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Area attorney joins state boards

John Breakfield, a Flowery Branch resident and Gainesville attorney, has been sworn in by Gov. Nathan Deal as one of three citizen members of the Georgia State Properties Commission and Georgia Building Authority.

July 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




All lanes of Ga. 347 now open after gas leak

All lanes of Ga. 347 have reopened after a ruptured pipe spewed gas up through the center lane of the highway at Deaton Creek Parkway. Parts of the roadway had been closed from Spout Springs Road to Ga. 211 due to damage from the gas main break.

July 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Funds set up for families killed in Monday wreck

Funds have been set up for the two families involved in the Monday morning wreck that killed two adults and three children.

July 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Budget allows judge addition to ease juvenile court schedule

A third juvenile judge will be added to the roster of two with officials' approval of the Hall County budget.

July 02, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville City Council gives first OK to assisted living facility, home development

Gainesville City Council approved a zoning amendment Tuesday that will allow developer John Roberts to proceed with building a 55-home single-family subdivision off Wilson Drive.

July 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville to send property tax bills to area residents

Gainesville property owners will soon find their tax bills in the mail.

July 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Church celebrates road progress on section of Ga. 347

Celebration Church is doing as its name suggests when it comes to the Georgia Department of Transportation opening a portion of the new Ga. 347 in South Hall County.

July 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two area practices merge with Longstreet

The Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville has extended its reach with the acquisition of two independent primary care practices - Mountain Internal Medicine in Demorest and Valley View Medical Center in Dahlonega.

July 02, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


State police scrutinize jailer after scuffle leaves inmate with blackeye

A night shift supervisor at the Dawson County Detention Center is on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into accusations he punched an inmate in the face.

July 02, 2014 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Clermont votes to stay alcohol-free

After more than a month of deliberation, Clermont's status as an alcohol-free town is intact.

July 02, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Locals reflect on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson declared "all men are created equal."

July 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Those injured in afternoon wreck expected to recover

One critically injured in a wreck Monday afternoon has been released from the hospital and another is expected to go home today.

July 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


SPLOST VII revenue eyed to fund unfulfilled budget requests

Hall County's "wish list" of projects and equipment to fund through a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, keeps growing.

July 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Clarks Bridge Road has reopened

Clarks Bridge Road reopened to through traffic this morning, one day earlier than expected.

July 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Goodbye, chalkboards; school districts add new technology

July 25, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Voices of North Georgia community chorus gets $10K grant for operations

The Voices of North Georgia community chorus has been awarded a $10,000 operations grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts, kicking off its 2014-2015 rehearsals with new excitement.

July 25, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Flowery Branch council approves rezoning for planned unit development

A rezoning of residential land near downtown Flowery Branch opens the property for new homes.

July 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


County approves medical contracts for jail, correctional institute

Despite concerns about rising costs and how to pay for them, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to approve contracts for medical services at the jail and correctional institution.

July 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New data show area student growth in line with statewide averages

The Georgia Department of Education has released new data that show student achievement in Gainesville and Hall County is growing at a similar rate to achievement statewide.

July 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Firefighters fell more than 40 feet when bucket dropped

A dozen or more investigators continued Thursday combing through the malfunctioning Hall County fire truck that put three firefighters in intensive care units.

July 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Fast, fresh, affordable’ pizza joint opens

There's one more pizza spot in Gainesville, with Uncle Maddio's on Dawsonville Highway opening to the public today.

July 24, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Long lines greet customers at recently opened Goodwill store on Ga. 400

Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

July 24, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Master craftsmen nominees sought to promote trades

Featherbone Communiversity in Gainesville, along with Lanier Technical College, is seeking nominations for the third annual Master Craftsmen, Builders of America ceremony on Oct. 16.

July 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Legal program wins national award for area public services

The Georgia Legal Services Program, which has an office in Gainesville, has won major recognition from the American Bar Association in the Hodson Award for Public Service for 2014.

July 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Railroad’s plan to build culverts hits snag in Flowery Branch

Norfolk Southern Railway Co.'s plans to build new culverts at crossings in Flowery Branch have been put off indefinitely, as the company awaits permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to work on Corps property.

July 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boost in child services staff eases statewide case backlog

More cases are being reported to Child Protective Services, but the number of cases with overdue investigations is dwindling both statewide and in Hall County.

July 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County looks to lease 2 corps parks on Lanier

Hall County is one step closer to leasing two Lake Lanier parks from the Army Corps of Engineers.

July 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters recovering in ICU after truck ladder dropped

In an outpouring of support, Georgia firefighters have come to the aid of three Hall County families affected by Tuesday's firefighter training accident.

July 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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