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Closed portion of West Academy Street reopens

West Academy Street from Washington Street to Oak Street reopened Wednesday afternoon.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

A turn lane project is underway on frequently congested Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road in Gainesville.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$41K in drugs found at Buford campsite

Two people are accused of having $41,800 of heroin, methamphetamine, pills and other drugs at a Buford campsite, according to authorities.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville-based McEver Meats to see supply disruption

Customers likely will see a temporary disruption in supply of Gainesville-based McEver Meat products, beginning this month, because of a recent fire at a meat processing plant in Tennessee.

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pets lost as fire destroys Lula mobile home

An early-morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Lula Wednesday, killing two pets and leaving two people displaced.

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


3 new suits filed in Scouts abuse case

Three new lawsuits have been filed in Cobb County Superior Court by men claiming they were sexually abused by a former Gainesville scoutmaster.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Plan that includes Fazoli’s restaurant gets conditional OK

The developer of a proposed shopping strip on busy White Sulphur Road and Jesse Jewell Parkway got the green light Tuesday from the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board for a Fazoli's Italian restaurant.

July 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Cherokee Bluff, Sidney Lanier potential names for new middle/high school

Cherokee Bluff and Sidney Lanier are two names being considered for the new middle/high school set to open next year in South Hall, according to Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

July 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville 5-year-old to talk about love of reading on ‘Steve Harvey’

A 5-year-old Gainesville girl's love of reading keeps taking her to new places.

July 11, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Body found on trail near Amicalola Falls

July 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


1 person killed in wreck on Ga. 365 north of Howard Road

An Alto woman died Tuesday after losing control of a 2004 GMC Envoy and crashing into a concrete truck just north of the intersection of Ga. 365 and Howard Road, Georgia State Patrol reported.

July 11, 2017 | | Local


Almost $5 million raised in Ga. governor’s race so far

Georgia's governor candidates already have raised almost $5 million as Republican heavy hitters Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp and Democrat leader Stacey Abrams announced their early fundraising totals.

July 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville officers to attend slain NY officer’s funeral

Two members of the Gainesville Police honor guard are attending the funeral of a slain New York officer Tuesday.

July 10, 2017 | | Local


Moonie’s set to open Gainesville location in mid-September

After six years of operation in Flowery Branch, Moonie's Texas Barbecue is expanding to Gainesville.

July 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Oakwood officer honored for heroic fire rescue

An Oakwood police officer was honored Monday night for his heroics in rescuing a wheelchair-bound man from a burning house June 19.

July 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Contractor picked for $1.6 million Gainesville sewer upgrade

Aging and corroded sewer pipes identified through routine maintenance will be retrofitted using trenchless technology that officials say will make the sewer lines efficient with ...

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula faces vote on county service agreement

The mayor of Lula this week called on city council members to "remain firm" and not approve a new service delivery agreement with Hall County.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Enota community meeting set to discuss school construction

Parents, students, teachers, staff and residents of the surrounding community have an opportunity to get updated information and ask questions about the construction of the ...

July 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Official: 125 families await public housing

More than 100 families are on a waiting list for public housing in Gainesville, a number lower than it's been for the past decade.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Inmates building welding shop to offer job training for prisoners

Motivated Hall County inmates are being given the chance to end their sentences with a foot in the door of a living-wage job.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it's only the start of economic ...

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


With all candidates in, Georgia governor’s race has pulled in more than $7.6 million

Georgia's six major candidates to replace Gov. Nathan Deal have tipped the $7 million mark in early fundraising.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrated 20 years of operation Wednesday as employees and volunteers came together for pizza, snow cones and a chance to look back at ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch Special Olympian receives honorary ESPY

While many of the top athletes in sports received recognition at the 25th annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night before a national television audience, a Flowery ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | 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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