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Contract awarded for $44.1M widening of Athens Highway

The widening of Athens Highway/U.S. 129 in East Hall looks to be a sure thing, as the Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract on the $44.1 million project.

May 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford man suspected of threatening to kill mother caught Wednesday

A Buford man suspected of threatening to kill his mother and then eluding authorities and K-9 units on Tuesday has been captured.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Funeral services set Saturday for Good News at Noon founder Gene Beckstein

One of Thomas Ramirez's most vivid memories of Good News at Noon founder Gene Beckstein, who died Wednesday at age 93, came when the two were sitting at the front desk of the Gainesville food and homeless shelter.

May 11, 2016 | By Clark Leonard and Jennifer Linn news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Crash involving deer claims life of North Forsyth High student

May 11, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Young Wauka Mountain archers take dead aim at title

A dozen fifth-graders lined up Tuesday in the Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy gymnasium, nocking arrows in their bows and firing at targets yards away.

May 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Adult spelling bee all fun and games, but spellers serious about their craft

Some serious spelling went on Tuesday in Hosch auditorium at Brenau University.

May 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Slideshow: Atlanta Falcons strike out for school

Four Atlanta Flocons players joined Challenged Child and Friends stakeholders Tuesday evening at FunTastik Bowling Center for a bowling night benefiting the school.

May 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Retired council members Figueras, Hamrick to receive Quality of Life Award

A pair of longtime public officials in Gainesville will be honored with the Quality of Life Award from the Gainesville-Hall County Community Council on Aging on Thursday night at the Gainesville Civic Center.

May 10, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Vote delayed on proposed Marriott hotel off Flat Creek in Gainesville

Environmental concerns have delayed government action on a proposed hotel off Flat Creek in Gainesville.

May 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville planning board gives thumb’s down to apartment, townhome proposals

A couple of residential developments - one involving 240 apartments and the other, 14 townhomes - were rejected Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

May 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Citizen journalist files lawsuit against Dawson County officers

A citizen journalist from Roswell filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against three Dawson County law enforcement officers, claiming her constitutional rights were violated at a 2014 political event.

May 10, 2016 | Times and Regional reports | Local


Noted judge, attorney W.L. Norton Jr. dies at 93

Noted local judge, attorney, author and community preservationist William L. Norton Jr. died Sunday at age 93.

May 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities search for Buford man accused of threatening to kill mom, her animals, responding police

Buford schools were on voluntary lockdown Tuesday as authorities searched for a Buford man suspected of threatening to kill his mother, her animals and any police officers if she called 911.

May 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Man charged with possessing $10K in drugs, fleeing officers

A Gainesville man faces a methamphetamine trafficking charge after authorities said they searched his home and car.

May 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Capitola Farm Road closure set to begin Tuesday, last 90 days

A section of Capitola Farm Road, a key South Hall traffic artery, will be closed starting Tuesday for stormwater work.

May 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Guest House celebrating new ‘hobby shop’ for seniors

Nearly four years ago, The Guest House moved to a new location in Gainesville, leaving a piece of its legacy behind.

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Need for Hall County morgue grows along with population, officials say

Sheriff Gerald Couch had it printed on a campaign flyer recently, a political aspiration for his next term.

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park recognizes Hall County’s 168 war dead

Prayers, patriotic songs and wreath layings marked a Sunday ceremony at Gainesville's Rock Creek Veterans Park to remember Hall County's fallen troops from ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville residents seek sun on Memorial Day weekend

Tiny children splashed in the shallows of Lake Lanier's red clay beaches, while others queued for the towering water slides at Frances Meadows Aquatic ...

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small growth in digest could lead to school tax ‘increase’

Little growth in the 2016 Hall County tax digest has led to questions from local school and government officials, and it could lead to a ...

May 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sweet Acre Farms Winery open after several years of planning

Much like a wine that has been aged, Sweet Acre Farms Winery is finally ready.

May 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Dive team gives back by risking lives in depths of Lanier

As his officers resurface from the dark depths of Lake Lanier, the hardest call Corey Gilleland has to make is the one to call it ...

May 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Pool season brings attention to health, safety conditions

The safety advisories are flashing this weekend as Hall County residents head out in remembrance and celebration of Memorial Day and the unofficial kickoff to ...

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


WWII soldier remembered by his surviving quadruplets through news clippings, photos

When his four boys were born on Aug. 27, 1944, Charles Lee joked with a newspaper reporter he would need a bigger farm to be ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fort celebration gives glimpse of days gone by

Twenty-five miles outside of Gainesville stands a house with a past.

May 28, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Body found at Lanier Point Park

A body was found in Lake Lanier just off shore at Lanier Point Park on Saturday afternoon, according to Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Holbrook.

May 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two injured in motorcycle, vehicle wreck on Queen City Parkway

Two people were injured Saturday afternoon when a motorcycle struck a van on Queen City Parkway, according to Post Commander Richard Harper from Georgia State ...

May 28, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall crews battle home blaze in South Hall; no one hurt

Hall County Fire Services crews battled a residential fire Friday night in the 3900 block of Falcon Parkway in South Hall County.

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


GHS alum to lead the band as Georgia Tech drum major

A Gainesville High School alumnus will be one of four drum majors for the Georgia Tech marching band this fall.

May 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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