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Gainesville City Council approves funding for youth sports complex

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved funding for the design of a youth sports complex, tapping about $450,000 in impact fee revenue (which comes from new construction fees).

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville OKs insurance building purchase

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the $1.63 million bond terms for the city's purchase of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for a possible new parking deck downtown.

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ministries providing Thanksgiving meals

Giving back on Thanksgiving is a tradition for some families.

November 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Logan named District 2 health director

Dr. Pamela Logan is the new District 2 health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health. She starts today.

November 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Poultry industry tackles challenges in seeking growth

Eradication of disease, increased exports and improved breeds are challenges that have determined the growth of the poultry industry.

November 15, 2016 | By Barbara Olejnik bolejnik@poultrytimes.com | Local


New Lula alcohol ordinance could be firmed up by early 2017

Fresh off voters giving their OK to liquor sales by the drink, Lula officials are now poised to craft a new alcoholic beverages law, which could be in place in Lula by early 2017.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


911 call details man’s shooting of wife’s alleged stalker

A 911 call describing a fight in a Hall County cul-de-sac kicked off the trial for Geoffrey Mack on Monday.

November 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood approves $5.3 million 2017 budget

Oakwood City Council approved its 2017 budget Monday night.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Astronomy professor weighs in as supermoon makes rare appearance

The brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe on Sunday and Monday nights, including at the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus.

November 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pinnacle acquires Independence Bank of Georgia

After announcing plans to merge this past summer, Pinnacle Financial Corp., parent holding company of Pinnacle Bank, has formally acquired Independence Bank of Georgia, which has offices in Gainesville and Braselton.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


WWII veterans share stories, observations at Rotary meeting

Rewinding history, World War II veteran Hal Smallwood had a somber plea for those attending the Gainesville Rotary Club's meeting: Don't criticize President Harry Truman for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia father guilty of murder in hot car death

November 14, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Roadwork planned on Dawsonville Highway just west of Hall County line

Those traveling on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 between Hall and Forsyth counties should watch for flaggers and a lane closure.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Local SCORE business group receives charter

The Northeast Georgia SCORE chapter received its official charter Oct. 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The chapter organized in April and how has 25 members available to assist new businesses.

November 14, 2016 | | Local


Things to know about upcoming execution of Lumpkin County man

Georgia is preparing to carry out its eighth execution of the year with plans to execute a Lumpkin County man who killed his ex-girlfriend 15 years ago.

November 13, 2016 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


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Monument dedicated to those answering public service ‘calling’

As the son of a deputy sheriff and the father of a firefighter, Steve Cronic recognized the "deep generational significance" of the public safety tribute ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some Gainesville, Hall elementary schools buck state trend as test scores go up

Some Hall County and Gainesville schools bucked a state trend of steep drops in elementary school performance on the state's College and Career Ready ...

December 09, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Vote on housing for women seeking to leave sex trafficking postponed

A decision on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking will not be decided until at least Jan. 26.

December 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

December 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an overturning tractor-trailer Thursday at Mincey Marble in West Hall, according to authorities.

December 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Book by Brenau students examines homelessness in Hall County

Fourteen weeks of blood, sweat and tears led to a book filled with 17 stories on homelessness.

December 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man set fire to home, killed himself; family displaced

A man intentionally set fire to his house and killed himself with a firearm on Tuesday in unincorporated Buford, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | | Local


Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County's cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser triples total to support local hunger programs

Action Ministries of Gainesville, which provides housing assistance, educational opportunities and hunger relief to low-income individuals and families, raised more than triple the amount in ...

December 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jefferson couple indicted on animal cruelty charges

A couple from Jefferson are accused of beating two dogs to death, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GSP: Driver high in wreck that killed teen, put 3 in critical condition

A Gainesville teen died this morning and three others remain in critical condition following a wreck with a man accused of driving under the influence ...

December 07, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local




Cars roll through new stop sign on Bradford Street

Four-way stop signs are now up at at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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