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Gainesville’s Ashley Bell joins Republican National Committee

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has joined the Republican National Committee as a senior strategist and national director of African-American political engagement, a move that could direct his efforts back home to Georgia.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans workshops set for Toccoa, Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor will host its monthly workshops in Toccoa and Cornelia to help veterans apply for benefits, receive counseling and move into the workforce. Workshops will be open to all veterans, their spouses and their caregivers.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Veterans benefit fair set for Monday in Flowery Branch

A veterans benefits fair sponsored by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is set for Monday at Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch.

August 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR continues Lake Lanier search for missing man

The Department of Natural Resources is continuing its search for a missing 23-year-old Florida man last seen Saturday evening.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Spout Springs widening project now starting 2 years earlier

The long-awaited widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall is now slated to begin a couple of years earlier.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


JM Turk Road suggested as alternative to Martin Road in capturing Exit 14 traffic

The debate swirling around the planned Exit 14 off Interstate 985 in South Hall shifted Tuesday from Martin Road to neighboring JM Turk Road.

August 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime business will rebuild after fire, owner says

Millie's Drapery & Decorating was nearly destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning, but owner John Kinsey said the business will continue - probably at its current location.

August 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Unidentified urn found floating on Lake Lanier

August 08, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Search continues for man who fell off boat near Three Sisters Island

Search efforts continued Monday for a 23-year-old Florida man missing in Lake Lanier, officials said.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gwinnett at-large voting suit could have implications for Gainesville

Minority voters in Gwinnett County can't elect local candidates of their choice because of unfairly drawn political districts, advocacy groups say, and they want a federal judge to order changes.

August 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau radio station WBCX celebrating 40th anniversary

WBCX at Brenau University started as a 10-watt radio station, and today it is a digital operation with modern studios and a broadcast footprint that covers much of North Georgia.

August 08, 2016 | | Local


New Clermont sign law conforms with Supreme Court ruling

Clermont ended a sign permit moratorium last week by rolling out a new sign ordinance that complies with a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling restricting governments from regulating sign content.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Superintendent Will Schofield to get 3-year contract extension

Will Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County School District for the past 11 years, will get a three-year extension of his contract.

August 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Family, friends mourn longtime veterans advocate’s death

Like the soldier he was in Vietnam, James Gilmer fought his way through a lung-scarring disease that robbed him of breath.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father of missing girl faces multiple charges

The father of a Hall County 12-year-old who was missing for a week and a half faces multiple felony charges.

August 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Citizen journalist files lawsuit against property owners from 2014 rally

August 31, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@morrismultimedia.com | Local


One injured in 5-car wreck on I-985 in South Hall

One person was hospitalized with serious injuries in a five-car accident on Interstate 985 Wednesday morning.

August 31, 2016 | | Local


Canoe launch at Mossy Creek to close briefly for maintenance

The canoe launch located on the Chattahoochee River at Mossy Creek Access Area in North Hall is scheduled to temporarily close beginning Sept. 12 to ...

August 30, 2016 | | Local


Flowery Branch boy’s lemonade stand to raise funds for food allergy research

Connor Martin has to be careful.

August 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small gator ‘not doing any harm’ in Lanier, DNR says

Mike O'Neal was looking for fish while participating in a Clermont Bass Club tournament on Sunday. The Cleveland man and his fishing partner, Harold ...

August 30, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula officials discuss future growth, city priorities

Growth is creeping Lula's way, but when and where - and how to respond - are big questions for the northeast Hall County city.

August 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Heisman contender was driving the wrong way when killed on I-85 near Braselton

A former Heisman Trophy contender was going the wrong way on Interstate 85 near Buford when he was hit by another car and killed early ...

August 30, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Videos from Northeast Georgia History Center bring historic figures to life

Hall County elementary students soon might ask George Washington, Benedict Arnold and Beulah Rucker of Gainesville a question about their lives.

August 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man accused of making about $1 million in boat sale scheme

A Cartersville man is accused of writing bad checks and keeping almost $1 million in proceeds from boat sales in Hall County, according to authorities.

August 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Meeting focuses on state’s response to federal education law

Educators from teachers to supervisors had no shortage of comments and suggestions for items to include in the state's response to Every Student Succeeds ...

August 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SPLOST revenues exceed projections in first year

With nearly $30 million in revenues collected in the first year of a special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County officials said they remain ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee area schools collect for Louisiana flood victims

Chestatee High School and its feeder schools are collecting supplies for victims of the Louisiana flooding.

August 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


OSHA continues legal fight to inspect local poultry plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pushing back against a local judge's recommendation to deny the agency a warrant to inspect the Mar-Jac ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


East Hall couple hopes to turn property into wedding venue

An East Hall couple is hoping to turn its scenic homestead into a wedding venue.

August 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remodeled DFCS rooms aim to better serve children

Children in foster care can now visit their families in a cleaner and more enjoyable space, complete with DVD players replacing "ancient" TVs with VHS ...

August 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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