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Flowery Branch to study downtown drainage fixes

Flowery Branch took a step Thursday night toward improving downtown drainage woes - a move officials believe also will help with economic development.

September 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: West Hall’s Band of Silver celebrates home, family

If you ask any members of the West Hall High School Band of Silver what the band means to them, they'll all likely have a similar answer.

September 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rolling car kills Talmo woman

A Talmo woman died Thursday afternoon when a car experiencing a mechanical problem rolled over her, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Johnson joins Jobs for Georgia Graduates program that helps at-risk students

Thirty-nine students at Johnson High School are working on soft skills and workforce development with Lisa Jones, a new teacher at the school, as part of Jobs for Georgia Graduates, a new program in Hall County.

September 01, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Man drowned at lakeside property in Murrayville

The Hall County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday it had found the body of a drowning victim on Aug. 24 in Murrayville.

September 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


South Georgia residents, travelers brace for hurricane’s impact

Georgia residents in many southern, central and coastal counties braced for Hermine as the tropical storm strengthened into a hurricane Thursday and steamed toward Florida's Gulf Coast.

September 01, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Gator caught on Lanier, will be released in South Georgia

Jason Clark heard about the 3-foot alligator spotted on Lake Lanier earlier this week. But even after someone sent him the picture from Facebook, it still wasn't high on the radar of the man who runs Southeastern Reptile Rescue.

September 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Survey spotlights poor housing conditions in Gainesville

From dry rot and sagging or rusted roofs to uneven or cracked foundations, the conditions of many homes in many neighborhoods throughout Gainesville is a glaring and aching element of the city's affordable housing crunch.

September 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Work on repairing Lula’s Cobb Street bridge has started

Work has started on the Cobb Street bridge that spans the railroad in Lula, and repairs could be completed by the end of September, according to Norfolk Southern spokesman Rick Harris.

August 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for defrauding investors of more than $3.2 million

A Buford man who pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of more than $3.2 million was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday.

August 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Busy travel weekend expected for Labor Day thanks to lower prices than last year

It hasn't felt like it recently, but this summer has featured the cheapest gas prices since 2004, according to GasBuddy.com.

August 31, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Georgia Chair to close after 102 years of business in Gainesville

After a century of building quality wooden furniture for Georgia homes and schools, Georgia Chair is closing.

August 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GO: Enjoy your long weekend at these 4 North Georgia resorts and lodges

Savannah King tells viewers about four North Georgia resorts and lodges that make perfect

August 31, 2016 | | Local


City leaders oppose Hall push for consolidation

Officials in cities across Hall County appear universally opposed to plans to study merging local governments.

August 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State Patrol: Distracted driving caused 4-car wreck, 1 injury on I-985 in South Hall

Authorities said a driver was attempting to change songs on his cellphone and didn't realize traffic had stopped in front of him when he caused a major traffic snarl Wednesday morning on Interstate 985.

August 31, 2016 | | Local


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Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Old, new issues raised at Enota school forum

The garden at Enota, of course, was discussed and questioned at the forum held at the school Thursday night.

September 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Old Reunion entrance now could be part of 800-home active adult community

For years, it served as the main entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall.

September 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Johnson band members on same page

Listen to D.I. Brunson, band director at Johnson High School, and a number of his students, and much the same thread is heard - it ...

September 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Annual Glory Hope & Life tailgate party benefits cancer patients

A tailgate party Thursday celebrating Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves also benefited cancer patients in North Georgia.

September 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GSP: Woman said she fell asleep before 4-car Browns Bridge Road wreck

Browns Bridge Road was briefly shut down in both directions in West Hall County due to a four-vehicle wreck near Mincey Marble on Thursday afternoon.

September 22, 2016 | | Local


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