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Roadwork planned on Dawsonville Highway just west of Hall County line

Those traveling on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 between Hall and Forsyth counties should watch for flaggers and a lane closure.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Local SCORE business group receives charter

The Northeast Georgia SCORE chapter received its official charter Oct. 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The chapter organized in April and how has 25 members available to assist new businesses.

November 14, 2016 | | Local


Things to know about upcoming execution of Lumpkin County man

Georgia is preparing to carry out its eighth execution of the year with plans to execute a Lumpkin County man who killed his ex-girlfriend 15 years ago.

November 13, 2016 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


Election sets Hall County voter turnout record

Turnout in Hall County for this year's presidential election beat a high set in 2008, with about 78.5 percent of voters casting ballots compared with about 76 percent when President Barack Obama first took the White House.

November 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Each side ‘prosecuting every possible fact’ in ‘water wars’ Supreme Court trial

A U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing has Georgia and Florida showing up with teams of lawyers, expert witnesses and stacks of carefully documented evidence.

November 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire at East Hall shop under investigation

Hall County Fire Services is investigating a blaze Sunday at a shop in East Hall.

November 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Distraught female talked off bridge, taken to hospital

Two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies were able to talk a distraught woman off an East Hall bridge Sunday afternoon.

November 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Ballot choices change judges’ watchdog group, fund victims, EMS

Though the first ballot amendment on schools failed, Georgia voters on Tuesday supported three other provision by high margins.

November 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall students can find their ‘sweet spot’ with programs of choice

The Hall County school system offers "programs of choice." So freshman Michael Nierodzik chose.

November 13, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and Hailey Van Parys news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


North Georgia drought having widespread impacts

Where there's smoke, there's a drought.

November 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


More Gainesville homeless camps to be cleared Monday

The campfire smoke blows through in gusts as eggs boil over an open flame. It's the first meal of the day for the few homeless who live here, a hollow in the woods bordered by railroad tracks, a church and a residential neighborhood.

November 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans event at St. John Baptist rewards service with services

Every year on and around Nov. 11, Americans stand in support of the men and women who protect this country. Yet every year, there is more awareness that celebrating veterans once a year isn't enough to keep many from getting lost in the shuffle.

November 12, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


St. Nick makes grand entrance at Lakeshore Mall to launch holiday season

Santa's sleigh must have been in the shop Saturday, but that's all right; the Gainesville Fire Department had him covered.

November 12, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Fishing event therapeutic for combat veterans

Out on the water for a Friday afternoon, the bills and the laundry all slowly fade away along the Chattahoochee River.

November 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trauma symposium leads training on tourniquets

In high-pressure medical situations, knowing how to stop the bleeding can save lives.

November 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Humane Society receives more than $10K in Georgia Gives Day donations

Some local charities did better than others for Georgia Gives Day, but all benefited from the Nov. 17 event that raised more than $4 million ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man on bicycle killed in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed after failing to yield the right of way on his bike when turning onto Harmony Church Road on Friday morning ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Employers ‘can breathe a sigh of relief’ as new overtime rule halted

Employers no longer have to worry about how to pay some salaried employees overtime, which may not be well-received by some employees.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Stores open on Thanksgiving, early Friday

When Thanksgiving leftovers are safely tucked away in the fridge, some choose to head out into the November chill for doorbusters and deals.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Thanksgiving celebrated across cultures in Hall County

What do you have at your Thanksgiving dinner? What is your favorite dish during the holidays? Mashed potatoes? Turkey and ham? What about carne asada ...

November 23, 2016 | By Jessie Moose intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Piedmont College names new police chief

J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, a former deputy sheriff and school resource officer with the Habersham County Sheriff's Office and an officer with the Clarkesville Police ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christmas movie filmed in Dahlonega debuts Thursday on Hallmark Channel

One local family will gather around the television Thanksgiving night hoping to see some of its own in a Christmas movie.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


24-mile stretch of I-85 may be widened

About 24 miles of Interstate 85 could be getting wider from north of 985 to just north of U.S. 129 in Jefferson, which is ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech students, safety workers get lesson in emergency response

Brandon Hammock gasped, gripping his lower chest wound as he reached out with a blood-soaked hand to Michael Hammond of the University of North Georgia ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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