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86-bed assisted living complex proposed on busy McEver Road

Gainesville planning officials will take a detailed look Tuesday at a proposed 86-bed assisted living facility on busy McEver Road not far from an apartment complex and the Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Jaemor expects to harvest 70 percent of peaches after ‘roller coaster’ weather

From cold snaps to drenching rains, the past few months have presented more than a few challenges for Jaemor Farms in Lula.

May 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


University of North Georgia holds graduation

The University of North Georgia held graduation Sunday afternoon at the school's Gainesville campus for the College of Education; College of Health Sciences & Professions; University College; and Mike Cottrell College of Business.

May 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


880-home development goes before Gainesville planning board Tuesday

With its dense woods and quiet, except for sounds of nature, it seems this Lake Lanier peninsula is miles from city lights and noise.

May 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville High students motivated in kickoff of summer leadership program

Deshaun Watson's extraordinary rise from Gainesville High School to first-round NFL pick of the Houston Texans became a motivational tool Sunday afternoon for 100-plus students at his former campus.

May 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau signs contract with third Chinese college

More students will be arriving from China over the next few years to study five different majors at Brenau University, the result of a contract recently signed by Brenau President Ed Schrader with a third college in China.

May 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Result of 2016 election has energized both sides of political divide

Volunteers pulled out chairs to seat the growing audience of Republicans filing into the Spout Springs Library on Monday.

May 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Three Romanian sisters reunite — but were in North Ga. the whole time

Amy Damera had a few names but no answers about her family before adoption.

May 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Area Latinos still seeking political clout despite growing numbers

There's no doubt in the mind of Alejandro Oropeza that Gainesville will have a Latino mayor within the next 20 years.

May 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County schools' gifted program inspires achievement with innovation

Hall County's efforts to provide more creative and challenging education for all students started with a lunch meeting more than a decade ago.

May 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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


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Health CEO Carol Burrell rises from humble beginnings

Carol Burrell's father, a career electrician at the General Motors plant in Doraville, wanted his daughter to get a trade for one simple reason.

May 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities ID man found dead near Don Carter State Park in Lake Lanier

A boater found a Gainesville man's body floating just south of Don Carter Park in Lake Lanier just after 2:30 p.m. Saturday ...

May 27, 2017 | | Local


20-year-old killed in Browns Bridge Road head-on collision

A 20-year-old Gainesville driver was killed in a wreck Friday afternoon on Browns Bridge Road/Ga. 369 at Memorial Park Drive, according to authorities.

May 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Movie starring the ‘The Rock’ filming scene in Gainesville

A scene for a movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is being filmed in Gainesville near the Brenau University campus.

May 27, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


3 escape boat destroyed by fire

A boat was destroyed in a fire Saturday afternoon in the area of Van Pugh Campground on Lake Lanier.

May 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Venezuelan siblings quickly made Chestatee High their new home

Juan and Isabel Rosillo Hernandez had a few more things on their plate than the average high school senior.

May 27, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Johnson High School sends off its senior class

Johnson High School marked the graduation of its senior class Friday afternoon with commencement exercises at Free Chapel Worship Center. The school graduated 285 seniors.

May 27, 2017 | | Local


18-year-old extradited to Hall County on rape, molestation charges

An 18-year-old man is facing rape and aggravated child molestation charges in a case involving three underage victims which occurred over a period of three ...

May 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Seniors bid farewell to old center, await new one

It's been an emotional roller coaster ride this week for participants and workers at the Senior Life Center in Gainesville.

May 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Brazilian friends ready to chase dream in a food truck

The Oba! Brazilian food truck is coming to a place near you.

May 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Chestatee track coach struck by car reaches $1 million settlement

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck, who was struck by a vehicle while running with students last year, received a $1 million settlement, her ...

May 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


The adventure begins as North Hall High School class of 2017 graduates

Johnson High School graduating class of 2017 received their diplomas with smiles and pride for their accomplishments. 285 graduates walked the stage at Free Chapel ...

May 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Farmers Market now open

The Gainesville Farmers Market opened for the first time this year on Friday afternoon downtown. Various farmers will now have their produce up for sale ...

May 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


One person killed in motorcycle wreck in Dawson County

May 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


19-year-old jogger tells authorities she was raped near Dahlonega reservoir trails

A 19-year-old woman told authorities she was raped Wednesday night by a man while on the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega.

May 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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