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Smokin' new home: Longtime Oakwood barbecue eatery shifts locations

It was a bittersweet moment for Wayne Vaughan when the old building off Atlanta Highway and Poplar Springs Road in Oakwood was taken down.

May 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children get a healthy dose of fitness fun at Healthy Kids Day

Families crowded Laurel Park to promote healthy lifestyles Saturday morning as part of the 26th annual Healthy Kids Day, organized by the YMCA and the Hall County school system.

May 06, 2017 | Katie Tiller | Local


Ducks dash despite drizzle, raise thousands for Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier

Rich Godbee of Lawrenceville was somewhat incredulous when he got a call from the chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier telling him he was the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Rubber Duck Derby.

May 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Some UNG students express support for campus carry bill

Students on the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus expressed support Friday for the bill signed this week by Gov. Nathan Deal allowing permitted, concealed carry of weapons in some areas of public college and university campuses.

May 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Plan for Hall’s next 20 years rolling out this month

Want to see more affordable housing in Hall County? What about more green spaces, a wider road or a new roundabout in your area? This month, the county is taking final comments on its guiding planning document, the comprehensive plan.

May 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Brenau University holds its 138th Commencement ceremony

Brenau University held its 138th Commencement ceremony Friday for the Women's College at Pearce Auditorium in Gainesville. The university conferred 125 diplomas on new graduates of the 139-year-old Women's College. The Women's College class of 2017 comprises 49 candidates for Bachelors of Science, 34 candidates for Bachelors of Arts, 23 candidates for Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 10 candidates for Bachelors of Business Administration and nine candidates for Bachelors of Fine Arts. Between Friday night's commencement and Saturday's, Brenau plans to recognize about 404 students in the 2017 commencement ceremonies, including 217 undergraduates and 187 ...

May 06, 2017 | | Local


Four people displaced, no one hurt, after South Hall house fire

An adult and three children were displaced after a fire Friday night on Old Orr Road in South Hall.

May 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Elder Motes found guilty on 4 counts in dog slaying case

Two days after his son was acquitted of all charges, a Hall County jury found Dewayne Steven Motes guilty on four of the six same charges against him in a July 2015 case that resulted in the shooting death of another man's dog.

May 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Strip shopping center gets Flowery Branch’s first annexation OK

A South Hall strip shopping center got the Flowery Branch City Council's first OK for annexation into the city Thursday.

May 05, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Jury to deliberate today in second dog shooting trial

A jury will deliberate this morning on the second defendant in an animal cruelty case, two days after another defendant was acquitted, according to court officials.

May 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: 3 arrested part of group trafficking $100K of heroin

After multiple overdose incidents in Northeast Georgia counties, drug enforcement officials made three arrests from a group allegedly "responsible for trafficking pounds of heroin valued at nearly $100,000."

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with child molestation

A Gainesville man is accused of molesting a girl under the age of 10, according to authorities.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Faithful fill downtown Gainesville square on National Day of Prayer

People of faith huddled at the downtown square and beseeched God's mercy and grace on this nation, state and Gainesville community during the national Day of Prayer on Thursday.

May 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Don Carter State Park now safe for swimming

The swimming restriction has been lifted for Don Carter State Park.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Recent rain can’t break drought

Restrictions on outdoor water use remain in effect despite recent rains as North Georgia remains in a severe drought.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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Chick-fil-A coming to Braselton near Hall County line

A Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned off Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211 in a growing retail-medical office area at the Gwinnett-Hall county line in Braselton.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New shopping center owner’s main focus is to fill vacancies

No major changes are planned at Village Shoppes at Gainesville, a 230,000-square-foot shopping center that changed hands earlier this week.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


880-home community gets Gainesville board’s OK

An 880-home active-adult community off Ahaluna Drive was recommended for approval Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health care town hall to discuss Republican bill

A town hall on the Republican alternative to Obamacare has been set for Thursday.

May 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Planners OK assisted living facility at McEver Road

Gainesville planning officials gave the green light Tuesday night to an 86-bed assisted-living facility on McEver Road the developer said would add 50 mostly part-time ...

May 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man sentenced in Orchard Brook shooting case

While she said she doesn't harbor any hate in her heart toward the defendant, Laquitta Harrison asked the judge Tuesday to give a serious ...

May 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT gets feedback on Cleveland Highway widening

Two decades in the making, the widening of Cleveland Highway is crawling toward its 2022 expected start date.

May 09, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Downtown Gainesville merchants embrace $16M project coming to south side of square

The proprietor at one of the oldest stores in downtown Gainesville is embracing the recent announcement that a $16 million mixed-use multistory building is coming ...

May 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Spout Springs school celebrates raising more than $25K for American Heart Association

As Spout Springs School of Enrichment celebrated its biggest Jump Rope for Heart fundraising effort to date and a national award for its principal, Bob ...

May 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lakeview Academy student wins National Merit Scholarship

A Lakeview Academy student was one of 2,500 students in the United States to be named recipients of the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

May 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Governor signs medical marijuana expansion on final day

May 09, 2017 | Associated Press | 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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