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Hoffman Senior Living offering quality home-like setting

John and Amy Hoffman have been working in the patient care field for years.

June 02, 2016 | LeAnne Akin Times Regional Staff | Local


Hundreds of missing test results hold up final grades for some in Hall

Some Hall County high school students don't have final grades because the end-of-course exams that are 20 percent of their grades are not back from the state Department of Education.

June 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State Court moves forward with charges against comedian Katt Williams

Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard formally charged comedian Katt Williams last month for alleged incidents earlier this year in Gainesville.

June 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Public input needed for comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the process.

June 01, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local schools’ character measured in star ratings released by state

Most local schools received a four-star rating for the quality and character of school life, according to data released today by the state Department of Education.

June 01, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man faces traffic, drug charges after chase that began in Hall County

A man is facing more than a dozen charges, including possession of a large amount of methamphetamine, after he led a high-speed police chase Monday that started in Hall County and ended with his motorcycle crashing into a patrol vehicle.

June 01, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Sonic moving into old Gainesville Chick-fil-A

Fans of tater tots, burgers and slushies available by drive-in will soon have reason to celebrate.

June 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DA, judges, tax commissioner make pitches for budget funds

There's an advantage to being an elected or appointed official in Hall County when it comes to budgeting for a new fiscal year: a chance to persuade commissioners in person about the need for specific funding requests.

June 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


IMS Gear starts apprentice program with Lanier Tech

A program common in Germany, where IMS Gear is headquartered, will soon have an American version in Gainesville.

June 01, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


After roundabout, Flowery Branch now turning attention to Mitchell Street

With cars flowing through and around its new roundabout, Flowery Branch is now looking at improving one of the streets that shoots off the traffic circle.

May 31, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pedestrian killed by truck on I-85; authorities searching for driver

Area authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver in the death of a pedestrian on Interstate 85 in Jackson County.

May 31, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing on Flowery Branch budget set for Thursday

A public hearing on Flowery Branch's 2016-17 budget, which calls for a tax rate rollback, is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 5517 Main St.

May 31, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


2 Hall Odyssey of the Mind teams place third in worldwide problem-solving competition

Two Hall County Odyssey of the Mind teams placed third in World Finals of the creative problem-solving competition.

May 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Final suspect in 2010 murder captured by US Marshals

The last suspect in a 2010 beating death at the East Ridge mobile home park has been captured and brought back to Hall County, according to authorities.

May 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood hoping to start widening Old Oakwood Road in July

If all goes as hoped, Oakwood could start widening a section of Old Oakwood Road to three lanes in July.

May 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma to snap 84-race drought

SONOMA, Calif. - For at least one weekend, Smoke was back.

June 26, 2016 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Local


Hall officials to vote on 2017 budget proposal Monday

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a proposed 2017 fiscal year budget that includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Farm Tour visitors get in touch with region’s roots

Some of North Georgia's typically quiet, peaceful farms were buzzing Saturday with visitors eager to learn about the businesses and purchase their products.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Times earns 8 awards at AP banquet, including 2 firsts

The Times earned eight awards Saturday at The Associated Press Media Editors' annual banquet in Atlanta.

June 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County faces appeal in lawsuit over sidewalk bonds

Hall County is facing further court action in a dispute over bonds that were issued to pay for sidewalks in three subdivisions.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dawson County officers dispute claims in citizen journalist’s lawsuit

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office officials named in a federal lawsuit in May by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries ...

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Report shows Gainesville police boosting number of Hispanic officers on force

The Gainesville Police Department accreditation report shows the agency with its "highest level of minority employees."

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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