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Ministry hands out bags of hope to local students

Gainesville Middle School eighth-grader Jamel Segar is among the local students headed back to class with a new book bag full of supplies thanks to the inaugural back to school giveaway hosted by the Roderick Hughey Ministries.

August 08, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


McEver Road fixes on hold for now

Repairs are on the way for a largely asphalt-worn 7-mile stretch of McEver Road in South and West Hall County, but patience is required.

August 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Baptist trains reaction team to protect church from armed threat

A pastor, a 75-year-old Navy chief and a hunter line up at the firing range. Their mission: learning how best to protect their church from an armed threat.

August 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Pencils sharpened for school testing season

After a school year marked by difficult state-mandated testing and dissatisfied parents, the state is easing up a bit.

August 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dancers get to Toss the Possum at Martha Hope Cabin

Folks stopped by the Martha Hope Cabin on Prior Street in Gainesville Saturday to listen, dance and watch 23-year-old fiddling virtuoso Rob Zisette excitedly wield the instrument.

August 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Medical Center Auxiliary honors teen volunteers

The Medical Center Auxiliary recently honored more than 100 local teenagers who have been generous with their time around Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville and Braselton locations.

August 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Authorities say woman struck man with car with child was inside

A Gainesville woman is accused of knocking a man down with her car while her child was inside the vehicle, authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Agency report calls state budget’s direction ‘promising’

It's never too soon to look ahead, particularly when it comes to politics and public policy.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trump’s bump resonates in Hall after GOP debate

The Republican presidential debate Thursday night found an audience as entertained as they were informed.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Collins to lead Walker’s Georgia campaign

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been tapped as the Georgia state chairman for the presidential campaign of Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall schools open smoothly despite plumbing glitch

Despite some redistricting changes, the first day of school went smoothly for most Hall County Schools.

August 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Manufacturer plans 200 jobs for Gainesville

Need a job? There's a whole bunch coming very soon to Gainesville.

August 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


One lane of Browns Bridge Road closed near Forsyth line

A water main break has closed one lane of traffic along Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road at Waldrip Road, one mile from Lake Lanier and the Forsyth County line, and Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists to take an alternate route.

August 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump jolts first GOP debate; rivals scramble for attention

August 07, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Local


Paul Maney wins Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award

Paul Maney is the winner of the North Georgia Community Foundation's 2015 Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award.

August 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Lakeview Academy kicks off school year with tradition

A bell tolls across Lakeview Academy's grounds, signaling the official start of the school year on Wednesday.

August 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: New traffic lanes help DOT construct median

Traffic is split on Ga. 347/Friendship Road as part of a Georgia Department of Transportation widening project.

August 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New website showcases state rules, regulations

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has launched a new website for the rules and regulations of the Peach State.

August 18, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes

Hall County is considering reducing the number of voting precincts and shifting some polling locations to lower costs, streamline operations and mitigate risk.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jerry Bowers ‘made content come to life’

Jerry Bowers, a retired longtime North Hall High history teacher, had a penchant for telling stories.

August 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students move in Tuesday

More than 300 new students are making a home at Brenau University.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves zoning Catholic church

Gainesville City Council gave the final OK Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Six charged in armed robbery of rifle, drugs

Four Gainesville men and a 15-year-old allegedly robbed at gunpoint a person who was carrying a rifle and marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged Saturday with rape involving a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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