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Veterans group plans to make PSAs about veteran suicide

Having battled his own demons in civilian life, Jerry Edwards has decided to reach out to other veterans - and the public at large - with a series of blunt but realistic public service announcements about veteran suicide.

February 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area officials object to transportation, federal grants bills

It's not everyday that Hall County and Gainesville officials come to an agreement, but their joint displeasure this week with two proposed bills in the state legislature united them.

February 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High School takes extra precautions after threat

Security at Gainesville High School remained heightened Thursday after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Special judge assigned in fired Hall County deputies case

A senior Superior Court judge has been assigned to the civil suit involving Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and two former deputies.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools partnering with Brenau University

The Gainesville community is coming together in support of students with disabilities.

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch City Council approves sewer line repair

Repairs have been approved for a Flowery Branch sewer line that has been leaking into the Mud Creek stream for an undetermined period of time.

February 05, 2015 | | Local


Chill will hit overnight, but a warmer, sunny weekend awaits

A hard freeze is expected overnight in North Georgia with temperatures dropping into the low 20s by morning in most areas.

February 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Surveyors to halt Ga. 400/Ga. 53 traffic Saturday morning

February 05, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Expo features local businesses and their ‘green’ benefits

A trip to the busy, giant retailer-filled Mall of Georgia in Buford is fine, but keeping their shopping dollars local is important to Ann and Todd Marvos of Gainesville.

February 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


School officials boost security after Gainesville High threat

Security at Gainesville High School remained heightened Thursday after a threat was found written on a bathroom wall Wednesday.

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Concerns linger even as most Hall County parents vaccinate children

Vaccinations: lifesavers or poison?

February 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Gainesville attorney honored with defense award

A local stalwart of indigent legal defense was honored Saturday at the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall man charged with armed robbery, assault

A Hall County man is accused of beating a man with a handgun and taking the man's car, cellphone and wallet.

February 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax presentations set over coming month

Members of the public have opportunities over the coming month to hear about an upcoming sales tax referendum.

February 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Islands’ well project in limbo

Lanier Islands' planned well project sits idle in Flowery Branch, nearly 2 1/2 years after it was announced.

February 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Winter weather leads to local business bump

Before and after the snow falls, business in town climbs.

March 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Bolding Mill agreement remains at legal standstill

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to respond to a legal issue involving Bolding Mill Park in northwest Hall County.

March 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lights Ferry Connector project ready to move forward

All property needed for the construction of a roundabout has been acquired by Flowery Branch, moving that particular project forward.

March 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Forsyth County pursuing grants for connectivity of Lake Lanier parks

Changes could be coming to a couple of parks along Lake Lanier if Forsyth County is able secure federal grant funding.

March 01, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville man dedicates life to family after prison program, but others can backslide

After two years behind bars, Stacy McIntosh wants to leave the street life behind him.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill to fund Georgia transportation has a rough ride so far

The transportation funding bill in the Georgia legislature has had a bumpy ride so far, and the grumbling isn't just coming from people outside the Gold Dome.

February 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall targets $1.3M deficit in housing program

Since 2009, nearly 60 abandoned or foreclosed homes in Hall County have been purchased, renovated and sold to low-income families under the federal grant-funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

February 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


YMCA’s indoor triathlon draws big crowd of athletes who defy age

Angie Beccue, Health and Wellness Director at the J.A. Walters Family YMCA, is always seeking to keep people motivated to state active.

February 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Freezing rain possible overnight in area

Saturday's welcome day of sunshine and milder temperatures will give way to a chance of freezing rain overnight as March comes in more like a lion than a lamb.

February 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer job-seekers flock to Lanier Islands

Seasonal job seekers gathered Saturday at Lake Lanier Islands, where more than 400 positions need to be filled.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands looks to fill 100 summer jobs at Saturday event

If you're wondering about how to make an extra buck this summer, Lanier Islands Resort may have your answer.

February 28, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jayla Williams chosen for top honor at Hall Boys & Girls Clubs

When Jayla Williams walks into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, she knows she's following in her father's footsteps.

February 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Duplex fire temporarily displaces 8 residents

A small kitchen fire Friday forced eight people out of their home to stay with relatives until repairs are made.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire officials warn of donation scam

Hall County Fire Services have received reports of impostors attempting to take donations.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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