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Prime location makes Braselton a key distribution hub

A town that touches four counties, including Hall, Braselton appears to be sitting on an economic development gold mine.

January 02, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fiber optic company seeks to take over old DOT property

A fiber optic cable company is hoping to take over a former Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance shop and surrounding property off Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

January 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Governor’s education agenda will shape 2017 legislature

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Jan. 9 with a full slate of priorities. But questions remain about Gov. Nathan Deal's education agenda and how a new presidential administration will affect Georgia, leaving uncertainty about how this year's session will play out.

January 02, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


February event will celebrate Gainesville schools’ anniversary

The Gainesville school system will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month by lining the gym with memorabilia, showing a slide show and offering tours and refreshments.

January 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


2 children killed in Sunday wreck that injured 3 other people

Two young children were killed in a southeast Hall County wreck that sent the driver and two other passengers to the hospital on Sunday afternoon.

January 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 slab replacement work moves to nights, resumes Monday

With the new year comes a new batch of work on Interstate 985.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area lost its share of giants in 2016

It was a tough year for legends.

January 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall's first baby, 6-pound, 14-ounce boy, born just after midnight

Deysi Rivas Olivas arrived at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville a couple days before New Year's with contractions, but her baby wasn't ready for the world quite yet.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gun show visitors get armed and loaded for a new year

Thousands of gun enthusiasts gathered at the Gem Capitol Gun Show held Saturday space on Atlanta Highway to pursue new and used firearms, ammo, knives, body armor and an arsenal of other self defense and survival gear sold by various vendors, private sellers and military contractors.

January 01, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


A look ahead: Water, roads, politics worth watching in 2017

There are always stories that are undervalued at first glance. Then there are trends that get overhyped. And, finally, there is news so unexpected that no one could have predicted it.

January 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hospital's Woody Stewart unit keeps hearts beating strong

Since its opening this fall, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville's advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit has seen no shortage of patients - and that might be just a sign of the times.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Juvenile Court Judge Diaz reflects on first year on bench

A few weeks back, Joe Diaz took a key to explore the Hall County courthouse annex where he used to work as an attorney.

January 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Popular downtown eatery The Monkey Barrel checks out by ringing in new year

The Monkey Barrel is more than just a bar.

December 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Pawn shop firearms theft in Cumming leads to chase, 6 arrests

Six suspects are in custody after several firearms were stolen early Saturday from a Cumming pawn store, leading to a police chase down Ga. 400.

December 31, 2016 | Forsyth County News reports | Local


10 stories you cared most about in 2016

Thousands spent their precious time reading these stories this past year. As measured by online analytics, these stories received a balance of the most clicks and time spent on the story.

December 31, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant

Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their 4-month-old child in their car.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were ...

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new ...

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


YMCA works to make wellness easy

Change is hard.

January 03, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local




Man accused of trying to sell fake gold bars

An Anderson, S.C., man is accused of trying to sell fake gold bars at a Gainesville pawn shop, according to authorities.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner IDs kids killed in Sunday wreck

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck has identified the two children killed Sunday afternoon in a southeast Hall County wreck.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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