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Braselton-Stover House can now operate funeral home after rezoning

Rezoning of the Braselton-Stover House to general commercial will allow Jack Frost, owner of Memorial Park Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, to operate a funeral home in the historic home as a complement to the existing special events facility.

May 09, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office investigating weekend Dollar General armed robbery in Buford

A man exposed the gun in his waistband to a Buford Dollar General cashier Saturday before demanding money from the register, authorities said.

May 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Man arrested after toddler found intoxicated

A Gainesville man was charged with child cruelty after his 3-year-old son ingested a liquor drink, police said.

May 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Roundabout would be part of proposed apartment complex at Pine Valley, White Sulphur roads

A roundabout at Pine Valley and White Sulphur roads would be built as part of a proposed 240-unit apartment complex, which goes before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board Tuesday.

May 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall boys basketball coach no longer at school over alleged relationship with student

Zac Swansey, West Hall High School's head boys basketball coach, is no longer working at the school following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a female student, Hall County Schools officials said.

May 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities battle 2 fires in South Hall

Hall County firefighters battled a brush fire covering 2-3 acres in South Hall on Monday.

May 09, 2016 | | Local


Authorities have recovered body of missing boater near Cocktail Cove

Authorities this morning recovered the body of a boater who had been missing since April 30.

May 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood to consider 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex

Public input has been light so far, but residents will get another chance Monday to voice opinions about an 84-unit apartment complex proposed as an affordable housing option off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

May 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


House candidates answer voter questions at forum Monday night

The five men seeking the Republican nomination for the 9th District U.S. House seat will be on the line answering questions from voters and panelists at a town hall meeting tonight at Brenau University.

May 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Political observers: Donald Trump ‘needs to make nice’ with GOP

Donald Trump has gone from the potential of a contested convention for the Republican Party presidential nomination to seeing chief rival Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich drop out of the race last week after Trump's primary win in Indiana.

May 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Retiring longtime West Hall High band director Ernie Phillips 'demanded excellence'

Ernie Phillips bounces on his feet, leans forward to stare at band members, calls for softer or louder as students practice for the spring concert Tuesday. It will be the last concert of Phillips' 35-year career in Hall County - the last 28 at West Hall High School.

May 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Girl flown to Atlanta hospital after four-wheeler wreck

A 15-year-old girl was flown by medical helicopter Saturday afternoon to an Atlanta hospital after a four-wheeler accident in Habersham County.

May 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New FDA regulations unlikely to affect local vape shops

The federal government announced new rules for electronic cigarettes last week, but local vape shop owners say the new regulations will have little effect on their business.

May 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Adoption choices — expensive or not, foreign or domestic — grow local families

Baylor Roush clutches his toy airplane tightly while repeatedly driving the figurine off the make-believe tarmac of the living room couch.

May 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school officials drill into test scores

Hall County school officials said test results should be viewed as only one part of how the schools are judged, even as they spent Saturday morning looking at details of the most recent scores on state testing.

May 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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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


SLIDESHOW: Volunteers place flags on veterans' graves as Memorial Day tribute

The American Legion Women's Auxiliary provided flags Friday as about 45 people showed up to place flags on veterans' graves at Alta Vista Cemetery ...

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville drug bust nabs suspect in previous rape case

A Gainesville man was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana after a raid Thursday and was later changed with rape in a Gainesville case, a ...

May 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Search ends at Lake Lanier park for missing Gainesville woman

Authorities say they have exhausted their ground and water search at Lanier Point Park for Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, a Gainesville woman who has been missing ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man remains in hospital after two-car wreck Thursday on Dawsonville Highway

At least one of the six people injured in Thursday's two-vehicle wreck on Dawsonville Highway remains hospitalized.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gang charges added as murder case against 3 men moves on to Hall Superior Court

Murder charges against three men in an alleged drive-by shooting at Orchard Brook Apartments off McEver Road have been forwarded to Hall County Superior Court.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile home near Gainesville elementary destroyed by morning fire

Three people escaped a fire Friday morning, but the mobile home was destroyed.

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lower gas prices fueling more holiday travel

If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend, "the sooner you fill up, the better," said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com. That ...

May 27, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Reunion residents still hoping for Ga. 347 traffic light

A new traffic light for Sterling on the Lake has scratched at an old wound for some residents at another massive South Hall subdivision, Reunion ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lyman Hall class: Still together after all these years

The gathering of classmates for a "team" photo was a little reminiscent of the women in "A League of Their Own," gathering at the end ...

May 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Local unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent in April

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Six injured in Dawsonville Highway collision

Three people were seriously injured, with one being flown to Atlanta Medical Center, in a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Two men charged with possessing child porn

Two Gainesville men are accused of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hairdresser Margaret Bates remembered as generous, loving

Margaret Rider Bates had a knack for taking care of her customers. Her 48 years as a hairdresser and 32 years as owner of The ...

May 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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