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Hall Commission OKs rezoning for disabled adults community

"Just" People scored a big victory Thursday night at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville council candidates share thoughts on transportation, taxes, voting districts

It was seen as a win for the city of Gainesville.

September 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: Schools have parking security guards

I read that a security guard at a local school contacted the school resource officer about a man on West Hall High School's campus. Do all the schools have these security guards, and how long have they had them?

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Family thought man's BB gun was real gun

A man driving with his family told Hall County authorities he was afraid a fellow driver had a real gun pointed at him, according to testimony Thursday in Magistrate Court.

September 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Planned Savannah port expansion could affect Hall

Gainesville may be nearly 300 miles from the Port of Savannah, but the impact of a planned $142 million expansion and improvement project could hit close to home, according to at least one local official.

September 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Indictments: Prisoners used cellphones to run crime rings

ATLANTA - Gangs at some Georgia prisons have been using cellphones to traffic drugs, smuggle in contraband, steal identities and, in at least one case, to arrange a violent attack on an inmate suspected of snitching, according to federal indictments unsealed Thursday.

September 24, 2015 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local

Wood’s Mill, Gainesville students get lifelong skills through joint class

There's a class at Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville that teaches a variety of job readiness skills, including resume building, professionalism and welding.

September 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Former Cumming police sergeant focus of FBI probe

September 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Demolition is underway on old Clarks Bridge

Demolition of the old Clarks Bridge on Lake Lanier in Gainesville has started, but the work shouldn't affect traffic flow across the new bridge, which is next to the old one.

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County unemployment rate drops below 5 percent

The jobless rate in Hall County is headed back in the right direction.

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch woman to interpret for pope’s mass Friday

Carmen Luisa Coya-van Duijn and her husband Remco flew Wednesday afternoon from Flowery Branch to her home state of New York for Pope Francis' U.S. visit, a man she knows will "help move mountains."

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

7 things the next education sales tax would fund in Hall

The Hall County School District has set spending priorities for the next sales tax for education and scheduled meetings to discuss those priorities.

September 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Man's body found in Lake Lanier near Sunrise Cove Marina

A decomposed body was found in a shallow section of Lake Lanier on Wednesday, authorities said.

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Progress made on Dawson retail center plans

September 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Vietnam veterans pitch in to help ailing friend

When James Gilmer grew up in the New Holland Village in the 1950s, every house had a garden in the backyard.

September 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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Work continues as portion of Sardis remains closed

Atlanta Gas Light work crews were on scene Wednesday to move a gas main underneath Sardis Road after a portion of the roadway washed out ...

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

North Lake Square taking shape ahead of Hobby Lobby opening

Hobby Lobby's opening at 9 a.m. Friday in Gainesville marks the first of many at North Lake Square shopping center, which is beginning ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HealthSmart Expo puts fresh spin on aging

Guest speaker Dr. Marc Agronin told a crowd of more than 100 people at the Gainesville Civic Center on Wednesday morning that people should all ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

New traffic signal up and running on Ga. 53

A new traffic signal in a fast-growing section of Gainesville is now operating, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

October 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Elks distribute dictionaries, drug awareness materials

The gymnasium at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy roared with the sound of excited young voices.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver begged for mercy before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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