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I-85 Express Lanes moving closer to Hall

High-occupancy toll lanes will be moving closer to Hall County.

July 31, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax-free weekend boosts downtown Gainesville boutiques

With the new school year only days away, businesses all along the downtown Gainesville square were flooded by shoppers this weekend, many of them in search of stylish deals provided by Georgia's sales tax holidays, held Saturday and Sunday.

July 31, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Missing 12-year-old girl has contacted mother

A 12-year-old Hall County girl last seen Wednesday morning has made contact with her mother from a blocked telephone number, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 31, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Newtown project aims to resurrect neighborhood values

When trash rides the wind like tumbleweeds down the residential streets of Gainesville's Newtown neighborhood, Delinda Luster wonders what outsiders must think.

July 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


A 35-year-old Gainesville cold case gets new life

After 35 years, Margie Blackstock wants answers about what happened to her big brother Jack Jarrard.

July 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


An interchange divided: Pros, cons weigh in on Exit 14

It's a tale of two sides of Exit 14.

July 31, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lots more teachers, lots more students for Gainesville, Hall school year

As a new school year begins this week, Hall County and Gainesville systems have more students and more teachers.

July 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Following her heart: Gainesville woman opens child care center while battling cancer

The last year has proven exactly how strong Ashley Williams is.

July 31, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Kids get a heads up on safety at annual event

Dozens of families gathered Saturday at the Midtown Greenway with the goal of entering the school year safely at the first annual Kids Safe Day.

July 30, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


‘It’s just time’ for show of unity in Gainesville, residents say

In a show of community and racial unity, a large group of people met in the downtown Gainesville square Saturday for an hour of prayer hosted by Gainesville United.

July 30, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Roosevelt Square upgrade progressing, completion set for fall

Work on improvements to Roosevelt Square in downtown Gainesville is underway, but most of the visible work will come in late September and later.

July 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Worsening drought hits North Hall farms hard

Hall County is in such a severe to extreme drought that "we'd need 13 inches of rain just to get back to where we should be," Michael Wheeler, Hall County extension agent, said Friday morning.

July 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dahlonega nonprofit grows to preserve city’s history

Members of a Dahlonega nonprofit say they are expanding their reach to protect the city's historic charm and gold rush lore after losing the fight to preserve the Jeremiah Payne House, also known as the Parks Clothing building.

July 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Resource guide helps local families find help they need

The Hall County school system has released its 2016-17 Community Resource Guide, which includes telephone numbers, website addresses, locations and services of various local agencies.

July 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Sheriff’s Office staff gets a belly full of thanks

Staff members of the Hall County Sheriff's Office got an unexpected treat Friday to reward them for their public service.

July 29, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


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3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water ...

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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