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Hall County freight study wraps into regional transportation plan

Routing chicken trucks and 18-wheelers through Hall County is a major element in regional transportation planning.

June 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech marks 50 years of success stories, job training from ‘A to W’

CUMMING - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on Thursday night the celebrations shined solely on the school itself.

June 09, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Flowery Branch planning director resigns, takes job in Tucker

John McHenry, Flowery Branch's community development director, has resigned to take a similar position with the newly formed city of Tucker.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Fire destroys home in North Hall County

A home in North Hall County was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon, but no one was home and there were no injuries resulting from the blaze.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SKF increasing Flowery Branch presence

SKF USA Inc. is expanding its operations in Flowery Branch as it prepares to close manufacturing facilities in San Diego, Calif., and Baltimore, Md., to improve efficiency and cut costs.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


High school students gaining night classes option in Hall

A new evening program for high school students is taking registration and will open in July at the Lanier Charter Career Academy.

June 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sex offender pleads guilty to kidnapping 14-year-old girl

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. - A convicted sex offender accused of luring a 14-year-old East Tennessee girl away from home has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and other charges in federal court.

June 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Authorities: Male jogger dies after being hit by vehicle

A male jogger died after being hit by a vehicle in Jefferson on Wednesday night, according to authorities.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Insurer joins fights against prescription drug abuse

Fighting prescription drug abuse, an epidemic in the United States responsible for taking half a million lives between 2010 and 2014, has become an all-hands-on-deck approach.

June 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Program gives fans to keep seniors cool in summer

As forecasts this weekend show temperatures nearing 95 degrees, many in North Georgia will likely try to stay cool inside.

June 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


1 injured in fall exiting house fire

A person trying to escape from a Thornbush Drive house fire sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital, according to authorities.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Home invasion suspect arrested after climbing fence with handgun

A home invasion suspect climbed a fence with a handgun in Buford May 23 and tried to force his way into the home, police said.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Georgia Heart Foundation to kick off 'Raise the 8' campaign Friday

Each year, about 365,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest outside the safety of a hospital.

June 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


John Simpson gets new position at Lakeview Academy

John Simpson, who has been at Lakeview Academy for a decade, has been named enrollment and external relations director.

June 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




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Authorities: Man charged with breaking into Gainesville Police headquarters

A man is accused of breaking two doors and two windows early Sunday morning to get into the Gainesville Police Department, according to authorities.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family Promise house in Flowery Branch still needs work

Work is moving along, although slowly, in church-based efforts to repair a Flowery Branch house that will be used as transitional housing for Family Promise ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Save Georgia's Hemlocks issues call for volunteers to help at Anna Ruby Falls

Deadly, invasive insects are threatening hemlocks at Anna Ruby Falls near Helen. And to stem the tide and treat the trees against the pest, volunteers ...

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Businessman Richard Pope remembered as ‘visionary’

Richard Jackson Pope, a local businessman, entrepreneur and "visionary," died Saturday at age 79 following a brief illness.

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 children died, 4 others injured in Saturday wreck in South Hall

Three children were killed in a two-vehicle wreck that injured four others Saturday morning at Belmont Highway/Ga. 332 and Talmo Road in South Hall ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drones being used more often for commercial photos, video

The use of drones for commercial video and photos is on the rise, according to the National Association of Realtors.

June 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Many Hall residents seek an oasis in food deserts

In Lula, a family living in a remote farmhouse might have to drive more than 10 miles to get to the nearest grocery store.

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch city hall's size, location, cost concern some

They say you can't fight city hall. In Flowery Branch, at this point, you can't fight the new city hall.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Street slaying remains a mystery a year later

Rumors and theories swirl around the death of Phil Smith, a 55-year-old Atlanta Street man shot in the head last year that has caused "many ...

June 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cheers, shrugs greet Clinton’s milestone among local leaders

Hillary Clinton effectively claimed the Democratic presidential nomination last week after her victory over Bernie Sanders in the California primary, becoming the first woman to ...

June 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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