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Men's home on hold after residents voice concern

Plans to open a sober living home for men are on hold after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board failed to reach a quorum Tuesday.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheats-Hester replaces Shippy on Hall County Elections Board

Gala Sheats-Hester, who works as the Fair Street International School bookkeeper, will replace Gabe Shippy on the Hall County Elections Board as a Democratic member.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville’s Ashley Bell joins Republican National Committee

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has joined the Republican National Committee as a senior strategist and national director of African-American political engagement, a move that could direct his efforts back home to Georgia.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans workshops set for Toccoa, Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor will host its monthly workshops in Toccoa and Cornelia to help veterans apply for benefits, receive counseling and move into the workforce. Workshops will be open to all veterans, their spouses and their caregivers.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Veterans benefit fair set for Monday in Flowery Branch

A veterans benefits fair sponsored by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is set for Monday at Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch.

August 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR continues Lake Lanier search for missing man

The Department of Natural Resources is continuing its search for a missing 23-year-old Florida man last seen Saturday evening.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Spout Springs widening project now starting 2 years earlier

The long-awaited widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall is now slated to begin a couple of years earlier.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


JM Turk Road suggested as alternative to Martin Road in capturing Exit 14 traffic

The debate swirling around the planned Exit 14 off Interstate 985 in South Hall shifted Tuesday from Martin Road to neighboring JM Turk Road.

August 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime business will rebuild after fire, owner says

Millie's Drapery & Decorating was nearly destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning, but owner John Kinsey said the business will continue - probably at its current location.

August 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Unidentified urn found floating on Lake Lanier

August 08, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Search continues for man who fell off boat near Three Sisters Island

Search efforts continued Monday for a 23-year-old Florida man missing in Lake Lanier, officials said.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gwinnett at-large voting suit could have implications for Gainesville

Minority voters in Gwinnett County can't elect local candidates of their choice because of unfairly drawn political districts, advocacy groups say, and they want a federal judge to order changes.

August 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau radio station WBCX celebrating 40th anniversary

WBCX at Brenau University started as a 10-watt radio station, and today it is a digital operation with modern studios and a broadcast footprint that covers much of North Georgia.

August 08, 2016 | | Local


New Clermont sign law conforms with Supreme Court ruling

Clermont ended a sign permit moratorium last week by rolling out a new sign ordinance that complies with a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling restricting governments from regulating sign content.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Superintendent Will Schofield to get 3-year contract extension

Will Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County School District for the past 11 years, will get a three-year extension of his contract.

August 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Five veterans honored, get high school diplomas

Five men, including three Hall County brothers, who served in World War II and Vietnam, were awarded their high school diplomas Monday in a special ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall pre-K program will require local money for first time

Hall County's pre-K program will cost $45,000 to $60,000 in local money for the fiscal year 2017, the school board was told ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man killed, 2 other people injured in morning I-85 wreck

One person was killed and two others transported to hospitals after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer and a van early Monday morning on Interstate 85 ...

August 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man drove car into person holding baby, fired gun into crowd

A Gainesville man is accused of driving a car into someone holding a 1-year-old. Authorities said he also fired a gun at another person.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Huge development, new marble plant on tap for Thursday meeting

A whale of a meeting could be in store Thursday before the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Raccoon in South Hall is 9th rabies case of year

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with a dog recently in the 4000 block of Poplar Springs Road in South Hall. It ...

August 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


34 guns stolen in Buford store burglary

A Buford gun range and store suffered thousands of dollars in stolen inventory and property damage after a Sunday morning burglary, police said.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sen. David Perdue: Economy will boom or face risk

The United States can have a similar economic boom as was seen in the last half of the 20th century, but it also faces a ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Two killed, one critically injured in morning Cleveland Highway wreck

Two drivers were killed and one passenger was critically injured after a wreck Monday morning on Cleveland Highway/Ga. 11.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Riverside alumnus, employee Errol Bisso reflects on 50 years of working at academy

On the campus of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville is a walking, talking, living, breathing piece of the school's history.

August 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health care law to get deeper look at chamber event Tuesday

The Affordable Care Act will get a deeper look at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Health Care Reform Seminar on Tuesday.

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG, Lanier Tech keep growing as classes start Monday

The University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College campuses will be beehives of activity Monday - and both will have more students than last year.

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Weapons taken after truck smashes into Buford store

A pickup truck smashed through a Buford business Sunday morning, followed by suspects taking rifles and pistols from the store.

August 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A click for convenience: Grocers begin rolling out online shopping, in-person pickup

Pushing a cart isn't the only way to get a week's worth of groceries from the Kroger Marketplace at New Holland anymore.

August 21, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Eighth-graders can start college funds, get extra help in REACH program

Ten Hall County and Gainesville eighth-graders could be selected to receive college scholarships that could be $20,000 or more by the time they graduate ...

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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