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Hall County looks elsewhere for new park in Gainesville

A park and community center planned in the area of the Harrison Square public housing complex and Morningside Heights neighborhood in Gainesville has been scrapped after costs for developing the property escalated beyond initial estimates.

January 28, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


WomenSource event gives girls tips, advice on how to avoid being a victim of bullies

A young person is liable to face bullying by the time you finish reading this story.

January 28, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Salary hikes likely to grow state budget

For conservatives who prefer smaller government, Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year may take some getting used to.

January 28, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools rated good on ‘climate,’ finances

Schools in Gainesville and Hall County are offering their students a safe and inviting environment that's conducive to learning, according to a rating of "climate" standards released this week by the Georgia Department of Education.

January 28, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall deputy, wife receive community support, gifts after fire

As a deputy of 17 years, Wes Pitzer said he's used to "being the one that helps people."

January 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


$3.5 million gift boosts regional Junior Achievement center

North Georgia philanthropist and businessman Mike Cottrell admits he's always had a soft spot for Junior Achievement since the days of his youth in Pennsylvania.

January 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hey Boston beer, take a hike: Gainesville store pulls Sam Adams from shelves until after Super Bowl

There's a hole in Viral Chhadua's beer display in the back coolers of the Gainesville Exxon on Browns Bridge Road.

January 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Food manufacturer bringing 80 jobs to Banks County

A global food manufacturer is investing $50 million and bringing 80 jobs to Banks County.

January 27, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville hopes to attract 'residentially focused' downtown development

Gainesville officials are once again seeking proposals to develop two parking lots off the downtown square fronting Jesse Jewell Parkway.

January 27, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mincey Marble employees evacuated due to small rubbish fire

A rubbish fire caused no significant damage at the Mincey Marble facility on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville early Friday afternoon, according to Hall County Fire Services.

January 27, 2017 | | Local


Driver in ‘satisfactory’ condition after being pulled from truck

A driver was pulled from his truck Thursday afternoon after losing control on a curve on Ga. 52 near Lula and crashing into an embankment and two trees, according to authorities.

January 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Norton forecast: Housing market ‘complicated’

It's complicated.

January 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch High student wins tickets to Super Bowl

Instead of huddling in front of the TV with her dad, Flowery Branch High student Skylar Tipton will cheer on the Atlanta Falcons at the Super Bowl.

January 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought eases some in Hall, remains extreme in Habersham, White counties

Widespread rain is gradually relieving the Deep South's ongoing drought, leaving only a handful of counties in Alabama and Georgia with extremely dry conditions, a new report shows.

January 26, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Housing plan for women escaping sex trafficking gets OK

A faith-based program housing and counseling women who have escaped sex trafficking received unanimous approval from the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night to locate in a residential area off Weaver Road.

January 26, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

The head of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education said he's not ready to say yet whether a new superintendent will be hired ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fox News Radio host Starnes coming to Gainesville for book signing

Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes will be at Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville on March 3 for a book signing.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


WWII veteran and Memorial Day parade 'star' dies at 99

With his green Army outfit snug around his small frame, Cecil Boswell strode along Green Street every Memorial Day parade.

February 20, 2017 | By Jeff Gill and Jennifer Linn jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | jlinn@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

A new spray park is coming to Braselton thanks to a $100,000 donation from Jack Frost.

February 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plane crashes in Dawson County

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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