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Hall could get fifth Superior Court judge next year

A bill introduced last week in the Georgia General Assembly would add a fifth Superior Court judge to the circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

January 31, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Local craft brewery hopeful state will soon allow beer sales on site

In a potential boon for Gainesville-based Left Nut Brewing Company, a bill proposed in the state Senate would allow craft breweries and brew pubs to sell beer directly to patrons for the first time, ending regulations that required them to distribute through wholesalers.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall deputy disciplined for accidental firearm discharge

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was disciplined for unintentionally firing his issued duty weapon at an Athens apartment.

January 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Community leaders react to Trump’s immigration order

President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order continued to elicit mixed reactions locally as the debate also raged in Washington and across the country.

January 30, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closures set for overnight Wednesday

More overnight lane closures are set for Wednesday as part of work on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 near the Hall-Forsyth county line.

January 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Medical cannabis access remains in limbo

Advocates and lawmakers are skeptical that much more will be done in the state legislature this year to expand access to cannabis oil to treat medical conditions like seizure disorders.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free pizza breaks up routine for local homeless

The homeless have their routines, too.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State tourism officials seek to spotlight movie industry’s presence in 2017

Gainesville and Hall County are positioned to reap benefits from a $7 billion film industry that state officials are promoting this year in a new travel guide and tourism promotion unveiled last week. And there could be opportunities for local residents to get in on the action and drama.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Islands hotel study could be done by mid-March

A study of a possible second hotel at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall is halfway done, with eagerly awaited results expected in mid-March.

January 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Doctor to open dog-friendly clinic in Gainesville

Among physicians, you could say that Dr. Ronald Perry is a rare breed - almost as unusual as his 11-year-old field spaniel, Ruckus.

January 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man relieved to be free of charges, still faces hurdles

As the 12 jurors turned and shuffled into the deliberation room, Miguel Angel Robles-Fernandez was nervous. The Gainesville man had been watched by a dozen of his Hall County peers as they listened to hours of testimony.

January 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools put renewed focus on teaching personal finance

Eighth-graders in Janet Roland's business and computer science class at Gainesville Middle School got a dose of what so many Americans appear to have a tough time doing - putting together a budget and sticking to it.

January 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Area Transit seeks better ways to roll, expand service

Getting on and off buses at the Gainesville Connection Transfer Center Thursday morning, riders had different views of the future they'd like to see for the fixed-route bus service.

January 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snow flurries possible in mountains Sunday night

Rain moving into the area Sunday could turn to snow flurries in the North Georgia mountains by Sunday night.

January 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County authorities warn of utility scam

Law enforcement and Jackson EMC are warning of new utility scams affecting Hall County residents.

January 28, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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College student wins contest, takes sick mom to see Bon Jovi

For one Flowery Branch woman, 'Bad Medicine' was good medicine.

February 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Commissioners reject additional raises for tax employees

Hall County officials continued to keep a close watch on the bottom line as they dealt with department requests at Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday ...

February 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Family Promise transitional home installed to serve homeless families

Like a game of Tetris, the three pieces of a modular home dropped into place Thursday on Spring Street in Gainesville.

February 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Brecklynn’s family ‘devastated’ as cancer returns

The little girl who won the hearts of Hall County is fighting for her life again.

February 09, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mother, son displaced following Flowery Branch house fire

A mother and her 4-year-old son are displaced from their small Flowery Branch home following a fire Thursday morning in the 5900 block of Mitchell ...

February 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police identify fake attorney they say scammed immigration clients

Authorities have determined the true identity of a man suspected of pretending to be an immigration attorney and taking thousands of dollars from clients.

February 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall’s 3 community centers to close on Sundays

Shane Jarrard was at the North Hall Community Center on Wednesday as his daughters, 11-year-old Lexi and Braely, 8, went through a few basketball drills.

February 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville School Board aborts vote on per diem fees

Gainesville School Board members came close this week to voting on whether to add voluntary per diem payments of $150 on top of their monthly ...

February 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG club offers support to migrant students

Daniela Dominguez Rodriguez found her second family.

February 09, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | 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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