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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


2 older adult communities seek approval this week

Two older adult communities proposed in Hall County are up for approval Tuesday as they go before government officials.

July 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Advocate: Homeless in Hall ‘are a part of us’

Hall County resident Carol Werner knows what it's like to lose everything.

July 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Company offers women self-defense tips, tools, peace of mind

Most women have been given some basic self-defense tips - hold your car key between your fingers when you walk to your car at night, for instance - but few women are properly equipped to defend themselves if attacked.

July 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Busy July Fourth holiday weekend puts focus on Lake Lanier safety

On a recent weekday morning, Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Barry Britt can barely see a boat on Lake Lanier for miles. Patrolling the waters, he checks for flotation devices on one man's fishing boat. Twenty minutes later, he's admonishing a couple on personal watercrafts about jumping a wake too close to a boat.

July 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Help is arriving soon to upgrade area’s roads, bridges

Replacing broken concrete slabs and cleaning roadside sound barriers may not sound glamorous but they're the kinds of projects that have been a key result of the Transportation Funding Act, which marked its first anniversary Friday.

July 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


High school students suit up as ‘cyber warriors’ at UNG

Bryson Payne quickly and easily rattled off phrases like tactical network penetration, black box testing and cyber first principles Thursday to a class of nearly 40 students. They paid close attention, some nodding at one of his comments.

July 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

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




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