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Nonprofit unveils renovations for family of boy with seizure disorders

Though separated by a newly renovated bathroom, Katie Harrison can still keep a watchful eye on her 4-year-old Hawk as he works on walking on his own.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Photo slideshow: Dragon boats prowl waves of Lake Lanier

A slew of colorful boats and costumes filled the warm waters of Lake Lanier on Saturday for the fourth annual Gainesville Hall County Dragon Boat Challenge at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

June 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Veterans Park gets a welcome touch with new entrance arch

When the Rock Creek Vietnam Veterans began collecting the names of local veterans for a memorial in Gainesville's veterans park, they ran into a problem.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Co-workers honor slain Gainesville grad with day of service at domestic violence center

Wearing a bracelet with her sister's motto, "be excellent," Dao Huynh and her sister's co-workers tried to "channel their inner Trinh" with a day of service Friday at the Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Future Youth Sports Complex seen as moneymaker, fuel for growth

Design of a $6.75 million Youth Sports Complex remains on track and plans are unchanged from the original concept, according to the head of the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department.

June 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Got a dock on the lake? There’s an app for that

For 17 years, Matt Thompson anxiously drove to and from Cobb County to check on his house at Lake Lanier.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Latino soccer league flourishes under the radar

A cluster of soccer fields behind Gainesville Market where Hispanic tournaments have been attracting a growing number of players and fans has been operating for years in an area not zoned for such use.

June 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


TSPLOST may be topic again for governments seeking road fixes

A 1-cent transportation sales tax shot down by voters in July 2012 could be revived as a topic of discussion later this year - but in a different form.

June 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood man identified in hit-and-run accident

Oakwood police have identified an 84-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run accident May 31 that severely injured another driver.

June 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Resident asks Flowery Branch council to explore budget cuts

After another small showing at a Thursday night public hearing, Flowery Branch City Council is now poised to cast a final vote on next fiscal year's tax rate.

June 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local Boys & Girls Clubs official training at Harvard

After weeks of homework assignments and preparation, the chief executive officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier is finishing up a week of one of the most rigorous and challenging intellectual bootcamps at one of this country's most revered institutions of higher learning.

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Slowed by rain, midtown housing development rises

Despite above average rainfall in May that curtailed construction activity, development of the Enclave townhomes in midtown Gainesville are getting off the ground and a model could be ready for showing sometime after Labor Day in September.

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall commissioners propose 26 percent hike in property tax rate

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has proposed a property tax millage rate increase of 26.34 percent.

June 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hospital system plans to buy Sherwood Plaza off South Enota Drive

Northeast Georgia Health System has signed a contract to purchase Sherwood Plaza, a longtime shopping center on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.

June 08, 2017 | BY JEFF GILL and NICK BOWMAN jgill@gainesvilletimes.com, nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Nonprofit Challenged Child rebranded as Sisu

Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville has changed its name, taking a Finnish word officials say better describes the program's mission as it serves children of all abilities and needs.

June 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Growth allowing Oakwood to bring back old positions

A boom in development has Oakwood looking to bring back several key staff positions it froze during the throes of the Great Recession.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lane closures planned at Boling Bridge

Boling Bridge will close to a single lane of traffic from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday for continued work to build the ...

June 13, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville Police identify suspect in Sunday shooting

A man allegedly forced himself into his ex-girlfriend's apartment Sunday morning and shot a man in the torso, police said.

June 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs offering tours to public

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier are offering the public tours of their Positive Place Club and Teen Center on June 21.

June 13, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Free food lures crowd to Chicken Salad Chick opening

Put out some free food and, like moths to flame, college students and journalists will eventually show up.

June 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Brenau awarding more graduate degrees than undergrad degrees

Graduate students are now outpacing undergraduates in the number of degrees conferred at Brenau University.

June 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Company consolidating operations in Braselton

A shipping, packaging and industrial supplies distributor is planning to move operations to Braselton, employing up to 600 people within the next few years.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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