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Traffic realignment seeks to relieve congestion along Green Street

Gainesville will apply for a state grant to help pay for an estimated $4 million project to realign South Enota Drive in an attempt to relieve traffic congestion along Green Street and in the downtown corridor.

September 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gillsville downtown project slow to get finished

Gillsville is having to put a little more wait in its long-awaited downtown improvement project.

September 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

City will no longer regulate taxi cabs

The emergence of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft prompted state lawmakers this year to remove local oversight of the taxi industry.

September 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

White House, NYC prosecutor pledge $79M to test rape kits

NEW YORK - An estimated 70,000 rape kits sitting in laboratories and evidence collection rooms across the country will be tested with a combined $79 million in federal and New York City funds designed to cut the backlog of untested DNA evidence in 27 states, officials announced Thursday.

September 10, 2015 | Associated Press Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville man tapped as highway safety group vice chairman

Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and a Gainesville resident, has been elected vice chairman of the Washington, D.C-based Governor's Highway Safety Association.

September 10, 2015 | | Local

Man loses pitbull puppy in house fire

Beside the home where he used to live - now a crumbling shell of cinders - Frank Chilli leaned against a car, thumbing his smart phone.

September 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

United Way campaign kickoff puts volunteers to work stuffing bags for those in need

When her house burned down back in November, it was all Starr Carter could do to keep it together. The family got out safely, but she'd lost everything she owned.

September 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Pope will find US church struggling to hold onto Latinos

The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shadow of an Arby's in Gainesville. The space, church leaders say, was once used as a nightclub and movie theater, a history now hidden by multiple coats of paint, pews brought in from other congregations, and a stone-and-wood shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas especially revered by Mexicans.

September 10, 2015 | By Rachel Zoll Associated Press | Local

Regal acquires area Hollywood 15 Cinema

Anton Shields remembers managing the projection booth at Hollywood Cinemas.

September 09, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

McDonald’s recruitment set for Monday in Gainesville

The Georgia Department of Labor will continue to help McDonald's fill about 200 part-time jobs at restaurants in Hall and Gwinnett counties next week in Gainesville. The GDOL held a similar event for the company on Sept. 3.

September 09, 2015 | | Local

United Way kickoff set for Thursday

The United Way of Hall County is holding its 2015 campaign kickoff from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Robson Event Center, 310 Broad St., Gainesville.

September 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Police: Man accused of carjacking, taking cellphone

A College Park man is accused of holding a man at gunpoint and taking his 1994 Buick Century and another man's belt and cellphone, according to Gainesville Police.

September 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

North Hall Middle plowing new ground

Sixth-graders at North Hall Middle School huddle together, eager to get their hands dirty.

September 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

UNG ranked 16th public regional university in South

The University of North Georgia was recently ranked one of the region's best universities by U.S. News & World Report.

September 09, 2015 | | Local

Hall set to make changes to sign permitting to protect free speech, define obscenity

Hall County officials are ready to lift a moratorium on sign permits after making changes to the county's ordinance to protect political and religious speech.

September 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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Hall hoping to sell 88 acres of former sewer land

Hall County officials hope a retired sewer spray field in South Hall County will produce some cash for the county.

September 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Body found in North Forsyth area of Lanier identified as Gwinnett man

Authorities have determined that the body recovered Monday afternoon from Lake Lanier was that of a Gwinnett County man.

September 29, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

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