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Smokin' new home: Longtime Oakwood barbecue eatery shifts locations

It was a bittersweet moment for Wayne Vaughan when the old building off Atlanta Highway and Poplar Springs Road in Oakwood was taken down.

May 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children get a healthy dose of fitness fun at Healthy Kids Day

Families crowded Laurel Park to promote healthy lifestyles Saturday morning as part of the 26th annual Healthy Kids Day, organized by the YMCA and the Hall County school system.

May 06, 2017 | Katie Tiller | Local


Ducks dash despite drizzle, raise thousands for Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier

Rich Godbee of Lawrenceville was somewhat incredulous when he got a call from the chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier telling him he was the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Rubber Duck Derby.

May 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Some UNG students express support for campus carry bill

Students on the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus expressed support Friday for the bill signed this week by Gov. Nathan Deal allowing permitted, concealed carry of weapons in some areas of public college and university campuses.

May 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Plan for Hall’s next 20 years rolling out this month

Want to see more affordable housing in Hall County? What about more green spaces, a wider road or a new roundabout in your area? This month, the county is taking final comments on its guiding planning document, the comprehensive plan.

May 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Brenau University holds its 138th Commencement ceremony

Brenau University held its 138th Commencement ceremony Friday for the Women's College at Pearce Auditorium in Gainesville. The university conferred 125 diplomas on new graduates of the 139-year-old Women's College. The Women's College class of 2017 comprises 49 candidates for Bachelors of Science, 34 candidates for Bachelors of Arts, 23 candidates for Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 10 candidates for Bachelors of Business Administration and nine candidates for Bachelors of Fine Arts. Between Friday night's commencement and Saturday's, Brenau plans to recognize about 404 students in the 2017 commencement ceremonies, including 217 undergraduates and 187 ...

May 06, 2017 | | Local


Four people displaced, no one hurt, after South Hall house fire

An adult and three children were displaced after a fire Friday night on Old Orr Road in South Hall.

May 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Elder Motes found guilty on 4 counts in dog slaying case

Two days after his son was acquitted of all charges, a Hall County jury found Dewayne Steven Motes guilty on four of the six same charges against him in a July 2015 case that resulted in the shooting death of another man's dog.

May 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Strip shopping center gets Flowery Branch’s first annexation OK

A South Hall strip shopping center got the Flowery Branch City Council's first OK for annexation into the city Thursday.

May 05, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Jury to deliberate today in second dog shooting trial

A jury will deliberate this morning on the second defendant in an animal cruelty case, two days after another defendant was acquitted, according to court officials.

May 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: 3 arrested part of group trafficking $100K of heroin

After multiple overdose incidents in Northeast Georgia counties, drug enforcement officials made three arrests from a group allegedly "responsible for trafficking pounds of heroin valued at nearly $100,000."

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with child molestation

A Gainesville man is accused of molesting a girl under the age of 10, according to authorities.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Faithful fill downtown Gainesville square on National Day of Prayer

People of faith huddled at the downtown square and beseeched God's mercy and grace on this nation, state and Gainesville community during the national Day of Prayer on Thursday.

May 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Don Carter State Park now safe for swimming

The swimming restriction has been lifted for Don Carter State Park.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Recent rain can’t break drought

Restrictions on outdoor water use remain in effect despite recent rains as North Georgia remains in a severe drought.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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Hall County, cities could lose state funding without service delivery agreement by June 30

Hall County and its municipalities are in danger of losing out on state grants and permits issued by the state if they don't reach ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia Power installing thousands of LED streetlights in Hall

Neighborhood nights are about to be brighter and whiter around Hall County as Georgia Power's lighting upgrade makes its way into residential areas.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lula revenues to eclipse $1 million mark

Lula officials took a first look Monday at a balanced fiscal 2018 general fund budget that showed revenues eclipsing the $1 million mark for the ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tentative Hall school budget includes employee raises, lower tax rate

Hall County Schools' tentative budget for 2017-18 includes a lower tax rate and pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees, while shaving ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck remembered as ‘free spirit’

Before she was a teenager, Anita Strickland was learning to ride motorcycles, a passion she would later enjoy with her children.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Former East Hall teacher, administrator named principal of new Hall high school

After four years as a principal in Habersham County, Wes McGee is headed back to the district where he spent 19 years as a teacher ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


14-year-old charged with aggravated child molestation

A 14-year-old Hall County boy has been charged with aggravated child molestation.

May 22, 2017 | | Local


Rabid raccoon confirmed in Murrayville community

Officials have confirmed a case of rabies in the Murrayville community, the fifth case this year in Hall County.

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Second man charged in pair of armed robberies

A second man wanted in connection with two armed robberies May 13 was arrested Saturday afternoon after fleeing law enforcement in a vehicle and later ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with rape

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a Gainesville man on two charges, including rape, in connection with an incident May 15 in the ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with child molestation

A Gainesville man faces a child molestation charge based on allegations that he molested a child "repeatedly" over a period of nearly two years.

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville brewery expects big boost with direct sales come Sept. 1

Head-high pallets of hand-bottled beer rolled out of the loading bays at Left Nut Brewing Co. for the first time last week.

May 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: Butterfly Release held in Gainesville

Friends of Gainesville Parks and Greenways held the 21st annual Butterfly Release Sunday afternoon at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville. The group released 1,500 ...

May 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula to unveil proposed budget Monday morning

Elected Lula city officials will get a first look at their fiscal year 2018 budget at a special called work session scheduled for Monday.

May 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Oakwood pool set to open under private management

Oakwood's city pool is set to open for the summer season Saturday under new private management after a five-year run with the Georgia Mountains ...

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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