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Hall County freight study wraps into regional transportation plan

Routing chicken trucks and 18-wheelers through Hall County is a major element in regional transportation planning.

June 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech marks 50 years of success stories, job training from ‘A to W’

CUMMING - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on Thursday night the celebrations shined solely on the school itself.

June 09, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Flowery Branch planning director resigns, takes job in Tucker

John McHenry, Flowery Branch's community development director, has resigned to take a similar position with the newly formed city of Tucker.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Fire destroys home in North Hall County

A home in North Hall County was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon, but no one was home and there were no injuries resulting from the blaze.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SKF increasing Flowery Branch presence

SKF USA Inc. is expanding its operations in Flowery Branch as it prepares to close manufacturing facilities in San Diego, Calif., and Baltimore, Md., to improve efficiency and cut costs.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


High school students gaining night classes option in Hall

A new evening program for high school students is taking registration and will open in July at the Lanier Charter Career Academy.

June 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sex offender pleads guilty to kidnapping 14-year-old girl

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. - A convicted sex offender accused of luring a 14-year-old East Tennessee girl away from home has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and other charges in federal court.

June 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Authorities: Male jogger dies after being hit by vehicle

A male jogger died after being hit by a vehicle in Jefferson on Wednesday night, according to authorities.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Insurer joins fights against prescription drug abuse

Fighting prescription drug abuse, an epidemic in the United States responsible for taking half a million lives between 2010 and 2014, has become an all-hands-on-deck approach.

June 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Program gives fans to keep seniors cool in summer

As forecasts this weekend show temperatures nearing 95 degrees, many in North Georgia will likely try to stay cool inside.

June 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


1 injured in fall exiting house fire

A person trying to escape from a Thornbush Drive house fire sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital, according to authorities.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Home invasion suspect arrested after climbing fence with handgun

A home invasion suspect climbed a fence with a handgun in Buford May 23 and tried to force his way into the home, police said.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Georgia Heart Foundation to kick off 'Raise the 8' campaign Friday

Each year, about 365,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest outside the safety of a hospital.

June 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


John Simpson gets new position at Lakeview Academy

John Simpson, who has been at Lakeview Academy for a decade, has been named enrollment and external relations director.

June 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




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Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Farm Tour visitors get in touch with region’s roots

Some of North Georgia's typically quiet, peaceful farms were buzzing Saturday with visitors eager to learn about the businesses and purchase their products.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Times earns 8 awards at AP banquet, including 2 firsts

The Times earned eight awards Saturday at The Associated Press Media Editors' annual banquet in Atlanta.

June 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County faces appeal in lawsuit over sidewalk bonds

Hall County is facing further court action in a dispute over bonds that were issued to pay for sidewalks in three subdivisions.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dawson County officers dispute claims in citizen journalist’s lawsuit

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office officials named in a federal lawsuit in May by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries ...

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Report shows Gainesville police boosting number of Hispanic officers on force

The Gainesville Police Department accreditation report shows the agency with its "highest level of minority employees."

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Details of Gainesville school board’s Enota discussion not yet released

The controversy over a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has extended to minutes of two Gainesville school board meetings.

June 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Suspect shot, killed after confrontation with state troopers in Gainesville

A suspect was shot and killed after a confrontation with Georgia State Patrol troopers Saturday night in Gainesville that resulted in injuries to three officers.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Brexit vote: How will it affect us here?

The shock waves of British voters' decision to leave the European Union began almost immediately after the polling booths closed Thursday night. The British pound ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


South Hall County residents petition to stop plans for exit 14

The Georgia Department of Transportation's plans to build an interchange connecting Martin Road on the east side of Interstate 985 to H.F. Reed ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man dies after motorcycle wreck

A Flowery Branch man died recently after suffering serious injuries when his motorcycle struck a retaining wall in Flowery Branch, according to Georgia State Patrol.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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