent anxiety and worry, three college professors say.

September 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church's banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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