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Body found Wednesday in Lake Lanier identified as Flowery Branch man

A body found earlier this week in a shallow area of Lake Lanier has been identified as that of a Flowery Branch man. Exactly how he died is still under investigation.

September 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

UGA political expert: Boehner got ‘tired of fighting’ right wing

Ultra-conservatives celebrating House Speaker John Boehner's departure from Congress might want to tap the brakes a bit, University of Georgia political science professor Charles Bullock said Friday.

September 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Commerce man killed in Friday morning wreck

A Commerce man died following a two-car wreck Friday morning near the intersection of Shirley and Mount Vernon roads in North Hall, according to Sgt. G.R. Harper with Georgia State Patrol.

September 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall Commission OKs rezoning for disabled adults community

"Just" People scored a big victory Thursday night at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville council candidates share thoughts on transportation, taxes, voting districts

It was seen as a win for the city of Gainesville.

September 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: Schools have parking security guards

I read that a security guard at a local school contacted the school resource officer about a man on West Hall High School's campus. Do all the schools have these security guards, and how long have they had them?

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Family thought man's BB gun was real gun

A man driving with his family told Hall County authorities he was afraid a fellow driver had a real gun pointed at him, according to testimony Thursday in Magistrate Court.

September 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Planned Savannah port expansion could affect Hall

Gainesville may be nearly 300 miles from the Port of Savannah, but the impact of a planned $142 million expansion and improvement project could hit close to home, according to at least one local official.

September 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Indictments: Prisoners used cellphones to run crime rings

ATLANTA - Gangs at some Georgia prisons have been using cellphones to traffic drugs, smuggle in contraband, steal identities and, in at least one case, to arrange a violent attack on an inmate suspected of snitching, according to federal indictments unsealed Thursday.

September 24, 2015 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local

Wood’s Mill, Gainesville students get lifelong skills through joint class

There's a class at Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville that teaches a variety of job readiness skills, including resume building, professionalism and welding.

September 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Former Cumming police sergeant focus of FBI probe

September 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Demolition is underway on old Clarks Bridge

Demolition of the old Clarks Bridge on Lake Lanier in Gainesville has started, but the work shouldn't affect traffic flow across the new bridge, which is next to the old one.

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County unemployment rate drops below 5 percent

The jobless rate in Hall County is headed back in the right direction.

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch woman to interpret for pope’s mass Friday

Carmen Luisa Coya-van Duijn and her husband Remco flew Wednesday afternoon from Flowery Branch to her home state of New York for Pope Francis' U.S. visit, a man she knows will "help move mountains."

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

7 things the next education sales tax would fund in Hall

The Hall County School District has set spending priorities for the next sales tax for education and scheduled meetings to discuss those priorities.

September 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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7th confirmed rabies case this year found in East Hall

A dog encountered a rabid skunk near Belmont Highway in East Hall, according to a Hall County government news release.

September 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fire engulfs mobile home east of Gainesville

Hall County Fire Services responders are looking into a fire this morning at a mobile home on Floyd Road east of Gainesville.

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Camp Merrill transfers to Army control Wednesday

Control of the 282-acre Camp Frank D. Merrill in Lumpkin County transfers Wednesday to the Army from the U.S. Forest Service - a move not ...

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

School, special needs student adjust to life on the move

This occasional series features some of those remarkable students with special circumstances who are served and cared for by local schools.

September 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Jefferson interviewing city manager finalists Wednesday

Two finalists for the Jefferson city manager position are being interviewed today during a 12:50 p.m. called meeting, which will be an executive ...

September 29, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Wednesday is last day to buy brick for public safety monument

Wednesday is the last day to buy a brick for a public safety monument being built on Roosevelt Square in downtown Gainesville.

September 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Historic Dahlonega home on front lines of proposed development

The fight over the Jeremiah Payne House, also known as Parks Clothing building, in Dahlonega remains in a stalemate.

September 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

16 years later, Elaine Nix remembered

Family and friends gathered to remember Elaine Nix, whose murder in 1999 remains unsolved, Tuesday night at Memorial Park in Gainesville on the 16-year anniversary ...

September 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Man has 3 surgeries after hit-and-run

After discovering a flat tire on his bicycle, Dave Thomas walked to work on East Ridge Road toward the Limestone Parkway McDonald's around 5 ...

September 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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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