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Environmental concerns raised in review of proposed Atlanta River Walk in South Hall

A regional review of a proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line raises some concerns about the development's impact on the watershed.

June 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother accused of wrapping child in cellophane accused of striking officer

A Gainesville woman facing a child cruelty charge for allegedly binding her child in cellophane and packing tape gained new charges Thursday after a grand jury indictment.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax sales moving from courthouse plaza to government center

Quincy Buffington, 39, is no stranger to tax sales. So when the property he had his eye on came up for auction Tuesday morning, he was ready to outbid his closest competitor.

June 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Low-income apartments targeted for renovation

Big renovations are planned for the Ridgecrest apartments off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville, a welcome respite for resident Terrie Powers, who has absorbed the deteriorating quality of the homes over 24 years but wouldn't think about leaving.

June 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Body pulled from Lake Lanier identified as Snellville man

A man's body was recovered Tuesday evening from Lake Lanier by authorities.

June 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Townhomes get approval from Gainesville City Council

Plans for 14 townhomes got the Gainesville City Council's approval Tuesday night, over the objections of several area residents.

June 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville OKs 2016-17 budget with no tax increase

No tax or water/sewer rate increases are planned in the 2016-17 budget approved by the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday night.

June 07, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Judges, emcee named for Saturday's Battle of the Bands at Lanier Islands

Music lovers won't want to miss the inaugural North Georgia Battle of the Bands, presented by The Times and Lake Lanier Islands. The concert is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


'Water Wars' trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Highway Seafood Market earns high praise for fried shrimp po boy

Atlanta Highway Seafood Market has been awarded the 2016-17 "100 Plates Locals Love" distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division for its fried shrimp po boy.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 from Hall to compete in national debate tournament

Hall County will have two competitors in the National Speech & Debate Association tournament for the first time ever. The national event starts Sunday and lasts until June 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

June 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville budget meeting set for Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will meet Tuesday to consider approving a $33.5 million budget with no tax increases or water/sewer rate hikes.

June 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school district breaks ground on Mundy Mill elementary school

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision was officially approved Monday evening, and the ceremonial groundbreaking was held - just before a driving rain soaked the area.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


May tax revenues up 4.1 percent in Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for May were about $1.56 billion, an increase of $58.6 million, or 4.1 percent, year over year.

June 06, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville going with original Enota school plan, which includes destroying garden

The new school planned for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will be built as originally designed, Delores Diaz, chair of the Gainesville school board, announced at a work session Monday.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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UNG, Georgia Tech students join forces to help kids with disabilities

Isaac Morgan lies in the middle of the therapy table, smiling and looking around him. His parents and students from the University of North Georgia ...

July 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sheriff’s Office nearing move-in date of Aug. 8 to new 'one-stop shop'

Construction at the new Hall County Sheriff's Office has just finishing strokes left to go before the official move-in date.

July 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: A balmy day for a beach bash in Gainesville

A few hundred residents attended the second annual Beach Bash in downtown Gainesville on Friday to enjoy fun in the sand and live music.

July 01, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Pinnacle to buy Independence bank of Georgia

Pinnacle Financial Corp., parent holding company of Pinnacle Bank, will buy Independence Bank of Georgia, which has offices in Gainesville and Braselton, for $32.8 ...

July 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police identify Wednesday drowning victim in Lake Lanier

Gainesville Police have identified the body recovered Wednesday morning from Lake Lanier.

July 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Carl Rogers resigns from state legislature

Rep. Carl Rogers has resigned from his position in the state legislature, according to a news release.

July 01, 2016 | | Local


Hall deputy delivers baby on side of Candler Road

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy responding to a naked pregnant woman walking down Ga. 60/Candler Road helped deliver her baby, according to ...

July 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


I-985 improvements, lane closures start next week

Work is expected to begin Wednesday to improve the driving surface on both directions of Interstate 985.

June 30, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


3 Gainesville school board members say leadership needs improvement

For the second meeting in a row, the Gainesville Board of Education members declined to talk about an item - with at least two members saying ...

June 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide after January wreck

A Gainesville man has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide after a Jan. 19 wreck in Hall County, according to authorities.

June 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Allgood family participating in radiothon for hospital treating 3-year-old daughter Brecklynn

This time last year, Courtney and Zack Allgood had little need for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

June 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New approach to decades-old rule could hurt affordable housing efforts

Harold Kilgore maneuvers the excavator expertly behind a home under construction in Flowery Branch's Misty Harbor subdivision, near Lake Lanier, digging deep into the ...

June 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


15-year-old Gainesville girl reported missing

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for a missing 15-year-old girl from Gainesville.

June 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid fox bites man jogging in East Hall

A fox recently bit a man who was jogging in East Hall, and Hall County officials were notified Wednesday the fox was rabid.

June 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Adventures in Missions looks to expand campus

Adventures in Missions, a Hall County-based organization sending thousands of missionaries to 60 countries around the world each year, has its sights set on expansion.

June 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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