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New Lanier Tech campus ‘on budget and on time’ for 2019 opening

Construction of a new 316,000-square-foot campus for Lanier Technical College overlooking Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County is moving on schedule and on budget, according to state officials.

February 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


ECHO Wellness fills renovated Flowery Branch building

Less than a mile separates the old and new locations of ECHO Wellness Center.

February 05, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Area Mexicans sending less money home since Trump took office

Fear is returning to the heart of the predominantly Mexican business district in Gainesville.

February 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Anatomy of a marble plant’s move: ‘All options’ considered in Mincey future operations

For many, the Jan. 26 announcement may have come as a sudden surprise, but Mincey Marble's decision to move its operations away from its 40-year base was hardly one made overnight or in a vacuum.

February 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Junior Achievement cites 3 leaders at Hall of Fame Gala

Every community needs its leaders, women and men who bring people together and make the wheels turn.

February 05, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville officer killed on duty in 1972 to be honored with intersection

As steam rose from the crushed police car, Bill Taylor ran over to check on his good friend and colleague Henry Tilman Davis in the crash.

February 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Local homeless man makes good in recovery program

"I wanna be a part of society that's doing what's right," Tony Rhodes, a local homeless man, told The Times in a story published in November.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Missionaries share tales of service at weekend event

While walking through a Namibian village with a dozen others on a mission trip, Mariette Tipton was greeted by the chief and a group of dancers.

February 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Local businesses cashing in on Super Bowl fever

Going by the number of reservations and food orders already called in, the general manager of Branch House Tavern in Flowery Branch expects the cash register to be ringing all day Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons play in the Super Bowl.

February 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students mark book progress - with a lot of duct tape

Reading can be fun and should be encouraged.

February 04, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fair Street school celebrates progress report

Fair Street International School officials are optimistic that they can get off the state's chronically failing list this year after recent assessments shows students significantly improving their reading and math scores.

February 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


City officials eye priorities for 2017 at annual retreat

Downtown and midtown development, expanding public transportation and road infrastructure projects, and improving code enforcement and public safety were among the priorities for 2017 identified by the Gainesville City Council during its annual retreat at the Fair Street neighborhood center on Friday.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$100,000 in marijuana seized in Hoschton; 5 arrested

Five people from Hoschton were arrested between Wednesday and Friday after authorities said they found 28 marijuana plants.

February 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Explosion kills one, destroys home in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - A powerful explosion destroyed a Cleveland home Friday, killing one person inside and shattering windows of neighboring houses as the blast's shockwave was felt by people living miles away.

February 03, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Multiple boats damaged in fire at Aqualand Marina

A fire Friday morning did thousands in damage to boats at Aqualand Marina in Flowery Branch.

February 03, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN - When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and ...

February 11, 2017 | BY ALEXANDER POPP and HAILEY VAN PARYS apopp@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won't be able to see your loved one again.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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