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Police: 2 men stop hijacking suspect attempting to take car with child inside

A Gainesville man allegedly attempted last week to hijack a car with a child in the backseat, police said.

July 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planning board OKs senior living community in South Hall

A proposed 158-unit senior living community in South Hall was given the Hall County Planning Commission's OK Tuesday night.

July 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Council approves 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to annex a 10-acre site on Spring Road and to zone it for an active adult community.

July 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Red Cross, LifeSouth need blood donations of all types

With apologies to George Gershwin, it's summertime, and blood donations are needed.

July 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Monthslong nighttime I-985 lane closures begin Wednesday; daytime closures start Monday

Buckle your seat belt. Road improvements and the accompanying lane closures on Interstate 985 begin Wednesday night and will expand to include daytime closures next week.

July 05, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


KKK lawsuit over Union County Adopt-A-Highway program may go forward

A lawsuit from the Ku Klux Klan over adopting part of a highway in Union County for litter pickup may go forward to trial following a ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court.

July 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Agencies spotlight motorcycle, bike safety at Saturday event

The Hall County Sheriff's Office and other local safety agencies will gather Saturday for an event about bicycle and motorcycle safety.

July 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Helen business owner sets sights on alpine coaster

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is a quiet little ride known as an "alpine coaster" that lets single riders cruise through the mountains and enjoy the view.

July 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Elachee Drive bridge planned over I-985

A new Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is being proposed, with construction possibly starting on the $3.3 million replacement in 2020.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


How drought has affected Jaemor’s peach crop

ALTO - The farmers at Jaemor Farms know quality peaches.

July 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Woods fire smolders in lakeside subdivision

A recurring woods fire at a subdivision in northwest Hall County kept federal, state and local agencies busy over the July Fourth weekend.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall company’s expansion plans stir talk about Browns Bridge Road traffic

The proposed expansion of a West Hall marble plant has raised larger questions about traffic along busy Browns Bridge Road.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen charged in shooting death of Cleveland man

A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Cleveland man.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Smith: Here's how to take good fireworks pictures

Fireworks have become one of the most revered American traditions to celebrate the independence of the United States. Celebration of the Fourth of July brings family and friends together to have fun on a muggy summer night and watch the sky light up, but fireworks can be one of the most difficult things to photograph.

July 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Flowery Branch resident running 40th Peachtree Road Race

Mel Wages is a Peachtree Road Race expert.

July 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


When to give chase? Police steered by discretion in pursuit policy

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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