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Masked attendees celebrate fun, fundraising at Gala

Masked attendees of the Children's Center for Hope & Healing's eighth annual Gala buzzed about the Robson Event Center Saturday dancing to the music of Back in Time Band, dining courtesy of Avocados and refilling glasses of wine at the open bar.

August 15, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Local


Evidence in past assault cases will get fresh scrutiny

Some 160 rape kits from Gainesville and Hall County bearing evidence from alleged sexual assaults may soon be sent for testing to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation from local law enforcement following a change in GBI policy.

August 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber forum to tackle impact of health reform law

A new health care reform bill was just emerging when the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tackled the thorny subject in a community forum six years ago.

August 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Dual immersion program lets students work on projects together online

Students in Hall County Schools and students at a private school in Guanajuato, Mexico, may not have much in common.

August 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville day care under investigation after child ends up in highway

The Department of Early Care and Learning is investigating a Gainesville day care after a child was found walking on the median of Dawsonville Highway earlier this week.

August 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man sleuths for sickness at CDC

A Gainesville native has joined an elite fellowship program of "disease detectives" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Lawsuit alleges racial slurs by neighbor

Years of racial epithets and threats from a neighbor forced a Gainesville family from their home recently, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Hall County Superior Court that tags city government as a defendant.

August 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Some services down today at Department of Driver Services

A mandatory program to verify noncitizens' legal presence in the country when they apply or for or renew driver's licenses will not be available today at Department of Driver Services locations, including in Gainesville.

August 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Riverside Military Academy recognizes local leaders, raises scholarship funds at ceremony

The halls of Riverside Military Academy echoed with voices and music Thursday evening, as the school opened its doors to more than 260 North Georgia residents and leaders.

August 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia opens new campus in Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia has officially opened the doors of its new campus in Blue Ridge.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawson County church gets visit from rattlesnake

August 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Staff writer | Local


Hall County to outsource payroll, timekeeping

Hall County will outsource its timekeeping and payroll services to ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider, in a move made Thursday that officials said will improve processing and reduce costs.

August 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bear breaks into vehicle, steals lunch at Big Canoe

August 13, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New Women’s Expo Aug. 29 will connect local women with services, prizes

The Times is presenting the inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Lakeview Academy kicks off school year with tradition

A bell tolls across Lakeview Academy's grounds, signaling the official start of the school year on Wednesday.

August 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: New traffic lanes help DOT construct median

Traffic is split on Ga. 347/Friendship Road as part of a Georgia Department of Transportation widening project.

August 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New website showcases state rules, regulations

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has launched a new website for the rules and regulations of the Peach State.

August 18, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes

Hall County is considering reducing the number of voting precincts and shifting some polling locations to lower costs, streamline operations and mitigate risk.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jerry Bowers ‘made content come to life’

Jerry Bowers, a retired longtime North Hall High history teacher, had a penchant for telling stories.

August 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students move in Tuesday

More than 300 new students are making a home at Brenau University.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves zoning Catholic church

Gainesville City Council gave the final OK Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Six charged in armed robbery of rifle, drugs

Four Gainesville men and a 15-year-old allegedly robbed at gunpoint a person who was carrying a rifle and marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged Saturday with rape involving a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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