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South Forsyth driver cited for watching 'How I Met Your Mother' while traveling in school zone

SOUTH FORSYTH - In this day and age, people can stream their favorite TV shows whenever and wherever they want, though one Suwanee driver might want to reconsider his viewing habits.

May 05, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Authorities scale back search for missing boater in Cocktail Cove area

Authorities will continue sweeping the shoreline of Lake Lanier for a missing boater, but they will no longer use sonar equipment, according to a news release from the Department of Natural Resources.

May 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

A Cumming man was awarded $5.7 million last week in a suit against the federal government after a collision involving a U.S. Postal Service employee caused his leg to be amputated.

May 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

The Hall County Commission District 2 race between incumbent Billy Powell and challenger Eugene Moon is a rematch of a 2012 contest that saw Powell win by a little more than 200 votes.

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that's just the start of his interest in the pastime.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal defies party politics with pair of vetoes

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith, he was directly bucking his fellow Republican lawmakers, who overwhelmingly supported the proposals, and possibly losing points with his conservative political base.

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Major work on Dawsonville Highway bridge could be finished this weekend

Work to repair the Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier is nearing completion, with all major work scheduled to be done possibly as early as this weekend.

May 04, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 13-14

One of the area's biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

May 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their home decor business, Iron Accent, sits on the land.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable and market-rate units.

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela Middleton in the November general election.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise business moves to another company, Cargill announced this week.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for up to 60 days on a case-by-case basis.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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GBI investigating alleged unauthorized purchases on Hall school system credit card

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether a former Hall County school resource officer made unauthorized purchases on a school system credit card ...

May 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


3 collect honorary Gainesville High diplomas

Three people were awarded honorary diplomas from Gainesville High School on Sunday.

May 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary rallies around student Kevin Aceves, who has eye cancer

The student body of Chicopee Woods Elementary, which filled more than half of the school's gym floor, was easily brought to attention by Principal ...

May 16, 2016 | By Katie Keiger kkeiger@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Quarry Street widening could make room for Gainesville walkers, runners

Students at Lakeview Academy and Gainesville Middle School may have a new cross country training spot in the fall, and residents in the neighborhood between ...

May 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dare to dream class of 2016

Seniors in this year's class of 2016 were described as "bright," "passionate" and "dedicated."

May 16, 2016 | | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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